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January 11, 2013
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  • Plastic surgeons report continued uptick in number of male clients
    The number of men seeking plastic surgery has risen over the past few years, plastic surgeons say. As the economy recovered, more men began seeking cosmetic procedures in an effort to get or retain jobs, plastic surgeon Adam Weinfeld says. Cosmetic surgery can help address areas that diet and exercise alone won't affect, says plastic surgeon Sanjay Sharma. Weinfeld adds that technological advances have helped foster techniques that reduce swelling and bruising. KXAN-TV (Austin, Texas) (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
  • Calif. authorities expand complaint against doctor
    California's medical board and attorney general filed an amended complaint against a Rocklin doctor. The 94-page document includes charges related to 15 cases, and it could result in loss of his medical license. One woman says the doctor left her scarred after cosmetic surgery. The doctor is not board certified in plastic surgery. KOVR-TV (West Sacramento, Calif.) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Dr. Jennifer Walden on VECTRA 3D
"I do a lot of breast augmentation and secondary breast surgery. VECTRA 3D has proven to be invaluable when dealing with asymmetry, and helps the patient decide on the implant size that will let them achieve their goals. For rhinoplasty procedures as well, it's been a great adjunct to my consultations and surgical planning." Read More>>

Jennifer L. Walden, M.D., F.A.C.S., Austin, Texas

Practice Management 
 
  • 11 organizational strategies for dealing with data breaches
    A recent Ponemon Institute report says 94% of surveyed health groups experienced data breaches, highlighting the need for organizations to take measures to better safeguard patient data and lessen breach impact. This article offers 11 ways to do so, including adopting bring-your-own-device protocols that integrate technical safeguards and workflow processes, controlling the cloud and conducting targeted risk assessments. Government Health IT online (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Best Practices in Fat Grafting Webinar
Join us on January 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM PST when Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Steven Cohen, will discuss how to achieve optimal fat grafting results with the combined use of the VASER Lipo®, TouchView® and Cytori Puregraft® systems during this live one-hour webinar. Click Here to Reserve Your Webinar Seat!
Health Quality & Advocacy 
  • Study determines risk factors for post-surgery morbidity, mortality
    An analysis of more than 240,000 cases in a national database determined seven independent preoperative risk factors that increase morbidity and mortality risk following ambulatory surgery. The factors were disseminated cancer, paraplegia or quadriplegia, age 70 or older, steroid use, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and history of transient ischemic attack or stroke. Surgical site infection and intraoperative blood transfusion were among the most common complications. The findings may help improve preoperative patient screening in outpatient surgical facilities, a researcher said. Anesthesiology News (free registration) (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Research & Technology 
  • Researchers work on gesture interface for the OR
    Researchers at Purdue University have developed a system that tracks a surgeon's movements in the operating room to allow touch-free navigation of radiologic images. The system uses Microsoft's Kinect 3D camera and takes the position of the surgeon's head and torso into account to avoid mistaking surgical motions for commands to the viewing system. MedGadget.com (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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