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March 2016 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

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

AMA Addresses Elements of Team-Based Care Model

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The elements of a team-based care model are described in a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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How Can We Fix the Wage Gap Among Female Physicians?

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women doctors can address the gender wage disparity by understanding the reasons why they earn less, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Facial Reconstruction Viewed As High-Value Intervention

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring willingness to pay per quality-adjusted life-year (WTP/QALY) provides a novel way to assess the social importance and value of facial reconstructive surgery, according to a study published online March 24 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Cold-Induced Lipolysis Effective for Male Pseudogynecomastia

FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cold-induced lipolysis is safe and effective for the treatment of male pseudogynecomastia, according to a study published online March 21 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Endogenous Endophthalmitis ID'd After Breast Implant Surgery

TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published online March 17 in JAMA Ophthalmology, bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis with chorioretinal involvement due to Candida albicans a few hours after breast augmentation surgery has been documented.

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FDA: Most Powdered Medical Gloves Should Be Banned in U.S.

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to ban most powdered medical gloves, saying they pose serious health risks to patients and health care providers alike.

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Case Before Supreme Court May Expose Doctors to Large Fines

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A case before a state supreme court could potentially expose physicians to large fines based on a legal technicality relating to what they should have known, rather than what they knew, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Propranolol for Hemangiomas Doesn't Impair Infant Growth

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For infantile hemangiomas, systemic propranolol appears safe and does not impair physical growth, according to a study published online March 6 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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Leave-On Facial Products Linked to Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Leave-on facial skin care products seem to be associated with frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), according to a study published online March 14 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Spending on Prescription Meds Up About 5 Percent in 2015

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spending on prescription medications for insured Americans increased about 5 percent in 2015, with the increase half of that seen in 2014, the Associated Press reported.

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Neck Laxity Improved With High-Intensity Focused Radiofrequency

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fractional high-intensity focused radiofrequency (HiFR) delivered to the dermis is effective for skin laxity of the lower face/neck, according to a study published online March 4 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Disruptive Patients Distract Docs, May Receive Compromised Care

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Disruptive patients may get worse care from physicians, according to a study published online March 7 in BMJ Quality & Safety. The findings aren't definitive because the researchers tested how physicians responded in fictional vignettes, instead of real-life encounters. Still, the results suggest that such patients distract physicians from doing their jobs.

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Mayo Clinic Has Established Model to Help Battle Burnout

TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to reduce burnout among physicians, the Mayo Clinic is initiating a model to raise camaraderie and increase collaboration, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Guidance Offered for Negotiating Higher Rates From Payers

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Negotiations to increase payment from insurance companies can be extremely difficult, although it is possible to get a payment increase, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Revision Rate of 3.3 Percent for Septorhinoplasty Surgery

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of revision septorhinoplasty is 3.3 percent, and specific patient characteristics correlate with increased revision rates, according to research published online March 10 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Physicians' Contracts Can Affect Patients, Professionalism

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Problematic clauses in physicians' contracts can impact patient care and professionalism, according to an Ideas and Opinions piece published online March 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Online Media Often Used to Learn New Surgical Techniques

MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) members use online streaming media to learn new techniques, according to a research letter published online March 3 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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SCOTUS: States Can't Force Health Care Data Release

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Supreme Court has ruled against state efforts to collect health care data from insurance plans.

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Spouse Education Level May Impact Choice for Rural Practice

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians who are married to a highly-educated spouse are less likely to work in rural underserved areas, according to a study published in the March 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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