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Physician Initiated Research
Comparative Analysis of Cytokines of Tumor Cell Lines, Malignant and Benign Effusions Around Breast Implants Print

Marshall E. Kadin, MD; John Morgan, PhD; Nick Kouttab, PhD; Haiying Xu, BS; William P. Adams Jr MD; Caroline Glicksman, MD; Patricia McGuire, MD; David Sieber, MD; Alan L. Epstein, MD, PhD; Roberto N. Miranda, MD; and Mark W. Clemens, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal  2019, 1–8

Background: More than 700 women have developed an anaplastic large T cell lymphoma (ALCL) surrounding textured surface breast implants, termed  breast  implant–associated  ALCL  (BIA-ALCL).  Most  patients  with  BIA-ALCL  present  with  an  accumulation  of  fluid  (delayed  seroma)  around  the  implant. However, benign seromas without malignant cells complicating scar contracture, implant rupture, trauma, infection, and other causes are more common. For proper patient management and to avoid unnecessary surgery, a simple diagnostic test to identify malignant seromas is desirable.

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Pro-Fibrotic CD26-Positive Fibroblasts Are Present in Greater Abundance in Breast Capsule Tissue of Irradiated Breasts Print

Mimi R. Borrelli, MBBS, MSc, BSc; Dre Irizzary, MD; Ronak A. Patel, BS; Dung Nguyen, MD; Arash Momeni, MD; Michael T. Longaker, MD; and Derrick C. Wan, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal  2020, Vol 40(4) 369–379

Background: Breast capsular contracture is a major problem following implant-based breast reconstruction, particularly in the setting of radiation therapy. Recent work has identified a fibrogenic fibroblast subpopulation characterized by CD26 surface marker expression.

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The New Frontier: A Review of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Plastic Surgery Print

Lohrasb R. Sayadi, MD; Alexandra Naides, BA; Maddie Eng;  Arman Fijany, BS; Mustafa Chopan, MD; Jamasb J. Sayadi, BA; Ashkaun Shaterian, MD; Derek A. Banyard, MD, MBA, MS; Gregory R.D. Evans, MD, FACS; Raj Vyas, MD; and Alan D. Widgerow, MBBCh, MMed, FACS

Aesthetic Surgery Journal  2019, Vol 39(9) 1007–1016

Abstract: Mixed reality, a blending of the physical and digital worlds, can enhance the surgical experience, leading to greater precision, efficiency, and improved outcomes. Various studies across different disciplines have reported encouraging results using mixed reality technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality. To provide a better understanding of the applications and limitations of this technology in plastic surgery, we performed a systematic review of the literature in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. The initial query of the National Center for  Biotechnology  Information  database  yielded  2544  results,  and  only  46  articles  met  our  inclusion  criteria.  The  majority  of  studies  were  in  the  field  of  craniofacial  surgery,  and  uses  of  mixed  reality  included  preoperative  planning,  intraoperative  guides,  and  education  of  surgical  trainees.  A  deeper  understanding of mixed reality technologies may promote its integration and also help inspire new and creative applications in healthcare.

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Sharadkumar Dicksheet, MD
Brooklyn, NY
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Dr. Dicksheet was a selfless humanitarian and philanthropist living on social security. He continued to give his time and expertise by providing thousands of cleft lip surgeries to children in need in India. Dr. Dicksheet passed away November 14, 2011.

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