Asco 2019
Targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests Related items fromOnMedica Women consider legal action over cancer link breast implants Red tape delaying availability of new cancer drugs Soaring cancer diagnoses will push NHS to its limits, charity warns Some irregular cervical lesions could be monitored rather that treated immediately Chemo treatment ‘unsustainable’ due to staff shortages (Source: OnMedica Blogs)
Source: OnMedica Blogs - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: blogs

Hot Glue Gun and Custom Biocompatible Glue for Wound Closures
Soft tissue wounds and incisions are generally closed using sutures and staples, but those leave marks behind and can be very unpleasant for patients. In some cases, such as cosmetic surgery, specialty adhesives are used to fuse tissues together. However, these can be toxic and they tend to solidify into a harder form than native tissue. Researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have created a soft biocompatible glue, and an accompanying glue gun, that can close wounds and incisions quickly and easily, and which does not cause toxic side effects. The glue is made of four‐armed N‐hydroxy succinimide‐mod...
Source: Medgadget - June 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Emergency Medicine Military Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs

Engineers Create Cross-Linked Hydrogels to Lure Stem Cells Into Wounds
Hydrogels have become a popular material for new treatment strategies targeting a variety of diseases. They can deliver encapsulated therapeutic molecules, degrade in the body at a predefined rate, and can be biocompatible. However, each application requires the hydrogel to have appropriate strength, consistency, and the ability to carry growth factors or other molecules within itself. Researchers at Rice University have now created a way to incorporate biomolecules intended for delivery to a target site in the body into structural components within an injectable hydrogel. These biomolecules give the hydrogel its unique pl...
Source: Medgadget - June 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Materials Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Nexus Ultrasonic Surgical Platform from Misonix FDA Cleared
Mixonix, a Farmingdale, New York company that specializes in ultrasonic devices for surgical applications such as osteotomies and debridements, won FDA clearance for the new Nexus surgical platform. The Nexus combines the capabilities of Mixonix’s three existing products, namely BoneScalpel, SonicOne and Sonastar, into a single system that can be used to perform tumor resections, bone corrections, and a whole host of other procedures. It will be made available for purchase in the U.S. next month. The Nexus is designed to accommodate future ultrasonic devices that the company expects to develop. It is run by the firm&...
Source: Medgadget - June 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Cardiac Surgery Oncology Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

20% Off All Skin Spa Procedures in June!
That's right, save 20% on all treatments in June at Christine Hamori'sSkin Spa! Call now for details and to book your June procedures — (781) 934-2200.Also, save 10% off all sunscreen, Lytera ® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum, and ColoreScience Products (while supplies last).You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure.Specials expire 6.30.19.Additional Skin Spa News!Introducing Lytera ® 2.0 PigmentCorrecting SerumLytera ® 2.0 is an advanced Pigment Correcting Serum, formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration. Appropriate for all skin types and tones.Save $1,000 on ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - June 4, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori duxbury Skin Spa Specials web specials Source Type: blogs

We Need to Talk about Wound Care in Transgender Women Healing From a Vaginoplasty
By: Matt Hopper A lot of transgender women who undergo a vaginoplasty report being frustrated with the health care system and lack of competent practitioners who can provide quality care for gender-affirming procedures (medical procedures that affirm a transgender person’s gender identity). These procedures, such as hormone therapy, “top” surgery (i.e. mastectomy, breast implants, etc.), The post We Need to Talk about Wound Care in Transgender Women Healing From a Vaginoplasty appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine. (Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University)
Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University - May 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Editor Tags: Health Equity On the Pulse LGBT postoperative transgender Source Type: blogs

Bioabsorbable Wound Dressing with Nanoscale Chitosan to Rapidly Stop Bleeding
Chitosan is a sugar compound derived from the exoskeletons of shrimp, crab, and other shellfish. It is used extensively in medicine, including in dressings, because of its well known hemostatic properties. These properties work at the nanoscale, so delivering tiny bits of chitosan to the site of a wound can help improve how it works compared with larger pieces. However, chitosan tends to clump, so simply delivering it as a powder doesn’t work. Researchers at Texas A&M and Assiut University in Egypt have now managed to encapsulate chitosan nanofibers within a hydrogel, which can be placed inside a wound and left t...
Source: Medgadget - May 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Emergency Medicine Materials Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Prevena Negative Pressure System FDA Approved for Superficial Surgical Site Infections
KCI, now a part of the Acelity Company, has announced that its PREVENA negative pressure incision management system is the first to receive FDA’s indication to help with reducing superficial surgical site infections in those at high risk of post-op infections. The approval comes under the FDA’s de novo pathway that was designed to bring forward new technologies that may help address important medical necessities. The PREVENA system is a disposable product that is used to cover and protect a wound, and it negative pressure force of -125mmHg helps to drain the wound of fluids. It was previously approved by the F...
Source: Medgadget - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

