Nicholas A Flugstad

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BACKGROUND Within the plastic surgery community, it is widely believed that waiting a minimum of 6 to 12 months after patient cessation of systemic retinoid therapy is necessary before proceeding with elective surgery. OBJECTIVE The authors investigate partial- and full-thickness wound healing after treatment with systemic isotretinoin in a porcine model.(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study we used a rat model to elucidate the linear make-up of each major nerve of the upper limb by the C7 root through sensory stimulation and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). METHODS The C7 nerve root and major nerves of the right forelimb were stimulated electrically. Blood oxygen level-dependent functional magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND Capsular contracture remains a common and dreaded complication of breast augmentation. The etiology of capsular contracture is believed to be multi-factorial, and its causes may include biofilm formation due to implant/pocket contamination with skin flora. It has been shown that insertion funnel use reduces skin contact and potential(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominoplasty, a commonly performed aesthetic procedure, is considered to have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) events. At present, routine VTE chemoprophylaxis following abdominoplasty remains controversial. OBJECTIVES This study evaluates the authors' experience with rivaroxaban, an oral Factor Xa inhibitor, for VTE(More)
A 20-year-old male was evaluated for winging of the scapula and an enlarging axillary mass of 4 months' duration. Imaging demonstrated a multiloculated cystic lesion that extended into the axilla and superiorly displaced the brachial plexus and axillary vessels surrounding an exostotic mass arising from the scapula. Surgery confirmed the mass to be a benign(More)
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