Study: Plastic surgery can boost self-confidence | FDA approves Lymphoseek for lymph node mapping | CMS answers 3 EHR MU questions
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March 15, 2013
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Study: Plastic surgery can boost self-confidence
Most plastic surgery patients report higher self-confidence and enjoyment of life and may feel healthier after their procedures, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science. Only 12% of plastic surgery patients in the study expected the procedure would solve their problems or transform them into a different person. Daily News (New York)/AFP-Relaxnews (3/12)
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FDA approves Lymphoseek for lymph node mapping
The FDA has approved Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' radioactive tracer Lymphoseek for breast cancer and melanoma intraoperative lymphatic mapping. The FDA said the tracer is the first agent for lymph node mapping to gain approval in more than three decades. "Removal and pathologic examination of lymph nodes draining a primary tumor is an important diagnostic evaluation for some patients with breast cancer or melanoma," said Dr. Shaw Chen of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Medscape (free registration) (3/13)
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Dr. Marc Salzman on VECTRA 3D
"Cosmetic plastic surgery is a visual art. Patients don't usually understand medical terminology, but they know what they want when they see it. With VECTRA 3D simulations, I can show them realistic results of the procedures they want, as seen from any angle. And when they see this, they act on it with confidence that the procedure is in their own best interest." Read more>>

Marc J. Salzman, M.D., F.A.C.S., Louisville, KY

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Plastic surgeons and patients warm to cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis, or CoolSculpting, is attracting patients who would not otherwise have considered fat-reduction procedures because it does not involve surgery, says plastic surgeon James Chappell. The device freezes fat cells, which eventually die and are absorbed into the body. Results are modest compared with liposuction, and a second treatment might be necessary, Chappell said. The Capital (Annapolis, Md.) (3/14)
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CMS answers 3 EHR MU questions
CMS recently published answers to three frequently asked questions regarding the status of certified EHR systems in certain scenarios. One question highlights the importance of having accurate meaningful use denominators when integrating MU data from several locations. Health Data Management (3/12)
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Rates of double mastectomy continue rising
The percentage of American women with early-stage breast cancer who choose double mastectomy continues to rise, but many do not have a medical reason for doing so, a University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center study found. Double mastectomy is a viable prevention strategy, however, for women at high risk for recurrence, experts say. Advances in plastic surgery, including reconstruction using autologous fat and tissue, make the procedure more palatable, says Dr. Malcolm Roth, past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. CNN (3/13)
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Research & Technology
Opinion: Iraq War spurred medical innovation
Efforts to repair gruesome injuries sustained in the Iraq War spurred progress in front-line treatment, prosthetics and regenerative medicine. Researchers developed spray-on skin made from autologous cells and have made advances in growing new body parts. "Within 20 years, we'll be able to regrow an entire face from the patient's own cells," said Col. Robert Hale, a reconstructive surgeon at the Army Institute of Surgical Research. Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) (subscription required)/Scripps Howard News Service (3/13)
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-- George Eliot,
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