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Impact Of Macra Legislation And Mips Scores On Cost Effective Analysis For Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices, Jeremy W. Kubiak, Subhas Gupta 2018 Loma Linda University

Impact Of Macra Legislation And Mips Scores On Cost Effective Analysis For Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices, Jeremy W. Kubiak, Subhas Gupta

Subhas Gupta, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) changes reimbursement from a fee-for-service payment system to fee-for-value. Physicians will be scored according to the quality of their care in the MIPS program and will receive a positive or negative modifier to their Medicare reimbursement based on that score.


Recurrent Vulvar Carcinoma: Complex Surgical Treatment Via Perineal Excision And Reconstruction With Musculocutaneous Flap, Dragoș Popa, Cosmin V. Obleagă, Ștefan Paitici, Stelian Ș. Mogoanta, Ionică D. Vîlcea, Pouya Pourgolafshan, Cristian Gheorghe, Manuela I. Vasile, Raluca Câmpeanu, Cecil S. Mirea 2018 Craiova University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Recurrent Vulvar Carcinoma: Complex Surgical Treatment Via Perineal Excision And Reconstruction With Musculocutaneous Flap, Dragoș Popa, Cosmin V. Obleagă, Ștefan Paitici, Stelian Ș. Mogoanta, Ionică D. Vîlcea, Pouya Pourgolafshan, Cristian Gheorghe, Manuela I. Vasile, Raluca Câmpeanu, Cecil S. Mirea

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Vulvar cancer is a malignant disease having a low frequency and with well-established surgical and oncological treatments based on the stage of the disease. The most important therapeutic problem encountered is represented by cases of perineal local regional recurrence, which are common in patients with large primary tumors and can occur even if the margins of the resection had no tumoral invasion.

We present a case study of a 64-year-old patient diagnosed one year ago with squamous vulvar carcinoma (G3) for which a vulvectomy was performed after neoadjuvant radiotherapy. The patient later developed local recurrence with invasion of the anal ...


Depression And Breast Cancer; Postoperative Short-Term Implications, Razvan V. Scaunasu, Ștefan Voiculescu, Bogdan Popescu, Roxana Popa, Denisa Bălălău, Laura Răducu, Cristina N. Cozma, Cristian R. Jecan 2018 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Colțea Clinical Hospital, Department of General Surgery

Depression And Breast Cancer; Postoperative Short-Term Implications, Razvan V. Scaunasu, Ștefan Voiculescu, Bogdan Popescu, Roxana Popa, Denisa Bălălău, Laura Răducu, Cristina N. Cozma, Cristian R. Jecan

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Introduction. Pre and postoperative psychological status is an important aspect in patients diagnosed with breast cancer, having a great impact on their quality of life. Considering the high incidence, mortality rate, and the added effect on self-image, breast cancer is considered a major stressor for women worldwide, almost 50% of these experiencing psychological distress. Methods. Our study retrospectively analysed the relationship between preoperative diagnosed depression and the number of medical care days, on patients diagnosed with breast cancer and admitted for surgical treatment in Colțea Clinical Hospital between 2017 and 2018. Results. We had 62 patients scheduled for breast cancer ...


The Principles And Practice Of Open Fracture Care, 2018, Amna Diwan, Kyle R. Eberlin, Raymond Malcolm Smith 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Principles And Practice Of Open Fracture Care, 2018, Amna Diwan, Kyle R. Eberlin, Raymond Malcolm Smith

Open Access Articles

The principles of open fracture management are to manage the overall injury and specifically prevent primary contamination becoming frank infection. The surgical management of these complex injuries includes debridement and lavage of the open wound with combined bony and soft tissue reconstruction. Good results depend on early high quality definitive surgery usually with early stable internal fixation and associated soft tissue repair. While all elements of the surgical principles are very important and depend on each other for overall success the most critical element appears to be achieving very early healthy soft tissue cover. As the injuries become more complex ...


The Effects Of Emerging Technology On Healthcare And The Difficulties Of Integration, Skyler J. Pavlish-Carpenter 2018 University of Central Florida

The Effects Of Emerging Technology On Healthcare And The Difficulties Of Integration, Skyler J. Pavlish-Carpenter

Honors in the Major Theses

Background: Disruptive technology describes technology that is significantly more advanced than previous iterations, such as: 3D printing, genetic manipulation, stem cell research, innovative surgical procedures, and computer-based charting software. These technologies often require extensive overhauls to implement into older systems and must overcome many difficult financial and societal complications before they can be widely used. In a field like healthcare that makes frequent advancements, these difficulties can mean that the technology will not be utilized to its full potential or implemented at all.

Objective: To determine the inhibiting factors that prevent disruptive technology from being implemented in conventional healthcare.

Methods ...


