Darren Ivar Booi

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To increase perfusion pressure with vasoactive drugs may be in conflict with the opinion of the reconstructive surgeon who maintains that the systemic administration of vasoactive agents causes vasoconstriction of the pedicle artery and the microvasculature. In free flap surgery, deliberate fluid therapy is used with a minimum of vasoactive drugs. This(More)
Mastectomy patients may have significant psychologic-related problems. Breast reconstruction provides in these cases substantial benefits in restoring body image and health-related quality of live. Autologous free tissue transfer is the treatment of choice due to excellent outcome. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effect of the risk factors on(More)
A large fraction of the skin-homing T-cell population resides in the skin even under resting, non-inflammatory conditions. Here, we used a crawl-out culture method to retrieve T cells from human skin and characterized them using flow cytometric analysis. On average, 48000 viable, non-proliferating cells were retrieved per biopsy. We found that human skin(More)
Although arginine has been shown to improve healing in rodents and in small induced wounds in healthy volunteers, little is known about the effects of arginine supplementation on healing of clinically relevant surgical wounds. We studied 18 patients in a double-blind randomized pilot study (12 men, 6 women), who underwent skin transplantation as part of(More)
The aim of this study was to characterise microcirculatory changes in the distal part of a flap and to evaluate whether measurement of the microcirculation may predict flap complications (FC). In this prospective study, 30 patients undergoing a delayed breast reconstruction were included. Perioperative data were recorded and with the laser Doppler flowmetry(More)
BACKGROUND Several experimental studies have shown the importance of arginine in wound healing. However, little is known about its role in human wound healing. In this study, we investigated arginine metabolism in impaired wound healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients with chronic wounds and 10 patients with acute wounds were included in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Studies evaluating the effect of arginine supplementation in human wound healing are inhomogeneous with conflicting results. This study aims to clarify the role of arginine supplementation in the healing of human skin graft donor sites. METHODS 35 subjects undergoing skin autografting were randomly assigned to receive intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND Partial flap loss is caused by the incapability of the vascular pedicle to provide sufficient microvascular perfusion in distal segments of the flap in addition to the reperfusion injury that occurs in the whole flap after free tissue transfer. In experimental studies, the amino acid arginine reduces reperfusion injury and improves microvascular(More)
OBJECTIVE Impaired or delayed wound healing is a common health problem. However, it remains challenging to predict whether wounds in patients will heal without complication or will have a prolonged healing time. In this study, the authors developed an objective screening tool to assess wound healing using microscopic quantification of reepithelialization in(More)
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