Lester Silver

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INTRODUCTION Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon infectious entity that poses difficult diagnostic and therapeutic management decisions. PURPOSE This paper addresses the presentation, evaluation and management of the patient with a necrotizing soft tissue infection. CASE REPORT A 54-year-old man presented to his physician with pain and swelling of the(More)
Facial allotransplantation is a clinical reality, proposed to provide improved functional and aesthetic outcomes to conventional methods of facial reconstruction. Multidisciplinary efforts are needed in addressing not just the surgical and immunological issues but the psychological and sociological aspects as well. In view of this, an international survey(More)
Reconstruction of the lower extremity using free tissue transfer is performed throughout the country by numerous surgical teams. However, no established protocol exists for the use of anticoagulation in the perioperative period. The present study sought to analyze trends in current protocols regarding perioperative anticoagulation for lower-extremity free(More)
Reconstruction in the head and neck is difficult and often requires complex solutions to restore functional and aesthetic form. While autogenous tissue is preferred, many alloplasts have been investigated. These materials, however, are foreign bodies, and most alloplasts tolerate exposure and infection poorly. An alloplast's in vivo behavior is a function(More)
Microvascular surgery has emerged as an attractive area for recent advances in the field of gene therapy. The present study investigated the survival of ischemic, experimental skin flaps after treatment with the gene encoding vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In 30 Sprague-Dawley rats, anterior abdominal skin flaps supplied by the epigastric artery(More)
To assess the effect of perioperative factors on the incidence of postoperative wound complications, the authors retrospectively analyzed 101 patients who had undergone modified radical mastectomy. These factors included age, body weight, operative techniques, estimated blood loss, wound-catheter drainage, extent of axillary dissection, nodal involvement,(More)