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Online reviews for breast surgery are mostly positive
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 88 percent of online reviews of U.S. plastic surgeons who provide breast augmentation were found to be positive in a recent study, but that snapshot of customer satisfaction is not necessarily reliable, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Online Review of Cosmetic Breast Surgery Extends to Surgeon, Staff
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Good cosmetic results are not the only factor mentioned in online breast augmentation reviews of plastic surgeons, according to a study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Robert G. Dorfman, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The #MeToo Era Finally Catches Up to OrbiMed
Five months after an investigative report accused him of sexually harassing and demeaning women for years, OrbiMed Founder Sam Isaly has transferred his controlling interest in OrbiMed and stepped down from his position as managing member of the firm. On one hand, Isaly's departure could suggest that the #MeToo era has finally caught up with his alleged behavior. On the other hand, there is the fact that the hedge fund's press release this week does nothing to address the real issue behind the founding partner's exit. Instead, OrbiMed suggests that this move is "part of ongoing succession planning." The tran...
Source: MDDI - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Don't Rely on Plastic Surgeons' Online Reviews
The researchers also found that in reviews by patients who had breast augmentation, their treatment by the surgeon's staff was nearly as important to them as the outcome of the surgery. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take Online Reviews of Plastic Surgeons With a Grain of Salt
FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 -- Online reviews of surgeons who perform cosmetic plastic surgery may be unreliable, researchers say. The researchers examined 1,077 online reviews about breast augmentation surgeons that were posted by people in six large... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Induration in a 36-Year-Old Woman With Hx of Implants
A 36-year-old woman presents with history of previous breast implants and induration of the left breast. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Predictors of satisfaction in patient with silicone breast implants and its association with drug intake habits - Correia-S á I, Cordeiro MNDS, Amarante J, Marques M.
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction is an important outcome variable in surgical success. The purpose of this study is to evaluate predictors of satisfaction in women submitted to silicone textured breast implant surgery.METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

FDA OKs Opus breast implant line from Sientra
The FDA this week granted a pre-market approval supplement to Sientra (NSDQ:SIEN) for its Opus line of silicone breast implants. The implants are made in Wisconsin by Lubrizol LifeSciences subsidiary Vesta, which inked a contract manufacturing deal with Sientra back in August 2016. Sales of Sientra’s silicone breast implants ground to a halt in the autumn of 2015, when Brazilian authorities suspended production at Silimed, its supplier there, and the U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency halted sales. The products were back on th...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Sientra Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?
-- If you are considering breast implants, you should be aware of potential risks, including breast pain and potential rupture of an implant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The FDA offers this information for women who are considering... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?
Title: Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Smaller breast cancer detected in women with implants
Although breast implants lowered the cancer detection rate on screening mammography,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors? FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants SABCS: RT complicates breast implant reconstruction MRI adds to cancer detection in women with breast implants (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancers detected at smaller size in women with implants
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Breast augmentation with implants does not interfere with the ability to detect later breast cancers--in fact, cancers may be detected at a smaller size in breasts with implants, according to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rate of cancers from breast implants increased 15% last year
An FDA report released Wednesday found a 15 percent increase in the number of breast implant-related cancer cases. About 450,000 women in the US get implants each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases update on breast implant lymphoma risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 21 released an update...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants Use MRI to diagnose PIP breast implant ruptures, Dutch say MRI adds to cancer detection in women with breast implants Unusual breast implant sensations while flying: Mystery solved Radiotherapy complicates implant-based breast reconstruction (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Cases Are Reported of Unusual Cancer Linked to Breast Implants
Women with breast implants have an increased risk of a type of lymphoma that can usually be cured by surgery alone — but not always. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Breasts Allergan Inc Breast Cancer Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Mentor Worldwide LLC Food and Drug Administration American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma
As of September 30, 2017, the FDA has received a total of 414 medical device reports of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants, most involving implants with textured surfaces.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

