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Necrotising fasciitis is a rare but potentially lethal condition, often requiring extensive soft tissue debridement and complex reconstructive surgery. The disease has been noted to complicate Caesarian section wounds, and our department has recently managed three such patients. They all required extensive abdominal wall debridements which would(More)
UNLABELLED The Möbius, Goldenhar and hypoglossia-hypodactyly anomalies are usually sporadic conditions with a recurrence risk of about 2%. The combination of Goldenhar and one or the two others is rare, whereas the concomitant occurrence of Möbius and hypoglossia-hypodactyly, and/or Poland, and/or Klippel-Feil anomaly is well known. Pathogenetically,(More)
To investigate the influence of smoking on the occurrence of complications in patients undergoing breast reduction, a retrospective case note study was performed. Seventy-one patients who had 118 reduction mammoplasties between April 2001 and March 2002 were analyzed; 15.5% (11/71) of all patients suffered a complication. Ten complications were of infective(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the use of medical honey on healing times and complications in patients with venous leg ulcers after split-skin grafting. METHOD Healing time and morbidity were evaluated in six patients with chronic venous leg ulcers who underwent split-skin grafting followed by the application of medical honey at the vascular unit of University(More)
To determine the benefit of antibiotic prophylaxis on postoperative mobility in flexor tendon repairs, case notes of 72 flexor tendon injuries in twenty four patients were analyzed retrospectively (2001-2003). Only patients with non-contaminated injuries from sharp instruments in flexor zone 2 were included in the study; 57% were male, average age was 31(More)
INTRODUCTION With the advent of digital medical photography, a balance between technological possibility and ethical acceptability is necessary. An understanding of patients' perception is vital in maintaining a healthy doctor-patient relationship and the avoidance of unnecessary medico-legal consequences. To explore this, an anonymous patient questionnaire(More)
It has been suggested in the literature that inflation ports of breast tissue expanders can be a major source of leakage. An experimental study with a 23G and subsequently with a 21G injection needle into the port membrane of three inflation ports was performed. After 100 perforations with each needle per port no leakage was detected and no material from(More)
Fluid and crystallized intelligence are two second-order factors that are differentiated within the intelligence model by R.B.Cattell. Fluid intelligence is considered to be a biological capacity relatively independent of environmental influences. Crystallized intelligence, however, is connected to accultured skills and knowledge. The capacity of fluid(More)