Nanotechnology and regenerative therapeutics in plastic surgery

This review is focussed on how novel nanotech therapeutics can apply to modern plastic surgery. The review does not pose a specific question and, therefore, does not base the review on a particular hypothesis to whether nanotech carries an evidence...

Smartphone applications in burns

The aim of this study was to review apps applicable in the treatment of burns on Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS smartphones, looking at costs, developers, content, target groups and available interfaces. A systematic review of the two app stores...

Factors which predict the utilisation of plastic dressing clinics in paediatric burns

This paper seeks to identify which factors impact on the re-attendance rates at a paediatric outpatient service following a burn. A retrospective review of patients admitted to a single paediatric burns unit (Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh) over a...

Burns debridement: VersajetTM vs. conventional debridement

A prospective randomised controlled trial was undertaken to compare conventional tangential burn wound debridement against the use of Versajet™ hydrosurgery in the treatment of partial thickness paediatric burns. Seventy-five children under the age of 16 were recruited for the study...

A review of burns in patients over the age of 90

The authors share their results looking at a retrospective review of burns in patients over the age of 90 in a 15-year period from 1998 to 2013 from a single regional burns centre (Pinderfields Hospital, UK). Twenty-two patients were identified...

Update on necrotising fasciitis

As a reviewer, there is always a temptation to select those articles in which one has a particular interest and to review them, rather than those which may very well deserve a review, but are outside one’s personal experience. So...

Satisfaction and complications of body contouring surgery

Fifty-five patients undergoing body contouring surgery over three years is an experience worth sharing and the photographs show excellent results, with which most patients were delighted. One of the postoperative photographs shows that a patient had a decorative tattoo performed...

The effect of skin graft contracture when using artificial dermis

This is a report of a prospective clinical trial performed in a single centre in Seoul, South Korea. The group attempted to observe the change in size of skin grafts applied to an artificial dermal substitute (matriderm). Two groups of...