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Many women have a dwindled ptotic breast. The surgical solution for these two concurring problems has two separate procedures: augmentation and mastopexy. Combining these two procedure into one surgery is considered unpredictable and avoided by many physicians. This study presents a revised mastopexy–augmentation technique found to be safer and more simple,(More)
The newly reconstructed nipple is extremely sensitive to mechanical pressure and shearing forces, which can cause flap necrosis and sloughing of the skin, eventually promoting infection. Current available dressing solutions are cumbersome, inefficient, displeasing, or otherwise not readily obtainable. In this study, 10 patients with newly reconstructed(More)
In the modern era, where breast-conserving surgery is a viable alternative to mastectomy, breast cancer patients and their healthcare providers have to consider the issue of quality of life in regards to the type of surgery. The choice of surgical procedure should consider the perceptions of women diagnosed with breast cancer as well as their functional and(More)
The burn trauma is multifactorial and involves pathophysiologic processes of all of the body's systems. The impact it could have on a person's life includes impairments on their esthetic appearance, interpersonal relationships, psychological, social and physical functioning. Previously, the outcomes of burn care were confined in the context of mortality and(More)
BACKGROUND The Burns Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) questionnaire is a suitable measurement tool for the assessment of general, physical, mental, and social health aspects of the burn survivor. AIM To translate, culturally adapt and validate the BSHS-B to Hebrew (BSHS-H), and to investigate its psychometric properties. METHODS Eighty-six Hebrew(More)
The treatment of tinea capitis using radiotherapy was introduced at the beginning of the twentieth century. In Israel, between 1949 and 1960, approximately 17,000 children underwent radiotherapy treatments for tinea capitis (actual numbers are probably higher due to irradiation in countries of origin as a prerequisite for immigration). Skin cancer presents(More)
Hypertrophic and keloid scars still are among the banes of plastic surgery. In the treatment arsenal at the disposal of the plastic surgeon, topical silicone therapy usually is considered the first line of treatment or as an adjuvant to other treatment methods. Yet, knowledge concerning its mechanisms of action, clinical efficacy, and possible adverse(More)
Both cosmetic facial resurfacing and facial burns cause an injury to the dermal layer of the skin. This injury renders the patient susceptible to primary herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection or, more commonly, to HSV reactivation. This in turn can lead to bacterial superinfection, possibly resulting in scarring and systemic dissemination in the(More)