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January 2016 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for January 2016. 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.

Demand for Medical Office Space High and Increasing

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Demand for medical office space for ambulatory care is at a high point and looks likely to continue increasing, according to an article published in Forbes.

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FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

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Dermatologists Have a Role in Care of Transgender Patients

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists can help with the physical transformation of transgender individuals, especially facial transformation for women, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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AMA Highlights Top Four Issues to Promote in State Legislation

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The top four issues that will be promoted in state legislation in 2016 were discussed at the 2016 American Medical Association (AMA) State Legislative Strategy Conference, according to a report published by the AMA.

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~1% of Physicians Account for One-Third of Malpractice Claims

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of physicians account for a considerable proportion of all paid malpractice claims, according to a study published in the Jan. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Alternative Payment Models Can Help Improve Patient Care

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alternative payment models (APMs) have been and are being developed that can allow physicians to offer new and improved services to their patients, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Possibility for Health Care Legislation Changes in 2016

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Given the current political climate and issues of bipartisan concern, 2016 could see certain changes to health care legislation, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Single-Stage Procedure Treats Cellulite, Lipodystrophy

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A single-stage procedure can provide simultaneous treatment for cellulite and lipodystrophy, according to a clinical report published in the January issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Botulinum Toxin Successfully Treats Senile Entropion

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with spasmodic senile entropion, injection of botulinum toxin results in a high success rate, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Better Value Care at Hospitals With Best Nursing Environments

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals with better nursing environments provide better value care, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in JAMA Surgery.

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Submental Fat Reduced With Cryolipolysis Vacuum Applicator

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Submental fat can be reduced safely and effectively with a small volume cryolipolysis vacuum applicator, according to research published in the January issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Patient Satisfaction With Doctors May Be on the Rise

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are satisfied with their visits to the doctor, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll in September.

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Novel Technique Measures Internal Nasal Valve Surface Area

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Endoscopic suction-assisted evaluation of the internal nasal valve can measure internal nasal valve area and function, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Physicians Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians facing death are less likely to demand aggressive care, according to two research letters published in the Jan. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on death, dying, and end of life.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Added to NB-UVB Beneficial in Vitiligo

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intradermal platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in combination with narrowband-ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy improves repigmentation versus NB-UVB alone in patients with vitiligo, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Greater Transparency Being Promoted in Research

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Greater transparency is being promoted in clinical research, according to a health policy brief published online Jan. 14 in Health Affairs.

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Injury Severity Impacts Time to Repair in Maxillofacial Trauma

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with maxillofacial trauma, factors such as injury severity score and concurrent injuries are associated with increased time to repair, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Design of Physician Satisfaction Surveys Affects Results

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patient satisfaction scores are influenced by the design and implementation of patient surveys, according to an article published in the January-February issue of Family Practice Management.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Efficacious for Atrophic Acne Scars

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) combined with microneedling is efficacious for the treatment of atrophic acne scars, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Breast Implants Linked to Chronic Pulmonary Silicone Embolism

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pulmonary silicone embolism related to saline breast implants has been detailed in a letter to the editor published in the January issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Hyaluronic Acid Filler Degradation Down With Add-On Botulinum

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of hyaluronic acid filler with botulinum neurotoxin type A is associated with reduced degradation, according to an experimental study published in the January issue of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

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Many Patients Using E-Mail As First Method of Provider Contact

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with chronic conditions, the ability to communicate with their doctor via e-mail may help improve their health, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in the American Journal of Managed Care.

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Modular Component Assembly Feasible for Ear Reconstruction

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One porcine rib can be used to create an aesthetic and durable framework for external ear repair using a modular component assembly (MCA) approach, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Interest in Tanning Practices Is Seasonal

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Interest in tanning peaks prior to the summer months, with the highest interest seen in March in the United States and Canada, according to a research letter published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Dermatology.

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