Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Bandage Conforms to Wound Shape and Stimulates Healing
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a thermoresponsive hydrogel bandage. The hydrogel is liquid at room temperature, but changes into a semi-solid gel at body temperature when in contact with a wound, meaning it conforms to the wound shape. The gel contains an amino acid sequence that stimulates the body’s own healing process. The researchers hope that the advanced dressing could help to heal difficult-to-treat wounds in patients with diabetes. Patients with diabetes can suffer from stubborn wounds and ulcers that can have serious consequences, including amputation and even death. There is a need fo...
Source: Medgadget - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Materials Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Specials in the Skin Spa for June
Coolsculpting is Hotter than Ever!Did you know? We were the first to offerCoolsculpting on Boston's South Shore, and we now operate four Coolsculpting machines. That means more appointment availability and the possibility to book " double sessions " — treating 2 areas in the same amount of time, or booking with a friend!Coolscupting Special for June: Purchase one area ofCoolsculpting and get an additional area of equal or lesser value 50% off.Plus:Refer a friend and you will both receive $100 off your nextCoolsculpting treatment!(Please call for more information at 781-934-2200.)Other specials this month in...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - June 4, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori monthly specials skin spa Source Type: blogs

May Specials in the Skin Spa
HUGE specials in the Skin Spa this month! Our aestheticians can create a customized plan to help you look and feel your best. Call us at 781.934.2200 to schedule a complimentary skin consult now.Specials for May50% off second area ofLaser Hair Removal (of equal or lesser value) when you buy one area30% offThermage25% offCoolsculptingPurchase a full facePellev é treatment and receive a free Pellev é eyes treatment (must be done same day) Purchase a Clear + Brilliant treatment and receive a freeIPL Photorejuvenation treatment (a $250 savings! both must be done the same day)Purchase aMicrodermabrasion treat...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - May 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori duxbury skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

M édecins sans Hôpitaux (Doctors without Hospitals)
This study and others seem to show that “small is beautiful” with independent physician led ACOs apparently out performing ACOs on average. (https://catalyst.nejm.org/do-independent-physician-led-acos-have-a-future/ ) Physician Outsourcers such as Team Health, MedNax, AMN are for profit health service companies. They are not traditional healthcare providers and yet they organize tens of thousands of physicians. Team Health has 20,000 affiliated physicians and provides physicians for hospitals and health systems in several specialties especially emergency medicine, anesthesiology and hospital medicine. MedNax is...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

April Specials in the Skin Spa
Spring is the perfect time to refresh your look! Our aestheticians can create a customized plan to help you look and feel your best. Call us at 781.934.2200 to schedule a complimentary skin consult now.Specials for April20% offUltherapy20% offVivace microneedling20% offLaser Hair Removal Purchase two areas ofCoolsculpting and get a third area at no additional cost (all areas must be done the same day) Purchase two full-faceIPL Photorejuvenation treatments and receive a third full-face IPL free10% off a package of four Glytone Eye PeelsAlso, while supplies last...This month try a new Colorescience 3-in-1 Eye Thera...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - April 2, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori duxbury skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

AeroForm Tissue Expander for Breast Reconstruction: Interview with Scott Dodson, CEO
Breast reconstruction is a frequent consequence resulting from a fight with breast cancer. Women trying to become whole again have to undergo an implantation of a saline bag followed by regular, sometimes painful injections that gradually expand the size of the bag. There is another option, cleared by the FDA last year and in Europe back in 2012, that avoids injections altogether and allows women to choose when, where, and how much to expand the implant. We spoke with Scott Dodson, President & CEO of AirXpanders, the makers of the innovative AeroForm system, to learn more about the technology from patients’ and p...
Source: Medgadget - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Exclusive Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

The truth about plastic surgery chains
Over 17 million cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2016. With the increasing popularity of cosmetic procedures, it seems nearly everyone is out to get a bite of the apple. Cosmetic surgery chains are growing in size and popularity in an attempt to cash in on this market. Examples include: LifeStyle Lift in the U.S., which declared bankruptcy in 2015 and Transform in the U.K. With this growing popularity, consumers should ask themselves whether having surgery at a cosmetic surgery chain is a good idea. Today, I’m going to explain what to look for during your cosmetic surge...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-greer" rel="tag" > Jennifer Greer, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Surgery Source Type: blogs

