Alison Wong

Alison Wong
Dalhousie University | Dal

Doctor of Medicine

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53
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Introduction
Additional affiliations
May 2015 - May 2016
Johns Hopkins University
Position
  • Master's Student
July 2013 - present
Dalhousie University
Position
  • Medical Doctor

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Publications (53)
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Background Radial head fractures are often associated with poor outcomes. Both open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and radial head arthroplasty (RHA) might be considered in operative cases. This study aimed to compare long-term patient-reported functional outcomes among patients with operatively treated radial head fractures. Methods A cro...
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Objective: To determine what outcomes are most important to patients after a limb-threatening injury, and if those preferences vary based on the patients' treatment (salvage vs amputation), health, demographics, or time since injury. Background: The preferences that motivate the patients' choice of treatment following a limb-threatening injury a...
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Paediatric trigger finger is a rare condition distinct from paediatric trigger thumb and adult trigger digits. We performed a systematic review of paediatric trigger finger presentation and aetiology in order to guide workup and management. Fifty-one studies with 193 patients and 398 trigger fingers were included. Most patients had a single, unilat...
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Scapulothoracic dissociation, particularly in combination with open fractures of the shoulder girdle, can be associated with significant soft tissue injury and present challenges with coverage and fixation. A single case of an open scapulothoracic dissociation was reviewed. Case presentation, clinical course and initial outcomes are discussed. A 22...
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Background Manual axon histomorphometry (AH) is time- and resource-intensive, which has inspired many attempts at automation. However, there has been little investigation on implementation of automated programs for widespread use. Ideally such a program should be able to perform AH across imaging modalities and nerve states. AxonDeepSeg (ADS) is an...
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Background: Physicians are at the forefront of identifying innovative targets to address current medical needs. 3D printing technology has emerged as a state-of-the-art method of prototyping medical devices or producing patient-specific models that is more cost-efficient, with faster turnaround time, in comparison to traditional prototype manufact...
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Background Manual axon histomorphometry (AH) is time- and resource-intensive, which has inspired many attempts at automation. However, there has been little investigation on implementation of automated programs for widespread use. Ideally such a program should be able to perform AH across imaging modalities and nerve states. AxonDeepSeg (ADS) is an...
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Functional recovery following peripheral nerve injury worsens with increasing durations of delay prior to repair. From the time of injury until re-innervation occurs, denervated muscle undergoes progressive atrophy that limits the extent to which motor function can be restored. Similarly, Schwann cells (SC) in the distal nerve lacking axonal intera...
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Objectives: Padded adhesive bandages are frequently used in the inpatient setting for sacral pressure injury prevention, but it is unclear whether they truly decrease interface pressure. We hypothesized such devices reduce sacral peak interface pressure in the supine position, which would be further reduced in 30-degree reclined and upright seated...
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There are many surgical approaches described to treat and prevent symptomatic neuromas, each of which has significant limitations. Here we describe the rationale and technical approach for a novel method that carries the promise of addressing some of these limitations.
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Learning objectives: After reviewing this article, the participant should be able to: Start early protected movement at 3 to 5 days after surgery with relative motion extension splinting for zone 5 extensor tendon lacerations over the hand. Allow patients to resume regular activities much sooner than the conventional 3 to 4 weeks of splinting afte...
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Surveys used in this research. Notes: (A) Biomedical technician practices and resources; (B) usability of application; and (C) content validity of application.
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Objective: Using a well-established measure of attention, we aimed to objectively identify differences in severity between types of simulated secondary cleft lip deformities. Design: Volunteer participants viewed a series of images of a child digitally modified to simulate different secondary unilateral cleft lip deformities (long lip, short lip...
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Objective:: The current review and survey aim to assess the effectiveness of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) in the repair of cleft palate and oronasal fistula and to evaluate the current trends of ADM use in palate surgery. Design:: A systematic review of English articles was conducted using MEDLINE (1960 to July 1, 2016), the Cochrane Controlled...
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Background One of the greatest barriers to safe surgery is the availability of functional biomedical equipment. Biomedical technicians play a major role in ensuring that equipment is functional. Following in-field observations and an online survey, a mobile application was developed to aid technicians in troubleshooting biomedical equipment. It was...
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Objective: Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) remain a problem despite numerous prevention initiatives. To understand why, it is necessary to know health professionals' perceptions regarding the importance of prevention, and the usability of current initiatives. We hypothesised that positive perceptions of existing initiatives would not be...
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Periarticular reconstruction of appendicular bones in skeletally immature patients after tumor resection is a surgical challenge that requires a multidisciplinary approach. The authors present a case of Ewing sarcoma of the proximal femur in an 8-year old girl treated with wide resection of the primary tumor and reconstruction using a vascularized...
