Yoav Gronovich

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OBJECTIVES We aimed to evaluate our experience with fenestrated sheet split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) in the pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied a cohort of 17 children 2-18years old who underwent skin grafting owing to circumcision injuries (2 patients), traumatic penile injury (1) and after previous multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Self-inflicted burns are a multidisciplinary medical challenge. In contrast to the more common motive of attempted suicide in self-infliction of a burn, usually of a serious degree, a second motive is malingering. Motivation of this nature has been exhibited among Israeli soldiers who inflict on themselves low- to moderate-degree burns to obtain(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between keratoconus (KC) and common allergic conditions, such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis in a large-scale database-based epidemiological study. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study to estimate the epidemiologic relationship between KC and allergic diseases. The(More)
Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a benign condition of keloid-like papules on the occipital scalp area. Treatment for AKN is divided into conservative and surgical. The use of tissue expander enables preservation of the hirsute area and thereby achieves a good cosmetic result. Osmotic tissue expander is a self-filling device, which absorbs tissue fluids in(More)
Color vision deficiency has been associated with educational difficulties among male children, as well as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We examined the association of color vision deficiency with functional conditions, including ADHD, irritable bowel syndrome, enuresis and somatoform disorders, in a large population of male adolescents.(More)
OBJECTIVE Accumulating clinical and experimental evidence has shown that migraine patients tend to suffer from color vision abnormalities. The aim of this study was to examine whether color vision deficiency is associated with male migraine in a large population of adolescents. METHODS The study population included all Israeli male adolescents who(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue expander is a major reconstructive modality. Its main disadvantages include: long and inconvenient period of inflation with temporary deformity of the surrounding tissue. Osmotic expander was developed in order to eliminate some of these limitations. It is a self-filling device which absorbs fluids in order to achieve tissue expansion(More)
BACKGROUND Full thickness burns of the chest in childhood are a devastating problem that requires challenging reconstructive options. Integra is a bilaminate artificial dermis composed of shark chondroitin 6-sulfate and bovine collagen. The dermal matrix serves as a scaffold for fibroblasts and endothelial cells. Vascularization of the matrix begins after(More)
The use of breast implants is on the rise due to increases in breast reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Implant rupture is a possible complication. Among assessment modalities for implant rupture detection, MRI is considered the gold standard. We conducted a prospective analysis of 57 women after breast augmentation or postmastectomy reconstruction (109(More)