Reto Wettstein

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Defect reconstruction over the olecranon with the distally extended lateral arm flap
    R Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, Solothurn Hospitals, Solothurn Olten Dornach, Switzerland Electronic address
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 67:1125-8. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Superior epigastric artery perforator flap for sternal osteomyelitis defect reconstruction
    R Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Electronic address
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 67:634-9. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Treatment of basal cell carcinoma with surgical excision and perilesional interferon-α
    R Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 66:912-6. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Improving microcirculation is more effective than substitution of red blood cells to correct metabolic disorder in experimental hemorrhagic shock
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Shock 21:235-40. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock with MalPEG-albumin: comparison with MalPEG-hemoglobin
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0412 USA
    Shock 22:351-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Early resuscitation with polymerized bovine hemoglobin reverses acidosis, but not peripheral tissue oxygenation, in a severe hamster shock model
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0412, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Shock 26:496-503. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Rapid restoration of microcirculatory blood flow with hyperviscous and hyperoncotic solutions lowers the transfusion trigger in resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0412, USA
    Shock 25:641-6. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Reducing the learning curve for the treatment of morphoeic (sclerosing) basal cell carcinoma of the face
    Paolo Erba
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 42:122-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Incomplete excision of basal cell carcinoma in the subunits of the nose
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 42:92-5. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Does abdominoplasty with liposuction of the love handles yield a shorter scar? An analysis with abdominal 3D laser scanning
    Ulrich M Rieger
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Plast Surg 61:359-63. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Defect reconstruction over the olecranon with the distally extended lateral arm flap
    R Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, Solothurn Hospitals, Solothurn Olten Dornach, Switzerland Electronic address
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 67:1125-8. 2014
    ..In conclusion, the flap was reliable, relatively simple and quick to harvest, and yielded acceptable aesthetic results with minimal bulging over the olecranon. Postoperative recovery was relatively painless and short. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Superior epigastric artery perforator flap for sternal osteomyelitis defect reconstruction
    R Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Electronic address
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 67:634-9. 2014
    ..Major advantages of the perforator flap in this highly morbid patient cohort are that the operation is relatively quick, muscle tissue is spared and re-education facilitated...
  3. doi request reprint Treatment of basal cell carcinoma with surgical excision and perilesional interferon-α
    R Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 66:912-6. 2013
    ..The classical treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is surgical removal. Recent scientific interest has shifted towards alternative, non-surgical interventions in order to decrease the morbidity associated with surgical excision...
  4. ncbi request reprint Improving microcirculation is more effective than substitution of red blood cells to correct metabolic disorder in experimental hemorrhagic shock
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Shock 21:235-40. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that the transfusion trigger in hemorrhagic shock may be shifted toward lower hemoglobin concentrations if highly viscous and oncotic solutions are used...
  5. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock with MalPEG-albumin: comparison with MalPEG-hemoglobin
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0412 USA
    Shock 22:351-7. 2004
    ..7 cP (vs. 2.5 cP for MalPEG-Hb). The present results show that both solutions are efficacious plasma expanders and that the hemoglobin-based solution provides improved oxygen distribution and tissue Po2 in the hamster chamber model...
  6. ncbi request reprint Early resuscitation with polymerized bovine hemoglobin reverses acidosis, but not peripheral tissue oxygenation, in a severe hamster shock model
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0412, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Shock 26:496-503. 2006
    ..However, oxygenation of the peripheral tissue was inferior with PBH. This was attributed to its negative impact on the peripheral microcirculation caused by arteriolar vasoconstriction...
  7. ncbi request reprint Rapid restoration of microcirculatory blood flow with hyperviscous and hyperoncotic solutions lowers the transfusion trigger in resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0412, USA
    Shock 25:641-6. 2006
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  8. doi request reprint Reducing the learning curve for the treatment of morphoeic (sclerosing) basal cell carcinoma of the face
    Paolo Erba
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 42:122-6. 2008
    ..02). High magnification and good lighting were useful in learning how to recognise skin changes associated with mBCC of the face and achieving a low rate of incomplete excisions...
  9. doi request reprint Incomplete excision of basal cell carcinoma in the subunits of the nose
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 42:92-5. 2008
    ..This, however, was not the result of poor estimation of the extent of the tumour and reluctance to excise more challenging areas widely for reconstruction, but to the method chosen to eradicate the tumour...
