Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for January 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.
VTE Risk Up in Older Women Post-Autologous Reconstruction
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While the overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after mastectomy does not appear to differ significantly between age groups, the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is higher for older women undergoing autologous reconstruction. The findings were published in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Benefits Package Important for Attracting, Retaining Staff
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An appropriately-targeted benefits package is crucial for attracting and retaining employees, according to an article published Jan. 22 in Medical Economics.
Physicians Rank the Best EHR Systems of 2014
THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Physicians have ranked electronic health record (EHR) systems based on five key performance areas, according to a report published in Medical Economics.
Collaboration Between Med Students Cuts Diagnostic Errors
TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For fourth-year medical students, working collaboratively is associated with a reduction in diagnostic errors, according to a research letter published in the Jan. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Patients Satisfied With Shared Appointments Before Mohs Sx
TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patient satisfaction is high for shared medical appointments (SMAs) for preoperative consultation regarding Mohs micrographic surgery, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Most Docs Work 40 to 60 Hours Per Week
FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Physicians work long hours, with most working 40 to 60 hours per week and a considerable proportion working 61 to 80 or more hours per week, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).
Nutritional Supplement Reduces Hair Loss in Females
FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A nutritional supplement with specific omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants can improve hair density and reduce the telogen percentage, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Impact of Medical Scribes on EHR Advancement Discussed
THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The increasing use of medical scribes should not be a replacement for improving electronic health records (EHRs), according to a viewpoint piece published online Dec. 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Polycaprolactone Efficient for Nasolabial Fold Treatment
THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For patients with nasolabial folds (NLFs), treatment with a novel biostimulatory polycaprolactone (PCL)-based dermal filler is associated with improved long-lasting efficacy compared with nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA)-based fillers. This finding was published online Jan. 6 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Working Long Hours? Beware Risky Alcohol Consumption
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries. The report was published online Jan. 13 in The BMJ.
Guidelines Presented for Clinical Documentation in 21st Century
TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Guidelines have been developed for clinical documentation and interrelated issues. The position paper has been published online Jan. 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
AMA Reports on How Docs Use Their Free Time
FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The American Medical Association recently surveyed physicians to find what activities they pursue when not in the exam room.
CDC: Occupationally Acquired HIV Now Rare
FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Documented occupational acquisition of HIV has now become rare in the United States, according to research published in the Dec. 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
CT Scans Performed During Maxillofacial Surgery Are Rapid
THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Intraoperative computed tomography (CT) scans performed during maxillofacial surgery are quick, lasting an average of 14.5 minutes, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
FDA Approves Bellafill for Treatment of Pitted Acne Scars
THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for acne scarring.
Experts Discuss Pros and Cons of Maintenance of Certification
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The pros and cons of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) are discussed in two articles published in the Jan. 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Patients More Satisfied With Autologous Breast Reconstruction
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For women undergoing breast reconstruction, autologous reconstruction leads to higher satisfaction than alloplastic reconstruction, although more women require secondary correction, according to a study published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Article Highlights Top Technology Challenges for 2015
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The introduction of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) audits, meaningful use 2, and the burdens of technology are the top four technological challenges for physicians in 2015, according to an article published in Medical Economics.
Article Highlights Top Management Challenges for 2015
MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Considerable challenges are projected to impact practice management in 2015, according to an article published in Medical Economics.
High Rate of Complications for Medial Thighplasty
MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For patients in the massive weight loss population undergoing medial thighplasty, the rate of complications is high, according to a study published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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