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BACKGROUND Vertical scar reduction mammaplasty has the advantage of reduced scar burden and improved long-term projection of the breasts. The technique has been criticized for being restricted to cases of mild to moderate mammary hypertrophy and is considered more intuitive and difficult to learn when compared with more conventional inverted-T scar(More)
The focus of the study is an intercomparison of laboratories' dose-assessment performances using the γ-H2AX foci assay as a diagnostic triage tool for rapid individual radiation dose assessment. Homogenously X-irradiated (240 kVp, 1 Gy/min) blood samples for establishing calibration data (0.25-4 Gy) as well as blinded test samples (0.1-6.4 Gy) were(More)
BACKGROUND Gynecomastia is a common condition affecting many adolescent and adult males. Surgical techniques utilizing a variety of incisions, excisions, suction-assisted lipectomy, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, or some combination of these methods have been used in the treatment of gynecomastia. This article describes the(More)
The focus of the study is an intercomparison of laboratories' dose-assessment performances using the cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN) assay as a diagnostic triage tool for individual radiation dose assessment. Homogenously X-irradiated (240 kVp, 1 Gy/min) blood samples for establishing calibration data (0.25-5 Gy) as well as blind samples (0.1-6.4 Gy)(More)
The cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay in peripheral blood lymphocytes is one of the best standardized and validated techniques for individual radiation dose assessment. This method has been proposed as an alternative to the dicentric chromosome assay, which is considered the "gold standard" in biological dosimetry because it requires less time and(More)
BACKGROUND A major advantage of vertical scar reduction mammaplasty is the improved long-term projection of the breasts. In their experience with more than 1700 cases, the authors have observed the following important trends: Postoperatively, the nipple-areola complex is located higher than one would predict from the preoperative skin markings, and(More)
Rapid biodosimetry tools are required to assist with triage in the case of a large-scale radiation incident. Here, we aimed to determine the dose-assessment accuracy of the well-established dicentric chromosome assay (DCA) and cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay (CBMN) in comparison to the emerging γ-H2AX foci and gene expression assays for triage mode(More)
  • Frank Lista, Jamil Ahmad
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • 2013
LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Recognize the role of biofilm in breast implant surgery and possible ways to reduce the incidence of capsular contracture. 2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various surgical approaches including the incision placement and implant location. 3. List the(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious and potentially life-threatening surgical complication. However, there is little consensus regarding appropriate VTE prophylaxis for plastic surgery patients. Risk factors as they apply to plastic surgery patients are unclear, and recent recommendations for chemoprophylaxis in these patients may expose(More)
The scars from sternal split incisions were examined and rated in 101 consecutive children attending a cardiology clinic at least 1 year after surgery. Each scar was rated as excellent, good, acceptable, or poor. Factors that may correlate with scar quality were analyzed. This analysis showed that poor scars were most likely to have been closed with(More)