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by Cole V. Roblee, William M. Kuzon
1w ago
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Osmidrosis Surgery: From Lingering Questions to Clinical Excellence
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by Wen-Tsao Ho
2w ago
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Concurrence of Intracranial Injuries with Facial Trauma: A Retrospective Nationwide Analysis
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by Erin J. Kim, Theodore C. Lee, Valeria P. Bustos, Helen Xun, Bernard T. Lee
2w ago
Plastic Surgery, Ahead of Print. Introduction: The current literature exploring the association between facial and intracranial injuries is limited, as it primarily focuses on the association with facial fractures. This study aims to broaden the epidemiologic association between facial and intracranial trauma by expanding the scope of studied facial injuries. The secondary aim of this study will be to identify the most common setting of injury, diagnosis, and mechanism of injury. Methods: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database, which captures consumer goods-related injurie ..read more
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Millions Saved in Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction at a High-Volume Center: A Cost Analysis
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by W.K. Fraser Hill, Jennifer Redwood, Achilles Thoma, Alexandra Hatchell, Jennifer Matthews, C. David McKenzie, Robert Hart, Shamir P. Chandarana, T. Wayne Matthews, Joseph C. Dort, Christiaan Schrag
1M ago
Plastic Surgery, Ahead of Print. Background: Within a resource-limited healthcare system, an emphasis on financial accountability is imperative. Over the past decade at our institution, there have been many operational changes employed to improve patient care during oncologic head and neck resections with free flap (HNFF) reconstruction. The objective of this study is to assess whether these changes are associated with cost savings. Methods: A retrospective cohort study that included consecutive patients treated from January 2007 to February 2020 was performed. The perspective of the third pay ..read more
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Predictive Factors for Converting Endoscopic to Open Carpal Tunnel Release
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by Loretta Coady-Fariborzian, Christy Anstead
1M ago
Plastic Surgery, Ahead of Print. Introduction: Both open and endoscopic methods of carpal tunnel release are accepted treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. The objective was to determine the endoscopic to open conversion rate of all carpal tunnel surgeries. We evaluated potential predictive factors for an increased rate of conversion. Methods: The IRB/IRBnet approved (#20210613/1639264) a retrospective chart review of all attempted endoscopic carpal tunnel surgeries performed from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2021. Charts were reviewed for procedure, age, sex, body mass index (BMI), electrom ..read more
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Commentary: Current Practices and Trends of Plastic and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeons in Canada
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by Andrew Gorgy, Tyler Safran, Joshua Vorstenbosch
1M ago
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Commentary: Insulin-Induced Lipohypertrophy Treated With Liposuction: A Review of Case Reports
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by Damiano Tambasco, Federica Tomaselli, Roberta Albanese
2M ago
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Commentary: Instagram Practices of Successful Plastic Surgeon Accounts: Is There a Magic Formula?
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by Michael J. Stein
2M ago
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Out-of-Pocket Costs and Physician Payment Variations in Abdominal Contouring: Evidence From United States Claims Data
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by Olachi O. Oleru, Nargiz Seyidova, Peter J. Taub
2M ago
Plastic Surgery, Ahead of Print. Background: Abdominal contouring after massive weight loss has positive impacts on quality of life. There are often cost and access barriers for patients who desire these procedures. Objectives: To examine levels of access to body contouring in the era of price transparency, this study aims to characterize the out-of-pocket expenses and physician/facility payments in abdominal contouring procedures. Setting: The IBM MarketScan Commercial Databases were queried to identify patients who underwent outpatient abdominal contouring surgeries in the United States in 2 ..read more
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An Assessment of Quality-of-Life Following Tissue Expansion in Pediatric Patients
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by Dara Rykiss, Rebecca Courtemanche, Sally Hynes
2M ago
Plastic Surgery, Ahead of Print. Introduction: There is limited data on the effects of tissue expansion (TE) surgery on quality-of-life (QOL) in pediatric patients. Evidence-based information may help clinicians, patients, and their families with treatment decision-making and post-operative expectations. This study explores QOL following TE in pediatric patients. Methods: A post-intervention QOL survey and retrospective chart review was performed. Patients who underwent TE at a pediatric tertiary hospital between October 2004 and March 2020 completed the Glasgow Children's Benefit Inventory or ..read more
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