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The Tunneled Supraclavicular Island Flap: An Optimized Technique for Head and Neck Reconstruction
Reconstructive procedures in the head and neck region use a wide range of flaps for defect closure. The methods range from local, mostly myocutaneous flaps and skin grafts to free microsurgicalExpand
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Psychosocial adjustments 5 years after burn injury.
The present study investigates factors influencing the quality of life and social reintegration of burn victims. A study concept was developed to assess the functional and aesthetic long-termExpand
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Modulation of angiogenic potential of collagen matrices by covalent incorporation of heparin and loading with vascular endothelial growth factor.
One of the prominent shortcomings of matrices for tissue engineering is their poor ability to support angiogenesis. We report here on experiments to enhance the angiogenic properties of collagenExpand
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Platelet-rich plasma in burns.
Platelet-rich plasma stimulates angiogenesis, promoting vascular in-growth and fibroblast proliferation. In addition, PRP functions as haemostatic by forming a fibrin clot. Also application of PRPExpand
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Procalcitonin--a sepsis parameter in severe burn injuries.
Procalcitonin (PCT) levels increase in patients with systemic infections; the highest levels have been found in sepsis. This study tested whether plasma procalcitonin level was related to sepsis,Expand
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Cryopreservation of Mature Human Adipocytes: In Vitro Measurement of Viability
Cryopreservation of fat grafts for autologous fat transplantation renders repeated harvesting procedures unnecessary. Anecdotic reports have been published, yet data about adipocyte survival areExpand
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Whole Body UVA Irradiation Lowers Systemic Blood Pressure by Release of Nitric Oxide From Intracutaneous Photolabile Nitric Oxide Derivates
Rationale: Human skin contains photolabile nitric oxide derivates like nitrite and S-nitroso thiols, which after UVA irradiation, decompose and lead to the formation of vasoactive NO. Objective:Expand
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CatWalk gait analysis in assessment of functional recovery after sciatic nerve injury
Following peripheral nerve injury repair, improved behavioural outcome may be the most important evidence of functionality of axon regeneration after any repair strategy. A range of behaviouralExpand
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In vitro assessment of axonal growth using dorsal root ganglia explants in a novel three-dimensional collagen matrix.
The goal of this study was the development of a bioartificial nerve guide to induce axonal regeneration in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). In this in vitro study, the ability of a novel,Expand
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Postburn Head and Neck Reconstruction in Children With the Fasciocutaneous Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap
Postburn deformities or scar contractures in the head and neck region of children represent a challenge with unique problems compared with the rest of the body. Fourteen children suffered from neckExpand
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