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Preoperative Diplopia: The Most Important Prognostic Factor for Diplopia After Surgical Repair of Pure Orbital Blowout Fracture
Background: No consensus exists in the literature regarding the risk factors associated with new or residual diplopia after pure orbital blowout fracture (BOF) repair. Objective: To assess andExpand
A Review of Materials Currently Used in Orbital Floor Reconstruction
Orbital fractures are common fractures of the midface. As such, numerous techniques and materials exist for the repair of this region, each with inherent advantages and disadvantages. But does theExpand
Allergic contact dermatitis from tincture of benzoin with multiple concomitant reactions
A 35-year-old woman was referred for a pruritic eruption with blisters on her hips, thighs, and abdomen. She had undergone liposuction 10 days previously, and small, 4 mm, surgical incisions had beenExpand
Single-Stage Breast Reconstruction Using an All-In-One Adjustable Expander/Implant
Background: When tissue expansion is necessary in breast reconstruction, a single-stage approach is possible using adjustable expander/implants, with or without the use of acellular dermal matrix. WeExpand
FREEDOM-7: A High Fidelity Seven Axis Haptic Device with Application to Surgical Training
A seven axis haptic device capable of supporting the simulation of tasks carried out with a variety of surgical instruments including, knives, forceps, scissors, and micro-scissors. Expand
Intravenous heparin use in digital replantation and revascularization: The Quebec provincial replantation program experience
Background: No consensus exists among microsurgeons regarding the role of intravenous (IV) heparin in digital replantation/revascularization. The current experience of the Provincial ReplantationExpand
Prevention of surgical site infection and appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing habits in plastic surgery.
OBJECTIVES The use of antimicrobial prophylaxis against surgical site infection (SSI) is widespread in plastic surgery, while results from prospective randomised controlled trials in guidingExpand
Utility Scores for Facial Disfigurement Requiring Facial Transplantation [Outcomes Article]
Background: Controversy exists as to whether the benefits of facial transplantation outweigh the risk of continuous immunosuppression. Utility scores [range, 0 (death) to 1 (perfect health)] are aExpand
CD109 overexpression ameliorates skin fibrosis in a mouse model of bleomycin-induced scleroderma.
OBJECTIVE Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) is a profibrotic cytokine, and its aberrant function is implicated in several types of fibrotic pathologies including scleroderma (systemic sclerosisExpand
Utility Assessment of Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
BackgroundThe number of surgical procedures performed for obesity and massive weight loss (MWL) is increasing. The authors set out to quantify the health state utility assessment of living with MWLExpand