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Thursday, January 9, 2014
Best Video Discussion of 2013 Contest

As you know, PRS produces at least one expert Video Discussion per issue. We love these videos and hope you do too; they provide a dynamic way to make education fun, accessible and multimedia.
We are very thankful for each of our fabulous Video Discussants; their efforts, expertise and willingness to step in front of the camera to discuss our field. They deserve all of our respect and gratitude. Their contributions will be watched for years to come. We could simply not provide the same level of interactivity and multimedia content without them.

While we are asking you to vote for your favorites, and will ultimately crown a "Best Video Discussion of 2013," this title will simply represent the culmination of your opinons. All of the video discussions from 2013 are important, well-done and represent a major time commitment from the surgeons you see on screen. They are all fabulous, interesting and should all be watched!

This contest will only include our regular issue video discussions from calendar 2013. So, to view ALL video discussions please visit our Video Discussion Collection.
In the spirit of having a little fun, though, through several rounds of elmination voting, you will choose- by popular vote- the Best Video Discussion of 2013. In order to decide which one to vote for, we encourage you to watch all of them as they each represent hours of research and effort.

Log in, or Register for an account and then Log in, before you vote, and you will automatically be entered in a contest to win an iPad from PRS. If you do not log in with a registered user name, your vote will show up as 'anonymous' and we cannot enter you in the drawing. But, you are still more than welcome to vote to effect the outcome.

Voters will get one ballot entered into the drawing per voting round. There will be THREE voting rounds, meaning each registered user of could have three entires in the iPad drawing.
A subscription to PRS is not needed to become a registered user, or to watch the Video Discussions.
So, register (if you haven't already), log in, watch all the video discussions for free and start voting today!
Round 1 Contenders:

Round 2 Contenders:

  1. Jeffrey Janis- Bovine vs Porcine ADM
  2. Charles E. Butler- Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix
  3. Raffi Gurunluoglu- Glucose Management
  4. John YS Kim- Biplanar Oncoplastic Surgery
  5. Mark W. Clemens- Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy

Final Round Contenders:

  1. Charles E. Butler- Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix
  2. Raffi Gurunluoglu- Glucose Management
  3. Mark W. Clemens- Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy


Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation: Consensus Guidelines-
Video Discussion by Mark W. Clemens, MD 

with close runner ups:

The Role of Chronic and Perioperative Glucose Management in High-Risk Surgical Closures: A Case for Tighter Glycemic Control
Video Discussion by Raffi Gurunluoglu, MD, PhD, FACS

A Comparison of Acellular Dermal Matrix to Autologous Dermal Flaps in Single-Stage, Implant-Based Immediate Breast Reconstruction: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis-
Video Discussion by  Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS

Video Discussion: Bovine verus Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix for Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction– Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACSVideo Discussion: Does Vascular Injury Affect the Outcome of Open Tibial Fractures?– L. Scott Levin, MD, FACSVideo Discussion: Comprehensive Outcome and Cost Analysis of Free Tissue Transfer for Breast Reconstruction: An Experience with 1303 Flaps– Amy K. Alderman, MD, MPHVideo Discussion: The Financial Impact of Multidisciplinary Cleft Care: An Analysis of Hospital Revenue to Advance Program Development – Larry H. Hollier, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.Video Discussion: Double Venous System Drainage in Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Single-Surgeon Experience – Samuel J. Lin, MD, FACSVideo Discussion: A Comparison of Acellular Dermal Matrix to Autologous Dermal Flaps in Single-Stage, Implant-Based Immediate Breast Reconstruction: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis – Charles E. Butler, MD, FACSVideo Discussion: Nerve Transfers for Facial Transplantation: A Cadaveric Study for Motor and Sensory Restoration – Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, DScVideo Discussion: A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Outcomes of Treatment for Recurrent and Persistent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Jonathan Cheng, MDVideo Discussion: Subglandular Breast Augmentation with Textured, Anatomic, Cohesive Silicone Implants: A Review of 440 Consecutive Patients – David A. Hidalgo, MDVideo Discussion: Mechanisms of Action of External Volume Expansion Devices – Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MDVideo Discussion: The Role of Chronic and Perioperative Glucose Management in High-Risk Surgical Closures: A Case for Tighter Glycemic Control – Raffi Gurunluoglu, MD, PhD, FACSVideo Discussion: Biplanar Oncoplastic Surgery: A Novel Approach to Breast Conservation for Small and Medium Sized Breasts – John YS Kim, MD, FACSVideo Discussion: Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation: Consensus Guidelines – Mark W. Clemens, MD
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

PRSonally Speaking is the official blog of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Visit our blog for exclusive previews of and discussions on hot topics in plastic surgery as well as insider-tips on open access content. PRSonally Speaking is now powered by frequent contributions from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Young Plastic Surgeons Forum (YPS); these practicing plastic surgeons provide the personal side of the plastic surgery story, from daily challenges to unique insights. PRSonally Speaking is home to lively, civil debate on hot topics and great discussions pertaining to our field. So, bookmark us, subscribe to the RSS feed and join in the on-going conversation with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This is your Journal; have fun, be respectful, get engaged and interact with the PRS community.

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Anureet K. Bajaj, MD is a practicing plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City. She completed residency and fellowship in 2004, had a brief stint in academia at the University of Cincinnati, and then chose to join her father (Paramjit Bajaj MD, also a practicing plastic surgeon) in private practice in OKC, where she focuses on breast reconstruction and general cosmetic surgeries.

Devra B. Becker, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed Plastic Surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and completed fellowships with Daniel Marchac and with Bahman Guyuron. She currently has a primarily reconstructive practice.

Henry C. Hsia, MD, FACS is at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and also holds an appointment at Princeton University.  When he’s not working hard trying to be a good father and husband, he runs a practice focused on reconstructive surgery and wound care as well as a research lab focused on wound biology and regenerative medicine.

Stephanie K. Rowen, MD is a senior physician at The Permanente Medical Group in San Jose, California.  She joined TPMG upon finishing residency and a hand surgery fellowship in 2005.  She has a primarily reconstructive practice, about 50% hand surgery.  Outside of work she enjoys participating in triathlons and spending time with her family.

Jon Ver Halen, MD is currently Chief of plastic surgery, Baptist Cancer Center; Research member, Vanderbilt- Ingram Cancer Center; Adjunct clinical faculty, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He also acts as Program Director for the plastic surgery microvascular surgery fellowship. His practice focuses on oncologic reconstruction.

Tech Talk Bloggers

Adrian Murphy is a plastic surgery trainee in London, England. He studied medicine in Dublin, Ireland and has trained in Ireland, Boston, MA and the United Kingdom. He is a self-confessed geek and gadget aficionado.

Ash Patel, MD is Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Associate Program Director at Albany Medical College, in Albany NY. His practice is primarily reconstructive.