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January 2017 Briefing – Cosmetic Surgery

January 2017 Briefing – Cosmetic Surgery
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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for January 2017. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Fractional CO2 Beats Silicone Gel for Elective Surgery Scars

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For elective surgery scars, application of super-pulsed fractional CO2 laser application improves the aesthetic quality of scars more than silicone gel, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Thulium Fiber Laser Rejuvenates Male Scalp With Photodamage

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For men with extensive photodamage of the scalp, one session of fractionated 1,927 nm thulium fiber laser can achieve rejuvenation, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Most PCPs Oppose Complete Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A majority of primary care doctors oppose full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, according to a perspective piece published online Jan. 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Strategies Presented for Addressing Uncompensated Time

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Strategies can be employed to help physicians deal with the increasing burden of uncompensated tasks, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Climbazole Ups Retinoid-Linked Biological Activities

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Climbazole enhances retinoid-associated biological activities in vivo and in vitro, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

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Obesity Underrepresented in Medical Licensing Exams

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The most important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment are not adequately represented on the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step examinations, according to a study published recently in Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

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High SPF Sunscreen Offers Better Protection Than Beach Umbrella

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sunscreen with a high sun protection factor offers better protection than a standard beach umbrella, although neither completely prevents sunburn, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Often Missed by Plastic Surgeons

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), but doctors often don’t spot the problem, according to research published online recently in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Risk of Post-Op Infections Up in Overweight, Obese Children

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obese children seem to be more likely than others to develop postoperative surgical site infections, according to a study published recently in Surgical Infections.

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Case Series Demonstrates Safety of Trichloroacetic Acid Peel

FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Universal trichloroacetic acid peel is safe for light and dark skin, according to research published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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