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J. of Earth Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.299, h-index: 11)
J. of Earth System Science     Open Access   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.466, h-index: 27)
J. of East Asian Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.669, h-index: 15)
J. of Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.136, h-index: 3)
J. of Economic Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 5.251, h-index: 54)
J. of Economic Interaction and Coordination     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.231, h-index: 11)
J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.463, h-index: 20)
J. of Economics and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.238, h-index: 15)
J. of Educational Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.694, h-index: 14)
J. of Elasticity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 38)
J. of Electroceramics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.566, h-index: 49)
J. of Electronic Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.752, h-index: 68)
J. of Electronic Testing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 24)
J. of Electronics (China)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.127, h-index: 7)
J. of Elementary Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
J. of Engineering Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.707, h-index: 32)
J. of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.132, h-index: 8)
J. of Engineering Research     Open Access  
J. of Engineering Thermophysics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.294, h-index: 7)
J. of Environmental Studies and Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
J. of Ethology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.484, h-index: 21)
J. of Evolution Equations     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.312, h-index: 22)
J. of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.127, h-index: 9)
J. of Evolutionary Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.878, h-index: 42)
J. of Experimental and Theoretical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.565, h-index: 34)
J. of Experimental Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.587, h-index: 22)
J. of Failure Analysis and Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.256, h-index: 12)
J. of Family and Economic Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 27)
J. of Family Violence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.552, h-index: 45)
J. of Financial Services Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.196, h-index: 29)
J. of Fixed Point Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.467, h-index: 10)
J. of Fluorescence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 47)
J. of Food Measurement and Characterization     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.104, h-index: 1)
J. of Food Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.839, h-index: 21)
J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.578, h-index: 22)
J. of Forestry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.271, h-index: 10)
J. of Fourier Analysis and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.248, h-index: 36)
J. of Friction and Wear     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 6)
J. of Fusion Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.389, h-index: 16)
J. of Gambling Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 50)
J. of Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.724, h-index: 73)
J. of Gastrointestinal Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 36)
J. of Gastrointestinal Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.632, h-index: 87)
J. of General Internal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.379, h-index: 115)
J. of General Plant Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.357, h-index: 17)
J. of Genetic Counseling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 32)
J. of Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.42, h-index: 24)
J. of Geodesy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 4.049, h-index: 48)
J. of Geographical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.58, h-index: 14)
J. of Geographical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.839, h-index: 32)
J. of Geometric Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.496, h-index: 23)
J. of Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.349, h-index: 13)
J. of Global Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.919, h-index: 51)
J. of Global Policy and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
J. of Grid Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.727, h-index: 32)
J. of Hand and Microsurgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.785, h-index: 30)
J. of Hematopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 11)
J. of Heuristics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.718, h-index: 43)
J. of High Energy Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.027, h-index: 139)
J. of Homotopy and Related Structures     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
J. of Housing and the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 21)
J. of Huazhong University of Science and Technology [Medical Sciences]     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.317, h-index: 15)
J. of Ichthyology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 7)
J. of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.573, h-index: 29)
J. of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.459, h-index: 41)
J. of Indian Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.179, h-index: 7)
J. of Indian Prosthodontic Society     Open Access   (SJR: 0.165, h-index: 5)
J. of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.064, h-index: 68)
J. of Industry, Competition and Trade     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.411, h-index: 11)
J. of Infection and Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.65, h-index: 39)
J. of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.902, h-index: 31)
J. of Inherited Metabolic Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 66)
J. of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials     Partially Free   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.316, h-index: 27)
