Scott Levin

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Nine projective linear measurements were taken to determine morphometric differences of the face among healthy young adult Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thais (60 in each group) and to assess the validity of six neoclassical facial canons in these populations. In addition, the findings in the Asian ethnic groups were compared to the data of 60 North American(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease and a major cause of pain and disability in older adults. We have previously identified epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling as an important regulator of cartilage matrix degradation during epiphyseal cartilage development. To study its function in OA progression, we performed surgical(More)
Wait or queuing time is a principal performance measure for many discrete-event simulation (DES) models in healthcare. However, variation in wait time is often caused by both occupied downstream servers (e.g., beds) and organizational and human transition processes. DES models that attribute wait solely to occupied servers, ignoring transition process(More)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying this article, the participant should: 1. Have a variety of options for thumb reconstruction. 2. Know the advantages and disadvantages of the nonmicrosurgical and microsurgical techniques for thumb reconstruction. 3. Understand the decision making from the variety of thumb reconstruction techniques based on patient needs.(More)
Methods:A candidate was chosen based on strict screening criteria including ongoing immunosuppression, proof of compliance and strong family support. The recipient was an eight-year-old quadrimembral amputee secondary to sepsis with distal forearm amputations who was functional with lower extremity prostheses but had failed upper extremity prostheses. A(More)
Methods:A candidate was chosen based on strict screening criteria including ongoing immunosuppression, proof of compliance and strong family support. The recipient was an eight-year-old quadrimembral amputee secondary to sepsis with distal forearm amputations who was functional with lower extremity prostheses but had failed upper extremity prostheses. A(More)
RESULTS: Fifty-five participants (31 patients and 24 parents) completed all questionnaires, 98.2% preferred active involvement in therapeutic decision-making. The SDM-Q-9 scores, assessed by patients and physicians, were acceptable (mean 68 out of 100). However, the independently assessed OPTION-5 scores were significantly lower (mean 31 out of 100). In the(More)
& rectal surgery (6.2%). Regarding ACGME accreditation, the percentage of ACGME accredited craniofacial fellowship programs was stable from 2005 to 2015 (p = 0.386). In hand surgery, the percentage of ACGME accredited plastic surgery (p = 0.755) and orthopaedic (p = 0.253) fellowships remained stable while general surgery decreased (p = 0.010). There was(More)
to Nepali patients who underwent burn scar contracture release of the palmar hand and would not be able to return to the hospital for long-term physical therapy after their surgery. Patients were instructed to wear the splint at night for six months and to progressively extend the splint's ratchet mechanism as tolerated. Patients were assessed for range of(More)