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Free Fibula Long Bone Reconstruction in Orthopedic Oncology: A Surgical Algorithm for Reconstructive Options
The fibula free flap became popular in orthopedic oncology for limb-sparing long bone tumor resection. It is particularly suitable for intercalary or resection arthrodesis options. In the presentExpand
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Clinical Comparative Study of Aquacel and Paraffin Gauze Dressing for Split-Skin Donor Site Treatment
The management of split-thickness skin graft donor sites is targeted towards promoting the healing process, while minimizing adverse effects and complications. The aim of this study was to compareExpand
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Microvascular surgery in the previously operated and irradiated neck
Microvascular reconstruction of head and neck defects can be extremely challenging in patients with a history of prior neck dissection and/or irradiation. We reviewed of 261 head and neck free flapsExpand
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Effects of an Autologous Flap Combined with an Implant for Breast Reconstruction: An Evaluation of 1000 Consecutive Reconstructions of Previously Irradiated Breasts
Background: The goal of the authors’ study was to determine whether an autologous tissue flap, when combined with an implant for breast reconstruction, reduces the incidence of implant-relatedExpand
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Isolated rib fractures in elderly patients: mortality and morbidity.
OBJECTIVES To describe the management, morbidity and mortality seen with isolated rib fractures in elderly patients and assess the need for hospitalization. DESIGN A case series. SETTING AExpand
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Staphylococcus aureus mediastinitis and sternal osteomyelitis following median sternotomy in a rat model.
OBJECTIVES Median sternotomy (MS) wound infections are severe complications causing high morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. We aimed to develop a new Staphylococcus aureus mediastinitisExpand
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Oncoplastic reduction using the vertical scar superior-medial pedicle pattern technique for immediate partial breast reconstruction.
BACKGROUND Oncoplastic breast reduction in women with medium to large breasts has reportedly benefitted them both oncologically and cosmetically. We present our experience with an oncoplastic breastExpand
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A review of the applications of the hydrofiber dressing with silver (Aquacel Ag®) in wound care
Aquacel Ag((R)) (ConvaTec, Princeton, NJ, USA) is a new hydrofiber wound dressing consisting of soft non-woven sodium carboxymethylcellulose fibers integrated with ionic silver. It is aExpand
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Treatment of Earlobe Keloids by Extralesional Excision Combined with Preoperative and Postoperative “Sandwich” Radiotherapy
Background: Earlobe keloids can form after cosmetic ear piercing, trauma, infection, or burns, or spontaneously. These keloids are highly resistant for treatment and are followed by severe cosmeticExpand
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Antibodies raised against N'-terminal Pseudomonas aeruginosa flagellin prevent mortality in lethal murine models of infection.
The goal of this study was to investigate if antibodies raised against N'-terminal Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) flagellin could afford protection in two lethal mouse models of Pa infection. To thatExpand
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