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Many modalities exist for diagnosing and treating lipofibromatous hamartoma (LFH), with no clear consensus. This is the first comprehensive study to review the existing literature on LFH of the median nerve and to suggest a systematic approach to its diagnosis and treatment. An electronic and manual search was conducted on Medline, Embase, Google Scholar,(More)
Goldenhar syndrome is characterized by the typical features of craniofacial microsomia (CFM) with the addition of epibulbar dermoids and vertebral anomalies. The aim of this study is to examine the objective differences between patients carrying a diagnosis of Goldenhar syndrome to those diagnosed with CFM. Thus, we performed an Institutional Review(More)
PURPOSE Premature closure of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis (SOS) has been associated with midface hypoplasia in animal models and patients with specific forms of syndromic craniosynostosis. The present study aimed to characterize SOS fusion in patients with Crouzon syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS A case-control study was performed in patients with(More)
Adiponutrin is a newly described white adipose tissue (WAT)-derived protein whose function and regulation remain widely unclear in humans though it is suggested to be related to insulin sensitivity. Recently, we found that adiponutrin expression is reduced in type 2 diabetic subjects in basal and insulin-stimulated states. To examine adiponutrin regulation(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) offers an attractive alternative to general anaesthesia (GA) for ambulatory breast surgery. The aim of this meta-analysis was first to evaluate the safety and efficacy of TPVB for breast surgery, and second to compare TPVB with GA with regard to postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting, opioid consumption and(More)
BACKGROUND Facial paralysis is a debilitating condition. Dynamic and static facial reanimation remains a challenge for plastic surgeons and requires important resources. Our objective was to quantify the health state utility assessment (ie, utility score outcomes) of living with unilateral facial paralysis. METHODS Utility assessments using visual analog(More)
Acylation stimulating protein (ASP, C3adesArg) is an adipose tissue derived hormone that stimulates triglyceride (TG) synthesis. ASP stimulates lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity by relieving feedback inhibition caused by fatty acids (FA). The present study examines plasma ASP and lipids in male and female LPL-deficient subjects primarily with the P207L(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated plasma ASP and its precursor C3 in type 2 diabetic men with/without rosiglitazone (ROSI) treatment compared to healthy non-obese men. We tested (1) whether plasma ASP or C3 are altered postprandially in subcutaneous adipose tissue or forearm muscle effluent assessed by arteriovenous (A-V) differences in healthy lean men and older(More)
BACKGROUND Distraction osteogenesis is an effective technique for elongating the deficient mandible. The authors specifically evaluated its effectiveness in the treatment of airway obstruction in pediatric patients with mandibular hypoplasia. METHOD A comprehensive literature review of the National Library of Medicine (PubMed) database was performed.(More)
BACKGROUND No consensus exists in the literature regarding the risk factors associated with new or residual diplopia after pure orbital blowout fracture (BOF) repair. OBJECTIVE To assess and evaluate the risk factors associated with diplopia after surgical repair of pure BOF. METHODS Patients with pure BOF who were managed surgically were identified in(More)