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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)...

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...

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...

Medico-legal Forum (Laser/Polydioxanone)

The PMFA Journal and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance have teamed up to provide a series of articles that will give examples of claims that occur from different procedures. Conclusion to the previous case Last issue’s Medico-Legal Forum discussed a case...

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...

The mission to provide equal access for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) is the leading charity in the world for networking individuals with vascular birthmarks, anomalies, and related syndromes (VBARS) into proper medical treatment. The VBF currently monitors over 80,000 individuals / families, worldwide, who are affected...

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...

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)...

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...

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation, Dr Stavros Tombris, EVA Clinic, and Candela Medical partner to provide free laser treatments, ultrasounds and expert consultations

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) is proud to announce the 2023 VBF Free Laser and Ultrasound Clinic – Greece, on Saturday 10 June, in collaboration with host Stavros Tombris, MD, PhD, DDS, Director of the EVA Clinic, and Candela Medical, a leading global manufacturer of energy-based devices.

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...