πŸŽ„ thePlasticsPaper - Your Christmas Edition.

Dec 19, 2021 3 min read
πŸŽ„ thePlasticsPaper - Your Christmas Edition.

Curated evidence-based Plastic Surgery direct to your inbox, once every week.

In this Week's Special Edition

1. ✍️ A Letter from P'Fella
2. πŸ“ Article of the Week
3. πŸ€“ Weekly Quiz Competition
4. 🎭 Upcoming Events
5. 🐣 Tweet of the Week
6. πŸ”œ Roadmap - Interview, Quiz


✍️

A Letter from P'Fella

9 "Christmas Tree" Conditions

Christmas is a time to relax. It's also a time of annoying team quizzes and forced small-talk. This section might help you. 

To help in both these situations, P'Fella has curated 9 "Christmas Tree" conditions. Ideal for those creating Christmas quizzes or those who have nothing in common with their boss.

  1. Christmas Tree Bladder: cystographic sign in neurogenic bladders.
  2. Pityriasis Rosea: Christmas tree-like eruption on the back.
  3. Christmas disease: coagulation factor IX deficiency.
  4. Palmar hyperpigmentation: from Christmas Walnuts.
  5. Christmas Tree Cholangiohepatitis: MR Cholangiogram sign.
  6. Female Pattern Hair Loss in a Christmas-tree distribution
  7. Christmas tree foreheadplasty for Craniosynostosis
  8. Christmas Tree ECG: Bidirectional V-Tachy.
  9. Chrismas Tree Cataracts - Β linked to myotonic dystrophy.

So next time you have to mingle with your colleagues at a Christmas dinner or have to create a Christmas quiz, you now have 9 talking points.

As a side note, P'Fella did some work on Santa Claus this year πŸ‘‡


πŸ“

Article of the Week

Since it's Christmas time, P'Fella has to focus on the infamous BMJ Christmas Edition. It's a pretty light-hearted publication that can often make for some interesting reading. 

"Patients have a higher mortality rate when operated on their surgeon's birthday" 🀯

In this 2020 publication, nearly 1 million procedures were performed by close to 50,000 surgeons. 0.2% of operations occurred on the surgeon's birthday. But on those days, their patient's mortality rate was 1.3% higher. The authors do no state if plastic surgeons were recruited into this study.

In the 2021 publication, here are two honorable mentions that are semi-related to plastic surgery: the hazards of Christmas tree plants and the role of Christmas cards to retain trial participants.


πŸ€“

Weekly Quiz Competition

The most popular and most requested section in thePlasticsPaper. There is a new question this week (+ updated leaderboard). 

🎭

Upcoming Events

There is only 1 - Christmas! Take a break from Plastic Surgery. Even Santa is working too hard, so he asked P'Fella for an early Christmas present πŸ‘‡


🐣

Tweet of the Week


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Roadmap

thePlasticsAudio - Launched!

This is something pretty cool. But it's still in the early stages.
You can now listen whilst you read and interpret the illustrations.

If you want to check it out, here is a new article on Levels of the Neck.

thePlasticsInterview - Jan 2022 (Teaser)

It's getting close to launch!

This is going to be great. The goal is to create a definitive companion for the upcoming Plastic Surgery Interviews.

If you want to see what's in store, check out this teaser that was published yesterday - "Call the Boss and Consent - Necrotizing Fasciitis". 

thePlasticsQuiz - Early 2022

P'Fella cannot wait to launch this database.

So many supporters of thePlasticsFella have been creating amazing questions. The aim is to create the largest online question bank.

Check it out here.

p.s if you want to create questions and be rewarded, then go to the bottom of the linked paged and submit your email. 


That's it for this week! Merry Christmas. Next week P'Fella will be having a break. So the next edition of thePlasticsPaper will be a New Years' Eve Special!

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