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Objective The purpose of this article is to review and integrate the available literature in different fields to gain a better understanding of the basic physiology and optimize vascular delay as a reconstructive surgery technique. Methods A broad search of the literature was performed using the Medline database. Two queries were performed using "vascular(More)
OBJECTIVE Past studies found insurance status, race, comorbidities and hospital setting influence the likelihood and timing of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction (BR). We evaluated these factors at a public hospital serving a predominantly minority and uninsured population. METHODS Women who underwent mastectomy and/or BR from 2005 to 2011 were(More)
This article reflects on the changing management of frontal sinus fractures. Severity of these injuries has decreased tremendously since the universal adoption of seat belts and air bags. Recently, there has been a shift from aggressive surgical management to more conservative management strategies, some forgoing surgery all together. New technologies, such(More)
We describe a superparallel holographic optical correlator that performs two-dimensional spatial and angular multiplexing simultaneously. The key step in this architecture is the use of a holographic multiplexer to split a query image into many copies before it applies them to the holographic database. A holographic demultiplexer, in conjunction with an(More)
BACKGROUND The nasolabial flap is a pedicled flap with a wide description and application for use in lateral nasal wall, ala, columella, and intraoral reconstruction. It is a versatile flap that is well tolerated by the patient, with very acceptable donor-site scars. The soft and spongy nature of the flap, with its proclivity toward pincushioning, enhances(More)
This prospective randomized clinical trial compared the treatment outcomes of strut plate and Champy miniplate in fixation of mandibular angle fractures. Patients with mandibular angle fracture were consented and enrolled into this study. Exclusion criteria include patients with severely comminuted fractures. The patients were randomly assigned to receive(More)
Skin grafting in nasal reconstruction, long used by dermatologists, can provide superior results and can well be the "go to" procedure for nasal reconstruction. The upper two-thirds of the nose is composed of both flattened, featureless and often thin skin that is well recreated with defect-only full-thickness grafting. Skin grafting for the lower third of(More)
The forehead flap is one of the oldest recorded surgical techniques for nasal reconstruction. As the gold standard for nasal soft tissue reconstruction, the forehead flap provides a reconstructive surgeon with a robust pedicle and large amount of tissue to reconstruct almost any defect. Modifications provided by masters like Burget and Menick have only(More)
Wayfinding in unfamiliar environments can pose a challenge to anyone, but can be especially challenging to someone who has some sort of visual loss. In this paper we describe an indoor navigation aid that uses Bayesian statistics to localize and guide an individual from an unspecified location within a building to a specific destination. We also present(More)
Complications in nasal soft tissue reconstruction are inevitable, and all reconstructive surgeons should be comfortable with their management. Patient and surgical complications can be minimized with appropriate preoperative planning and coordination with the anesthesiologist. When managing undesirable results, it is important to realize that most results(More)