Nadim Joukhadar

Nadim Joukhadar
Dalhousie University | Dal · Division of Plastic Surgery

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Background: Understanding the anatomy of the fascial and ligamentous structures of the breast is important in both aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Several structures have been identified that play a significant role in the aesthetic qualities and support of the breast warranting consideration in the context of breast reconstruction....
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After reading this article, the participant should be able to (1) almost painlessly inject tumescent local anesthesia to anesthetize small or large parts of the body, (2) improve surgical safety by eliminating the need for unnecessary sedation in patients with multiple medical comorbidities, and (3) convert many limb and face operations to wide awa...
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Learning objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe normal ear anatomy and development, and evaluate the patient's ears for differences in shape, size, prominence, and symmetry. 2. Identify common congenital ear deformities, including prominent ear, macrotia, Stahl ear, cryptotia, constricted ear, and l...
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Purpose An understanding of patient expectations predicts better health outcomes following breast reconstruction. No study to date has examined how patient expectations for breast reconstruction and preoperative health-related quality of life vary with time since breast cancer diagnosis. Methods Women consulting for breast reconstruction to a sing...
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Plastic surgeons are medicine's wound experts. Many of the world's poor cannot afford expensive wound management programs. All humans suffer open and closed wounds at some point in their life and must look after them. The purpose of this paper is to provide basic information to the public in very simple terms on how to safely and inexpensively mana...
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Objectives: To explore weather seasonal variation in Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada could be attributed to changes in environmental factors of temperature and humidity specifically. Methods: A retrospective chart review of NSTIs between 2001 and 2015. Regional temperature and humidity data were obtained...
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BACKGROUND: Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a reported complication of distraction-based growth-friendly surgery for early-onset scoliosis (EOS). A potential consequence of PJK is revision surgery with superior extension of the upper instrument vertebrae (UIV). The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of radiographic and clinically...
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Abstract Background: In vitro and in vivo studies have described a number of different antibiotic solutions for irrigation of the pocket in implant-based breast augmentation in an attempt to prevent the formation of capsular contracture (CC). Our objective was to evaluate the evidence that antibiotic irrigation reduced the rate of CC. Methods: A sy...
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Buy Article Permissions and Reprints Abstract A myopericytoma (MP) is an exceedingly rare perivascular tumor of unknown etiology. Given their potential for mimicry and malignancy, MP tumors pose a unique challenge for surgeons and may be overlooked on differential diagnosis. We present a case report of an otherwise healthy 33-year-old right-hand d...
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Background: Communicating with adolescent patients can be challenging. Our study assessed the effect of structured feedback following a standardised patient (SP) encounter on postgraduate year-1 (PGY1) residents' adolescent-specific communication skills. Communicating with adolescent patients can be challenging METHODS: A two-group, prospective, d...
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INTRODUCTION: In vitro and in vivo studies have described a number of different antibiotic solutions for irrigation of the pocket in implant-based breast augmentation in order to prevent the formation of biofilm, which is implicated in capsular contracture development1-3. Our objective was to determine if antibiotic irrigation reduced the rate of c...
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Background: Effective adolescent (10 to 19 years) interviewing by physicians is an essential skill that many trainees can find challenging. Objective: We assessed whether structured adolescent interviewing using standardized patients (SPs) and feedback in undergraduate medical education (UME) has a sustained effect on residents' skills. Methods...
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Background: Social networks including Facebook are gaining popularity in industry, however, health care has yet to fully embrace this trend. Social networking enables unprecedented speed and scope of communication and information sharing; mobile devices allow health professionals to feel connected to training hospitals, peers and mentors. The VIIth...

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