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Complements and the Wound Healing Cascade: An Updated Review
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The biology of wound healing is outlined and the use of growth factors and the role of complements in this intricate pathway are discussed. Expand
Atrial Ischemia Promotes Atrial Fibrillation in Dogs
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It is suggested that atrial ischemia may significantly promote AF, and may be relevant to AF mechanisms in association with coronary artery disease, as apparently by causing local conduction slowing that promotes reentry. Expand
Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome): A case series and literature review
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A high degree of clinical suspicion must be exercised to diagnose eosinophilic cellulitis, an inflammatory dermatitis that is often misdiagnosed as infectious cellulitis due to its similarity in presentation. Expand
Acellular Dermal Matrix in Cleft Palate Repair: An Evidence-Based Review
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It is implied that acellular dermal matrix may have a potential benefit in reducing fistula formation/persistence in palate surgery, but sufficient prospective randomized (level II or better) evidence is found to recommend the routine use of a Cellular Dermal matrix for cleft palate repair. Expand
Patient Selection Optimization following Combined Abdominal Procedures: Analysis of 4925 Patients Undergoing Panniculectomy/Abdominoplasty with or without Concurrent Hernia Repair
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Patients undergoing hernia repair with abdominal contouring surgery may have higher postoperative complication rates than after abdominal contours surgery alone, and Hypertension, smoking, and chronic steroid use were predictors for negative outcomes. Expand
Level of Evidence in Plastic Surgery Research
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The average level of evidence in four major plastic surgery journals was 3.2 (level III) and greater emphasis must be placed on prospective randomized blinded trials for the plastic surgery profession to become a participant in higher-level evidence-based medicine. Expand
The Ideal Nasolabial Angle in Rhinoplasty: A Preference Analysis of the General Population
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Age, sex, race, education, and having undergone a previous rhinoplasty were predictors of differences in the ideal male nasolabial angle but did not change preference of the female nasolABial angle. Expand
Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database in 19,100 Patients Undergoing Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Complication Rates with Acellular Dermal Matrix
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Acellular dermal matrix use did not appear to increase complication rates in tissue expander/implant–based breast reconstruction in this survey of a national surgical database and there was no significant difference in complication rates between the acellular Dermal matrix and non–acellular dermal Matrix groups. Expand
Treatment options for cutaneous pyogenic granulomas: a review.
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It is concluded that surgical excision and primary closure should be the treatment of choice for small cutaneous PGs in non-cosmetically sensitive areas; however if non-surgical management is undertaken, cauterization with silver nitrateshould be the first line treatment. Expand
Preoperative Diplopia: The Most Important Prognostic Factor for Diplopia After Surgical Repair of Pure Orbital Blowout Fracture
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Preoperative diplopia is the best predictor of the presence of postoperative di plopia after surgical repair of pure orbital blowout fracture (BOF) repair. Expand
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