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Study design: Systematic review INTRODUCTION: There exist numerous combinations of orthoses and motion protocols for the treatment of proximal extensor tendon injuries. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal combination of motion protocol and orthotic treatment for the rehabilitation of proximal extensor tendon injuries...
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The variation of bone structure and biomechanics between the metacarpals is not well characterized. It was hypothesized that their structure would reflect their common patterns of use (i.e., patterns of hand grip), specifically that trabecular bone density would be greater on the volar aspect of all metacarpal bases, that this would be most pronoun...
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General purpose: To present a systematic review of the literature assessing the efficacy of monitoring devices for reducing the risk of developing pressure injuries. Target audience: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. Learn...
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Background: Written information has been thought to help patients recall surgical risks discussed during the informed consent process, but has not been assessed for carpal tunnel release, a procedure with the rare but serious risk of complex regional pain syndrome. The authors' objective was to determine whether providing a pamphlet would improve...
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Background: In chronic disease management, shared medical appointments have been shown to improve clinic access, productivity and patient education. However, adoption of this model in surgical consultation is limited, and its effect on surgical patients' satisfaction, comfort and surgical risk recall is unknown. Objective: To determine whether s...
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Background In chronic disease management, shared medical appointments have been shown to improve clinic access, productivity and patient education. However, adoption of this model in surgical consultation is limited, and its effect on surgical patients' satisfaction, comfort and surgical risk recall is unknown. Objective To determine whether share...
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Sagittal craniosynostosis remains the most common type of isolated craniosynostosis, accounting for nearly half of all nonsyndromic cases. The clinical diagnosis is typically made on the basis of a scaphocephalic head shape and is confirmed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. The current review examines the major surgical options...
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Over the last decade, it has become clear that the role of angiotensin II extends far beyond recognized renal and cardiovascular effects. The presence of an autologous renin-angiotensin system has been demonstrated in almost all tissues of the body. It is now known that angiotensin II acts both independently and in synergy with TGF-beta to induce f...
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Learning objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: (1) Perform needle aponeurotomy, fat grafting, Digit Widget insertion, and collagenase injection for Dupuytren's cords. (2) Describe how cords can be stretched without surgery. (3) Explain to patients the risks and benefits of these new alternatives of treatments....
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Local anesthesia in plastic surgery is undergoing a revolution. In the last 10 years, significant improvements in technique have permitted surgeons to do more and more under pure local anesthesia to increase patient safety and convenience while maintaining total patient comfort during the injection of the local anesthesia and while the procedure is...
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This is a review article of the wide-awake approach to hand surgery. More than 95% of all hand surgery can now be performed without a tourniquet. Epinephrine is injected with lidocaine for hemostasis and anesthesia instead of a tourniquet and sedation. This is sedation-free surgery, much like a visit to a dental office. The myth of danger of using...
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Introduction: There has been a recent interest in injecting large body and face areas with local anesthetic in a minimally painful manner. The method includes adherence to minimal pain injection details as well feedback from the patient who counts the number of times he feels pain during the injection process. This article describes the successes a...
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Traditionally, surgeons were taught that local anesthesia containing epinephrine should not be injected into fingers. This idea has since been refuted in many basic and clinical scientific studies, and today, injection of lidocaine plus epinephrine is widely used for digital and hand anesthesia in Canada. The key advantages of the wide-awake techni...
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The wide-awake approach to flexor tendon repair has decreased our rupture and tenolysis rates and permitted us to get consistently good results in cooperative patients. The wide-awake surgery allows the repair of gaps of the surgical repair site revealed with intraoperative active movement testing of the repair We are now doing midrange active move...
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Background: Results of vascular anatomical studies of the lower limb in the past have been primarily descriptive in nature and are therefore less useful in directing the design of local perforator-based flaps. The purpose of this study was to document the three-dimensional anatomy of the cutaneous perforators arising from the anterior tibial, post...
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Background –Pedicled propeller flaps based on the perforators of the posterior tibial artery (PTA) are a safe alternative to microvascular free flaps. Objective: The objective is to determine the reliability of the perforators of the PTA used in propeller flaps. Methods – Ten cadavers underwent modified lead oxide – gelatin injection. Four cada...
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This chapter outlines the experimental methods for inducing Depression-like behavior in mice by separating group-housed mice to individual housing. This is a model of loneliness in mice. Loneliness-induced depression is measured using the forced swim test (FST) and tail suspension test (TST). The first part of the chapter describes the methods for...
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Animal models of depression seldom test females, even though women are twice as likely as men to suffer from major depressive disorder. Since female mice are sensitive to social isolation, we tested a separation-based model of depression in three experiments. In experiment 1 female C57BL/6J mice were housed in three conditions: isolated (housed ind...

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