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Capsular contracture is the most unpredictable complication after mammary augmentation. It presents an uncertain evolution, and is one of the most difficulty complications to treat. Evaluation of this condition usually was relegated to the surgeon's judgment, but currently there are three methods for measuring capsular contracture: palpation, applanation(More)
OBJECTIVE To date, plants belonging to the genus Cachrys have not been amply studied. In the present study, aerial components of Cachrys pungens Jan from Italy, were examined to assess their free radical-scavenging and antioxidant activity, and their phototoxicity on A375 melanoma cells. In view of potential pharmaceutical applications, a relationship(More)
The clinical use of breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is increasing, especially for applications requiring paramagnetic contrast-agent injection. This document presents a synthetic list of acceptable indications with potential advantages for women according to evidence from the literature and the expert opinion of the panel that developed this(More)
BACKGROUND Improvement in skin laxity can be difficult to achieve without invasive surgical procedures. Monopolar radiofrequency (RF) treatment is used by physicians to heat skin and promote tissue tightening and contouring. RF technology produces an electric current that generates heat through resistance in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The thermal(More)
OBJECTIVES To date, Ficus carica L. cultivar Dottato (F. carica) has not been studied from a phototoxic point of view. In the present work, aerial components of F. carica from Italy, were examined to assess their antioxidant and phototoxic activity on human melanoma cells. A relationship between antioxidant, phototoxic activities and chemical composition(More)
Melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers are among the most prevalent cancers in the human population. In the present work latex of Ficus carica cultivar Dottato from Italy collected from fruits and leaves was examined to assess its free radical-scavenging activity with 1,1-diphenyl-2 picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and its phototoxicity on A375 human melanoma cells.(More)
PURPOSE Lateral canthoplasty is useful to correct lower eyelid malposition, restore eyelid function, and protect the ocular surface. An effective method for fixation of soft tissue in the face, such as the lateral canthus, using the Micro-Mitek Anchor System is presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS We report our experience in 96 patients who underwent lateral(More)
Negative-pressure therapy or vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) has been used in clinical applications since the 1940's and has increased in popularity over the past decade. This dressing technique consists of an open cell foam dressing put into the wound cavity, a vacuum pump produces a negative pressure and an adhesive drape. A controlled sub atmospheric(More)
BACKGROUND Opportunistic fungal infections are rare, life-threatening conditions and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts. Our experience in the management of a case of combined mucormycosis and aspergillosis of the rhinocerebral region is presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS The infection developed a few weeks after tooth(More)
AIM The preservation of the sensitivity of the nipple-areola complex after reduction mammoplasty is an important goal of the modern surgery. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the differences in the recovery of sensitivity after reduction mammoplasty using different techniques. MATERIAL OF STUDY Using the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament the sensitivity(More)