  10. doi request reprint Does abdominoplasty with liposuction of the love handles yield a shorter scar? An analysis with abdominal 3D laser scanning
    Ulrich M Rieger
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Plast Surg 61:359-63. 2008
    ..3-dimensional laser surface scanning can be a valuable tool to objectify assessment of postoperative results...
  11. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation with polyethylene glycol-modified human hemoglobin improves microcirculatory blood flow and tissue oxygenation after hemorrhagic shock in awake hamsters
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0412, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1824-30. 2003
    ..5 cP, colloid osmotic pressure of 49 mm Hg, and p50 of 5.5 mm Hg, improves systemic and microvascular variables after hemorrhage compared with shed blood (SB) and 5% hydroxyethyl starch (HES)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fibrin sealant for fasciocutaneous flaps
    Paolo Erba
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Reconstr Microsurg 26:213-7. 2010
    ..01). Fibrin sealant led to reduced drainage volumes and duration of drainage, indicating a beneficial effect of the application of fibrin glue in fasciocutaneous flap surgery for pressure sore coverage...
  13. ncbi request reprint Scar asymmetry after abdominoplasty: the unexpected role of seroma
    Pietro Giovanni di Summa
    From the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Lausanne, CH 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland and Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Plast Surg 71:461-3. 2013
    ..Silent seromas should be considered as a possible etiologic factor of scar asymmetries appearing during late follow-up after abdominoplasty. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Review of 197 consecutive free flap reconstructions in the lower extremity
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61:772-6. 2008
    ..Increased age was the only factor identified with an increased risk for subsequent flap loss in cases that were revised for thrombosis...
  15. ncbi request reprint A study of the effect of sartorius transposition on lymph flow after ilioinguinal node dissection
    Paolo Erba
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Plast Surg 61:310-3. 2008
    ..01). Prolonged lymphorrhea was more frequent in older (P = 0.03), obese (P = 0.02) patients affected by diabetes mellitus (P = 0.03) and hypertension (P = 0.04)...
  16. doi request reprint Local shockwave-induced capillary recruitment improves survival of musculocutaneous flaps
    Mickaël Tobalem
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Surg Res 184:1196-204. 2013
    ..However, the underlying microhemodynamic mechanisms remain unclear. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze the effect of SW application on a microcirculatory level...
  17. ncbi request reprint Marjolin's ulcer revisited--basal cell carcinoma arising from grenade fragments? Case report and review of the literature
    Ulrich M Rieger
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61:65-70. 2008
    ..Marjolin's ulcer is a rare and often aggressive cutaneous malignancy arising in previously traumatized or chronically inflamed skin...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hemiface rhytidectomy
    Daniel F Kalbermatten
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 32:227-33. 2008
    ..In conclusion, unilateral rhytidectomy without plication or resection of the subcutaneous musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) is an ideal application of aesthetic surgical techniques for the reconstruction of unilateral skin defects...
  19. doi request reprint Body taping for contour surgery
    Daniel Felix Kalbermatten
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, 4031, Basel, Switzerland
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 33:324-6. 2009
    ..We suggest an approach that helps visualize the optimal skin incision lines and simulates the postoperative result by body taping...
  20. doi request reprint Secret scar free gracilis flap
    Mathias Tremp
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, Basel, Switzerland
    J Reconstr Microsurg 28:341-4. 2012
    ..No sensory deficits were observed 6 months postoperatively. In addition, the split-thickness skin graft harvested from the skin paddle was sufficient to cover all defects...
  21. doi request reprint Sensate lateral arm flap for defects of the lower leg
    Daniel F Kalbermatten
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Plast Surg 61:40-6. 2008
    ..Donor damage morbidity of the tibial nerve did not occur. To our point of view resensation should be carried out by end-to-side neurorrhaphy to the tibial nerve because of the superior restoration of sensibility...
  22. ncbi request reprint Morphoeic basal cell carcinoma of the face
    Paolo Erba
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 41:184-8. 2007
    ..The use of frozen section analysis is an effective way of judging invasion of margins by mBCC. The estimation of tumour margins and the treatment of mBCC requires substantial clinical experience...
