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February 2017 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

Last Updated: March 01, 2017.

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for February 2017. 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.

Strategies Suggested to Protect Practices From Hackers

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Steps should be taken to protect medical practices, including small practices, from hackers, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Physician Burnout Eroding Sense of Calling

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For physicians across specialties, burnout is associated with reduced odds of a sense of calling, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Supreme Court Rules Patient Safety Data Subject to Litigation

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Supreme Court of Florida has reversed a District Court of Appeal decision deeming information related to patient safety unprotected from litigation discovery, according to a report published from the American Medical Association.

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$20 Million Awarded for Quality Payment Program Training

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About $20 million has been awarded to 11 organizations for the first of a five-year program to provide training and education about the Quality Payment Program for clinicians in individual or small group practices, with up to $80 million to be invested over the remaining four years, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Cyberattacks Remain Serious Threat to Health Providers

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cyberattacks remain a serious threat to small providers as well as big institutions, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Health Information Theft a Pressing Concern for U.S. Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Forty-four percent of U.S. adults are worried about having their personal health care information stolen, according to findings from the Xerox eHealth Survey published Feb. 9 in HIT Consultant.

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CMS Rule Set to Stabilize Small Health Insurance Markets

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule in relation to new reforms intended to stabilize individual and small group health insurance markets for 2018.

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Unipolar Radiofrequency Device Safe, Effective for Face Tightening

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For subjects with facial laxity, a novel fractional unipolar radiofrequency (RF) device is safe and efficacious for facial tightening, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Guidelines May Assist Optimal Outcomes in Lip Augmentation

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The most attractive lip surface area has been determined as representing a 53.5 percent increase from baseline, with an upper to lower lip ratio of 1:2, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Health Care Spending Expected to Grow 5.6% Annually to 2025

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health care spending is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.6 percent from 2016 to 2025, according to a report published online Feb. 15 in Health Affairs.

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Patient Complaints of Surgeon Attitude Tied to Worse Outcomes

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients treated by surgeons with a history of patient complaints regarding their personalities or attitude are at increased risk of surgical and medical complications, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in JAMA Surgery.

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Nearly 300 Genetic Regions Linked to Male Pattern Baldness

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 300 genetic regions tied to male pattern baldness have been identified, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in PLOS Genetics.

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Orbital Cellulitis Reported After Use of Facial Soft-Tissue Filler

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Delayed and recurrent orbital cellulitis following use of facial soft-tissue filler is described in a case report published online Feb. 10 in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.

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Uptake of Topical Compounds Higher With Thermal Coagulation

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Microchannels surrounded by a coagulation zone (CZ), generated by ablative fractional laser, have higher uptake of topical compounds than those without a CZ, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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High-Energy Protocol Improves Photoaged Facial Skin

MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with mild-to-moderate facial wrinkles, a high-energy protocol with combined bipolar radiofrequency and infrared light energies improves facial skin, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Rhytidectomy Litigation Usually Resolved in Defendant's Favor

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most cases of rhytidectomy malpractice litigation are resolved in the defendant's favor, according to research published online Feb. 9 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Monophasic HA Filler + Lidocaine Corrects Nasolabial Folds

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The monophasic hyaluronic acid (HA) filler with lidocaine, Dermalax implant plus (PLUS), is not inferior to the biphasic HA Restylane Sub-Q (Sub-Q) for correcting nasolabial folds (NLFs), according to a study published online Feb. 1 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Minimally Disruptive Protocol Acceptable for Frontal Sinus Fx

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally disruptive treatment protocol seems acceptable for frontal sinus fractures, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Guidelines Developed for Peri-Op, Post-Op Rhinoplasty Care

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new clinical practice guideline, published in the February issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, offers recommendations for clinicians who perform rhinoplasty and those who are involved in care for rhinoplasty candidates.

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