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July 2010 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

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

Specialties See Modest Compensation Increases in '09

FRIDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Most medical specialties saw modest compensation increases in 2009, but many provider organizations are still operating at a substantial loss, according to the findings of the American Medical Group Association's (AMGA) 2010 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey.

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Cosmetic Dermatology Patients More Likely to Have BDD

THURSDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is relatively common in dermatology patients, and it is more common in those seeking cosmetic treatments than in other dermatology patients, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Actinic Keratosis Photodynamic Treatment More Painful on Face

WEDNESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Pain from treatment of actinic keratoses with photosensitizers varies significantly depending on the location treated, and pain decreases significantly after eight hours, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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CO2 Ablative Fractional Laser Beneficial for Scars in Asians

TUESDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Carbon dioxide (CO2) ablative fractional resurfacing is safe and effective for atrophic acne scars on the skin of Asian individuals, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Melanoma Excision Depth Varies by Physician Specialty

WEDNESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma specialists who are not dermatologists tend to excise thin invasive melanomas to a deeper level than do dermatologist specialists and non-specialists, according to research published online July 19 in the Archives of Dermatology.

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Surgical Residents' Fellowship Decisions Are Gender-Neutral

MONDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- A surgery resident's decision to pursue fellowship training is largely due to a desire for clinical mastery and specialty activities regardless of gender, with lifestyle factors of only midrange importance and program size appearing more influential than gender, according to research published in the July issue of the Archives of Surgery.

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Oxygen May Help Fight Wrinkles Caused by UVB Radiation

THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Mice placed in an oxygen chamber after prolonged exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation have fewer wrinkles and less skin thickening than mice that do not receive the oxygen treatment, according to research published online May 26 in the American Journal of Physiology -- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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Report Addresses Physician Financial Conflicts in Care

THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- In a new report, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) urges U.S. teaching hospitals to establish policies that ensure financial relationships between physicians and industry do not result in conflicts of interest that influence patient care.

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