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August 2010 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for August 2010. 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.

Surgery Not Likely Effective for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

THURSDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seek surgical and minimally invasive (MI) cosmetic procedures and often end up undergoing these procedures, but only a fraction of the procedures reduce the severity of the condition, according to research published in the July issue of the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

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Industry-Funded Clinical Trials Yield More Positive Outcomes

TUESDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Drug clinical trials supported by industry are more likely to produce favorable results than trials supported by government or nonprofit/nonfederal organizations, and they are less likely to be published within two years of the study being completed, according to research published in the Aug. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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