Plastic surgeon in Australia transplants patient's toe to replace thumb | Survey reveals 45% growth in labiaplasty demand | Simple steps to prevent burnout
July 14, 2017
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Plastic surgeon in Australia transplants patient's toe to replace thumb
Plastic surgeon Sean Nicklin replaced a man's severed thumb with one of his big toes after efforts to reattach the thumb failed.
BBC (7/13) 
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Survey reveals 45% growth in labiaplasty demand
A survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found a 45% increase from 2015 to 2016 in the number of labiaplasties. The survey of approximately 35,000 doctors in 106 countries revealed that breast enlargement surgery was the most common aesthetic surgery, followed by liposuction, blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty.
The Independent (London) (tiered subscription model) (7/12) 
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5 Security Tips for Working on Your Personal Device
Finance moves fast, and the ability to work from anywhere on your smartphone or laptop could be a game-changer. But can your personal devices ever be secure enough to manage your clients' sensitive financial data? Surprisingly, this informative whitepaper shows that, with the right preparation, using your personal device can actually help you keep your organization more secure. Read More
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Practice Management
Simple steps to prevent burnout
Recognizing stress, getting adequate sleep and asking for help when necessary are among the steps health care providers can take to avoid professional burnout, according to a study in Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. Study leader Dr. Roger Smith suggests reducing stress by communicating directly and employing time-management techniques, delegating, taking short rest breaks, exercising, taking vacations and engaging in hobbies, among other tactics.
Healio (free registration) (7/10) 
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Dr. Kenneth Smith on VECTRA and VISIA
"An informed patient is the best patient. VECTRA and VISIA are great educational tools. They can get patients excited but also manage their expectations." - Kenneth A. Smith, MD FRSCS, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Health Quality & Advocacy
Breast implants might slow a bullet, but they can rupture on impact
Results of an experiment published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences showed that saline breast implants can slow and alter the trajectory of a bullet, and plastic surgeon Christopher Pannucci, the study's lead author, says implants act as airbags, protecting against injury from stabbings, falls or car accidents. On the other hand, plastic surgeon Anand Deva points out that silicone breast implants can rupture on impact and cause severe inflammation, potentially requiring mastectomy to treat.
New Scientist (free content) (7/12) 
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Top 5 Concerns Amazon Business Helps You Address
Amazon Business gives health care vendors and suppliers the ability to deliver the experience customers want without having to make a large investment in digital infrastructure. In this SmartFocus report we explore five critical business challenges currently facing companies in the healthcare space and what Amazon Business is doing to help effectively address them. Read it now >>
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Research & Technology
Breast tissue bank approaches 5K mark for healthy tissue donations
Almost 5,000 women have donated healthy breast tissue to the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. The donations were collected in response to need from researchers conducting comparative studies.
WFYI-TV/WFYI-FM (Indianapolis) (7/11) 
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Study: CCO in enzymatic debridement shows promise for foot ulcers
Researchers found that clostridial collagenase ointment in enzymatic debridement showed slightly better wound closure in neuropathic, nonischemic diabetic foot ulcers than did hydrogel applications after 12 weeks. CCO treatment may be a useful alternative for patients who can't tolerate surgical debridement, according to researchers.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News online (7/6) 
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