Matthew L Iorio

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to stratify plastic surgery patients into venous thromboembolism risk categories; identify patients at highest risk for venous thromboembolism; and quantify rates of postoperative all-cause mortality, venous thromboembolism, and hematoma/bleeding on different forms of thromboprophylaxis. Furthermore, this study aimed(More)
To analyse and discuss the use and the safety profile of individual antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in Italy. The AED safety data referred to the period January 1988–June 2005 and were obtained from the database of the Italian Interregional Group of Pharmacovigilance (GIF). This database collects all spontaneous reports of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs)(More)
BACKGROUND Facial lipoatrophy is a common side effect of human immunodeficiency virus treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy. To identify the most clinically durable and efficient way of addressing facial lipoatrophy, the authors reviewed all available evidence for the use of injectable dermal fillers and autologous fat transfers as treatment(More)
1. Hemoglobins from three phenotypes of Italian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), named AA, AB and BB, were selected by starch gel electrophoresis at alkaline pH and analyzed using polyacrylamide gel isoelectric focusing and subsequent analysis of titration curves to reveal differences between two types of hemoglobin identified as Hb fast and Hb slow. 2.(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative breast pain is a frequent complaint, reported by 50 percent of women following a breast procedure. Breast pain interferes with sexual activity, as reported by 48 percent of patients, exercise (36 percent), social activity (13 percent), and employment (6 percent). METHODS To define neurogenic causes of chronic postoperative breast(More)
Today, plastic surgeons are increasingly faced with the problem of complex abdominal wall reconstruction. Obesity, bariatric surgery, and failed prior herniorrhaphy contribute to high rates of hernia recurrence in these difficult tertiary cases. We reviewed 50 consecutive complex abdominal wall reconstructions to identify the roles of 3 technical variables(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoproteinemia and nutritional deficiencies are common after bariatric surgery, and although massive weight loss (MWL) patients experience increased wound complication rates, the association has not been causatively determined. OBJECTIVES This study investigated preoperative nutritional parameters and wound complications in MWL patients(More)
PURPOSE The medial femoral condyle (MFC) vascularized corticoperiosteal flap has been well described for the treatment of nonunion with minimal bone loss. Recent applications of this donor site as a corticocancellous flap for large intercalary defects bring into question the vascular territory of bone supplied by the descending genicular artery (DGA). This(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with macromastia, the currently accepted indications for reduction mammaplasty are back pain, neck pain, shoulder grooving, and intertrigo in the inframammary fold. Occipital neuralgia and chronic headaches/migraines are not indications, but the authors noted anecdotally that numerous patients with macromastia complained of chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative vasospasm during reconstructive microsurgery is common, often unpredictable, and potentially devastating with regard to flap survival. Current methods of pharmacologic management vary, and may be shifting as a result of changes in the availability of individual medications. This review aims to provide a concise examination of the(More)