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December 7, 2012
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In the News 
  • Plastic surgeon restores form and function after horrific attack
    Pediatric plastic surgeon Richard Redett volunteered his time to reconstruct a Bangladeshi boy's penis after the child was attacked by a gang. Part of the organ had contracted after the attack, and Redett used it as well as tissue from the child's thigh and cheek lining to reconstruct a functioning organ. CNN (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Most breast cancer patients have options for reconstruction
    Most breast cancer patients are good candidates for post-surgical reconstruction, says plastic surgeon Vin Pathy, yet surveys show that many women are not informed of their reconstruction options. "While some people might not a good candidate for one type of surgery, they might very well be an excellent candidate for a different type of surgery," Pathy said. WTNH-TV (New Haven, Conn.) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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 
  • Checklist, communications training cut postsurgical complications
    Surgical teams that used both communications training and a standardized surgical checklist had the least number of postoperative complications within 30 days, compared with groups that only had one or no intervention, a study showed. The findings, based on data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, were published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
VASERĀ® Shape Featured on the Dr. OZ Show
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sharon Giese, appeared on Dr. Oz to showcase VASER Shape, a non-surgical body shaping technology that is a game changer in plastic surgery. The pleasant patient experience and immediate results were evident in the live demo and even prompted Dr. Oz to proclaim that he had "never seen results like this." View the video.
Health Quality & Advocacy 
  • FDA considers updating antiseptic manufacturing rules
    Recent cases of contaminated surgical swabs and antiseptics may prompt the FDA to issue new manufacturing rules. A review of cases by FDA scientists was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the agency scheduled public hearings for next Wednesday and Thursday. The FDA should mandate that antiseptic products be manufactured in sterile environments or at least require packaging to disclose manufacturing conditions, said Mohamed Fakih, medical director of infection prevention and control at Detroit's St. John Hospital and Medical Center. HealthDay News (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Research & Technology 
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