Carlos Cordoba

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BACKGROUND Flap failure is a major complication in reconstructive plastic surgery. One of the most frequent etiologies of flap failure is venous thrombosis. However, infrequent causes also need to be explored, especially when faced with recurrent thrombosis. Heparin is frequently used in the prevention of venous thrombosis; however, the use of the(More)
Complications following free tissue transfer have been well established in the literature. Common and rare causes of free flap failure must be addressed by the treating surgeon when microvascular patency is threatened. With the evolution and prevalence of microsurgery, 'rare' causes of free flap failure will become increasingly frequent. A high index of(More)
BACKGROUND European (E) variants of HPV 16 are evenly distributed among world regions, meanwhile Non-European variants such as European-Asian (EAs), Asian American (AA) and African (Af) are mostly confined to Eastern Asia, The Americas and African regions respectively. Several studies have shown that genetic variation of HPV 16 is associated with the risk(More)
PURPOSE Infection rates following median sternotomy vary between 0.2% and 10%. These cases are associated with morbidity and mortality rates between 10% and 25% and 5% and 20%, respectively. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient outcomes following plastic surgery correction of sternotomy dehiscence (SD). METHODS All patients operated on for an(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective clinical study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of paraspinous muscle flaps in preventing and managing cerebrospinal fluid fistulas in high-risk neurosurgery patients. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of paraspinous muscle flap coverage using a "vest-over-pants" closure in the prevention and treatment of cerebrospinal(More)
Orbital fractures are common fractures of the midface. As such, numerous techniques and materials exist for the repair of this region, each with inherent advantages and disadvantages. But does the ideal implant material exist? Should we stop and simply use readily available materials, or should the cycle of need and discovery continue? A comprehensive(More)
The keloid scar is a cutaneous mass characterized by nodular fibroblastic proliferation of dermis and a predilection for distinctive anatomical locations. However, keloid extension to neighbouring tissue as a nonsyndromic entity has not been described. In the present report, a case involving a 48-year-old woman with extensive bilateral keloids of the ear(More)
INTRODUCTION Cervical cancer is characterized by an immunosuppressive microenvironment and a Th2-type cytokine profile. Expression of arginase (ASE), the enzyme that converts L-arginine into L-ornithine and urea, is stimulated by Th2-type cytokines. OBJECTIVE To assess the association of ASE activity and L-Arg metabolism products with cervical cancer. (More)