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BACKGROUND A slightly convex forehead without wrinkles adds attractiveness to a woman's face and to the general perceived image. It is also important for the balance and harmony of the face, especially in the lateral and oblique views. We used a new fat injection technique for correction of the contours of the forehead. METHODS In this study fat injection(More)
TNF and IL-1, which are produced from phagocytic cells, can produce a significant systemic inflammatory response independently by inducing systemic leukocyte and endothelial cell activation. These cytokines play a pivotal role in development of systemic inflammatory response after severe burn. Thalidomide has been shown to decrease the secretion of TNF from(More)
Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is considered an important biomarker in cardiovascular (CV) disease. CV disease is the most common cause of mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a consequence of accelerated atherosclerosis. The present study aimed to evaluate the relationship of serum OPG levels to arterial stiffness, carotid intima-media thickness(More)
Neo-vascularisation of the acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is an essential procedure if a full-thickness wound is closed with ADM and skin is grafted over the ADM. In this study, we aimed to improve the neo-vascularisation of ADM by combining the effects of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on angiogenesis. In this(More)
UNLABELLED Breast hypertrophy is a significant health burden with symptoms of back and shoulder pain, intertrigo, and shoulder grooving from the bra straps. Women often rely on surgery to relieve these symptoms, and they are mostly satisfied with the results. The satisfaction from surgery usually is evaluated by subjective measures. Objective evidence(More)
Even if calculating the exact cost of burn treatment is a very hard task, the study of cost analysis provides financial perspective. We performed a cost analysis study in our burn centre to respond to questions about total patient treatment cost and the length of hospital stay. We reviewed all patients admitted to the Gulhane Military Medical Academy Burn(More)
Salvage of the zone of stasis is a major subject of focus in burn research. Use of various antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant drugs have been studied experimentally, with reports of favourable results; however, none became popular in clinical practice. Activated protein C (APC) is a well-known physiologic anticoagulant. Recent studies(More)
The term "fourth-degree burn" is not very often found in the literature because it is often associated with lethal injury. These injuries are characterized by exposure of viable tissue such as tendon or bone and are associated with challenging wound closure. The goal of reconstruction is to provide adequate soft tissue coverage and restoration of function.(More)
A 5-year review of 101 cases of zygomatico-orbital fractures is presented. The epidemiology, fracture patterns, treatment modalities, and complications were evaluated in this retrospective study. A majority of fractures were sustained by males and resulted from trauma inflicted during altercations and traffic accidents. The most common fracture pattern was(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of bone marrow-derived stem cells on consolidation period by using a new biomechanical testing method on sheep mandible model. METHODS Eight sheep underwent bilateral mandibular osteotomies. After latency period, bone distraction was activated. Mesenchymal stem cells were transplanted(More)