Isaac Starker

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Thirteen consecutive transmetacarpal replantations and revascularizations in 12 patients were reviewed retrospectively. Ten patients (11 hands) sustained crush injuries, 1 withstood an explosive blast, and 1 suffered a guillotine amputation. Nine revascularizations (1 thumb and 31 fingers) and 4 replantations (1 thumb and 16 fingers), including bilateral(More)
Chemical peeling is a popular, relatively inexpensive, and generally safe method to refresh and rejuvenate skin. This review focuses on superficial chemical peels and their use in routine clinical practice. A wide variety of peels are available, utilizing various actives and concentrations, including a recently introduced salicylic acid derivative,(More)
BACKGROUND Superficial chemical peels offer therapeutic results in a convenient, affordable treatment. Many clinicians use these peels in the treatment of acne and acne-prone oily skin. OBJECTIVES This article examines the evidence base that supports the widespread use of superficial peels in this setting. METHODS A search of the English language(More)
Chemical peeling is a popular, relatively inexpensive, and generally safe method for treatment of some skin disorders and to refresh and rejuvenate skin. This article focuses on chemical peels and their use in routine clinical practice. Chemical peels are classified by the depth of action into superficial, medium, and deep peels. The depth of the peel is(More)
Functional outcome after transmetacarpal replantations and revascularizations is discouragingly poor and often associated with a high incidence of intrinsic-related complications. In order to explore the hypothesis that intrinsic muscle ischemia may play a significant role, we revisited the vascular anatomy of the lumbrical and interosseous muscles. Six(More)
784 Perianal CD (PCD) requiring treatment occurs in more than 40% of pediatric patients with CD (4,5). In adults, identifying PCD H ighly destructive perianal disease (HDPD) is a severe clinical manifestation of Crohn disease (CD) that is notoriously difficult to treat. It is diagnosed by visualization of deep perineal ulceration and tissue destruction(More)
To evaluate the safety of inserting Kirschner wires into bones or across joints in a setting other than a completely sterile operating theatre, a prospective study of all hand fractures treated by closed reduction and internal fixation was conducted in a mid-city Emergency Department. Indications for percutaneous fixation were displaced, unstable long bone(More)
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