December 2015 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for December 2015. 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.

AMA: Burnout Is Top Issue for Physicians in 2015

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physician burnout is the top issue for physicians in 2015, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Higher Hospital Prices in U.S. 'Monopoly Markets'

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prices at hospitals in monopoly markets are 15 percent higher than those at hospitals in areas with at least four providers, according to research published recently at the Health Care Pricing Project website.

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Specific, Consistent ICD-10 Coding Key to Timely Payments

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In order to prevent denials, it is important to code correctly within the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), with specificity matching documentation, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Affordable Care Act Has Improved Access to Care, Affordability

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has improved access to care and affordability of care for many adults, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs.

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Ascorbic Acid Patch Reduces Wrinkles Due to Photoaging

THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An ascorbic acid (AA)-loaded dissolving microneedle (DMN) patch is feasible and has anti-wrinkle effect, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

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Industry Outpacing NIH in Funding Research

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp rise in the number of industry-funded clinical trials and a significant decline in those financed by the U.S. government in recent years, according to findings published in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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CO2 Fractional Laser Effective for Hypertrophic Burn Scars

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment is effective for hypertrophic burn scars, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Greater Sweat Reduction for Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent aluminum chloride hexahydrate reduces axillary sweating more effectively than 1 percent aluminum acetate, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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New Model of Inpatient Care Can Improve Outcomes

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of a new model of care can improve outcomes of care in medical and surgical units, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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Seven Behaviors Suggested to Improve 'Art of Medicine'

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seven behaviors should be implemented to improve the art of medicine, which can help improve relationships with patients, according to an article published in Family Practice Management.

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Rhinoplasty Effective Treatment for Nasal Valve Insufficiency

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with nasal valve insufficiency, functional and aesthetic-functional rhinoplasty, involving reconstruction of the lateral nasal wall achieved with use of spreader and alar grafts, are associated with improvement in nasal obstruction symptoms, according to a study published online Dec. 10 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Percentage of Graduates Entering GME Stable Over Past Decade

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite an increase in the number of U.S. medical school graduates, over the past decade the percentage entering graduate medical education (GME) training has remained stable, according to a research letter published in the Dec. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on medical education.

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Depression Not Uncommon Among Resident Physicians

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in four doctors-in-training may be depressed, which could put their patients at risk, according to a study published in the Dec. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on medical education.

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Staged Surgical Excision Superior for Treatment of Lentigo Maligna

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with lentigo maligna, staged surgical excision is associated with a low rate of recurrence, according to research published online Nov. 30 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Med Ed Can Be Improved for High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of effective transmission of knowledge, facilitation of reflective practice, and a supportive environment can educate physicians to deliver high-value, cost-conscious care, according to a review published in the Dec. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on medical education.

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CDC: Fewer Americans Struggling With Medical Bills

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American families are struggling to pay medical bills, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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U.S. Health Care Spending Increased in 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The expansion of insurance coverage and increases in retail prescription drug spending contributed to an increase in total national health care expenditures in 2014, according to a report published online Dec. 2 in Health Affairs.

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Glove-Related Hand Urticaria May Be Rising in Health Care Workers

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers are at high risk of glove-related hand urticaria, an occupational issue that may be increasing, according to a research letter published online Nov. 27 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Vitamin C, E, Ferulic Acid Speed Post-Laser Wound Healing

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Laser-assisted delivery of vitamin C, E, and ferulic acid can decrease postoperative recovery time in fractional ablative laser resurfacing for photo damage, according to a study published online Nov. 27 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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AMA: Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Patient Privacy

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A case before the Supreme Court is potentially threatening patient confidentiality, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Social Impact for Untreated Infantile Hemangiomas

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For preteen children, involuted, untreated facial infantile hemangiomas (IHs) have a social impact, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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Significant Lowering of Alar Rim With Cartilage Repositioning

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who undergo lateral crural repositioning have significant lowering of the alar rim, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Burnout Rates on the Rise for Physicians

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout is a growing problem among American doctors, according to research published in the December issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Recovery Pattern Is Useful Tool After CPA Tumor Resection

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients who develop facial paralysis after cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumor resection, the recovery pattern in the early postoperative period is useful for selecting patients for facial reanimation surgery, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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FACE-Q Scales Can Assess Patient Perspective of Rhinoplasty

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The FACE-Q rhinoplasty scales can be used to assess patient perspective of rhinoplasty outcome, according to research published online Nov. 25 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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