Recent Publications

Our Division members’ research is frequently accepted for inclusion in the most prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals. Below you will find the most recent publications. Abstracts are updated daily.

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CONCLUSIONS: Catastrophic life-threatening events during pediatric craniofacial surgery are, fortunately, rare. In our institution, experienced teams in the management of catastrophic and critical intraoperative events during major pediatric craniofacial procedures resulted in no mortalities.
CONCLUSION: The supraclavicular dissection of the brachial plexus is reliable with consistent landmarks and can be carried out in a stepwise fashion.
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Background Ulnar nerve lesions proximal to the elbow can result in loss of intrinsic muscle function of the hand. The anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) to deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve (DBUN) transfer has been demonstrated to provide intrinsic muscle reinnervation, thereby preventing clawing and improving pinch and grip strength. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the AIN to DBUN transfer in restoring intrinsic muscle function for patients with traumatic ulnar nerve...
Burn injuries are a severe form of skin damage with a significant risk of scarring and systemic sequelae. Approximately 11 million individuals worldwide suffer burn injuries annually, with 180,000 people dying due to their injuries. Wound healing is considered the main determinant for the survival of severe burns and remains a challenge. The surgical treatment of burn wounds entails debridement of necrotic tissue, and the wound is covered with autologous skin substitutes taken from healthy donor...
Glacial meltwater drains into proglacial rivers where it interacts with the surrounding landscape, collecting microbial cells as it travels downstream. Characterizing the composition of the resulting microbial assemblages in transport can inform us about intra-annual changes in meltwater flowpaths beneath the glacier as well as hydrological connectivity with proglacial areas. Here, we investigated how the structure of suspended microbial assemblages evolves over the course of a melt season for...