Carolyn Bloch

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The use of autologous fat for implantation has recently received renewed attention in the plastic surgery literature. Autologous fat reportedly has been used for the treatment of wrinkles and Romberg's disease, and for buttock and breast augmentation. While some measure of success has been achieved, many surgeons report that substantial resorption of fat(More)
Shack fire burns are the second most common reason for admission of patients to the burns unit in Cape Town. A retrospective analysis of 99 patients between January 1993 and June 1995 was undertaken to investigate the demographics and mortality associated with shack fire burns. There were 58 males and 41 females with an average age of 34 years (range 13-17(More)
The management and outcome was evaluated in 33 patients during an 18-month period, who sustained burns as a result of working with a primus stove. There were 17 females and 16 males with an average age of 32.5 years. Twenty-nine patients were black skinned and four were coloured skinned. The average burn surface area was 16.8 per cent and the burns were(More)
Thermal injury sustained during pregnancy presents special management problems for the gravid woman and her unborn child. Because of the reported high morbidity and mortality and lack of available data in South Africa, a multicentre retrospective review was undertaken by five burn centres. Thirty-three patients (average age 25,7 years) with mean 30% (range(More)
Although suction lipectomy and dermolipectomy are common surgical procedures, the body's response to localized removal of fat and the long-term efficacy of these procedures remain controversial. Seven women who underwent liposuction or abdominoplasty were studied prior to surgery and between one and two months postoperatively. All patients were(More)
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) held the Global Forum on Telemedicine: Connecting the World Through Partnerships in September 2007 with sponsorship by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). The goal was to bring together key stakeholders in global healthcare(More)