BioethicsTV: (March 9-14): Mary Kills People; The Good Doctor; The Resident
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Mary Kills People (Season 2; Episode 1): Helping the healthy to die This season picks up where the last season left off, with Desmond in prison and Mary carrying on helping people die. In many ways, this show has lost its edge since assisted suicide is now legal in California (where the show appears to take place) and Canada (since we see Mary with a Canadian passport). Desmond quickly is paroled and  Mary brings him on a case.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - March 17, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: BioethicsTV End of Life Care Featured Posts Health Care Informed Consent #MaryKillsPeople #thegooddoctor #TheResident anti-aging cancer cosmetic surgery disability harassment Source Type: blogs

March Specials in the Skin Spa!
Spring is in the air and there is no better time to refresh your look! Our aestheticians can create a customized plan to help you look and feel your best. Call us at 781.934.2200 to schedule a complimentary skin consult now.Specials for MarchVivace microneedling - Purchase a package of 3 full face and neck treatments and receive the chest area freeCutera ExcelV laser treatments - 15% off 15 or 30 minute treatmentsCoolsculpting - 20% off any treatmentLaser Hair Removal - Purchase 2 areas and receive 50% off the second area of equal or lesser valueViPeels- 15% off Clear + Brilliant - Purchase 3 treatments, get 3IPL trea...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - March 7, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury hamori Skin Spa Specials south shore boston Source Type: blogs

5 must-haves for great physician online profiles
Patients have a lot of choices when it comes to physicians.  Making sure your online profile is up to date, complete, and contains these five items will improve the chances that a website visitor will become a patient. Create a personal connection. Having good rapport with patients is important, and that process starts before patients ever walk in the door. How often have you seen a physician bio that only contains a single, humanizing detail in the last sentence: “Dr. John lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Karen.”  Some physicians may be hesitant to provide personal info, that shouldn&rsquo...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-r-dooley" rel="tag" > Brian R. Dooley < /a > Tags: Social media Practice Management Source Type: blogs

The Curse of the Keloid
​Each month, we try to bring you a case that is laced with unexpected care techniques. Our hope is that our procedural pearls help enhance your practice. Procedures rarely change over time, but new techniques and equipment may help you tackle new challenges. Once you have mastered simple procedures like incision and drainage and suturing and splinting, you can move on to more advanced procedures.​This month we dare you to think outside the box and combine all your skills to help this weird and wild patient. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: It may not be an emergency, but it's an emergency to your patient.A...
Source: The Procedural Pause - February 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

CoolSculpting Receives FDA Clearance for Double Chin
Just before the holidays, Allergen announced that theCoolSculpting® treatment had become the first and only non-surgical fat reduction technology to be FDA-cleared for improved appearance of lax tissue in conjunction with submental fat, or " double chin. "CoolSculpting for double chin is already clinically proven to reduce fat up to 20 percent in the treated area after one treatment. An 18-week clinical study of CoolSculpting in submental fat treatment found that 77 percent of patients showed improved appearance of lax tissue and 75 percent of patients reported their chin looked more toned following treatment...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - February 26, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: boston coolsculpting double chin fda south shore submental fat Source Type: blogs

Electronic Skin Heals Thyself While Measuring Pressure, Temperature, Humidity
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an “electronic skin” that is able to heal itself when damaged, and when no longer needed it can be fully recycled. E-skins can provide new capabilities in the form of medical and athletic devices, as well as mimic tactile and other sensing within advanced prostheses. The new self-healing e-skin can measure pressure applied on its surface, temperature, humidity, and even air flow. It’s made of polyimine, a newly developed covalently bonded dynamic network polymer that has silver nanoparticles throughout. The silver acts as an electrica...
Source: Medgadget - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Dermatology Diagnostics Materials Medicine Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Mother of the Bride? Plan Ahead for Cosmetic Enhancements Now
Are you a mother-of-the-bride to be? (Or mother of the groom?) While you know all eyes will be on her, you will, of course, still want to look your best on that special day. We have treated many members of the wedding party with enhancements — both surgical and non-surgical — that will get you photo-ready for the big day. To help you make sure you plan ahead appropriately for any desired wedding day enhancements, please give us a call today at781-934-2200.Our ad inSouth Shore Living magazineSome Pre-Wedding Cosmetic Enhancement Guidelines6 Months before WeddingWith six months to go,Ultherapy® is a great opt...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - February 7, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: cosmetic cosmetic treatments mother of bride planning weddings Source Type: blogs