Impact Of Macra Legislation And Mips Scores On Cost Effective Analysis For Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices, Jeremy W. Kubiak, Subhas Gupta 2017 Loma Linda University

Impact Of Macra Legislation And Mips Scores On Cost Effective Analysis For Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices, Jeremy W. Kubiak, Subhas Gupta

Loma Linda University Student Journal

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) changes reimbursement from a fee-for-service payment system to fee-for-value. Physicians will be scored according to the quality of their care in the MIPS program and will receive a positive or negative modifier to their Medicare reimbursement based on that score.


Diverticulitis Resulting In Brain Abscess: A Case Report (Poster)., Sean J. Wallace MD, David Deisher DO, Thomas Daniel Harrison DO 2017 Lehigh Valley Hospital

Diverticulitis Resulting In Brain Abscess: A Case Report (Poster)., Sean J. Wallace Md, David Deisher Do, Thomas Daniel Harrison Do

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Extra-Pleural Dermal Solitary Fibrous Tumor On The Posterior Shoulder: A Case Report., Sean J. Wallace MD, Robert Teixeira MD, Nathan F. Miller, Hina A. Sheikh, Genevieve Guzman, Rohit Sharma MD 2017 Lehigh Valley Hospital

Extra-Pleural Dermal Solitary Fibrous Tumor On The Posterior Shoulder: A Case Report., Sean J. Wallace Md, Robert Teixeira Md, Nathan F. Miller, Hina A. Sheikh, Genevieve Guzman, Rohit Sharma Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Superficial Soft-Tissue Sarcomas Rarely Require Advanced Soft-Tissue Reconstruction Following Resection, William C. Eward, Alexander L. Lazarides, Anthony M. Griffin, Patrick W. O'Donnell, Amir Sternheim, Anne O'Neill, Stefan O. Hofer, Peter C. Ferguson, Jay S. Wunder 2017 Duke University

Superficial Soft-Tissue Sarcomas Rarely Require Advanced Soft-Tissue Reconstruction Following Resection, William C. Eward, Alexander L. Lazarides, Anthony M. Griffin, Patrick W. O'Donnell, Amir Sternheim, Anne O'Neill, Stefan O. Hofer, Peter C. Ferguson, Jay S. Wunder

Markey Cancer Center Faculty Publications

Objective: Soft-tissue sarcomas are most frequently located deep within myofascial compartments. Superficial soft-tissue sarcomas (S-STS) are relatively less common and may be managed differently than deep sarcomas because generous resection margins are often possible without sacrificing critical structures. We sought to investigate the frequency and types of soft-tissue reconstructive procedures that are required following excision of S-STS.

Methods: We reviewed 457 consecutively treated patients with S-STS with a minimum 2-year follow-up from our prospectively maintained database between 1989 and 2009.

Results: Mean follow-up was 10.5 years (range, 2–23). Four hundred twenty-one tumors (91%) were excised with negative margins ...


Necrotizing Fasciitis Of The Neck: Case Presentation, Emil Marginean, Ciprian Venter, Maria Domuta, Oana Valenas, Ildiko Sorban, Alina Pantis, Bogdan Popescu, Razvan V. Scăunașu 2017 University of Medicine and Pharmacy Oradea, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Surgery and Neurosurgery, Oradea, Romania

Necrotizing Fasciitis Of The Neck: Case Presentation, Emil Marginean, Ciprian Venter, Maria Domuta, Oana Valenas, Ildiko Sorban, Alina Pantis, Bogdan Popescu, Razvan V. Scăunașu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Necrotizing fasciitis represents a severe and rare infectious disease, which is accompanied by extended necrosis of subcutaneous tissues and fascia layers, having as a result gangrene of the teguments. To reduce mortality associated with this disease, a rapid diagnosis is necessary as well as aggressive surgical treatment, accompanied by adequate, aggressive antibiotic therapy. As a rule, etiology is teeth related, with the condition more common in immunology-depressed patients. This article presents the experience of the authors regarding a case presentation of necrotizing fasciitis with typical clinical expression and management of the disease in an immunological-depressed patient. Further data on diagnosis ...


The Psychological Influence Of The Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer On Therapeutic Options Selection, Razvan V. Scaunasu, Stefan Voiculescu, Bogdan Popescu, Cristina Cozma, Radu Jecan, Cristian Balalau 2017 Carol Davila University, Colțea Clinical Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania

The Psychological Influence Of The Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer On Therapeutic Options Selection, Razvan V. Scaunasu, Stefan Voiculescu, Bogdan Popescu, Cristina Cozma, Radu Jecan, Cristian Balalau

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

The therapeutic management decision-making process for breast cancer is complex, and is influenced by multiple factors including patient age, comorbidities, ethnicity, education, and availability of immediate or delayed reconstruction options. Our study analysed 276 patients diagnosed with breast cancer in the “Colțea” Clinical Hospital between 2014 and 2015. Mean patients age was 61.24, median 62, with a range of 31 to 89 years. Younger age was associated with a less advanced local disease and younger patients were more likely to choose and benefit from conservative surgery. Most patients (61.76%) came from rural areas. Place of origin had a ...


