Lily N. Daniali

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Telomere shortening in somatic tissues largely reflects stem cell replication. Previous human studies of telomere attrition were predominantly conducted on leukocytes. However, findings in leukocytes cannot be generalized to other tissues. Here we measure telomere length in leukocytes, skeletal muscle, skin and subcutaneous fat of 87 adults (aged 19-77(More)
PURPOSE The application of incisional negative pressure wound therapy (INPWT) to clean, closed surgical incisions is a growing clinical practice. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the effect of INPWT on surgical sites healing by primary intention. The primary outcomes of interest are incidence of complications (infection, dehiscence, seroma,(More)
BACKGROUND Current guidelines favor the use of lidocaine in liposuction wetting solutions. The use of bupivacaine as an alternative remains controversial despite reports of its use with safe and favorable outcomes suggesting faster postoperative recovery time secondary to improved pain control. The goals of this study were to determine the prevalence of(More)
Despite advances in imaging technology, it is unclear whether preoperative MRI diagnosis of osteomyelitis influences surgical management and improves surgical outcome. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine whether preoperative diagnosis of osteomyelitis by pelvic MRI influenced the surgical management of pressure sores and flap outcomes.(More)
BACKGROUND Steroids have been used in cosmetic plastic surgery to reduce postoperative edema and ecchymosis. We performed a systematic review of the literature addressing postoperative steroid use after rhinoplasty. Due to a paucity of studies, a review of the literature was also performed for postoperative steroid use in rhytidectomy and body contouring(More)
BACKGROUND Pressure ulcers are estimated to be present in more than one-third of patients with spinal cord injury. The rate of recurrence after flap surgery over last 50 years has ranged between 3 and 82 percent, with no trend toward improvement. This study seeks to identify and evaluate patient and operative characteristics associated with flap dehiscence(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about telomere dynamics in keloids. As keloid formation is dependent on cell replication, in theory telomeres should be shorter in keloids than in normal skin. We examined this concept in the present study. METHODS We measured by Southern blot analysis telomere length in keloids and in adjacent normal skin of 16 individuals. When(More)
PURPOSE To date, no studies have analyzed the national demographics of mandibular fractures in the United States. This report is part 1 of a 2-part series characterizing the modern demographics, epidemiology, and outcomes of mandibular fractures in the United States. The purpose of this study was to characterize mandibular fractures in relation to age,(More)
BACKGROUND A subset of women with locally advanced breast cancer presented with fungating tumor mass eroding and infiltrating the surrounding breast skin (T4b breast cancers). These patients often have chronic pain, large open wounds, frequent infections, malodorous drainage, social isolation, and general debilitation that present enormous therapeutic(More)