Ben H Miranda

Ben H Miranda
St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery & Burns

BSc, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Plast), EBHS (FESSH), Dip.Hand.Surg. (BSSH), PhD

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Additional affiliations
October 2014 - April 2016
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Position
  • Plastic Surgery Registrar

Publications

Publications (62)
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Background Pilonidal disease can be a debilitating condition which carries a significant physical and economic burden. This systematic review and updated meta-analysis presents the evidence for the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for wound healing following open and minimally-invasive sacrococcygeal pilonidal surgery.MethodsA literature search wa...
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Wide-awake, local anesthesia, no tourniquet (WALANT) is a technique that removes the requirement for operations to be performed with a tourniquet, general/regional anesthesia, sedation or an anesthetist. We reviewed the WALANT literature with respect to the diverse indications and impact of WALANT to discuss the importance of future surgical curric...
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INTRODUCTION: It is a long-established teaching to avoid operating on camptodactyly unless there is a failure of non-operative treatment, such as serial splinting and hand therapy, and there is an established proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) contracture of 60°; a recent systematic review reflects this continuing approach, with some papers advo...
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There is little evidence around the potentially protective role of previous Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination on postoperative mortality in patients with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. Prior BCG vaccination did not protect SARS-CoV-2 infected patients against postoperative pulmonary complications and 30-day mortality.
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Background Skin cancer represents the most common malignancy worldwide and it is imperative that we develop strategies to ensure safe and sustained delivery of cancer care which are resilient to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Objective This study prospectively evaluates the COVID-19 related patient risk and skin cancer management at a single tert...
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BACKGROUND A cohort study of patients who underwent cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) excision, was undertaken to evaluate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on treatment times and histopathological features. METHODS We identified all patients who had SCCs excised in October 2020 (pandemic group); control group was all patients who underwe...
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To support the global restart of elective surgery, data from an international prospective cohort study of 8492 patients (69 countries) was analysed using artificial intelligence (machine learning techniques) to develop a predictive score for mortality in surgical patients with SARS-CoV-2. We found that patient rather than operation factors were the...
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Background Skin cancer represents the most common malignancy worldwide and it is imperative that we develop strategies to ensure safe and sustained delivery of cancer care which are resilient to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Objective This study prospectively evaluates the COVID-19 related patient risk and skin cancer management at a single tert...
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Introduction Adaptation is vital to ensure successful healthcare recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hand trauma represents the most common acute emergency department presentation internationally. This study prospectively evaluates the COVID-19 related patient risk, when undergoing management within one of the largest specialist tertiary referra...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the potential to significantly impact burns patients both directly through infective complications of an immunocompromised cohort, and indirectly through disruption of care pathways and resource limitations. The pandemic presents new chal...
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Split thickness skin grafting is a common reconstructive technique which carries unavoidable donor site morbidity. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to present the evidence for the use of platelet rich plasma as an adjunct to donor site wound healing. A comprehensive literature search was performed, according to PRISMA guidelin...
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INTRODUCTION : This study evaluates COVID-related patient risk, when undergoing management within one of the largest specialist centres in Europe, which rapidly implemented national COVID-safety guidelines. METHOD : A prospective cohort study was undertaken in all patients who underwent surgical (n=1429) or non-operative (n=191) management during...
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Background While closed suction drains (CSDs) are still frequently employed in clinical practice, the supporting evidence is limited with some studies demonstrating a failure of routine CSD use in preventing hematoma or seroma. Nonetheless, CSD quantity and quality fluid assessment is still appreciated by clinicians to detect postoperative bleeding...
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Background: Numerous Dupuytren's fasciectomy techniques have been described, each associated with unique surgical challenges, complications and recurrence rates. We describe a common ground surgical approach to Dupuytren's disease; 3-dimensional fasciectomy (3DF). 3DF aims to address the potential contributors to the high recurrence rate of Dupuyt...
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Background: Patient selection for critical care admission must balance patient safety with optimal resource allocation.This study aimed to determine the relationship between critical care admission, and postoperative mortality after abdominal surgery. Methods: This prespecified secondary analysis of a multicentre, prospective, observational study...
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Aim Previous studies reported conflicting evidence on the effects of obesity on outcomes after gastrointestinal surgery. The aims of this study were to explore the relationship of obesity with major postoperative complications in an international cohort and to present a meta‐analysis of all available prospective data. Methods This prospective, m...
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Male sex hormones-androgens-regulate male physique development. Without androgen signaling, genetic males appear female. During puberty, increasing androgens harness the hair follicle's unique regenerative ability to replace many tiny vellus hairs with larger, darker terminal hairs (e.g., beard). Follicle response is epigenetically varied: some rem...
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Craniosynostosis has an incidence of 1 in 2000 to 2500 live births and may be corrected through several methods including total calvarial remodeling and frontal orbital advancement remodeling. Blood loss during craniosynostosis surgery can be substantial, ranging from 20% to 500% of total circulating volume with a high associated risk of transfusio...
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Craniosynostosis has an incidence of 1 in 2000-2500 live births and may be corrected through several methods including total cranial vault remodelling (TCVR). Blood loss during craniosynostosis surgery can be severe, ranging from 20-500% of total circulating volume with associated risk of transfusion-related adverse events. We performed a retrospec...
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Background and objectives: Radical excisions of the rectum often result in large perineal and intrapelvic defects. Compromised wound healing can delay adjuvant therapies and limit the patient's prognosis. With current treatment, integrity of the abdominal wall may be maintained. The defect geometry is unique and requires extensive volume for recon...
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BACKGROUND: Significant safety concerns remain surrounding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) following gastrointestinal surgery, leading to wide variation in their use. This study aimed to determine the safety profile of NSAIDs after major gastrointestinal surgery. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergen...
