Iain S Whitaker

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Affiliation: Disaster Mental Health Institute

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Near infrared spectroscopy for monitoring flap viability following breast reconstruction
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Burns Surgery, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    J Reconstr Microsurg 28:149-54. 2012
  2. doi request reprint The efficacy of medicinal leeches in plastic and reconstructive surgery: a systematic review of 277 reported clinical cases
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Microsurgery 32:240-50. 2012
  3. pmc Larval therapy from antiquity to the present day: mechanisms of action, clinical applications and future potential
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    Postgrad Med J 83:409-13. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Combined CO(2) laser with photodynamic therapy for the treatment of nodular basal cell carcinomas
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    Ann Plast Surg 59:484-8. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Biobrane: a versatile tool in the armamentarium of the reconstructive and burns surgeon
    Iain S Whitaker
    The Welsh Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, The Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:152e-153e. 2008
  6. doi request reprint A critical evaluation of the use of Biobrane as a biologic skin substitute: a versatile tool for the plastic and reconstructive surgeon
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, UK
    Ann Plast Surg 60:333-7. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Molecular genetic and clinical review of Ehlers-Danlos Type VIIA: implications for management by the plastic surgeon in a multidisciplinary setting
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 62:589-94. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Preventing infective complications following leech therapy: is practice keeping pace with current research?
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, CT, USA
    Microsurgery 29:619-25. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Variations in the postoperative management of free tissue transfers to the head and neck in the United Kingdom
    I S Whitaker
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Leeds General, Infirmary, Leeds, UK
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 45:16-8. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Medicinal leeches and the microsurgeon: a four-year study, clinical series and risk benefit review
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    Microsurgery 31:281-7. 2011

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Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Near infrared spectroscopy for monitoring flap viability following breast reconstruction
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Burns Surgery, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    J Reconstr Microsurg 28:149-54. 2012
    ..Further research, ideally double blind randomized control trials with large sample groups would be required to definitively establish NIRS as an ideal flap monitoring modality...
  2. doi request reprint The efficacy of medicinal leeches in plastic and reconstructive surgery: a systematic review of 277 reported clinical cases
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Microsurgery 32:240-50. 2012
    ..The therapeutic value of leeching is illustrated by these reports but the current literature lacks a cohesive summary of previous experiences...
  3. pmc Larval therapy from antiquity to the present day: mechanisms of action, clinical applications and future potential
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    Postgrad Med J 83:409-13. 2007
    ..This review summarises the fascinating and turbulent history of larval therapy from its origin to the present day, including mechanisms of action and evidence for its clinical applications. It also explores future research directions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Combined CO(2) laser with photodynamic therapy for the treatment of nodular basal cell carcinomas
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    Ann Plast Surg 59:484-8. 2007
    ..We describe our positive experiences of combination therapy with both modalities in 12 patients, with the aim of improving treatment efficacy...
  5. doi request reprint Biobrane: a versatile tool in the armamentarium of the reconstructive and burns surgeon
    Iain S Whitaker
    The Welsh Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, The Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:152e-153e. 2008
  6. doi request reprint A critical evaluation of the use of Biobrane as a biologic skin substitute: a versatile tool for the plastic and reconstructive surgeon
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, UK
    Ann Plast Surg 60:333-7. 2008
    ..In this manuscript, we provide a critical evaluation of the evidence base for the varied uses of Biobrane within the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery...
  7. doi request reprint Molecular genetic and clinical review of Ehlers-Danlos Type VIIA: implications for management by the plastic surgeon in a multidisciplinary setting
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 62:589-94. 2009
    ..We present a review of the literature regarding this syndrome and, in particular, the surgical problems that may be encountered. A case report outlining our experience of successfully managing this condition is also presented...
  8. doi request reprint Preventing infective complications following leech therapy: is practice keeping pace with current research?
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, CT, USA
    Microsurgery 29:619-25. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Variations in the postoperative management of free tissue transfers to the head and neck in the United Kingdom
    I S Whitaker
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Leeds General, Infirmary, Leeds, UK
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 45:16-8. 2007
    ..Thirty four units (57%) had a written protocol in place governing the monitoring of free tissue transfers post-operatively. We note the wide variation in practice on a national level, and make certain recommendations...
