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This study aims at investigating the parent-adolescent communication of Finnish families from a multi informant perspective. Thirteen- and fourteen-year-old adolescents (n = 171) and their parents were asked to complete a questionnaire examining positive and problematic communication between the two parties. Information about their family structure was collected. The results indicated an interrelationship between parental and adolescent assessments, particularly regarding negative aspects of communication. The boys assessed their communication with parents as more positive than did the girls. The results showed that the mothers still are the synchronizing hearts of communication in modern families, whereas the fathers’ roles in family communication were more modest suggesting that the stereotypical roles in Finnish families persist even today.
Objectives/Hypothesis: To present a novel
technique based on the combination of aesthetic and reconstructive techniques
for the radical and safe excision of preauricular sinus along with minimal
cosmetic impairing. Study Design: Case report, description of surgical method and brief overview of the
literature. Methods: In a patient
with bilateral preauricular sinus, we used a modified face-lift incision and
SMAS-fixation instead of solely excising the sinus with skin ellipse. Results: Total removal of the bilateral
fistulous systems could be achieved, along with a very aesthetically pleasing
result. Conclusions: The surgical
approach shown here allows a radical excision with only minimal aesthetic
impairment using a shortened facelift-incision and SMAS-fixation.