Innovative treatment using tilapia skin as a xenograft for partial thickness burns after a gunpowder explosion

Edmar Maciel Lima-Junior,1 Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho,2 Bruno Almeida Costa,2 Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine,2 Maria Elisabete Amaral de Moraes,2 Francisco Raimundo Silva-Junior,1 Maria Flaviane Araújo do Nascimento Soares,1 Marina Becker Sales Rocha,2 and Cybele Maria Philopimin Leontsinis1 CASE REPORT A 23-year-old male patient, with no comorbidities, arrived at a burn treatment center in Fortaleza, Brazil after a thermal injury caused by contact with flames […]

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Scalp expansion for giant cutis verticis gyrata secondary to cerebriform intradermal nevus

Wenfang Dong, Huan Wang, and Fei Fan Case report A 27-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of a huge black scalp macule (20 × 18 cm) with thinning of the overlying hair (Figure 1). The asymptomatic scalp macule first appeared upon her birth and gradually increased in size. On physical examination, the scalp macule was characterized by […]

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Aesthetic reconstruction of the severely disfigured burned face: a creative strategy for a “natural” appearance using pre-patterned autogenous free flaps

Elliott H. Rose Burns Trauma. 2015; 3: 16.Published online 2015 Sep 27. doi: 10.1186/s41038-015-0014-8PMCID: PMC4964145PMID: 27574662 A 10-year-old girl sustained 80 % TBSA burns during a crib fire as an infant in Columbia. She was abandoned by her biological parents and brought to the United States for treatment where she was adopted by caring foster parents. Prior to treatment at The […]

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The Woman With No Face

A SEVERE untreated facial condition has left a woman in India with large hanging growths which eclipse her entire face – causing local children to be scared of her. Khadija Khatoon, 23, from Kolkata, India, has what doctors believe to be neurofibromatosis – a catch-all term for a number of genetic disorders which cause tumours […]

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Successful Microsurgical Replantation of Scalp Amputation Using Medicinal and Chemical Leech Therapy: A Case Report

A 47-year-old woman presented to the hospital with a com- plete amputated scalp after her hair was caught in a laun- dry-packing machine. Compact compression dressing with gauze and elastic band was applied, owing to severe bleeding by completely ruptured both superficial temporal artery (STA) and superficial temporal vein (STV) (Fig. 1). The laceration ex- […]

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“The hand of God” – nurses try to comfort isolated patients in a Brazilian Covid isolation ward

From Brazil , a country that has recorded a very high number of infections from Covid-19, comes ““mão de deus“ “, conceived by a Brazilian nurse to break down the barrier of isolation and give comfort to the patients. For over a year engaged in the fight against Coronavirus , doctors and nurses all over the world, in addition to ensuring the necessary health care for patients forced to live in […]

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A Case of a Survivor to a Through-and-Through Head Gunshot Wound following Russian Roulette

Sir: Georges Arthur Surdez (1900 to 1949) is considered the inventor of Russian roulette. The first report of Russian roulette was published in January 30, 1937, in Collier’s magazine. In the original “game to die,” in 1917, in Romania, some Russian officers removed a cartridge from a revolver, spun the cylinder, snapped it back in place, placed […]

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Strawberry Tongue in Streptococcal Pharyngitis

A 5-year-old girl presented to the pediatric clinic with a 3-day history of fever, sore throat, and pain with swallowing. She had no associated cough, rhinorrhea, or hoarseness. The temperature was 40°C. On examination, she appeared to be ill, with dry mucous membranes and tender anterior cervical lymphadenopathy. She had fissured lips and a red […]

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Diagnostic Accuracy of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Versus Fractional Flow Reserve: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Abstract Background Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered the gold standard for diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Stress Cardiac magnetic resonance (SCMR) has been recently gaining traction as a non-invasive alternative to FFR. Methods Studies comparing the diagnostic accuracy of SCMR versus FFR were identified and analyzed using Review Manager (RevMan) 5.3 and Stata […]

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Successful ankle replantation in two cases with different presentations

CASES Case 1 A 32-year-old man was assaulted with a sharp sword, resulting in total amputation of the lower extremity at the level of the tibiotalar joint, with clean-cut wound (Fig. 1A). He presented 4 hours after the injury, in a stable hemodynamic condition with no other associated injuries. The patient was immediately transferred to […]

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Use of Fish Skin for burn treatment

Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs. Scientists at the Federal University of Ceara in northern Brazil have found that tilapia skin has moisture, collagen and disease resistance at […]

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Management of the Burn Patient

Case Presentation A 58-year-old female patient was activated as a Level 1 trauma alert after being involved in a house explosion with resultant fire. She was awake and alert with no loss of consciousness at the scene but sustained significant thermal injuries per EMS report. She was intubated pre-hospital for “airway protection” out of concern […]

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STEMI Associated with Overuse of Energy Drinks

2. Case Presentation The patient was a 26-year-old male who began having left-sided chest pain approximately 9 hours prior to presentation to the emergency department following drinking his usual quantity (~4L) of “Monster,” “Rock Star,” and other similar brands of energy drinks. The patient stated that he drank any kind of energy drink he could […]

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Case report of Wolfe grafting for the management of bilateral cicatricial eyelid ectropion following severe burn injuries

Case Report 31-year-old Caucasian man was referred for treatment at our institution for surgical treatment of the cicatricial ectropion of both lower eyelids and exposure keratopathy due to severe deep dermal burns that affected minimally 60% of the TBSA (Fig. 1). Eight months prior to this presentation, patient sustained thermal burn injuries. Mechanism of the […]

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A case of a young woman with a Necrotic Sarcoma of the back

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in bones and soft tissues, such as fat, muscles blood vessels, etc. Tissue becomes necrotic when substantial areas of tissue lack a blood supply, which then causes gangrene, or death of the tissue, in the area. This particular case was very vascular, so there was no way […]

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The Patient Experience: Symptoms and Impact of Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Abstract Introduction No published literature systematically explores the dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patient experience. To inform the development of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), the important and relevant signs, symptoms, and impacts for patients with dry AMD were identified. Methods A holistic approach was used to capture, define, and organize the signs, symptoms, and impacts […]

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