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    Thermal distribution and response in Q-switched ruby laser treatment for oculodermal melanosis (Nevus of Ota)

    David Cheong Chon Fok , Cheng-Jen Chang , Yun-Liang Su , Shu-Ying Chang , Yen-Chang Hsiao , Kuen Ting , Wen-Shiung Lin , Kuen-Tasnn Chen , Shih-Feng Chen
    Aim: A clinically useful treatment laser must generate stable and precise energy of low diffusivity. This study assessed the photothermal response of a Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) in the treatment of oculodermal melanosis (Nevus of Ota). Methods: A two-year retrospective review of 40 patients with oculodermal melanosis treated with a QSRL (λ = 694 nm, pulse duration = 25 ns, 3 mm spot size, energy density 6-10 J/cm2) was performed. Demographics included an age range of 18-54 years (mean 28) and a gender distribution of 25 females and 15 males. The values recorded from real-time infrared...
    Published on: 19 Jan 2017
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  • Case Report

    In vivo degradation of poly L-lactic D-lactic acid and tri-methylene carbonate sheets in orbital reconstruction

    Kun Hwang , Hyung Mook Kim
    This study was conducted to evaluate changes in the composition of a poly-L-lactic D-lactic acid and trimethylene carbonate (PLDLA-TMC) sheet after insertion into the human body. A 35-year-old woman had an orbital fracture that was reconstructed using a PLDLA-TMC sheet. During iliac bone grafting for enophthalmos 190 days after the insertion, the sheet was removed and analyzed using gel permeation chromatography and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The weight average molecular weight decreased (from 151,000 Da to 10,000 Da), as did the number average molecular weight (from 15,600 Da...
    Published on: 19 Jan 2017
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  • Letter to Editor

    Five “Ds” of plastic surgery

    Preethitha Babu , Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Sudhanva Hemanth Kumar , Senthil Kumaran Marimuthu , Elan Kumar Subbarayan , Konda Sireesha Reddy , Vinayak Chavan , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Meethale Thiruvoth Friji , Dinesh Kumar Sivakumar
    Published on: 19 Jan 2017
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