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Electrosurgery generates smoke that may be harmful. We created a survey to evaluate perceptions of electrosurgical smoke and how information on the harm it potentially causes changes these perceptions. We distributed the survey to the membership of the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and received 437 useable responses. Results indicated that many dermatologic surgeons were aware of and bothered by surgical smoke, and these reactions were more prevalent after being educated on the potential hazards of electrosurgical smoke.
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The characteristics of the PM2.5 concentration in surgical smoke produced by operating on different human tissues during hemihepatectomy were explored to provide a reference for protective measures. O...
This multi-center prospective observational cohort study will examine the prevalence of non-adherence along with analyze the risk factors of non-adherence for patients presenting to dermat...
This study is to investigate sleep disorders in patients with dermatologic diseases by taking into consideration dermatologic (itch, pain) and non- dermatologic (medication, depression) fa...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the addition of an animated skin surgery educational video to conventional in-person surgery consultation will help reduce pre-operative an...
Part I of this study surveys patients in the Penn Dermatologic Surgery Clinic to evaluate if a need exists for increased patient understanding of their skin history and which factors, if a...
The objectives of this policy-related survey are as follows: i. to study updated trend and prevalence on secondhand smoke, smoking-attributed health effects, cessation services; ii. to in...
Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.
Dermatologic disorders attendant upon non-dermatologic disease or injury.
Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.
Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.
Changing an operative procedure from an endoscopic surgical procedure to an open approach during the INTRAOPERATIVE PERIOD.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...