Title: The sleeping beauty waking up with confidence
We all recognize the mantra of Snow White's evil stepmother. But what, exactly, is she asking? In the Grimm Brothers' German original, she asks who's the most beautiful in the land. But in English, it's a little more complicated. On the one hand, fair is an archaic word for beautiful. But in modern usage, it usually refers to a light complexion and it's hard to forget that we're talking about a story where the main character's claim to fame is that her skin is extraordinarily pale.
Sowmya Naga Dogiparthi is a Associate Professor at Shri Satya Sai Medical College and Research institute, Tiruporur Chennai, Consultant at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. She runs her own clinic; Dermipure Dermaclinic. She completed her MBBS and MD DVL from Sri Ramachandhra University in Chennai. After completing MD in 2014, She joined for fellowship in cosmetology at Stanley Medical College Chennai and also did fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine from Germany. She started her career as a Dermatologist/Cosmetologist in the year 2016. She has presented multiple papers in both in National and International conferences. She has written many articles in magazines and has multiple publications in both national and international journals. She completed Diploma in Medical Micropigmentation in 2019, in order to help those suffering with long term Vitiligo. She authored a chapter in Dermatology text book. She has also presented her views on COVID 19 and skin in Kalaingnar TV during the first wave of Pandemic in April 2020. She speaks English,Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.
Title: Minimally invasive endoscopic and robotic abdominoplasty
Robotics in surgery is becoming the gold standard of minimally invasive surgery for many different disciplines in the surgical field and in plastic surgery it has been used for harvesting the latissimus dorsal for breast reconstructive cases as well as some cases in microsurgery. In 2014, Dr Marco saw the many potentials in incorporating and adapting the use of robotic surgery into his field of interest – muscles aponeurotic rectus plication also known as abdominoplasty.
Marco Faria Correa has an special interest in the functional and cosmetic aspects of the abdominal wall. With over 30 years’ experience in treating idiopathic, post-surgery and post gestational abdominal wall deformities and with hundreds of patients with over 20 years of clinical follow up, Dr Marco has published many papers on his analyses , thoughts and conclusions about abdominal wall repair materials and methods. In 1991, Dr Marco pioneer the use of Endoscopy with his special technique and instruments in Abdominoplasty and this won him international fame with multiples awards and recognitions for his innovation that leads to countless surgical demonstrations and workshops worldwide and in 2015 , Dr Marco advances his own Endoscopy Abdominoplasty with the introduction of using the da vinci Robotic Surgical System and some self-designed instruments and performed his inaugural case of rectus aponeurotic plication.
Title: An evaluation of morphine use in obstetrics during a national shortage of diamorphine
Since the national shortage of diamorphine began in late 2018, preservative-free morphine has been used as an alternative adjunct to local anaesthetics in intrathecal blockade in obstetrics. An initial departmental audit following this enforced change to morphine established a statistically significant increased risk of PONV and reduced patient satisfaction compared with previous diamorphine use. A statistically significant link between intrathecal morphine and reduced post-operative oramorph use was also found. These finding correlate with the different pharmacodynamic profiles of the two drugs. The aim of our re-audit was to evaluate the way in which morphine use changed over time, following our initial audit feedback and with increased familiarity, within our department.
Hana Damirji is an anaesthetics and intensive care trainee currently working at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, UK. She completed her medical training in London, graduating from University College London in 2015 with distinction and also obtaining first class honors in Neuroscience iBSc. Previous publications include the initiation of a debriefing session for intensive care trainees, which NHS Improvement listed as one of the top 10 quality improvement measures of 2017.
Title: The role of manual lymph drainage in improving wound healing and accelerating recovery after cosmetic & plastic surgery
Manual Lymph Drainage utilised in the acute postoperative period removes ‘stagnant’ oedema, supporting the function of the lymphatic system, supporting, and improving wound healing and optimizing the scarring process, and accelerates the healing process. Any cut, incision and wound that breaches the skin and underlying tissues will produce some degree of scar. No matter how it occurs, scar formation is the body's natural reaction to that trauma. The ‘replacement’ tissue is quite different to the original ‘normal’ tissue. If the wound healing process is faulty or mismanaged, the scar tissue can cause tightness and restriction causing pain and discomfort. And be unsightly causing distress and dissatisfaction in the patient.
Petra Erving is a Certified Lymphoedema Therapist and Scar Tissue Release Therapist based in Northern Ireland. She has worked with post Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery patients since first completing training in Postoperative and Post-Trauma Massage through the Centre for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the School of Orthopedic Massage, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2006. She has worked in the NHS in two of London’s leading teaching hospital: St George’s Hospital and Ealing Hospital in their lymphoedema departments where she treated both primary and secondary to cancer lymphoedema. In 2012 she introduced Manual Lymph Drainage to London Bridge Plastic Surgery in Wimpole Street, London where pre & postop MLD was integrated into the surgical fees and became the first private plastic surgery in London to offer this service on-site to all surgical patients.