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The study by Dr. Chin-Lung Kuo provided strong evidence, which was unrecognized earlier, to establish the potential link between cholesteatoma and depression. It is necessary to conduct routine psychiatric screening and monitoring of cholesteatoma patients for detection and treatment at the beginning stage itself. Despite the accuracy and acceptability of this population-based study, more prospective studies need to be carried out for additional confirmation.
Here is a piece of good news for the critically ill patients of Japan and other Asian countries who are looking for safer and effective blood glucose control. Thanks to the team of researchers led by Jun Inaishi of Keio University School of Medicine, who modified the original Yale insulin infusion protocol and designed a simplified computer program-based protocol suitable for the Japanese patients.
The review by Dr. Chin-Lung Kuo presented different acoustic models providing a deep insight regarding the fundamental mechanisms behind hearing restoration effected by acoustic stimulation on patients with idiopathic SSNHL. Nevertheless, in the future, it is necessary to conduct more severe experiments to provide further evidence confirming the hypothesis that sound therapy can restore hearing in idiopathic SSNHL patients.
Based on the report submitted by the Cancer Research UK landmark, the life of 13500 cancer patients can be saved and cured if there would be a change in the habit and lifestyle of every individual.
There is an adage that “money can’t buy happiness”, but a recent research proves that it is not absolutely true. The study reveals that money can definitely make a person happy, but the exact amount required to maximize a person’s happiness varies globally. Beyond that point of satiation, money does not have any effect on the emotional well-being of a person.
Worldwide researchers state that women who have asthma take time to conceive when she is using short-acting asthma medications.
This video shows a laryngoscopic examination for signs of laryngeal irritation associated with laryngopharyngeal reflux. Large bilateral granulomas are identified on the surface of bilateral arytenoids
This is a video abstract regarding the article on the role of trapezius transfer for shoulder reconstruction in adult traumatic brachial plexus injuries.
In this video, the authors describe how they set out to assess the effect of external limb compression on the lymphaticovenular anastomosis.
In this video, the author discusses an unusual nasal mass (i.e., teratocarcinosarcoma) in the the sinonasal cavity.
In this video, the author describes their guided approach to incision placement to increase the likelihood of creating a successful lymphaticovenular anastomosis at each incision for an effective treatment for lymphedema.
A study conducted by Motta et al. showed that no significant difference in the primary, secondary and total hemorrhage frequency between surgical techniques for tonsillectomy.
It is our pleasure to invite Prof. Isao Koushima to be Editor-in-Chief in International Microsurgery Journal!
It is our pleasure to invite Prof. Zeng-Tao Wang (王增涛) to be Editor-in-Chief in International Microsurgery Journal!
A study determines how skin has an innate ability to protect us from skin cancer. The next stage for this exciting finding will be to turn it into human clinical trials.
Dr. Grossan is an expert in bio-feedback and teaches his patients his action program which includes using a mirror as a bio-feedback mechanism.
Prof. Holger Sudhoff is the Chairman of Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bielefeld Academic Teaching Hospital, Muenster University, Germany.
Prof. James T. Willerson is the President Emeritus of Texas Heart® Institute, CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, USA.
Over the past decade, Da Vinci Surgical System has made great strides in surgery. It has been widely applied in urology, gynecology, bariatric surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, cardiac surgery, neurological surgery, and transoral otolaryngologic neoplasm resection. However, its application in plastic and reconstructive surgery still in the preliminary stages of development. I went to Hong Kong in April 2013 for the robotic surgical system training program and was awarded console surgeon certificate.
This novel technique of sequential ETS micro-venous anastomosis is a modified technique from its classical form. The unique use of vessel loops provides protection to the vessel, while it achieves equisegmental IJV occlusion for sequential (proximal to distal) venous anastomosis. This method not only saves precious operating time from repetitive positioning of instruments and recipient vessel (IJV), but also creates a safer operating field for the microsurgeons. Utilizing a second single vascular clamp over the anastomosis junction provides an anchoring point for self-retraction by revealing and maintaining an accessible position to the posterior wall, once it is turned at 180 degrees laterally. This maneuver allows the surgeon to have full control of the surgical field and perform ETS micro-venous anastomosis confidently and independently.
Division of the lateral plantar artery does not jeopardize the foot circulation because of anastomosis of the lateral plantar artery with the dorsalis pedis artery at the first intermetatarsal space. However, care should be taken with patients with peripheral artery occlusive disease and the flow of dorsalis pedis artery should be confirmed before surgery. Given the advantages of sizable vessel, easy dissection, and proximity to the defect, we believe that the lateral plantar artery might be a valuable option as recipient vessel for lateral plantar forefoot reconstruction.
Pedicled anterolateral thigh flap is a versatile option for reconstruction of complex soft tissue defects in varied anatomical regions. Its wide arc of rotation and less donor site morbidity are its added advantages.
The 2nd instructional course for adult brachial plexus injuries is a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from experts in the field. We cordially invite you to visit Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to participate in this unique learning experience.