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BACKGROUND The use of acellular dermal matrices has become increasingly popular in immediate and delayed tissue expander/implant-based breast reconstruction. However, it is unclear whether their use is associated with increased postoperative complication rates. Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database,(More)
BACKGROUND Massive weight loss following bariatric surgery causes unwanted excess skin and subcutaneous tissue. Intraoperative abdominal wall exposure during abdominal contouring surgery provides the possibility for concurrent ventral, umbilical, or inguinal hernia repair. The authors evaluated the incidence of postoperative complications following(More)
Breast reduction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed on the breast. There are now numerous alternatives to the standard inverted-T inferior pedicle technique. The short scar periareolar inferior pedicle reduction (SPAIR) mammaplasty is one of these techniques. The procedure was designed to reduce the scar burden associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) in plastic surgery have become increasingly popular particularly for breast reconstruction. Despite their advantages, questions exist regarding their association with a possible increased incidence of complications. We describe a collective experience of plastic surgeons' use of ADMs in reconstructive breast(More)
OBJECTIVE Assess impact of reconstructive procedures on patients undergoing laryngopharyngectomy and to determine whether 30-day postoperative morbidity and mortality varied between patients who underwent flap reconstruction and those who did not. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the prospectively collected American College of Surgeons National(More)
Oxygen plays an important role in wound healing, as it is essential to biological functions such as cell proliferation, immune responses and collagen synthesis. Poor oxygenation is directly associated with the development of chronic ischemic wounds, which affect more than 6 million people each year in the United States alone at an estimated cost of $25(More)
BACKGROUND Microsurgery has developed significantly since the inception of the first surgical microscope. There have been few attempts to describe "classic" microsurgery articles. In this study citation analysis was done to identify the most highly cited clinical and basic science articles published in five peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing incisional/ventral hernia repair are at risk of developing several postoperative complications particularly venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess 30-day postoperative morbidity and mortality of patients undergoing incisional/ventral hernia repair(More)
BACKGROUND Resorbable osteosynthesis systems are used to treat craniofacial fractures. However, conventional synthetic polyester materials are potentially associated with inflammatory reaction and negative host response and may result in incomplete bone remodeling. The authors have developed a resorbable silk fibroin-based osteosynthesis system and propose(More)
The relative rarity of skull base tumors has limited surgeons' ability to report on morbidity and mortality in a large and nationwide patient series. We aimed to assess the impact of reconstructive procedures on patients undergoing skull base surgery and to determine whether 30-day postoperative morbidity and mortality varied between patients who underwent(More)