The Promotion Of Adipogenesis In A Rat Model Of Radiation-Induced Mammary Fat Pad Fibrosis, Jessica Truong 2017 The University of Western Ontario

The Promotion Of Adipogenesis In A Rat Model Of Radiation-Induced Mammary Fat Pad Fibrosis, Jessica Truong

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Radiofibrosis of the breast makes satisfactory breast tissue reconstruction challenging and is associated with complications. Autologous fat grafting can improve surgical outcomes but fat retention is variable. We developed RHAMM peptide mimetics (NPI-110) that decrease tissue fibrosis and increase mammary fat pad adipogenesis by promoting the differentiation of mesenchymal progenitor cells into adipocytes. We tested the efficacy of NPI-110 in a rat model of radiation-induced mammary fat pad fibrosis. Effects of radiation and NPI-110 were quantified by visible skin changes, fat pad volume estimates using high frequency ultrasound, mRNA expression of genes involved in fibrosis (Collagen-1:Collagen-1, TGFß1) and adipogenesis ...


Experimental In-Vivo Models Used In Fat Grafting Research For Volume Augmentation In Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Raghu Appasani, Kylee Sullivan, Leah Siegel-Reamer, Janice F. Lalikos 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Experimental In-Vivo Models Used In Fat Grafting Research For Volume Augmentation In Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Raghu Appasani, Kylee Sullivan, Leah Siegel-Reamer, Janice F. Lalikos

Open Access Articles

As the popularity of fat grafting research increases, animal models are being used as the source of pre-clinical experimental information for discovery and to enhance techniques. To date, animal models used in this research have not been compared to provide a standardized model. We analyzed publications from 1968-2015 to compare published accounts of animal models in fat grafting research. Data collected included: species used, graft characteristics (donor tissue, recipient area, amount injected, injection technique), time of sacrifice and quantification methods. Mice were most commonly used (56% of studies), with the "athymic nude" strain utilized most frequently (44%). Autologous fat was ...


Biochemical Effects Of Exercise On A Fasciocutaneous Flap In A Rat Model., Edita Aksamitiene, Adam L. Baker, Sudeep Roy, Salini Hota, Li-Hui Zhang, Julianna Rodin, Kealan Hobelmann, Jan B. Hoek, Edmund A. Pribitkin 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Biochemical Effects Of Exercise On A Fasciocutaneous Flap In A Rat Model., Edita Aksamitiene, Adam L. Baker, Sudeep Roy, Salini Hota, Li-Hui Zhang, Julianna Rodin, Kealan Hobelmann, Jan B. Hoek, Edmund A. Pribitkin

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Papers

Importance: An overwhelming amount of data suggest that cardiovascular exercise has a positive effect on the mind and body, although the precise mechanism is not always clear.

Objective: To assess the clinical and biochemical effects of voluntary cardiovascular exercise on pedicled flaps in a rodent model.

Design, Setting, and Participants: Eighteen adult Sprague-Dawley male rats were randomized into a resting animal group (RAG) (n=9) and an exercise animal group (EAG) (n=9) for 14 days (July 23, 2013, through July 30, 2013). A pedicled transposition flap was performed on the ventral surface of the rat, and biopsy specimens were ...


Finite Element Simulation And Additive Manufacturing Of Stiffness-Matched Niti Fixation Hardware For Mandibular Reconstruction Surgery, Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam, Amirhesam Amerinatanzi, David Dean, Haluk E. Karaca, Mohammad Elahinia 2016 The University of Toledo

Finite Element Simulation And Additive Manufacturing Of Stiffness-Matched Niti Fixation Hardware For Mandibular Reconstruction Surgery, Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam, Amirhesam Amerinatanzi, David Dean, Haluk E. Karaca, Mohammad Elahinia

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications

Process parameters and post-processing heat treatment techniques have been developed to produce both shape memory and superelastic NiTi using Additive Manufacturing. By introducing engineered porosity, the stiffness of NiTi can be tuned to the level closely matching cortical bone. Using additively manufactured porous superelastic NiTi, we have proposed the use of patient-specific, stiffness-matched fixation hardware, for mandible skeletal reconstructive surgery. Currently, Ti-6Al-4V is the most commonly used material for skeletal fixation devices. Although this material offers more than sufficient strength for immobilization during the bone healing process, the high stiffness of Ti-6Al-4V implants can cause stress shielding. In this paper ...


