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March 6, 2013
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News for and about dermatologic surgeons

  Healthy, Beautiful Skin 
  • Dermatology exams lead to better melanoma outcomes
    Patients with melanoma who had seen a dermatologist even once had better prognoses than those who had not previously visited a dermatologist, perhaps due to greater awareness in the first group, researchers report. The results suggest that screening for everyone older than 50 is cost-effective, researchers said. Medscape (free registration) (3/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tools of the Trade 
  • The future of dermatology devices may be very small
    Advances in computers and microelectronics will let lasers change settings automatically and make the devices easier to use, predicts dermatologist Murad Alam, a professor at Northwestern University. Nanotechnology will lead to ever-smaller, disposable devices, he says. Advances in stem cell technology, fat reduction, skin tightening and grafts also are coming, Alam says. (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Polycaprolactone injections can smooth nasolabial folds
    Polycaprolactone gel injections smoothed nasolabial folds better than hyaluronic acid injections in a 40-patient, single-center trial, researchers report. Polycaprolactone microspheres in a glycerin-water gel matrix may stimulate collagen production. Researchers used less polycaprolactone than hyaluronic acid to achieve desired results in the split-face study. MedPage Today (free registration) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Perfecting Your Practice 
  • EHRs costly if practices do not adjust, study finds
    Physician practices lose money when they adopt EHRs but do not change the way they work to take advantage of the systems, a study in Health Affairs found. "Practices with a positive return on investment realized savings by eliminating paper medical records, as well as dictation and billing services and positions of, or hours worked by, staff members who were performing services no longer required after EHR adoption," the researchers said. Larger practices were more likely to realize gains. MedPage Today (free registration) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • E-messages to primary care doctors get lost in the mail
    Primary care doctors are overwhelmed by the number of electronic messages they receive from specialists, nurses, laboratories and other care providers, and many say they lose important messages in the clutter. Nearly 70% said they receive more alerts through electronic health records than they can handle, and almost 30% said they had missed test results, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. HealthDay News (3/4), Reuters (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ASDS News 

  • Showcase your latest research at the ASDS Annual Meeting
    The ASDS is now accepting abstracts for the ASDS Annual Meeting, to be held Oct. 3 to 6 in Chicago. Abstracts can be for oral or poster presentation in the following categories: botulinum toxins and fillers, cosmeceuticals, general cosmetic dermatologic surgery, general reconstructive dermatologic surgery, lasers and light-based technology, liposuction and body sculpting, and tumor oncology and research, Mohs surgery and skin cancer. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by May 15. No late-breaking abstracts will be accepted. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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