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Source: aloha-dermatology.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: bigwave Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

February Specials in the Skin Spa!
You are going to love these specials in the Skin Spa for February...Ultherapy 2 ways: Purchase a full face treatment and get your neck treatment for free, or purchase a face and neck treatment and get a chest treatment free — a $650 - $2,000 savings!Purchase aClear + Brilliant treatment with MdRejuvena Pore Perfecting Complex or Redness Recovery and receive a free IPL — a $250 savings.20% offThermage Body25% off 2 or more areas ofCoolsculpting30% off 4 or more areas ofCoolsculpting15% offLaser Hair Removal15% offVivace or Rejuvapen MicroneedlingYou must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - February 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury hamori Skin Spa Specials south shore boston Source Type: blogs

Weird and Wild: Back Piercing and Langers’ Lines
​A patient presented to the emergency department with a request to remove her back ring. Yes, that's right, her back ring. We were a bit confused at first by the piercing. The stud was placed in her back with no obvious way of removal. Our original thought was to send the patient to dermatology or even plastic surgery. The piercing certainly didn't qualify for emergency surgery or removal.​​​A 23-year-old woman with a back piercing in the left lower back. The underlying skin condition is not infectious. This is a classic example of tinea versicolor, and is not related to the piercing. It is a common fungal infectio...
Source: The Procedural Pause - January 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

When a breast cancer surgeon gets breast cancer: being on the other side of the scalpel
Six weeks ago, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. As a breast cancer and breast plastic surgeon, I see women all the time who are in the exact same place I’ve been since receiving the phone call from the pathologist.  Shocked and terrified by the news, overwhelmed by what this is going to mean for their life in both the short- and the long-term, waiting for results from what seems like endless tests that could significantly change their treatment options. When talking about my practice, I would tell people that my goal was to provide the kind of personalized, high-touch care that I would want...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/anne-peled" rel="tag" > Anne Peled, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Oncology/Hematology Surgery Source Type: blogs

Hologic ’s New Fluoroscan InSight FD Mini C-Arm for Extremity Scans
Hologic just launched its new Fluoroscan InSight FD Mini C-Arm, an extremities imaging system intended for specialists such as orthopedists and podiatrists. The user can select between high resolution or low dosage modes, varying between patients as needed. The low-dose mode can produce images with up to half the radiation compared the machine’s automatic setting. The quality of the images can still rival the fully automatic mode. Choosing the high resolution setting enables the full use of the system’s detector to achieve the best image possible. The device features a 24-inch touchscreen, that can be used...
Source: Medgadget - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Radiology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Cynosure ’s TempSure Envi Released to Improve Skin Aesthetics
Cynosure, now a part of Hologic, is releasing a radiofrequency system for performing aesthetic procedure on the skin, including for reduction of wrinkles and other facial lines, tightening of skin by coagulating soft tissue, and making cellulite look more attractive than its natural self. The system is already FDA cleared. The TempSure Envi device generates heat in the deeper layers of the skin while simultaneously monitoring the temperature of the affected area. It features so-called Therapeutic Logic Control, a technology that correlates the temperature of the therapy to how much time it is delivered to achieve optimal r...
Source: Medgadget - January 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Revisiting options for improving results of breast reconstruction
This study is the first of its kind to provide patient-reported outcomes about fat grafting, and reflects a growing trend of incorporating patient-reported outcomes into clinical trials. Gaining a better understanding of outcomes from the patients’ perspective helps researchers and clinicians to design and deliver care that truly meets the personal preferences and treatment priorities of women diagnosed with breast cancer. I’d like to thank my colleague Dr. Dhruv Singhal, a plastic surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, for his contributions to this post.  The post Revisiting options for imp...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ted A. James, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs

