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March 2018 Briefing – Cosmetic Surgery

March 2018 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 March 2018. 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.

Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A previously unrecognized interstitium has been identified in human tissues, according to a study published online March 27 in Scientific Reports.

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EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Electronic health record (EHR) usability may contribute to possible patient harm events, according to a research letter published in the March 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Ethical Duties ID’d for Short-Term Global Health Experiences

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a position paper published online March 27 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, ethical obligations have been detailed for physicians participating in short-term global health experiences (STEGHs).

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Multivector Gracilis Muscle Flap Viable for Facial Reanimation

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The gracilis flap can be designed as a functional double paddle flap for a multivector facial reanimation after facial paralysis, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The Lean approach, which emphasizes reducing waste and improving customer value by focusing on the big picture, can be used to address physician burnout, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite the popularity, convenience, and speed of texting medical orders, there are unique and alarming risks associated with the practice, according to a report published in Drug Topics.

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Microneedling + 5-Fluorouracil Effective Vitiligo Treatment

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Microneedling in combination with 5-fluorouracil is a safe and effective treatment for vitiligo, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new, three-pronged approach is being applied to develop a blueprint for addressing physician burnout, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Patients Rate Blunt Cannula Subcision Best for Acne Scars

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Blunt cannula subcision (BCS) is more effective than Nokor needle subcision (NNS) for acne scar treatment, according to a study published online March 9 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A considerable amount of personal health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) was found in the recycling at five Canadian teaching hospitals, according to a research letter published in the March 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The burdens associated with prior authorization (PA) are high and include a negative impact on clinical outcomes, reported by 92 percent of physicians, according to the results of a survey conducted for the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drug copayments frequently exceed prescription drug costs, with overpayments affecting 23 percent of all prescriptions, according to a research letter published in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Spending on health care is much higher in the United States than other high-income countries, but utilization rates are similar, according to a study published in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The three-pronged approach implemented by one practice successfully improved physician engagement, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Physicians are increasingly being challenged to protect their practice finances while helping patients without insurance, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Botulinum Toxin Injections Improve Facial Surgical Scars

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Botulinum toxin injections in surgical wound closure immediately after surgery improve facial surgery scars, according to a small study published in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Postpartum Abdominoplasty Improves Back Pain, Incontinence

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Abdominoplasty in the postpartum population improves low back pain and urinary incontinence, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Nasal Distortive Effect Described in Selfies

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Photographs taken at shorter distances increase the perceived ratio of nasal breadth to bizygomatic breadth, according to a research letter published online March 1 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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