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During the procurement of musculoskeletal grafts contamination may occur. As this might be detrimental for the acceptor, it is important to know which variables influence this occurrence and to alter procurement protocols accordingly. From 2004 to 2012 we gathered information on 6,428 allografts obtained from 291 donors. Using a multiple regression model we(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to assess the long-term arterial patency of repaired arteries in the upper extremity and any morbidity resulting from the subsequent occlusion of these vessels. Concurrently, a new questionnaire, the modified Cold Intolerance Symptom Severity (mod CISS) questionnaire, was developed to allow for better assessment of cold(More)
BACKGROUND Research demonstrates a link between obesity and increased circulating inflammatory cytokines, which lead to changes in the microvasculature. Massive weight loss patients often experience delayed wound healing after body-contouring procedures; however, no studies exist to explore the inflammatory response of massive weight loss on(More)
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