  10. doi request reprint Medicinal leeches and the microsurgeon: a four-year study, clinical series and risk benefit review
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    Microsurgery 31:281-7. 2011
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  11. ncbi request reprint The birth of plastic surgery: the story of nasal reconstruction from the Edwin Smith Papyrus to the twenty-first century
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Pinderfield s Hospital, Wakefield, United Kingdom
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:327-36. 2007
    ..The objective of this article was to give a succinct and interesting account of the development of nasal reconstruction from antiquity to the present day...
  12. doi request reprint Modern adjuncts and technologies in microsurgery: an historical and evidence-based review
    George F Pratt
    Jack Brockhoff Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, Room E533, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Melbourne, Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Microsurgery 30:657-66. 2010
    ..The purpose of this review was to establish and quantify the evidence for each technique...
  13. doi request reprint Chemical and mechanical alternatives to leech therapy: a systematic review and critical appraisal
    Ernest A Azzopardi
    The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
    J Reconstr Microsurg 27:481-6. 2011
    ..This article represents the current state of play in clinical translation of these concepts, providing efficacious devices without the drawbacks of traditional leech therapy...
  14. doi request reprint Postoperative monitoring of lower limb free flaps with the Cook-Swartz implantable Doppler probe: A clinical trial
    Warren M Rozen
    Jack Brockhoff Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, Room E533, Department of Anatomy, University of Melbourne, Grattan St, Parville, 3050, Victoria, Australia
    Microsurgery 30:354-60. 2010
    ..While clinical monitoring has been popularized, recent use of the implantable Doppler probe has been used with success in other free flap settings...
  15. doi request reprint Peritoneo-cutaneous perforators in deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps: a cadaveric dissection and computed tomographic angiography study
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, United Kingdom
    Microsurgery 29:124-7. 2009
    ..Peritoneal-cutaneous perforators have been described as a source for augmenting the blood flow to a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap, however if unrecognized, may compromise flap survival...
  16. doi request reprint Lore's fascia and the platysma-auricular ligament are distinct structures
    Justin X O'Brien
    Taylor Laboratory, Room E533, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne, Grattan St, Parkville, 3050 Victoria, Australia
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 65:e241-5. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the anatomy of Lore's fascia and the platysma-auricular ligament, and their relationship to the facial nerve trunk...
  17. pmc The gracilis myocutaneous free flap: a quantitative analysis of the fasciocutaneous blood supply and implications for autologous breast reconstruction
    Iain S Whitaker
    The Taylor Lab, Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e36367. 2012
    ..This study quantifies the fasciocutaneous vascular territories of the gracilis flap and offers the potential to reconstruct breasts of all sizes...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effect of radiotherapy on implant-based breast reconstruction in the setting of skin-sparing mastectomy: clinical series and review of complications
    Kenneth Hughes
    Department of Plastic, Wound, and Burn Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KC, USA
    Anticancer Res 32:553-7. 2012
    ..This study examined the effect of radiation on implant-based breast reconstruction in patients who had skin-sparing or conventional mastectomies in terms of complication, reoperation, and capsular contracture rates...
  19. doi request reprint Perineal and posterior vaginal wall reconstruction with superior and inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps
    Marcus J D Wagstaff
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals of Sheffield, Herries Road, Sheffield S57AU, UK
    Microsurgery 29:626-9. 2009
    ..All female patients reported resumption of sexual intercourse following this procedure. Our experience in both the immediate and delayed setting is that this technique produces a good functional outcome with low donor-site morbidity...
  20. ncbi request reprint The use of Biobrane by burn units in the United Kingdom: a national study
    I S Whitaker
    The Yorkshire Regional Burns Unit, Pinderfield s Hospital, Wakefield, United Kingdom
    Burns 33:1015-20. 2007
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  21. doi request reprint Component separation of the index finger to reconstruct the thumb: case report with review of literature
    Anuj Mishra
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, UK
    Ann Plast Surg 61:618-21. 2008
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  22. doi request reprint Autologous microsurgical breast reconstruction and coronary artery bypass grafting: an anatomical study and clinical implications
    Warren M Rozen
    Jack Brockhoff Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Melbourne, and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan St, Parkville, Vic, 3050, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 134:181-98. 2012
    ..To identify possible avenues of sparing the internal mammary artery (IMA) for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in women undergoing autologous breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flaps...
