• “Fibrin Tissue Sealant and Minor Skin Grafts in Burn Surgery: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”

    11 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The indications for use of fibrin glue in skin grafting burn patients remains understudied. The purpose of this study is to review the efficacy of fibrin tissue sealant in skin graft adherence, establish guidelines for use of fibrin tissue sealant, and review the cost effectiveness of fibrin glue.
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  • Autologous breast reconstruction surgery outcomes in patients with autoimmune connective tissue disease

    11 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Autologous breast reconstruction following mastectomy remains an integral component in the management of these patients. Those with pre-existing medical conditions require special consideration, such as patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases. Autoimmune CTDs include a group of disorders with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations that may adversely affect surgical outcomes.1 Due to these factors, surgeons may be reluctant to perform autologous breast reconstructions in these patients, particularly using free tissue transfer.
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