J. of Insect Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 36)
J. of Insect Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.775, h-index: 36)
J. of Intelligent and Robotic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 36)
J. of Intelligent Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.427, h-index: 39)
J. of Intelligent Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.095, h-index: 44)
J. of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.073, h-index: 38)
J. of Intl. Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.489, h-index: 16)
J. of Intl. Migration and Integration / Revue de l integration et de la migration internationale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.385, h-index: 9)
J. of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 21)
J. of Logic, Language and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.63, h-index: 20)
J. of Low Temperature Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.773, h-index: 48)
J. of Machinery Manufacture and Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 4)
J. of Mammalian Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.845, h-index: 32)
J. of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 73)
J. of Management and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.383, h-index: 26)
J. of Management Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 4)
J. of Marine Science and Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.343, h-index: 8)
J. of Marine Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.317, h-index: 22)
J. of Maritime Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 5)
J. of Market-Focused Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Material Cycles and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.392, h-index: 16)
J. of Materials Engineering and Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.666, h-index: 31)
J. of Materials Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 101)
J. of Materials Science : Materials in Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.697, h-index: 48)
J. of Materials Science : Materials in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.926, h-index: 77)
J. of Mathematical Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.183, h-index: 61)
J. of Mathematical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.407, h-index: 41)
J. of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.709, h-index: 17)
J. of Mathematical Imaging and Vision     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.25, h-index: 44)
J. of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 19)
J. of Mathematical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.32, h-index: 20)
J. of Mathematics Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.042, h-index: 14)
J. of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Mechanical Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.589, h-index: 20)
J. of Medical and Biological Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.434, h-index: 13)
J. of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 13)
J. of Medical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.604, h-index: 32)
J. of Medical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.765, h-index: 21)
J. of Medical Ultrasonics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, h-index: 11)
J. of Medicine and the Person     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Membrane Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.971, h-index: 75)
J. of Micro-Bio Robotics     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.641, h-index: 35)
J. of Mining Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 11)
J. of Molecular Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.07, h-index: 99)
J. of Molecular Histology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 43)
J. of Molecular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.452, h-index: 100)
J. of Molecular Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.55, h-index: 42)
J. of Molecular Neuroscience     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.242, h-index: 61)
J. of Mountain Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 11)
J. of Muscle Research and Cell Motility     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.052, h-index: 51)
J. of Nanoparticle Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 66)
J. of Natural Medicines     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.586, h-index: 22)
J. of Near-Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 48)
J. of Network and Systems Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.331, h-index: 23)
J. of Neural Transmission     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.302, h-index: 77)
J. of Neuro-Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.342, h-index: 80)
J. of Neuroimmune Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.239, h-index: 36)
J. of Neurology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.406, h-index: 91)
J. of NeuroVirology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.367, h-index: 63)
J. of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.452, h-index: 22)
J. of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.772, h-index: 36)
J. of Nonverbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 38)
J. of Nuclear Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.456, h-index: 60)
J. of Nutrition, Health and Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.886, h-index: 50)
J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.174, h-index: 3)
J. of Occupational Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.166, h-index: 43)
J. of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Ocean University of China (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.144, h-index: 8)
J. of Oceanography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.031, h-index: 46)
J. of Ocular Biology, Diseases, and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.228, h-index: 8)
J. of Optical and Fiber Communications Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.831, h-index: 2)
J. of Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Optimization Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.928, h-index: 55)
J. of Ornithology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
J. of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte der Kieferorthop√§die     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.667, h-index: 27)