Dr. Hamori Published by Oxford University Press
Dr. Hamori is a co-author in the recently published large scale study of labiaplasty surgeries and outcomes. Published in theAesthetic Surgery Journal January 9, 2018, the article isLabiaplasty: Indications and Predictors of Postoperative Sequelae in 451 Consecutive Cases.To access an abstract of the article,click here.Participating with Dr. Hamori in the study were:Alexandra Bucknor, MBBS, MSc Austin D. Chen Sabine Egeler, MD Patrick Bletsis, BSc Anna Rose Johnson, BA, MPHKate Myette, BASamuel J. Lin, MD, MBA Learn more about Dr. Hamori's expertise in labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation at her we...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 18, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Journal Dr. Christine Hamori labiaplasty Oxford Press Source Type: blogs

" Take My Nose, Please! " Documentary Streaming Now
After a successful tour of the film festival circuit, the award-winning documentary and Orchard Films release,"Take My Nose, Please!" is now available for streaming on all platforms.  First time film maker Joan Kron follows two comedians as they consider plastic surgery.  Of the celebrity set, only comedians can have an honest dialogue about beauty and the knife.An examination of society's love/hate relationship with cosmetic treatments, appearances by Lisa Lampenelli, Judy Gold, Julie Halston, Aubrey Plaza and clips of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffen, Margaret Cho (and many others) result in an entertai...
Source: Skinema, dermatology in the media blog - January 15, 2018 Category: Dermatology Authors: vail reese Tags: Film Source Type: blogs

Plastic surgeon quits and couldn ’t get a job at Chick-fil-A
I just got off the phone with Paul, a highly-sought-after plastic surgeon in New York. “I don’t want to be a doctor anymore,” Paul says. “What else can I do? I have lots of restaurant experience. I’ve worked in 15 restaurants during my life. It’s not easy, but I could do it. I did research on chains and franchises, and I chose Chick-fil-A. Three months ago I applied to be an owner/operator. I got through the first application and got declined the second round of applications. They are extremely picky. Nearly 20,000 apply, and only a few are chosen.” I’m shocked he was decline...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/pamela-wible" rel="tag" > Pamela Wible, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Surgery Source Type: blogs

New Year Special in the Skin Spa!
Start the year off right with 20% off all Skin Spa procedures in the month of January!You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. Special expires January 31, 2018.To take advantage of this special offer, please call our office to schedule your appointment at 781-934-2200. To learn more about procedures offered at Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa, please visit our websitewww.christinehamori.com.Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332Call us:781-934-2200Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and NantucketChristine Hamori Cosmetic S...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 2, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury hamori Skin Spa Specials south shore boston Source Type: blogs

SleepScore Max by SleepScore Labs: CEO Interview & Product Review
At the beginning of this year, Medgadget spoke with Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs about the company’s S+ non-contact sleep monitoring technology. Last month, we again heard from SleepScore Labs about their new SleepScore Max sleep monitoring system, an upgrade to the original S+. Since then, Medgadget was able to give the SleepScore Max device a try for ourselves. Note that we also had a chance to try out the S+ technology earlier this year, and will be making some comparisons between the original and updated devices from SleepScore Labs. Before and after trying out the technology, Medgadget aga...
Source: Medgadget - December 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Cardiology Exclusive Medicine Telemedicine Source Type: blogs

MolecuLight i:X Wound Assessment Tool Now Available in Europe
The MolecuLight i:X from MolecuLight, a company out of Toronto, Canada, is finally launching in Europe following CE Mark approval of the device more than a year ago. Smith & Nephew will be distributing the device, which allows clinicians to spot bacteria directly on the wound using fluorescence visualization that doesn’t require the use of any contrast agent. It gives the ability to assess the bacterial burden, measure the wound area, and document it in a variety of ways. These days, most wound assessment happens visually, typically without being able to spot most bacterial loads. Swabs are u...
Source: Medgadget - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Public Health Source Type: blogs