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Background: Hand injuries are common, contributing up to 30% of accident and emergency (A&E) attendances. The aim of this study was to prospectively analyse the pathological demographics of hand injuries in a level 1 trauma centre with a Hand Trauma Unit and direct A&E links, and compare clinical and intra-operative findings. The null hypothesis w...
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Background: There is currently conflicting evidence surrounding the effects of obesity on postoperative outcomes. Previous studies have found obesity to be associated with adverse events, but others have found no association. The aim of this study was to determine whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is an independent risk factor for developme...
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Isolated iliac artery aneurysms are extremely rare. Gluteal artery aneurysms are also rare, more commonly affecting the superior gluteal artery in association with penetrating trauma, with those of the inferior gluteal artery usually associated with pelvic fractures. We discuss a diagnostically challenging presentation of recurrent subcutaneous glu...
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Background Insufficient satisfaction outcome literature exists to assist consultations for scar revision surgery; such outcomes should reflect the patient's perspective. The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate scar revision patient satisfaction outcomes, according to specified patient-selection criteria. Methods Patients (250) were...
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Background Botulinum toxin (BT) chemodenervation and anterior belly of digastric muscle (ABD) transfer are both treatment options in the management of an isolated marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve (MMB) palsy. We compare the patient satisfaction following either BT injections or ABD transfer in the management of their isolated MMB pals...
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Mallet finger injuries are common; treatment goals include achieving joint stability, preventing extensor lag, and subsequent swan-neck deformity. We describe a simple technique for improving intraoperative bony mallet reduction, which may avoid the requirement for closed Ishiguro extension blocking wires or open fixation, and present a prospective...
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We recently published data for the duration of donor site drain use in latissimus dorsi and deep inferior epigastric perforator breast reconstruction, due to a reported requirement in the literature; evidence is still required for transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) reconstruction. To compare inpatient hospital stay, drainage parameters...
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Introduction: The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is often preferred for breast reconstruction as it allows for autologous reconstruction with less donor site morbidity versus transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstruction. Our group has presented and published data for the duration of donor site back drain use...
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Background Skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer by organ type and referral accuracy is vital for diagnosis and management. The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and literature highlight the importance of accurate skin lesion examination, diagnosis and educationally-relevant studies. Methods We undertook a review of the relevant liter...
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Background Spontaneous flexor tendon rupture is considered to be invariably associated with previous hand/wrist injury or systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. Case Description A 54-year-old man presented with a 4-month history of mild ulnar wrist pain and spontaneous left little finger flexion loss in the absence of distant/recent trauma...
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Preoperative perforator marking for deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps is vital to the success of the procedure in breast reconstruction. Advances in imaging have facilitated accurate identification and preselection of potentially useful perforators. However, the reported imaging accuracy may be lost when preoperatively marking the pa...
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The pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous (LD) flap is a popular breast reconstruction choice, representing approximately 50% of procedures undertaken in the UK. Donor site drain use may reduce complication rates, however no evidence exists regarding the duration of back drain use for LD flap breast reconstruction and calls have been made in the l...
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Tendon defect reconstruction is amongst the most technically challenging areas in hand surgery. Tendon substance deficiency reconstruction techniques include lengthening, grafting, two-stage reconstruction and tendon transfers, however each is associated with unique challenges over and above direct repair. We describe a novel 'turnover lengthening'...
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A rise in incidence and decrease in mortality rates from breast cancer have lead to an increase in prevalence within developed countries. Presentation is classically with a palpable breast tissue mass that may metastasize to bone, lung, liver, brain, lymph nodes, and skin. We describe a delayed diagnosis, in an 80-year-old female patient, where, on...
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Dupuytren's disease was first described by Baron Guillaume Dupuytren in 1831. He outlined the pathology of palmar fascia thickening and contracture resulting in flexion of one or more digits. Dupuytren's disease usually affects the little or ring fingers, with the thumb rarely affected. Furthermore, the thumb in isolation is only affected in 0.5% o...
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Acral lentiginous melanoma is rare, representing approximately 1% of malignant melanomas. Overall 5 year survival is disproportionately poor (25-51%) compared to other histological subtypes. This has been attributed to diagnostic delay resulting in more advanced presentation. Subungual presentation in the fingers is uncommon, reported in 1-13% of a...
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A novel and successful case of eyebrow reconstruction, in dormant keratosis pilaris atrophicans, is presented. Keratosis pilaris atrophicans is a benign hereditary disorder of unknown aetiology. Grouped keratotic follicular papules and perifollicular erythema affect the cheeks and eyebrows, with a subsequent atrophic stage that results in scarring...
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A prospective study (62 neonates) of ankyloglossia and breastfeeding difficulty is presented. At 2 weeks post-frenulotomy, there were significant improvements in weight (15+/-1.2 centiles) and breastfeeding, including number of sessions/24h (19%) and bottle top-ups/24h (81%) (p<0.0001).
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Alopecia causes widespread psychological distress, but is relatively poorly controlled. The development of new treatments is hampered by the lack of suitable human hair follicle models. Although intermediate and vellus hair follicles are the main clinical targets for pharmacological therapy, terminal hair follicles are more frequently studied as sm...
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This study was designed to identify wound microorganisms and the reasons for differing prevalence between the wards, burns unit and intensive care unit (ICU) in a regional centre for burns and plastic surgery. Antibiotic sensitivities of the 10 most prevalent microorganisms cultured from inpatient wound swabs were also investigated. Inpatient wound...
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A case of acute-on-chronic renal failure is presented that is the sequela of secondary (AA) amyloidosis in a hepatitis positive intravenous drug user (IVDU) with chronic venous ulceration. The importance of groin examination is stressed when upper limb veins in a suspected IVDU are normal. Recent epidemiological data is discussed that suggests geog...

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