J. of Orthopaedic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.684, h-index: 42)
J. of Paleolimnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 58)
J. of Parasitic Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 5)
J. of Pediatric Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Pest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.002, h-index: 21)
J. of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences     Open Access  
J. of Pharmaceutical Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.617, h-index: 14)
J. of Pharmaceutical Investigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.16, h-index: 2)
J. of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.567, h-index: 41)
J. of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.367, h-index: 31)
J. of Philosophical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.94, h-index: 20)
J. of Physiology and Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.741, h-index: 30)
J. of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.257, h-index: 17)
J. of Plant Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.52, h-index: 16)
J. of Plant Growth Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.761, h-index: 47)
J. of Plant Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.055, h-index: 43)
J. of Police and Criminal Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 416, SJR: 0.328, h-index: 10)
J. of Polymer Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.649, h-index: 27)
J. of Polymers and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.618, h-index: 39)
J. of Population Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.357, h-index: 3)
J. of Population Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.455, h-index: 42)
J. of Population Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 10)
J. of Porous Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.523, h-index: 34)
J. of Primary Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.816, h-index: 30)
J. of Productivity Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.825, h-index: 48)
J. of Pseudo-Differential Operators and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.275, h-index: 5)
J. of Psycholinguistic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.445, h-index: 37)
J. of Psychology and Judaism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.949, h-index: 39)
J. of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 17)
J. of Quantitative Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.481, h-index: 44)
J. of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Radiation Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.515, h-index: 44)
J. of Radiosurgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.394, h-index: 19)
J. of Real-Time Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.356, h-index: 16)
J. of Regulatory Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.081, h-index: 35)
J. of Religion and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.483, h-index: 18)
J. of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Risk and Uncertainty     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.34, h-index: 46)
J. of Robotic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.227, h-index: 11)
J. of Russian Laser Research     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.326, h-index: 18)
J. of Scheduling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.417, h-index: 38)
J. of Science Education and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.754, h-index: 30)
J. of Science Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.128, h-index: 22)
J. of Scientific Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.771, h-index: 42)
J. of Seismology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.855, h-index: 34)

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Journal Cover European Journal of Plastic Surgery
  [SJR: 0.171]   [H-I: 14]   [5 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 1435-0130 - ISSN (Online) 0930-343X
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  • Dislocation fracture of the pisiform in a 14-year-old—a rare injury
           to the hand
    • Abstract: Abstract Isolated dislocation or dislocation fracture of the pisiform are rare injuries with only few cases reported in the literature. Injuries to the pisiform occur more often in combination with other carpal injuries as the sturdiness and stability of its ligamentous attachments protect it from dislocating following a minor trauma. The most cases of dislocation or fracture occur following a direct trauma to the palmar and ulnar aspects of the wrist. Predominantly young male patients present with this problem. We present a case of a 14-year-old female who suffered from a dislocation fracture after falling from her bicycle on her outstretched hand. After confirming the diagnosis of pisiform dislocation fracture and reviewing the literature, we performed pisectomy with rerouting of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon by suturing it to the ligamentous attachments. These rare injuries to the wrist are demanding in diagnostics and treatment and could be neglected in acute period. However, with a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment, an excellent clinical outcome can be achieved. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Vacuum-assisted closure in the treatment of seroma after axillary lymph
           node dissection
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper describes a novel approach to the treatment of otherwise refractory seromas by applying vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) to the seroma cavity. Foam is inserted in the cavity thru an incision in the skin, and the VAC is applied with a continuous suction, which presumably makes the open lymph vessels collapse. When the lymphatic output declines, the size of the sponges and hereby the size of the cavity is reduced successively. We present a 74-year-old man with a malignant melanoma suffering from seroma in the axilla after an axillary lymph node dissection. The lymph production decreased after 2 days resulting in closing of the cavity and cure of the seroma. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Designing and arranging an undergraduate elective course in plastic
           surgery—the experiences of a Scandinavian department