  23. ncbi request reprint Laser scanning evaluation of atrophy after autologous free muscle transfer
    Reto Wettstein
    From the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Burn Unit, CHUV, Lausanne and Institute for Medical and Analytical Technologies, University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland, Muttenz, Switzerland
    Ann Plast Surg 72:680-4. 2014
    ..Denervated free muscle flap tissue undergoes massive atrophy of approximately 80%, mostly within the first 6 months. ..
  24. doi request reprint Three-dimensional laser surface scanning in rhinosurgery
    René D Largo
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Facial Plast Surg 29:116-20. 2013
    ..This article explores the feasibility of using 3D laser surface scanners as a tool for preoperative planning and quality control in rhinosurgery...
  25. ncbi request reprint Donor site morbidity of the posterior conchal region
    Paolo Erba
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Dermatol Surg 35:960-4. 2009
    ..Although this region is a common donor site for skin grafts and has an important supporting function for glasses or hearing aids, little is known about long-term morbidity after graft harvest...
  26. doi request reprint Efficacy, safety and complications of autologous fat grafting to healthy breast tissue: a systematic review
    René D Largo
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland a Electronic address
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 67:437-48. 2014
    ..Fat grafting for primary breast augmentation is growing in popularity due to its autologous properties and its side benefit of removing unwanted fat from other areas, although volume gain is unpredictable and patient safety remains unclear...
  27. ncbi request reprint Second free radial forearm flap for urethral reconstruction after partial flap necrosis of tube-in-tube phalloplasty with radial forearm flap: a report of two cases
    Laurent A H Tchang
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Microsurgery 34:58-63. 2014
    ..Using this technique, we successfully salvaged the neo-urethra and reconstructed the outer lining of the neo-phallus..
  28. ncbi request reprint Laser surface scanning analysis in reconstructive rhytidectomy
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, CH 4031, Basel, Switzerland
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 30:637-40. 2006
    ..Subcutaneous flaps without duplication or resection of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system are ideal for unilateral procedures because facial symmetry is restored after 1 year...
  29. ncbi request reprint High magnification assessment improves complete resection of facial tumors
    Reto Wettstein
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Plast Surg 57:517-20. 2006
    ..This was attributed to enhanced preoperative tumor visualization by high (7X) loupe magnification and additional lighting...
  30. ncbi request reprint New posterior auricular perichondrial cutaneous graft for stable reconstruction of nasal defects
    Daniel Felix Kalbermatten
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, University of Basel, 4031Basel, Switzerland
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 29:489-95. 2005
    ..The graft- and donor-site morbidity rates are very low, and the results are fully satisfying...
  31. ncbi request reprint Normovolemic hemodilution with Hb vesicle solution attenuates hypoxia in ischemic hamster flap tissue
    Dominique Erni
    Department of Orthopedic, Plastic, and Hand Surgery, Inselspital University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 284:H1702-9. 2003
    ..The effect was achieved by an increase in microcirculatory blood flow related to the rheological properties of the suspending medium...
  32. ncbi request reprint Improved oxygenation in ischemic hamster flap tissue is correlated with increasing hemodilution with Hb vesicles and their O2 affinity
    Claudio Contaldo
    Division Orthopedic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Inselspital University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 285:H1140-7. 2003
    ..Furthermore, better oxygenation was obtained with the left-shifted HbVs...
  33. ncbi request reprint Systemic and microvascular responses to hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation with Hb vesicles
    Hiromi Sakai
    Advanced Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo 169 8555, Japan
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 283:H1191-9. 2002
    ..The recovery of base excess and improved tissue oxygenation appears to be primarily due to the increased oxygen-carrying capacity of HbV fluid resuscitation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Selective blockade of endothelin-B receptor improves survival of critically perfused musculocutaneous flaps
    Reto Wettstein
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospitals of Geneva, Rue Micheli du Crest 24, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 392:331-8. 2007
    ..Therefore, the aim of the study was to investigate in a chronic in vivo model the effect of various ET-receptor antagonists in critically perfused flap tissue...
  35. ncbi request reprint Acute normovolemic hemodilution improves oxygenation in ischemic flap tissue
    Sören Schramm
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inselspital University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Anesthesiology 96:1478-84. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the net effect of normovolemic hemodilution of various degrees on the microcirculation and oxygenation in ischemic flap tissue in adult minipigs...