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Essential role of microfibrillar-associated protein 4 in human cutaneous homeostasis and in its photoprotection
UVB-induced cutaneous photodamage/photoaging is characterized by qualitative and quantitative deterioration in dermal extracellular matrix (ECM) components such as collagen and elastic fibers.Expand
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The endogenous protease inhibitor TIMP-1 mediates protection and recovery from cutaneous photodamage.
UVB exposure is well known to induce skin photodamage and photoaging that correlates with qualitative and quantitative deterioration of the dermal extracellular matrix (ECM) because of theExpand
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Microarray analysis of gene expression in cultured skin substitutes compared with native human skin.
Cultured skin substitutes (CSS), prepared using keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and biopolymers, can facilitate closure of massive burn wounds by increasing the availability of autologous tissue forExpand
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Mechanistic effects of long-term ultraviolet B irradiation induce epidermal and dermal changes in human skin xenografts.
UVB irradiation has been reported to induce photoaging and suppress systemic immune function that could lead to photocarcinogenesis. However, because of the paucity of an UVB-induced photodamagedExpand
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Effect of Weight Loss on Cellulite: Gynoid Lypodystrophy
Background: Gynoid lipodystrophy (cellulite) affects most women, and many seek plastic surgery consultation to improve appearance. Various products are offered, but the literature on the cause andExpand
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Academic Plastic Surgery: Faculty Recruitment and Retention
Background: A critical element of a thriving academic plastic surgery program is the quality of faculty. A decline in recruitment and retention of faculty has been attributed to the many challengesExpand
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Free‐Tissue Transfer for Limb Salvage in Purpura Fulminans
A series of 13 patients is described to demonstrate the experience of the authors with free‐tissue transfer for limb salvage in patients with purpura fulminans. A total of seven free‐flap proceduresExpand
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The role of computed tomographic scanning in the management of facial trauma.
OBJECTIVE To determine how often the management of patients with blunt facial trauma was altered by plain roentgenograms or facial computed tomographic (CT) scans compared with findings from physicalExpand
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A controlled evaluation of dermabrasion versus CO2 laser resurfacing for the treatment of perioral wrinkles.
Facial skin treatments with laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peels were responsible for a significant portion of the 2.7 million cosmetic procedures performed in 1998. Perioral wrinklesExpand
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Quantitative model of cellulite: three-dimensional skin surface topography, biophysical characterization, and relationship to human perception.
Gynoid lipodystrophy (cellulite) is the irregular, dimpled skin surface of the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks in 85% of post-adolescent women. The distinctive surface morphology is believed to resultExpand
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