Optimal Timing Of Free Flap Breast Reconstruction In A Highly Radiated Population, W. Mohiuddin, Kamini D. Patel, Steven E. Copit, MD, Patrick J. Greaney, MD, FACS 2016 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Optimal Timing Of Free Flap Breast Reconstruction In A Highly Radiated Population, W. Mohiuddin, Kamini D. Patel, Steven E. Copit, Md, Patrick J. Greaney, Md, Facs

Department of Surgery Posters

Introduction

There has been an increasing use of postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) in breast cancer patients, especially in cases of large tumors (T3 or greater) or node-positive disease (N1 or greater).1 When radiation for the treatment of breast cancer is expected, tissue-based breast reconstruction is generally preferred to implant-based reconstruction. This distinction is attributed to the high rate of complications with postoperative radiation after implant-based reconstruction, ranging from 20% to 70%.2

In cases when the need for radiation is likely, breast reconstruction with autologous tissue is typically deferred until the completion of the radiation therapy. Reasons for deferring ...


Versatility Of The Anterolateral Thigh Flap: An Akuh Experience, Fazlur Rahman, Muhammad Asif Ahsan, Muhammad Ubaid Khan, Sami Ullah, Sara Khan 2016 Aga Khan University

Versatility Of The Anterolateral Thigh Flap: An Akuh Experience, Fazlur Rahman, Muhammad Asif Ahsan, Muhammad Ubaid Khan, Sami Ullah, Sara Khan

Department of Surgery

Abstract

Anterolateral thigh flap is used for reconstruction of various soft tissue defects. We planned the study to evaluate the versatility of the anterolateral thigh flap as it may be used for reconstruction of head and neck, torso and extremities with minimal donor-site morbidity. The retrospective study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised date from October 2012 to December 2015. Of the 75 patients in which anterolateral thigh flap was used for reconstruction, 6(8%) flaps did not survive. The overall flap survival was 69(92%). Anterolateral thigh flap was versatile enough to provide soft tissue ...


Lipoaspirate And Adipose Stem Cells As Potential Therapeutics For Chronic Scars, Dylan Perry, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Michael S. Chin, So-Yun Min, Ava Chappell, Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, Raghu Appasani, Patrick Teebagy, Silvia Corvera, Janice F. Lalikos 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lipoaspirate And Adipose Stem Cells As Potential Therapeutics For Chronic Scars, Dylan Perry, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Michael S. Chin, So-Yun Min, Ava Chappell, Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, Raghu Appasani, Patrick Teebagy, Silvia Corvera, Janice F. Lalikos

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Introduction: Burn injuries can lead to hypertrophic or keloid scars, causing pain and long lasting mobility issues. Current therapies are often unsatisfactory, costly, or morbid. Prior studies suggest adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) and lipoaspirate can improve scar outcomes of acute thermal wounds. Clinical reports suggest lipoaspirate and ADSCs can improve chronic burn scar remodeling. However, this has not been extensively studied in animal models. We sought to determine if adipose tissue can improve chronic scar remodeling and to compare the effects of ADSCs and processed lipoaspirate.

Methods: 50 CD1 nu/nu athymic mice received a standardized deep partial-thickness thermal ...


Hyperspectral Imaging For Burn Depth Assessment In An Animal Model, Michael S. Chin, Oksana Olegovna Babchenko, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Lisa Nobel, Ronald A. Ignotz, Janice F. Lalikos 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Hyperspectral Imaging For Burn Depth Assessment In An Animal Model, Michael S. Chin, Oksana Olegovna Babchenko, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Lisa Nobel, Ronald A. Ignotz, Janice F. Lalikos

Senior Scholars Program

Differentiating between superficial and deep-dermal (DD) burns remains challenging. Superficial-dermal burns heal with conservative treatment; DD burns often require excision and skin grafting. Decision of surgical treatment is often delayed until burn depth is definitively identified. This study's aim is to assess the ability of hyperspectral imaging (HSI) to differentiate burn depth.

METHODS: Thermal injury of graded severity was generated on the dorsum of hairless mice with a heated brass rod. Perfusion and oxygenation parameters of injured skin were measured with HSI, a noninvasive method of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, at 2 minutes, 1, 24, 48 and 72 hours after ...


Perception Of Differences In Lip Profile Between 2-D And 3-D, Andrew Hansen 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Perception Of Differences In Lip Profile Between 2-D And 3-D, Andrew Hansen

Theses and Dissertations

Past studies evaluating the esthetics of orthodontic treatment have been done using 2-D images. New 3-D imaging offers an improved, real-life representation of a subject. The purpose of this study was to determine how laypeople perceived differences in lip position (flat versus ideal lip fullness) in 2-D compared to 3-D.

3dMD images of 8 Caucasian subjects were adjusted to an ideal and flat lip position in 3-D and then in 2-D from the profile view. 2 surveys were created with paired ideal and flat images on the screen, either in 2-D or 3-D, and evaluators were asked to choose which ...


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