    • Abstract: Background In recent years, the medical curricula have become more crowded and the majority of medical students are no longer exposed to plastic surgery in medical school. Previous studies have revealed that most medical students are not aware of what the speciality entails.The aims of this paper were to describe the development of an elective course, as a method for including more plastic surgery in undergraduate medical training, and to investigate how many students were attracted to the course. Methods The course was designed to build on knowledge the students had acquired previously in their training. The aims and learning objectives were chosen so that they would be potentially useful to all future doctors and were described according to the SOLO taxonomy and the levels of Miller’s pyramid of learning were applied. Results The course attracted students who had not previously considered a career in plastic surgery. The number of students applying for the course exceeded the number of places on offer and the course was well received by the students taking it. Conclusions The course has the potential to increase the knowledge about plastic surgery among future doctors, possibly leading to improvements in both referrals and recruitment of suitable young doctors to the speciality. Level of Evidence: Not ratable.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Inferiorly based nasolabial flap for reconstruction of the moderate to
           large defects of lips following cancer resection
    • Abstract: Background Reconstruction of the lip defects following wide excision of the squamous cell cancer is challenging for the surgeon. Our aim was to define the role of the inferiorly based nasolabial flap for lip reconstruction in such cases with moderate to large size defects. Methods Lip defects were reconstructed with a unilateral or bilateral subcutaneous nasolabial flaps depending on the size of the defect following wide resection of their lip cancers. Results All the defects were reconstructed in a single stage. We achieved good lip seal and at least good function in eating and speaking. There was no entropion of the lip, and all the reconstructed lips preserved their height. Conclusion Simplicity of dissection, robust blood supply, best color match, short procedure time, and minimal donor site morbidity reinforce this flap as a useful adjunct in lip reconstruction. Level of Evidence: IV, therapeutic study.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Sequelae of radiotherapy-induced coronary artery disease in breast
           reconstruction
    • PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Multiple perforator preserving SGAP flap for the reconstruction of sacral
           wounds
    • Abstract: Background Many surgical methods have been used to repair sacral sores, including primary closure, skin grafting, local random, and muscle flaps. After the description of the gluteal perforator-based flap, the perforator-based fasciocutaneous flap became popular in lumbosacral tissue defect reconstruction. Methods Multiple perforatory preserving superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap was performed in eight patients with lumbosacral soft tissue defects from May 2014 to April 2015. Five men and three women received the operation. The causes of defects were pilonidal sinus defect in five patients and pressure ulcer in three patients. All patients were mobile and did not have any systematic diseases. Results The average age of the patients was 45 years. The follow-up period was 2 to 12 months (mean, 6 months). The size of the flap ranged from 8 × 10 to 10 × 16 cm. All flaps healed completely without any vascular problem. Only one patient suffered from dehiscence. The average operative time was 160 min (range 120–200 min). Patients were immediately allowed to lie on the operated area (but no longer than 1 h at a time for the first 48 h). They were allowed to gradually sit after 72 h. The mean time for removal of suction drains was 8 days (5–14) while mean duration of hospital stay was 7.5 days (3–14 days). Conclusions It was seen that multiple perforatory preserving SGAP flap is a safe and reliable flap. No vascular complications was seen in postoperative period. Preserving multiple perforators in SGAP flap is time-consuming and increases the necessary time for flap harvest which is the main drawback of our technique. Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • A new use for an old instrument: Laborde tracheal dilator for endonasal
           rhinoplasty
    • PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Resurrection of an ALT flap with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator
           and heparin
    • Abstract: Abstract The authors present the salvage of an anterolateral (ALT) thigh flap, which was congested secondary to venous thrombosis for a period of more than 12 h. This case report details the technical steps that were employed and the evidence base behind them. Level of Evidence : Level V, therapeutic study.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Bilateral transposition flaps for vaginal atresia reconstruction
    • Abstract: Abstract Vaginal atresia is often detected due to pain or a mass in the lower abdominal region caused by retention of menstrual blood or secretions in the uterine tube, uterus, and vagina. We encountered a patient with vaginal atresia who presented due to menstrual molimina. She had undergone fenestration of vaginal orifice, but developed atresia again. Therefore, she was referred to our department and underwent vaginal orifice plasty with local flaps. A transposition flap was elevated lateral to each of the labia majora. After opening the closed vaginal orifice, the flaps were transposed to the mucosal defects. After the operation, the vaginal orifice did not develop re-stenosis and showed good distensibility. There was also no problem regarding menstrual blood discharge. This surgical procedure using local flaps may be useful since it is minimally invasive, can readily enlarge the vaginal orifice, and does not require additional postoperative treatments for the prevention of re-stenosis. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Aesthetic rhinoplasty as the final step of nasal reconstruction with a
           forehead flap
