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Vacuum Assisted Closure for the Treatment of Sternal Wounds: The Bridge between Débridement and Definitive Closure
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Patients with sternal wounds who have benefited from V.A.C.C.'s therapy alone have a significant decrease in the number of dressing changes and number of soft‐tissue flaps needed for closure.
The management of deep sternal wound infections using vacuum assisted closure™ (V.A.C.®) therapy
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Clinical guidelines on the practical application of vacuum assisted closure therapy in deep sternal wound infections require specialist surgical supervision and should only be undertaken by clinicians with adequate experience and training in the use of the technique.
Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) Consensus Statement from the American Society of Breast Surgeons: Data on CPM Outcomes and Risks
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Patients with a newly diagnosed unilateral breast cancer are increasingly opting for bilateral mastectomy, seen in patients who are candidates for breast conservation who elect mastectomy as well as those requiring mastectomy for their index breast cancer.
Combined Otoplasty Technique: Chondrocutaneous Conchal Resection as the Cornerstone to Correction of the Prominent Ear
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Recognizing conchal hypertrophy as one of the leading causes of the prominent ear deformity has led to a versatile and reproducible otoplasty technique that is easily modified to the common side‐to‐side variation in deformity.
Two Young Girls with Lipoblastoma and a Review of the Literature
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Two young girls with lipoblastoma were described and both tumors were excised and subsequent gross and histopathologic examination demonstrated features of lipOBlastoma.
Proximal Vascular Pedicle Preservation for Sartorius Muscle Flap Transposition
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Preservation of the proximal pedicle during dissection ensures the viability of the sartorius muscle transposition flap for the treatment of complex groin wounds.
Video Capture of Plastic Surgery Procedures Using the GoPro HERO 3+
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The GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition camera enables high-quality, cost-effective video recording of plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures when set to a narrow field of view and automatic white balance, the camera is able to sufficiently compensate for the contrasting light environment of the operating room and capture high-resolution, detailed video.
Cost-effective Alternative for Negative-pressure Wound Therapy
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There is clear and significant cost savings from utilization of GSUC method of NPWT, and the added advantage of being able to provide NPWT from universally accessible materials cannot be overstated.
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