Taming the Tattoo
​What do you do when something weird and wild comes into your emergency department? This month, we mean lacerations over tattoos or body piercings. Cosmetic repair of injuries involving tattoos and piercings are important to our patients. We should ensure proper wound closure while preserving the underlying body art.Tattoos and piercings are ancient practices of body modification. This form of art appreciation continues to be a popular and important cosmetic alteration for many people. Body art ranges from ear piercings ($20-30 for earlobes) to extensive tattoos that cost thousands of dollars.Many have sentimental value ...
Source: The Procedural Pause - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

The P.A. Problem: Who You See and What You Get
By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD Recently, the New York Times published an article on excessive costs incurred by mid-level providers over-treating benign skin lesions. According to the piece, more than 15% of biopsies billed to Medicare in 2015 were done by unsupervised PA’s or Nurse Practitioners. Physicians across the country are becoming concerned mid-levels working independently without proper specialty training. Dr. Coldiron, a dermatologist, was interviewed by the Times and said, “What’s really going on is these practices…hire a bunch of P.A.’s and nurses and stick them out in clinics on their own...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Beverly Hills Christie Kidd Dermatology Physician Assistant Scope of Practice Source Type: blogs

Announcing Vivace! Microneedling Meets Radio Frequency
Vivace is an FDA-approvedmicroneedling device that uses radio frequency (RF) technology and treatment serums for improved skin tone, texture and firmness. Patients typically seek micro needling to address:Fine lines and wrinkles Loose skin Scar reduction Spider veins Stretch marks Pore size.Dr. Hamori is pleased to announce it as the newest addition to the microneedling offerings in the Skin Spa. Microneedling, which is also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that provides skin rejuvenation through production of collagen and elastin. What makes Vivace unique...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - November 21, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: microneedling radio frequency RF skin rejuvenation skin spa vivace Source Type: blogs

Abderma, a High Absorbency and Retention Material for Wound Applications
On our visit to Med in Ireland medtech industry event, we had a chance to check out some cool indigenous materials engineering that goes on in Ireland to benefit medtech. Specifically, ATD emolda, a company based outside of Dublin, was showing off its Abderma foam, a product designed for wound management applications. Abderma, a biocompatible material, combines a number of characteristics that make it work well on wounds, including being able to absorb a lot of liquid material quickly and to retain it within itself. Having tried it between our own fingers, the material is very pleasantly soft and strong. It bends well, hel...
Source: Medgadget - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Materials Medicine Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Sensus Healthcare ’s Technology Uses Low-Energy X-rays Directly on Cancer Cells: Interview with CEO Joe Sardano
Sensus Healthcare is a medical device company that focuses on providing non-invasive and cost-effective treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids utilizing superficial radiation technology (SRT). Their proprietary, FDA-cleared SRT technology is used to effectively and safely treat oncological and non-oncological skin conditions. The radiation is focused onto cancer cells almost exclusively, and it penetrates no more than 5mm under the surface of the skin, sparing nearby tissues. In 2013, Sensus Healthcare received FDA clearance in the United States to treat keloids with the SRT-100 device. Earlier this summer, Chi...
Source: Medgadget - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alice Ferng Tags: Dermatology Exclusive Oncology Source Type: blogs

Involve plastic surgeons early in breast cancer treatment
Women who lose part or all of one or both breasts due to breast cancer surgery may choose to have new breasts created with their own tissue — a process that also may or may not involve breast implants. A wide range of reconstruction procedures is available, including a variety of flaps and options to use either implants or what is known as autologous fat transfer. Each surgery has its own unique benefits and challenges, but there are variables to consider beyond what the procedure can offer for a patient’s immediate situation. A study performed earlier in 2017 revealed that, for patients who underwent radiation...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/terry-myckatyn" rel="tag" > Terry Myckatyn, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Oncology/Hematology Surgery Source Type: blogs