  23. pmc Basal cell carcinoma treated successfully with combined CO2 laser and photodynamic therapy in a renal transplant patient: a case report
    Kayvan Shokrollahi
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL UK
    Cases J 2:7920. 2009
    ..We outline a care pathway for a see-and-treat clinic that implements this novel treatment modality improving the care of this unique patient population...
  24. ncbi request reprint The management of maxillofacial trauma in the Renaissance: a mini-case series
    Thomas H McKinnell
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, United Kingdom
    Ann Plast Surg 59:372-4. 2007
  25. ncbi request reprint An analysis of 1361 aesthetic procedures from 2000 to 2005 in a large regional plastic surgery unit: implications for cosmetic surgery training
    Iain S Whitaker
    Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, The Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 60:437-9. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint Perineal scalds from drive through restaurants: a public health hazard
    Darren C Roberts
    The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
    Burns 33:258-60. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint By what mechanism do leeches help to salvage ischaemic tissues? A review
    I S Whitaker
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 43:155-60. 2005
    ..We aim to summarise the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacological mechanisms of action of leeches to provide reconstructive surgeons with a theoretical basis for their use...
  28. ncbi request reprint The use of aquacel Ag in the treatment of partial thickness burns: a national study
    Anuj Mishra
    Burns 33:679-80. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint The Cook-Swartz venous Doppler probe for the post-operative monitoring of free tissue transfers in the United Kingdom: a preliminary report
    David W Oliver
    The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    Br J Plast Surg 58:366-70. 2005
    ..We have had no technical difficulties with its application, use and removal, so far and we plan to continue with its use when it becomes available outside of a clinical trial...
  30. ncbi request reprint Achievement of successful applicants to higher surgical training posts in plastic surgery in the United Kingdom
    Iain S Whitaker
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:1667-70. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint From the Bible to biosurgery: Lucilia sericata--plastic surgeon's assistant in the 21st century
    Iain S Whitaker
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:1670-1. 2006
  32. doi request reprint A simple adjunct to facilitate hand held Doppler perforator localisation following microsurgical breast reconstruction
    Jeroen M Smit
    Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61:1194. 2008
  33. ncbi request reprint Gaining entry into plastic surgical training in the United Kingdom: a comparative study with orthopedics and otolaryngology
    Iain S Whitaker
    Ann Plast Surg 56:696-8. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Full-thickness burns following magnetic resonance imaging: a discussion of the dangers and safety suggestions
    Richard O S Karoo
    Plast Reconstr Surg 114:1344-5. 2004
  35. doi request reprint A simple method of implantable Doppler cuff attachment: experience in 150 DIEP breast reconstructions
    Iain S Whitaker
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61:1251-2. 2008
  36. doi request reprint Composite tissue allotransplantation: a review of relevant immunological issues for plastic surgeons
    Iain S Whitaker
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 511 South Floyd Street, 320 MDR Building, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61:481-92. 2008
    ..With this in mind, the purpose of this manuscript is to provide plastic surgeons with a comprehensive and understandable review of key immunological principles relevant to composite tissue allotransplantation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Primary assessment of hand injuries in the United Kingdom
    Rosemary Chukwu-Lobelu
    Plast Reconstr Surg 114:273-4. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint A novel technique to aid vein graft preparation in the microsurgery laboratory
    Iain S Whitaker
    Ann Plast Surg 58:232-3. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint The "rectus hitch stitch": a technique to provide length and prevent prolapse of the neovagina in gender reassignment
    Rana Dasgupta
    Plast Reconstr Surg 116:2054-6. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint Scalpels and sparkplugs: the future of plastic surgery
    Iain S Whitaker
    Ann Plast Surg 57:590. 2006
  41. ncbi request reprint Hyperlinking with your tablet personal computer: enhancing your surgical logbook
    Richard O Karoo
    Ann Plast Surg 56:702-3. 2006
  42. ncbi request reprint You need a lot of "plastic" to become a plastic surgeon
    Charles S Brown
    Ann Plast Surg 59:229-30. 2007