Kurtis E Moyer
Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
- Capsular contracture after breast reconstruction: collagen fiber orientation and organizationKurtis E Moyer
Division of Plastic Surgery, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 131:680-5. 2013..Comparing breast implant-related capsular contracture to the fibrotic scarring process, the hypothesis is that these processes differ with regard to the compaction of collagen fibers within the connective tissue matrix...
- Technique for seroma drainage in implant-based breast reconstructionKurtis E Moyer
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Dr, MC H071, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 65:1614-7. 2012..The benefit to this technique is that diagnostic and therapeutic imaging is not necessary and the risk of expander damage is minimized...
- Mast cells promote fibroblast populated collagen lattice contraction through gap junction intercellular communicationKurtis E Moyer
Division of Plastic Surgery, Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
Wound Repair Regen 12:269-75. 2004..Therefore, enhanced mast cell-FPCL contraction appears to be independent of mast cell granules, but dependent upon GJIC between fibroblasts and mast cells. We speculate that mast cell-fibroblast GJIC may play a role in fibrosis...
- Rat mast cells enhance fibroblast proliferation and fibroblast-populated collagen lattice contraction through gap junctional intercellular communicationsTheodore T Foley
Wound Healing Laboratory, Division of Plastic Surgery, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, MS Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 127:1478-86. 2011..HMC-1 cells thrive without supplements, suggesting that they release the factor(s) necessary for their viability. Spent HMC-1 medium may contain the factor(s) that generate a viable rat mast cell line...
- Systemic vanadate ingestion modulates rat tendon repairKurtis E Moyer
Division of Plastic Surgery, Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
Exp Mol Pathol 75:80-8. 2003..The chronic ingestion of vanadate promotes the more rapid organization of collagen fiber bundles of healing transected tendons in the absence of myofibroblasts...
- Cell-populated collagen lattice contraction model for the investigation of fibroblast collagen interactionsH Paul Ehrlich
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, M S Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University Medical College, Hershey, PA, USA
Methods Mol Biol 1037:45-58. 2013..The clinical relevance of the FPCL contraction model is related to advancing our understanding of wound contraction and scar contracture. ..
- Calmodulin-myosin light chain kinase inhibition changes fibroblast-populated collagen lattice contraction, cell migration, focal adhesion formation, and wound contractionHoward Levinson
Division of Plastic Surgery, MS Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
Wound Repair Regen 12:505-11. 2004..These findings support the idea that fibroblast CaM-MLCK activity is essential for tissue repair. We speculate that inhibition of CaM-MLCK may reduce or prevent detrimental fibrotic contracture...
- Topical vanadate optimizes collagen organization within granulation tissueDuncan J D Mackay
I S Zubar Wound Healing Laboratory, Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Neurosciences and Anatomy, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
Wound Repair Regen 11:204-12. 2003..We conclude that the local application of vanadate prevents the appearance of myofibroblasts and optimizes the organization of collagen fibers in developing granulation tissue...
- Dupuytren's disease: physiologic changes in nodule and cord fibroblasts through aging in vitroKurtis E Moyer
Division of Plastic Surgery, Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 110:187-93; discussion 194-6. 2002..The speculation is that alterations in gap junction intercellular communication may be involved in the progression of Dupuytren's nodules to cords as the disease progresses...