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Facelift Surgery after Massive Weight Loss Poses Challenges, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Patients undergoing bariatric surgery for severe obesity are often left with excess, sagging skin affecting all areas of the body—including the face. The unique challenges of facelift surgery in this group of patients—and effective techniques...
29-Jan-2015 8:30 AM EST

No Increase in Complications of Breast Reconstruction over Age 65, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Older women don't have an increased overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after mastectomy, reports the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic...
28-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Good Results with Surgery for Gynecomastia in Bodybuilders

With attention to some unique patient characteristics, breast reduction surgery achieves good aesthetic outcomes in bodybuilders with gynecomastia—enlargement of the male breast, according to a report in the February issue of Plastic and...
28-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Hygiene Practices Affect Contact Lens Case Contamination, Reports Optometry and Vision Science

Contact lens wearers who don't follow certain hygiene habits have increased bacterial contamination of their contact lens cases, reports a study in the February issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of...
28-Jan-2015 9:50 AM EST

IARS Appoints Jean-François Pittet, MD, as Incoming Editor-in-Chief for Anesthesia & Analgesia

The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) announces that Jean-François Pittet, MD, will succeed Steven L. Shafer, MD, as Editor-in-Chief of its flagship journal Anesthesia & Analgesia (A&A). Dr. Shafer’s current term expires in March...
26-Jan-2015 12:50 PM EST

In Infants, Pain from Vaccinations Shows Up in Brain Activity

Infants show distinct, consistent patterns of brain activity in response to painful vaccinations, reports a study in the February issue of PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is...
26-Jan-2015 10:20 AM EST

New Treatments Haven't Lowered Anesthesia Risks for Children with Pulmonary Hypertension, Reports Anesthesia & Analgesia

Despite effective new treatments for their disease, children with pulmonary hypertension (PHT) are still a high-risk group for serious complications and death related to anesthesia and surgery, reports a study in the February issue of Anesthesia &...
22-Jan-2015 10:35 AM EST

Doctors Who Use Health Information Technology Are 'Slightly' More Likely to Get Patient Data, Reports Medical Care

Physicians who use health information technology (HIT) systems are only slightly more likely to receive the patient information they need to provide coordinated care, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by...
15-Jan-2015 11:50 AM EST

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