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1 Arginase and C-reactive protein as potential serum-based biomarker of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients of north east India Tumor Biology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

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2 Comparative analysis of resection tools suited for transoral robot-assisted surgery European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, April 11, 2014    Clinical Article

3 International collaborative validation of intraneural invasion as a prognostic marker in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck Head & Neck, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Volume-outcome relationships for head and neck cancer surgery in a universal health care system The Laryngoscope, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Lack of evidence for increased risk of postoperative bleeding after cutaneous surgery in the head and neck in patients taking aspirin British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, April 10, 2014

6 Characterization, Prophylaxis, and Treatment of Infectious Complications in Craniomaxillofacial and Upper Extremity Allotransplantation: A Multicenter Perspective Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 9, 2014    Review Article

7 Three-dimensional anatomical analysis of surgical landmarks for the middle cranial fossa approach Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, April 9, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Applications of fat grafting in facial aesthetic skeletal surgery Aesthetic Surgery Journal, April 8, 2014    Review Article

9 The effect of single vs double eyelids on the perceived attractiveness of Chinese women Aesthetic Surgery Journal, April 8, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Patterns of symptom burden during radiotherapy or concurrent chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer: A prospective analysis using the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Symptom Inventory-Head and Neck Module Cancer, April 8, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Endoscopic ultrasonic dacryocystorhinostomy for recurrent dacryocystitis following rhinoplasty Aesthetic Surgery Journal, April 7, 2014

12 Voice outcomes after total thyroidectomy, partial thyroidectomy, or non-neck surgery using a prospective multifactorial assessment Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 7, 2014    Clinical Article

13 MUC expression in adenosquamous carcinoma of the head and neck regions of Japanese patients: Immunohistochemical analysis Pathology International, April 7, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Mini-invasive boomerang-plasty for aesthetic restoration of lower third face aging. Mini boomerang-plasty to lower face lift American Journal of Otolaryngology, April 3, 2014

15 Negative pressure wound therapy in head and neck surgery JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, April 3, 2014    Review Article

16 The supraclavicular artery flap for head and neck reconstruction JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, April 3, 2014    Review Article

17 Duplication of the lower third of the internal jugular vein - case report and surgical implications British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, April 3, 2014

18 Optical nerve identification in head and neck surgery after Er:YAG laser ablation Lasers in Medical Science, April 3, 2014    Review Article

19 Lengthening the pedicle of a scapular osseous free flap by angular branch reconnection within the subscapular artery system Microsurgery, April 3, 2014

20 Ethics of facial transplantation revisited Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, April 2, 2014    Review Article

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Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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1 Influence of diabetes mellitus on postoperative complications and failure in head and neck free flap reconstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis Head & Neck, February 27, 2014    Review Article

2 Postoperative concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck Head & Neck, March 18, 2014

3 Neck rejuvenation with mastoid-spanning barbed tensor threads (MST operation) Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 19, 2014

4 OK-432 sclerotherapy of lymphatic malformation in the head and neck: factors related to outcome Pediatric Radiology, March 7, 2014

5 Subbrow blepharoplasty using supraorbital rim periosteal fixation Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 6, 2014

6 A phase II study of pralatrexate with vitamin B12 and folic acid supplementation for previously treated recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell cancer Investigational New Drugs, March 5, 2014

7 The potential effects of rhinoplasty on voice Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, February 7, 2014

8 Aesthetic modification to the rintala flap: A case series Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 21, 2014

9 Lymph node ratio influences risk of head and neck cancer loco-regional recurrence after initial surgical resection: Implications for adjuvant therapy Head & Neck, March 13, 2014

10 Cholecystectomy, gallstones, tonsillectomy, and pancreatic cancer risk: A population-based case-control study in Minnesota British Journal of Cancer, March 26, 2014

11 Extended hair-bearing lateral orbital flap for simultaneous reconstruction of eyebrow and eyelid Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, March 24, 2014    Free full text

12 Straight septum, crooked nose: An overlooked concept Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 10, 2014    Review Article

13 Minimally invasive image-guided access for drainage of petrous apex lesions: A case report Otology & Neurotology, March 20, 2014

14 Stratifying the risk of facial nerve palsy after benign parotid surgery The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, March 7, 2014
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15 The feasibility and efficacy of secondary neck dissections in thyroid cancer metastases European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, March 17, 2014

16 Freestyle facial perforator flaps--a safe reconstructive option for moderate-sized facial defects European Journal of Plastic Surgery, March 12, 2014

17 Transumbilical endoscopic costal cartilage harvesting: A new technique Annals of Plastic Surgery, March 25, 2014

18 p16 CDKN2A SNP rs11515 was not associated with head and neck carcinoma Tumor Biology, March 18, 2014

19 From partial to full-face transplantation: Total ablation and restoration, a change in the reconstructive paradigm International Journal of Surgery, March 12, 2014    Review Article

20 The effects of nasal base stabilization techniques on nasal tip rigidity Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 17, 2014    Review Article

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