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Good to great.
TLDR
This question, posed to Jim Collins over dinner one evening, inspired the book Good to Great, and what makes this book so interesting is not only what was discovered, but the rigor of the discovery process.
The Levels of Evidence and Their Role in Evidence-Based Medicine
TLDR
The origin of levels of evidence, their relevance to the EBM movement and the implications for the field of plastic surgery as well as the everyday practice of plastic Surgery are focused on.
Incidence of Cleft Palate Fistula: An Institutional Experience with Two‐Stage Palatal Repair
TLDR
A retrospective analysis of 103 patients with cleft palate treated by five surgeons between 1982 and 1995 includes 60 boys and 33 girls, whose median age was 18.4 months at the time of surgery, and found no significant differences between patients with and without fistulas.
The Turkish Delight: A Pliable Graft for Rhinoplasty.
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An elegant long-term study of the author's technique of using Surgicel-wrapped diced cartilage as a graft material in primary and secondary rhinoplasty, finding that the graft forms a fibrocartilaginous matrix that is responsible for its malleability and its regular, smooth contour.
Timing of hard palatal closure: a critical long-term analysis.
TLDR
The data suggest that delaying hard palate closure results in significant speech impairment without a beneficial maxillofacial growth response, and the long-term effects of two different treatment modalities on the cleft palate patient.
Nasal Fracture Management: Minimizing Secondary Nasal Deformities
TLDR
A clinical algorithm for acute nasal fracture management is formulated that can reduce the incidence of posttraumatic nasal deformity and is attributed to complete nasal assessment (bony and septum), use of outpatient controlled general anesthesia, and primary septal reconstruction in cases with severe sePTal fracture dislocation.
Optimal timing of cleft palate closure.
TLDR
The authors present an updated argument regarding this controversy regarding the need for early palatoplasty for improved speech and hearing versus delayed hard palate repair for undisturbed facial growth along with a comprehensive literature review.
The Perforasome Theory: Vascular Anatomy and Clinical Implications
TLDR
The three-dimensional and four-dimensional arterial vascular territory of a single perforator, termed a “perforasome,” in major clinically relevant areas of the body is investigated to better assess vascular anatomy, flow characteristics, and the contribution of both the subdermal plexus and fascia to flap perfusion.
Blindness Caused by Cosmetic Filler Injection: A Review of Cause and Therapy
TLDR
Vascular occlusion causing blindness is a rare yet greatly feared complication of the use of facial aesthetic fillers and a suggested helpful addition to the protocols for urgent management is suggested.
In Search of Improved Fat Transfer Viability: A Quantitative Analysis of the Role of Centrifugation and Harvest Site
TLDR
Examination of adipocyte viability from four commonly used donor sites in five subjects shows that neither harvest location nor centrifugation demonstrated any advantage in terms of lipocyte viability.
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