Specials in the Skin Spa for November
Specials in the Skin Spa this month are as follows:25% offCoolsculptingFreeIPL Photorejuvenation Face Treatment with the purchase of aClear + Brilliant ($250 savings) (both must be done same day)20% offFractional Skin ResurfacingPurchase aMicroneedling Full Face Treatment package and receive the neck free (PRP or HGF)25% offLaser Hair Removal20% off a 30-minuteCutera ExcelV Treatment ($100 savings)You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 11.30.17To take advantage of these special offers, please call our office to schedule your appointment at781-934-2200. To learn more about proced...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - November 8, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cape Cod coolsculpting duxbury Kingston Plymouth Skin Spa Specials Source Type: blogs

microMend, a Novel and Time-Saving Wound Closure Device
Sutures and staples are the usual options for closing wounds postoperatively, but they can be painful and require surgical skills. The microMend Skin Closure Device, produced by Seattle-based KitoTech Medical, provides a potentially better alternative. The design of the microMend is conceptually similar to a bandage, like Steri-Strip. The device is made of a thin adhesive backing with two arrays of tiny “microstaples” on either side. It is placed across a wound, one side at a time, so that the microstaples can insert into the skin and align the two edges of a wound. The device is flexible enough to allow confo...
Source: Medgadget - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Cici Zhou Tags: Cardiac Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

FDA Cleares BRH-A2 to Treat Serious Wounds Using Electric Fields and Ultrasound
BRH Medical, a company based in Jerusalem, Israel, won FDA clearance for its BRH-A2 system that uses ultrasound and electricity to heal deep and chronic wounds. Using the two methods allows to speed up the healing of the wound while reducing pain during treatment. Both electric fields and ultrasound energy are delivered into and under the wound, treating it from all sides. To cover a wide range of treatment options in one session, the device varies the frequency and strength of the electric and ultrasound stimulations. The device can be used in combination with other therapeutic methods, such as negative pressure therapy. ...
Source: Medgadget - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

“Mouths full of gold.” Private practice in Britain’s National Health System
By SAURABH JHA, MD When Aneurin Bevan was asked how he convinced doctors to come on board the National Health Service (NHS) he allegedly replied, “I stuffed their mouths full of gold.” Bevan recognized that to conscript doctors to the largest socialist experiment in healthcare in the world he had to appeal not so much to their morals, but pockets. There is much piety about the NHS. It is the envy of the world, though oddly Saudi oil barons still favor Cleveland Clinic and Texas Heart Institute over quaint little hospitals in rural Scotland. The NHS featured in Britain’s 2012 Olympic parade along with Mr. ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Smart New Bandage Delivers Drugs on Wound Exactly When Required
Difficult to manage wounds do not heal oftentimes because topical medications can’t be administered in a controlled fashion and just when needed. To apply a drug onto a chronic wound, the dressing has to be removed, exposing the wound to potential infections and causing a good deal of discomfort to the patient. Now researches from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School, and MIT have brought together their expertise in different fields to create a smart bandage that releases meds in a precise manner. The bandage is based on cotton threads that are wrapped by a conductive shell. These threads are also ...
Source: Medgadget - October 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Critical Care Medicine Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Breast Implant MRI : Teaching Points
Case Report Follow up case of subpectoral silicone implant with no old scans available.MR findingsBoth breasts suggest well defined regular silicone implants in deep pectoral region with intact capsule. Subtle heterogeneity of the silicone signal at places is MR flow or interphase related with no linguine sign positivity to suggest any intra or extracapsular rupture of silicone. The contour of implant at places is depressed suggesting partial collapse (more seen in left breast implant anteriorly. Pectoral muscles appear normal. Both breast show tiny bright foci – possibly cysts with rest normal with no axillary ...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - October 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

New Microsurgery Robot Helps to Suture Tiny Vessels to Treat Lymphedema
At Maastricht UMC+, an academic hospital in The Netherlands, the first surgical procedure using a new microrobot has been successfully performed. The physicians used a system from Microsure, a Dutch firm that spun off from Eindhoven University of Technology and Maastricht UMC+, to suture sub-millimeter vessels in the arm of a patient suffering from lymphedema. The robotic device converts the movement of the surgeon’s hands into precise, but tiny actions of the robot, giving physicians an unprecedented level of dexterity that would be impossible with just bare hands. During the surgery, lymphatic vessels of ...
Source: Medgadget - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Livestreaming Surgery: New guidelines raise questions of who benefits
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Internet and social media have raised hosts of new ethical issues in the health care world: Should doctors friend their patients? Should med students post photos of their cool cases? Should doctor diagnose people online? The general answer for these questions has been no: “Friending” a patient is a boundary crossing, posting patient photos is a confidentiality violation and diagnosing a patient online (not through a formal telemedicine process) violates standards of care. But some online technologies have been adopted in full such as emailing your doctor and interacting with your hea...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Conflict of Interest Featured Posts Informed Consent Media Privacy professional ethics plastic surgery social media surgery ethics surgical ethics Source Type: blogs

