Towards the end of this past year I learned about MDLinx and signed up for the newsletter on Plastic Surgery related articles. I was very impressed this past week to get the “Top Read Articles of 2009.” I noticed many articles of interest which I had not read. Most were in journals I don’t have full access to: Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, European Journal of Plastic Surgery, etc.
Here are five that caught my eye:
1. Decreasing expander breast infection: A new drain care protocol; The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Spring 2009, Volume 17 Issue 1: 17-21; JD Murray, ET Elwood, GE Jones, R Barrick, J Feng (abstract)
2. A new validated otoplasty dressing technique; Eur J Plast Surg (2009) 32:119–121; Mohammad Mehdi Samim & David Mather &
Sharif Al-Ghazal (abstract)
3. The treatment of dermal scars by three-dimensional Z-plasty; Eur J Plast Surg (2009) 32:221–222; Bin Xu & Pengcheng Jiang & Bing Wang (abstract)
4. Surgical Treatment of Rhinophyma; Advances in Dermatology and Allergology, 2009, XXVI, 3: 126-133; Edward Lewandowicz, Henry Witmanowski, Daria Sobieszek (abstract)
5. The Oncological Safety of Skin Sparing Mastectomy with Conservation of the Nipple–Areola Complex and Autologous Reconstruction: An Extended Follow–Up Study; Annals of Surgery, March 2009 - Volume 249 - Issue 3 - pp 461-468; Gerber, Bernd MD, PhD; Krause, Annette MD; Dieterich, Max MD; Kundt, Günther PhD,†; Reimer, Toralf MD, PhD (abstract)
MDLinx is a medical news and information source, free with registration. It reviews 1200 medical journals daily. The articles are indexed by 35 specialties and 845 subspecialties. I am finding it to be a nice source of information.