5 Things to Know About Breast Implants
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Journal Publishes Ten-Year Clinical Study Data Highlighting Safety Of MENTOR ® MemoryShape® Gel Breast Implants
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Journal Publishes Ten-Year Clinical Study Data Highlighting Safety Of MENTOR(R) MemoryShape(R) Gel Breast Implants
New publication adds to substantial clinical data demonstrating safety and effectiveness of MENTOR® Breast Implants in primary and revision augmentation and reconstruction patients IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Netwo... Devices Mentor Worldwide, Johnson & Johnson , MENTOR , MemoryShape, breast implant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Texas Federal Judge Dismisses Remaining Bias Claim In Gender Dysphoria Suit
DALLAS - A Texas federal judge on Jan. 26 dismissed the remaining discrimination claim in a disability claimant's suit seeking benefits under a short-term disability (STD) plan for breast augmentation surgery to treat the illness of gender dysphoria after determining that the claimant failed to prove that the employer discriminated against her under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Charlize Marie Baker v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-3679, N.D. Texas; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12854). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Mental health and psychosocial characteristics of breast augmentation patients - von Soest T, Torgersen L, Kvalem IL.
Cosmetic breast surgery experience and a wide range of mental health, psychosocial, and sociodemographic variables were assessed in the population-based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study ( N  = 78,252). Breast augmentation patients reported elevat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Breast Implants Tied to Increased Risk of Rare Blood Cancer Breast Implants Tied to Increased Risk of Rare Blood Cancer
Women who get breast implants may be more likely to develop anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a small Dutch study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast implants tied to increased risk of rare blood cancer
(Reuters Health) - Women who get breast implants may be more likely to develop a rare type of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a small Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother's breast implants triggered rare blood cancer
Linzy Bromfield, 48, from Chelmer, Essex, suffered from a rare form of blood cancer that was triggered by her breast implants. Doctors say they identified the cancer a month before it would have killed her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Breast Implants Linked to Cancer
[Nation] Women with breast implants are at risk of getting cancer, a new study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kelly Wood in excruciating pain due to breast implants  
Kelly Wood, 28, from Maidstone, Kent, had augmentation surgery at 17 years old when doctors found no breast tissue developing in her body. Hardened scar tissue has deformed her breasts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Implants Slightly Increase Risk of Breast ALCL
Implants tied to increased risk of anaplastic large - cell lymphoma; overall risk still very small (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast Implants Tied to Significantly Higher Risk for Rare Type of Breast Lymphoma
Women with breast implants face 400 times the risk for anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) in the breast as women without implants, according to a... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Report: Investors review hedge fund involvement in wake of harassment allegations against Orbimed founder Isaly
Institutional investors with positions in OrbiMed are reportedly reviewing their involvement with the healthcare hedge fund after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against founder and managing partner Sam Isaly. Six former employees of biotech hedge fund accused Isaly, a 72-year-old investor long revered in the biotech community for his ability to pick stocks, of routinely demeaning and harassing women with hardcore pornography and sex toys, STAT reported Dec. 5. Isaly has denied the allegations. The sixth accuser contacted the outlet after that story, requesting anonymity for fear of rep...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat OrbiMed Venture Capital/Private Equity Source Type: news

OrbiMed Founder Sam Isaly Accused of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment scandals are not limited to Hollywood, famous broadcasters, and politicians. This week STAT broke a sexual harassment story that touches medtech, as it involves the founder of one of the industry's largest hedge funds. According to the investigative report, OrbiMed founder and managing partner Sam Isaly harassed and demeaned female employees for years. Former employees reportedly told STAT that Isaly routinely subjected young female assistants to pornography in the workplace, lewd jokes, and sexist comments. Five people who once worked at the firm described how Isaly would often handle a set of breast imp...
Source: MDDI - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Report: OrbiMed founder Sam Isaly harassed women for years, according to former employees
Several former employees of biotech hedge fund OrbiMed have alleged that Sam Isaly, the firm’s founder & managing partner, sexually harassed his female colleagues for years, according to an investigation by STAT. Isaly is a 72-year-old investor who has long been revered among the biotech community for his ability to pick stocks. But at OrbiMed, former employees told STAT he routinely demeaned women and harassed them. One woman told the news outlet that he repeatedly showed her hardcore pornography just to laugh as she reacted in disgust. “I’m scarred,” Isaly’s former assista...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Biotech Wall Street Beat OrbiMed Source Type: news

