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This article aims to demonstrate an individualized approach to an elderly patient requiring scalp reconstruction, to describe the methodology in flap selection, lessons learned, and report outcomes. A retrospective review of a single surgeon's experience of scalp reconstruction (E. D. R.) using free tissue transfer from 2005 to 2011, in patients older than(More)
BACKGROUND The authors analyzed surgical factors and outcomes data in the largest single institutional study comparing endoscopic (ECS) and open component separation (OCS) in ventral hernia repairs (VHR). METHODS A prospectively maintained database was reviewed, identifying 76 patients who underwent component separation for VHR with mesh from 2010 to(More)
Chickens were used to investigate kinetic properties including metabolism of flumequine after single IV and oral dose, and to study tissue depletion of flumequine after multiple oral doses. Plasma and tissue (muscle, kidney, liver and skin plus fat) concentrations of flumequine and its metabolite 7-hydroxyflumequine were determined using a HPLC method.(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular reconstruction is the mainstay of treatment in complex scalp defects. The rate of elderly patients requiring scalp reconstruction is increasing, but outcomes in elderly patients are unclear. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature pertaining to free tissue transfer for scalp reconstruction in patients(More)
INTRODUCTION The anatomy of the facial artery, its tortuosity, and branch patterns are well documented. To date, a reliable method of identifying the facial artery, based on surface landmarks, has not been described. The purpose of this study is to characterize the relationship of the facial artery with several facial topographic landmarks, and to identify(More)
Six pigs were used in a two-period crossover study to investigate the pharmacokinetics of amoxycillin after single intravenous and oral doses of 20 mg/kg bodyweight. Twelve pigs were used to study the residues of the drug in muscle, kidney, liver and fat after they had received daily oral doses of 20 mg/kg amoxycillin for five days. The mean (sd)(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of topographic skin thickness is important to plastic surgery of the face as it may guide resection and restoration in oncologic, aesthetic, and reconstructive procedures. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to report the relative thickness of the face throughout 39 distinct subunits. METHODS Full-thickness punch biopsy samples(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic optic neuropathy is characterized by sudden loss of vision following facial trauma leading to variable visual deficits. The purpose of this study was to evaluate recent institutional trends in the treatment of traumatic optic neuropathy, evaluate the outcomes of different treatment strategies, and identify factors associated with(More)
BACKGROUND The purposes of this study were to report a 7-year experience of microvascular reconstruction of scalp defects, compare flap type and outcomes, and evaluate the implications of short and long term complications. METHODS Following institutional review board approval, a single surgeon's patients requiring microvascular scalp reconstruction were(More)
Endoscopic-assisted techniques in plastic and craniofacial surgeries are limited. We present a patient with infraorbital nerve entrapment following traumatic facial injury that failed conservative management. Compression of the nerve was treated with an endoscopic-assisted nerve release of the surrounding soft tissue with a circumferential foraminal(More)
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