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October 2016 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

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

Few Changes in Employer-Sponsored Insurance 2013-2014

MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Private sector employer-sponsored health insurance offerings were similar in 2013 and 2014, with <3.5 percent of employers dropping coverage and 1.1 percent adding coverage, according to a report published online Oct. 26 in Health Affairs.

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Older, Younger Women Equally Benefit From Breast Recon

MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomy benefit as much as younger women from breast reconstruction, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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Useful Tips Offered for Addressing Negative Patient Reviews

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In an article published in Medical Economics, five tips are presented to address negative patient reviews.

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Patient Satisfaction High With Filler for Midface Volumization

MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low-volume hyaluronic acid filler is effective for correction of age-related midface volume loss, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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pCR of 37 Percent for Topical Imiquimod in Lentigo Maligna

FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with lentigo maligna (LM) in-situ melanoma, topical imiquimod has a pathological complete regression (pCR) rate of 37 percent, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Acidic Skin Care Product Beneficial in Older Adults

FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults, an acidic skin care product with different plant oils improves epidermal barrier formation and increases lipid lamellae in the intercellular space of the stratum corneum (SC), according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

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Superficial Cryotherapy Effective for Alopecia Areata

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with alopecia areata (AA), superficial hypothermic cryotherapy is effective, especially when the treatment interval is two weeks or less, according to research published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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U.S. Health Care System Is One of the Least Efficient Worldwide

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. health care system is one of the least efficient worldwide based on a Bloomberg index that assesses life expectancy, health care spending per capita, and relative spending as a share of gross domestic product, according to a report published by Bloomberg.

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Strategies Presented for Managing Physician Burnout

FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Effective strategies for managing physician burnout include mindfulness and stress-management training, according to a review published online Sept. 28 in The Lancet.

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Delay in Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction May Fuel Anxiety

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast reconstruction immediately after breast removal surgery due to cancer may help reduce a patient's mental distress, according to a study published in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Doctors Spending in Excess of $32,000 on Health IT

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are spending more than $32,000 per year on health information technology (IT), according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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ATX-101 Beneficial for Submental Fat Reduction

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- ATX-101, an injectable form of deoxycholic acid, is beneficial for submental fat (SMF) reduction, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Long-Term Pigmentation With Minocycline in Sclerotherapy

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing sclerotherapy, oral minocycline may induce significant pigmentation, according to a case report published online Sept. 28 in the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

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New AMA Module Helps Identify Physician Distress

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new resource has been developed to help physicians identify distressed colleagues and help them to access care, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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