Minimizing Bacteria Around Macrotextured Breast Implants Minimizing Bacteria Around Macrotextured Breast Implants
Find out how to reduce the number of bacteria around macrotextured breast implants to prevent the incidence of implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Canada finds low number of rare cancer cases linked to breast implants
Health officials aren't recommending people have their breast implants removed after the Canadian government released its safety review on cases of implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Boob job BUST: More women now REMOVING breast implants than getting new ones
(Natural News) Everywhere you look, there are signs that people are increasingly waking up when it comes to their health. Organic food sales are soaring, workout apps are topping the popularity charts, and fast food chains are revising their menus to offer healthier options. In keeping with the trend toward better health, unnatural plastic surgery... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware of Illegal Breast and Butt Implants
FDA is cracking down on illegal products intended to boost the size of a person's breasts, butt, or other body parts. “We have significant concerns with unsafe injectable silicone that’s being marketed for body contouring by unlicensed providers. We’ve seen serious adverse events result from products, which are sometimes industrial-grade silicone, being used for these unapproved medical purposes,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. “The FDA has stepped in to take enforcement actions against unscrupulous actors who promote and provide these services, but we also want to make the public a...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

PIP breast implant scandal: A story that triggered change
In the healthcare industry, stories of patient harm can sometimes be the impetus for positive change. This was the case with the PIP breast implant scandal, where cost-cutting decisions that resulted in injuries eventually led to major regulatory updates.  In 1965, plastic surgeon Henri Arion introduced breast implants to France.  Jean-Claude Mas, a former butcher turned medical sales representative, and Henri Arion worked together in this field; following the death of Arion in a plane crash, Mas went on to launch Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in 1991. It was the beginning of a company that would produce approximat...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Title: Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- A particular breast implant may be associated with a rare type of cancer, researchers report. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is estimated to affect 1 in 30,000 women each year, but... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Textured breast implants might be causing breast cancer
Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that textured implants might be more dangerous than smooth implants. They are supposedly more likely to cause breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare cancer linked with textured breast implants may be underreported, misunderstood
(Penn State) A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New breast implant for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery
MENTOR ® Announces U.S. Availability For MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Breast Implant For Patients Undergoing Breast Reconstruction, Augmentation Or Revision Surgery
MENTOR® Announces U.S. Availability For MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mentor Worldwide LLC, a global leader in breast aesthetics, today announced the availability of i... Devices, Product Launch Mentor Worldwide, MemoryGel, breast implant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast Implants Linked to Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma
In this interview we discuss the link between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a rare type of T-cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD Scott Chapin, MD Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia & Lymphoma Q T-Cell Lymphomas Source Type: news

Bonti kicks off Ph2 trial for neurotoxin pain-reliever
Privately-held biotech Bonti said today that it launched the Lantern clinical program, evaluating its intramuscular neurotoxin injection as a non-opioid pain reliever. The first clinical trial, Lantern-1, is a Phase II study designed to assess the safety and efficacy of EB-001 in patients undergoing elective breast augmentation. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bonti kicks off Ph2 trial for neurotoxin pain-reliever appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Biotech Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals bonti Source Type: news

Austria: Women with leak-prone breast implants compensated
An Austrian consumer watchdog says 69 women in the country who received leak-prone breast implants made by a French company have received 3,000 euros (over $3,550) each in damages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news