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Which patients are more likely to have postoperative pulmonary complications after major head and neck?

Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) following major head and neck surgery are frequently encountered. Indeed, surgery in the head and neck area itself has been identified as a risk factor for these complications. Microvascular reconstruction is a widely accepted and proven...

Adherence in Dermatology

Dermatology is a medical specialty in which successful patient outcomes are often dependent on strict adherence to treatment protocols. This may be difficult for some patients to achieve. Adherence in Dermatology by Scott A Davis addresses the issue of patient...

Using growth factors in skincare protocols to elevate patient results

All patients embarking on an aesthetic journey should be introduced to the importance of skin and why a healthy skin canvas is fundamental in producing the best possible surgical and non-surgical results. Investing in a carefully curated skincare regime can...

COVID-19 Tips and Insights

The following blog articles have been kindly provided by Eric Levi. For more from Eric Levi, visit https://ericlevi.com/blog/ COVID19 affects everyone Posted on 01/04/2020 by Eric Levi Here’s a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention looking at...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 6) - Cosmetic surgery in Hong Kong

There is no formally recognised specialty of Cosmetic Surgery (and / or Medicine) in Hong Kong. Unsurprisingly, there are no formal training programs in cosmetic surgery or aesthetic medicine.

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 14 December 2016

A Death in Hong Kong: an evolving essay and insight into medicine and the law in contemporary Hong Kong (part five) Whilst the death of Zoey Leung was now the focus of a criminal investigation I found myself dealing with...

Risks and benefits of sunlight exposure

The author provides a timely summary of recently published National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) (2016) guidance regarding the risks and benefits of sunlight exposure and capturing the challenges which face healthcare professionals in communicating key messages focusing...

Managing photodamage

The authors explore components of skin ageing, discussing extrinsic as well as intrinsic factors, with the focus upon the process of photoageing. The anatomy of the epidermis is discussed, supported by diagrams, in relation to extrinsic factors inducing photodamage, in...

Defeating dry skin

The author provides a comprehensive overview of the factors influencing skin condition, exploring the physiological processes affecting hydration, the role of ceramides as well as epidermal aquaporins. A detailed and referenced discussion is conveyed on the intrinsic and extrinsic factors...

Intra-oral implants in posterior maxilla - predictors of failure

Generally current dental implant placement is a successful procedure with predictable outcomes, especially when sited within normal quality and quantity of bone. The posterior maxilla, however, can be challenging. This is especially so with reduced bone volume following loss of...

Factors affecting the success of canalicular repairs

This is a 10-year retrospective review of 137 canalicular laceration repairs, looking for factors which affected the outcome. A successful outcome was defined as no epiphora at three months or more after removal of the stent. Overall the success rate...

A plea for reconstructive plastic surgery in the routine care of sarcoma patients

The authors from the Mayo Clinic demonstrate the advantage of early intervention by plastic surgeons in the care of patients with sarcoma. A retrospective case study review looks at the wound complication rate of surgery for those patients who have...