Expert: CO2 laser works for facial resurfacing with proper technique | FDA collects comments on regs for adipose tissue | A physician's guide to using LinkedIn
July 19, 2016
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Expert: CO2 laser works for facial resurfacing with proper technique
Many aesthetic surgeons stopped using carbon dioxide lasers for facial resurfacing because the devices were associated with long recovery times, hypopigmentation and the risk of keloid scars, but one expert at the Summit in Aesthetic Medicine said technique makes all the difference. Doing a single, slow pass instead of multiple full-field passes in one session confers natural-looking results without adverse effects, said Victor Ross, director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at the Scripps Clinic.
Dermatology News (7/17) 
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FDA collects comments on regs for adipose tissue
The FDA has not finalized regulations on the use of adipose tissue drafted in 2014, but the agency has received a lot of input, says Neal Reisman, chief of plastic surgery at Baylor-St. Luke's Hospital. Questions include how the final regulations will define "structural" and "functional" as the terms apply to autologous fat transfer, Reisman says.
Modern Medicine/Cosmetic Surgery Times (7/12) 
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CMS Open Payments: What You Need to Know
As part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments, medical drug & device companies submitted data about their financial relationships with you–physicians and teaching hospitals. This data is now live and CMS encourages you to review, and dispute if needed, your information in the system. Limited time remaining–Learn more now!
Practice Management
A physician's guide to using LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the world's largest online network for professionals, and membership is growing, writes Manish Kumar Chauhan, digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation. Chauhan describes how health care professionals can use the platform to connect with patients and peers.
Physicians Practice magazine online (7/17) 
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The Basics of Encryption and Compliance
Do you know why data encryption is important for your business? Read this ebook to see how using advance encryption lets you support your compliance with multiple regulations while meeting clients' expectations, protect your data and reputation, and eliminate paperwork and other overhead. Download the free ebook now.
Health Quality & Advocacy
Prolonged exposure to laser-burned hair could be hazardous
Hair burned during laser treatments produce an airborne byproduct that contains benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, and should be considered a biohazard, according to a study published online in JAMA Dermatology. Smoke evacuators, good ventilation and respiratory protection should be used by anyone with prolonged exposure to laser hair removal surgical plumes, the researchers wrote.
Medscape (free registration)/Reuters (7/15) 
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Tips for Balancing School-Work-Life
Continuing your education is one of the greatest commitments you can make to yourself. Advanced credentials help to develop and refine skills while opening doors to new career opportunities. A Michigan State graduate offers tips to help professionals juggle their work and life while pursuing classes online.
Research & Technology
Age ups risk that facial injury will result in fracture
Men younger than 60 years are more prone to facial fractures than women in the same age group, but women older than 60 are at higher risk than their male peers, researchers reported in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Older black women had a lower facial fracture risk than white or Asian women in the same age group, the researchers found. News (7/18) 
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Extremity fixation anchor debuted by Stryker
Stryker on Thursday announced the launch of its SonicAnchor, a device that liquefies using sonic energy and flows into cancellous bone to provide stable fixation in extremity repair surgeries. The tip of the device, made from a bioresorbable polylactide polymer, allows for fixation within five seconds following application. (Boston) (7/14) 
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The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair,
prime minister
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