    • Abstract: Background The reconstruction of nasal defects represents a difficult challenge for a plastic surgeon as it can be actually difficult to obtain good aesthetic and functional results. Reconstruction needs the use of several complex flaps, including the forehead flap. However, the use of the forehead flap does not give always the optimal aesthetic result. In our opinion, rhinoplasty can optimize the aesthetic outcome and can be used as the last step in nasal reconstruction. Methods From the patients admitted to our department, resulting in full thickness nasal defects and reconstructed using the forehead flap, ten were selected to perform rhinoplasty after passing the inclusion criteria. Results In the patients where rhinoplasty was performed we obtained aesthetic and functional improvement. The patients referred better acceptance of the residual surgical stigmata and improvement of social acceptance. Conclusions Optimizing the aesthetic appearance of the nose, making it look better than before surgery, is fundamental to improve patient’s life quality and better acceptance of the demolition or trauma. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Systemic exposure to monoethylglycinexylidide in extensive tumescent
           liposuction
    • Abstract: Background Plastic surgery patients frequently request extensive liposuction on approximately 30 % of the total body surface area, which indicates that the total dose of lidocaine used might exceed the recommended level. Our previous study demonstrated that the risk of toxicity is low because the peak lidocaine level is below the toxic threshold (3 μg/mL). However, monoethylglycinexylidide (MEGX), the active metabolite of lidocaine, has not been measured in extensive liposuction operations. Methods Ten female patients who requested extensive liposuction were enrolled in this study. The targeted areas were divided into two segments and treated in turn for one session. Serum levels of lidocaine and MEGX were taken every 4 h during the first 24 h after the second infiltration. Results The peak lidocaine levels (1.94 ± 0.4 μg/mL) were observed after 12–20 h (16.8 ± 2.53 h), whereas the peak MEGX levels (0.67 ± 0.12 μg/mL) were observed after 16–20 h (17.6 ± 2.07 h). The peak concentrations of lidocaine plus MEGX (2.58 ± 0.47 μg/mL) were observed after 17.2 ± 2.4 h. Conclusions This study demonstrated that the risk of MEGX toxicity was as low as that of lidocaine toxicity in extensive liposuction operations. Level of Evidence: Level IV, risk / prognostic study.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways in autologous breast
           reconstruction: a systematic review
    • Abstract: Abstract Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways aim to achieve earlier recovery and reduced hospital length-of-stay (LOS) by providing multi-modal perioperative care. The tenets of ERAS pathways include pre-operative optimisation, prevention of surgical complications, reduction of physiological stress response to surgery and rehabilitation to normal function. To date, ERAS protocols have gained broad acceptance by many surgical specialities. Contemporary literature has identified decreased LOS, improved quality of care and reduced healthcare expenditures. We aimed to systematically review the current literature and assess the current state of ERAS in autologous breast reconstruction. A systematic review of MEDLINE, EMBASE, ScienceDirect, Cochrane Libraries and Web of Science databases in October 2015 was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement. Articles pertaining to the use of ERAS in plastic and reconstructive surgery were included for analysis. Review articles, conference proceedings and correspondence were excluded from the assessment. Five hundred fifty-seven articles were identified, of which three suitable articles were included for assessment. Of these, one series outlined the learning curve associated with ERAS pathways and two series were comparative in nature. Meta-analytical analysis was not possible do to insufficient data and heterogeneity in outcome measures. In two of these comparative series, there was no statistical difference in rates of systemic infective (OR 0.91, 95 % CI 0.29 to 2.80, p = 0.86), total flap loss (OR 1.09, 95 % CI 0.37 to 3.19, p = 0.87), partial flap loss (OR 1.64, 95 % CI 0.66 to 4.10, p = 0.29) or wound infection (OR 1.38, 95 % CI 0.78 to 2.34, p = 0.29). LOS was significantly reduced in the ERAS group in both comparative studies from 7.4 to 6.2 days (p < 0.001) and 6.6 to 3.9 days (p < 0.001), respectively. ERAS pathways in breast reconstruction appear to consistently reduce LOS. From the available literature there were no significant detrimental effects on patient care following the implementation of ERAS pathways. Further research is required to definitively determine safety in the assessed cohort and to determine reductions in healthcare-related expenditures. Level of evidence: Not ratable
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Improving the reliability of the Keystone flap
    • PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Management of androgenetic alopecia: a comparative clinical study between
           plasma rich in growth factors and topical minoxidil
    • Abstract: Background Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a common hair disorder. Finasteride and minoxidil have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of AGA. However, some side effects have been related to the intake of these drugs. Recently, plasma rich in growth factors has emerged as a safe alternative for the management of pattern hair loss. The purposes of the present study are to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGFs) versus topical minoxidil treatment in AGA-affected patients. Methods Following a retrospective case control design, 379 patients treated with either PRGF or minoxidil were included in this study. Diagnostic trichograms at baseline and 4 months after treatment were performed with the aim of analyzing the anagen/telogen hair change improvement. Results PRGF-treated patients showed higher anagen hair increase improvement compared to minoxidil-treated ones (6.9 ± 0.4 and 4.6 ± 0.5 %, respectively) (p < 0.05). Telogen hair decrease improvement was also higher in PRGF group (5.7 ± 0.3 and 2.6 ± 0.5 %, respectively) (p < 0.05). Global photographs showed an overall volume and quality hair improvement for both treatments. No adverse effects were reported. Conclusions This retrospective study shows that PRGF is a safe and effective treatment for AGA and evidences that PRGF exerts improved anagen/telogen results than topical minoxidil. Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Banking a fillet flap to aid in reconstruction following a hindquarter