Specials in the Skin Spa for October
Specials in Christine Hamori'sSkin Spa for October are as follows. 10% offCoolsculpting + receive a free ThermiSmooth treatment (new) in one of the following areas: upper face, neck, or hands (both treatments must be done same day)Laser Hair Removal specials: 10% off 1 area; 20% off 2 areas; 30% off 3 areas (all areas must be done same day)Purchase a full faceUltherapy treatment and get a free Ultherapy neck treatment (both areas must be done same day)15% off anyViPeelPurchase 2IPL treatments get a 3rd IPL free (must be same area)You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure.All specials expire October 31,...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - October 2, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cape Cod christine hamori duxbury Skin Spa Specials south shore Source Type: blogs

New Products from Alastin and NIA24
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Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - October 2, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cape Cod christine hamori duxbury Skin Spa Specials south shore Source Type: blogs

Face transplantation is the new frontier of plastic surgery
Replace like with like — that is the basic principle of reconstructive surgery since its conception in the mid-1500s. Borrow from the healthy part of the body to rebuild the damaged part … But what do you do when you have run out of places to borrow? What if there simply isn’t anything like it anywhere else on the body? How do you reconstruct something as complicated as the human face? The answer — the newest frontier in reconstructive surgery — is transplantation. The first human face transplant took place in France in 2005, an unfortunate woman whose face was devastated by a severe dog bite...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/erez-dayan-and-luccie-wo" rel="tag" > Erez Dayan, MD and Luccie Wo < /a > Tags: Conditions Hospital-Based Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs

Get credit for your data – BMC Research Notes launches data notes
Data is becoming increasingly more important. Researchers tell us they are motivated to share data to progress research, to receive more credit and visibility for their work and to comply with funder policies. Springer Nature’s wider data plan aims to develop products and services to help researchers make their data FAIRer (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable). Earlier in the year we have introduced our pilot Data Support Services which help authors comply with funder and journal policies, prepare their data for deposition in a repository and enhance their peer-reviewed publications. The data is stored ...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - September 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Dirk Krüger Tags: Open Access Publishing BMC Research Notes data data note Source Type: blogs

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Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - September 7, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cape Cod christine hamori duxbury Skin Spa Specials south shore Source Type: blogs

The fine line between do no harm and do nothing
On a particularly sultry day in a hospital of the Peruvian Amazon, I found myself with the task of telling a group of parents that their babies, who had been waiting in the hallways for days without eating in preparation for surgery, would not be able to have their cleft lip and palate fixed. We, a group of American doctors and medical staff offering this procedure free of charge to a population without access to a plastic surgeon, had overbooked our week out of eager hopefulness and now had to cancel the cases that we couldn’t fit in before our flight home. Nobody else from our group could do this job. They didn&rsq...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/amy-fan" rel="tag" > Amy Fan, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease Pediatrics Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: August 19, 2017
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! Guess what? I’m going “off the grid” this weekend. Well, maybe not in the strictest of senses (I’ll still have my computer and phone) but in the sense that…well, let’s just say I’ve been neglecting my own personal interests — things I enjoy and feel help my personal growth — and it’s hurting my mental health. I feel unfulfilled. I have to figure out a way to stop that. Starting today. But first, the latest in this week’s mental health and wellness news! Learn how to be more supportive of your child’s teacher, why some r...
Source: World of Psychology - August 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Brain and Behavior Industrial and Workplace Narcissism Personality Psychiatry Psychology Psychology Around the Net PTSD Research Technology Source Type: blogs