Monday, 13 June 2011

e-LPRAS: last batch of topics for 2011

The last batch of topics for 2011 has just been released. Picking a topic is on a first come first served basis. Contact for the list and to volunteer. There should be more next year if funding is available.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

New GMC guidance on "Making and using visual and audio recordings of patients"

Plastic surgeons are frequently taking photos for one reason or another. The GMC issued some new guidance that came into force in May 2011. Download it here.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

TOTTPS June 2011

So here goes - the first month of Top of the TOCs for plastic surgery. Below are articles that caught my eye, selected from PRS, JPRAS, Annals, the American and European Journals of Hand Surgery amongst others.

JUNE 2011
Kim, B et al. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011; 127(6):2141-2150. 
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182172418
This article is accompanied by a good discussion outlining when ALCL should be suspected and investigated. Further information is available on the FDA breast implant website

Lerman, OZ et al. J Hand Surg 2011; 36(6):1092-1103. 
doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.03.038

Makhlouf, VM and Deek, AN. Ann Plast Surg 2011; 66(6):670-672. 
doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181e6d017

Davis, M. Ann Plast Surg 2011; 66(6):584. 
doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181de83aa

Gershenwald, JE and Ross, MI. N Engl J Med 2011; 364:1738-1745.

The efficacy and safety of fasciectomy and fasciotomy for Dupuytren's contracture in European patients: a structured review of published studies. S. M. Crean et al. J Hand Surg (European Volume) 2011;36 396-407.