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Polydioxanone in septal reconstruction

Septal reconstruction is a challenging problem and is undertaken for functional or cosmetic reasons or a combination of both. Either autologous cartilage, commonly auricular, or other alloplastic material can be used. The authors describe the use of a polydioxanone (PDS)...

A systematic review of silver sulphadiazine in the conservative management of burns

Silver sulphadiazine (SSD) has been used in conservative management of partial thickness burns (PTB), for over 50 years. Concerns have been raised over potential disadvantages of SSD including need for daily dressing changes, impairment of wound healing and expense. The...

The development of PDO threadlifting in the UK

Dr Jacques Otto looks at the development of polydioxanone (PDO) threads as an anti-ageing treatment, the creation of the Association of Polydioxanone Threads (APDOT) UK and what the future holds for threadlifting in the UK. Up to early 2014 the...

How I Do It - Non-surgical approach to facial ptosis 
– the PDO barbed absorbable thread 5-point facelift

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads summary: Colourless, crystalline, biodegradable synthetic polymer Monofilament Biodegradation by hydrolysis Mainly urine excretion Absorption rate 180 days Breaking strength 53% at 42 days Long established safety record in general surgery as a suture material (PDS II Ethicon)...

How I Do It - Approaches to non-surgical face lifting

PDO threads By Martyn King Polydioxanone or poly-p-dioxanone (PDO, PDS) is a colourless, crystalline, biodegradable polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units and has been used in many disciplines of surgery as subcutaneous and cutaneous stitches for over 30 years. It...

Update on Topical Photodynamic Therapy

As a nurse involved in providing a specialist dermatology service I was invited to attend a continuing professional development (CPD) accredited study day at The University of Hertfordshire on an update for topical photodynamic therapy (PDT). The agenda was comprehensive...

14th Annual Euro PDT Congress

The 14th Annual Congress of the European Society for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Dermatology programme contained an abundance of interesting and varied clinical information and research on the licensed and unlicensed indications of PDT. These included the many areas of...

Polydioxanone thread-lifting

A poignant medical liability piece for aesthetic nurses undertaking polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifting. The author provides the clinical background, as well as the anatomical areas which may benefit from rejuvenation with PDO threads. There is some discussion surrounding comparison with...

Evidence based review of management for common head and neck cancers

As part of the PRS evidence based review series, this well written review summarises the up-to-date knowledge regarding the surgical and non-surgical management of the common facial skin cancers. The review is limited to BCC, SCC, MM and Merkel Cell...

When does a non-surgical procedure fall within the scope of CQC registration? An update on cogged PDO thread lifts

In December 2018 the CQC ruled that any healthcare professional performing thread lifting now has to meet its full requirements for surgical procedures. Dr Bea Brookes takes a look at the decision. Non-surgical thread lift with dissolving threads has been...

How I Do It - Primary rejuvenation upper blepharoplasty – tips from an oculoplastic surgeon

Preoperative For me the preoperative stage is actually the most important part in the patient’s journey and can take much longer than the actual operation itself. It takes me about 45-60 minutes to assess, counsel and consent for a primary...

How I Do It - Approaches to lip augmentation: surgical lip lift

A surgical lip lift is particularly effective in lips that require both an increase in vertical height and eversion. Upper lip lifts have been described since the 1980s [1,2] but the most commonly used form was described by Oscar Ramirez...