           amputation
    • Abstract: Abstract A hindquarter amputation and hemipelvectomy for recurrent malignancy presents a reconstructive challenge to the plastic surgeon. Tumour resection leaves a considerable defect, with exposure of bone, neurovascular structures, pelvic and abdominal organs. A free lower leg fillet flap is a recognised method of providing soft tissue coverage, but ischaemic time is often lengthy as described in the literature. We present a unique method of providing soft tissue coverage using a free lower leg fillet flap, and minimising ischaemic time by banking the flap on the ulnar artery during the hindquarter amputation and tumour resection. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Cryotreatment of keloids: a single Italian institution experience
    • Abstract: Background Keloids are pathologic scars that can cause significant aesthetic disfiguration and symptoms. There are no specific causing factors, and a common consensus on their management has not been reached. This study provides an evaluation of the efficacy of cryotherapy and cryosurgery in their treatment. Methods Patients with keloids who were hospitalized at the Plastic Surgery Unit, University of Turin, were submitted to cryotreatment. A significant sample of 153 patients with 192 lesions, treated between 2009 and 2013, was considered for the purpose of this study. The protocols chosen were outpatient cryotherapy sessions and cryosurgery (surgical shaving combined with cryotherapy). Reductions of the scar volume and thickness, together with the reduction of clinical symptoms, were assessed. Results On average, the follow-up was 12–72 months. In 83 % of patients who received outpatient cryotherapy, there was a diminishment of 75–82 % in the size of the lesions, with an average of 5–10 applications needed. In 94 % of those submitted to cryosurgery, one session was enough to achieve an almost complete smoothing (reduction in lesions sizes higher than 80 %). However, 13 % of the patients submitted to cryosurgery also needed sessions of outpatient cryotherapy to achieve effective results. For both approaches, the main adverse effects included dyschromia with healthy skin and dystrophic scars. No recurrence was observed. Conclusions Our experience confirms the cryotreatment among first-line monotherapies against keloids, in terms of therapeutic effectiveness, safeness, costs, and ease of application. A careful selection of the protocol treatment on the base of the lesion characteristics (age and the morphology) and a good compliance of patients are necessary to reach optimal results. Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study.
      PubDate: 2016-06-01
       
  • Combined cutaneous z-plasty and z-tenotomy for correction of claw toe
           deformity
    • PubDate: 2016-05-21
       
  • Ischaemic peripheral polyneuropathy in the upper limb as a result of steal
           phenomenon in an arteriovenous malformation
    • Abstract: Abstract We present the case of a 38-year-old right-hand-dominant female with a longstanding extensive high flow arteriovenous malformation (AVM) affecting the left hand and forearm. The patient’s main complaints were altered sensation in the left hand and difficulty with co-ordination. Clinical examination revealed reduced global sensibility in the hand and evidence of a vascular steal phenomenon resulting in a cold thumb and small finger without trophic changes. Subsequent nerve conduction studies identified peripheral neuropathy affecting the median, ulnar and radial nerves. There was no evidence of entrapment neuropathy and the findings were attributed to nerve ischemia as a result of the steal phenomenon. This case represents an unusual complication of an AVM of the upper limb which has not been reported previously to our knowledge. Patients with complex AVMs presenting with atypical peripheral neuropathies should be assessed for the possibility of steal phenomenon. Level of Evidence: Level V, risk/prognostic study.
      PubDate: 2016-05-19
       
  • Bilateral autologous microtia reconstruction: a simultaneous two-stage
           approach
    • Abstract: Background Traditionally, for cases of bilateral autologous ear reconstruction, each side is addressed independently in discrete operative sessions. Herein, we describe our approach to bilateral microtia reconstruction, where each stage is performed simultaneously on both sides. Methods All patients who underwent autologous ear reconstruction by a single surgeon (NWB) from April 2006 to January 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Reconstruction was realized as a two-stage procedure, with each stage performed simultaneously on both sides in bilateral cases. Patient demographics, operative details and incidences of peri- and post-operative complications were collected. A cost comparison of two-stage versus four-stage bilateral auricular reconstruction was completed. Results Among a total of 182 patients who underwent autologous ear reconstruction, 18 patients (male, 10, median age, 11.4 years) had simultaneous bilateral auricular correction. Based on estimates derived from unilateral reconstruction theatre times, simultaneous bilateral reconstruction resulted in a savings of 56 min for the first stage and 97 min for the second stage of reconstruction. Moreover, surgical times decreased as operative experience with auricular reconstruction was accrued. There was no increased incidence of peri- or post-operative complications noted. Based on cost estimates at our institution, bilateral reconstruction as a two-stage procedure resulted in a health care cost savings of £10448.16 ($16790.72 USD) per patient with bilateral microtia. Conclusions Simultaneous bilateral autologous ear reconstruction is a practicable cost-effective treatment strategy with notable aesthetic and personal benefit to the patient with no increased morbidity. Level of Evidence Level III, therapeutic study.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17
       
  • Comparison of long-term changes in breast surface measurements after
           augmentation mammaplasty: silicone versus saline implants
    • PubDate: 2016-05-12
       
 
 
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