May Specials in the Skin Spa
Specials in Christine Hamori's Skin Spa for May as are follows:25% offCoolscultping15% offThermage FLX. Save this month and be ready to show some skin by summer!Laser Hair Removal Special: Purchase one area ofLaser Hair Removal and get a second area of equal or lesser value 50% off. (Both areas must be done same day). Includes newMotus AX, the truly pain-free laser hair removal treatment.Purchase aClear + Brilliant Treatment and get a free IPL Face Treatment(a $250 savings). (Both treatments must be done same day.) Purchase a Lower Face and NeckUltherapy Treatment and receive a free Chest Ultherapy(a $2,000 savings). ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - May 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori coolsculpting duxbury skin spa specials thermage flx ultherapy Source Type: blogs

CleanCase Device-Specific Smart Sterile Covers Going on Sale
SteriDev, a Lansing, Michigan firm, is releasing the first device-specific sterile mobile device coverings. The CleanCase coverings are FDA-compliant and allow surgeons, technicians, and other clinical staff to use smartphones and tablets even in the operating room (OR). These days, it can be quite a hassle to bring a smartphone in the OR, making it difficult to document and share details about a procedure, take quick notes about something, or simply to photograph a clinical curiosity. The CleanCase device is designed to make it easy to transfer a non-sterile phone into a sterile case. It requires a sterile user to hold th...
Source: Medgadget - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Medicine Neurosurgery Ob/Gyn Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Radiology Thoracic Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Helping a Friend with Mental Illness
 Even if we live with mental illness, ourselves, we can be frustrated when we don’t know how to help a friend or family member who’s dealing with it. We may find that coping skills that work for us may not work for someone else. Medications that work for us may not work for the other person. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss how to help friends with mental illness, including the help available through caregivers, medication, and more.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “And I wonder to myself, ‘Why do you tolerate this s**t?’” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From &ls...
Source: World of Psychology - April 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Caregivers Depression Friends Source Type: blogs

Sen. Warren Calls for Imprisoning Executives Over Negligent Harm
Presidential candidate and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) wants to see more business people behind bars, and she ’s not fussy about how to make that happen. In aWashington Post op-ed last week she unveiled a new Corporate Executive Accountability Act, which in her words would expand “criminal liability to any corporate executive who negligently oversees a giant company causing severe harm to U.S. families.” She says she wants top executives to know that they can be (again in her own words) “hauled out in handcuffs for failing to reasonably oversee the companies they run.”Und...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Walter Olson Source Type: blogs

Narcotics are not necessary for recovery after plastic surgery
When it comes to plastic surgery, I have found that many people— doctors included— expect post-surgical pain, so they plan for that assumption. This means preparing for days, weeks, or months of narcotics use. This mode of thinking begins long before any incisions are made, virtually guaranteeing a patient will be taking opioids. […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/lawrence-iteld" rel="tag" > Lawrence Iteld, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Surgery Source Type: blogs

April Specials in the Skin Spa!
Introducing Motus AX Laser Hair Removal! New best-in-class technology allows treatment of all skin types and is painless and more effective! Learn more here:Motus AX laser.Specials for April include:20% offLaser Hair Removal (with new Motus AX laser)20% offVivace microneedling treatments20% offThermage Body treatments, OR purchase aThermage Eyes treatment and receive 25% off anUltherapy lower face treatment (both treatments must be done same day)Purchase 2 areas ofCoolsculpting and receive a third area free (free area must be of equal or lesser value) (all areas must be done same day) You must be an appropriate candid...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - April 3, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury hamori laser hair motus AX skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

Surgical Electricity Used to Molecularly Reshape Tissues
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Occidental College have identified and are studying a new way performing surgery using electricity. Some tissues, such as the ears, cornea, and joints, have a collagen-rich extracellular matrix that can be manipulated using an electric current. The idea is that if you deform a piece of tissue, such as bending an ear, and apply an electric current through the deformed area, the stress within the tissue is released. The ear will now stay bent, and the effect seems to be permanent. The researchers have been doing this to rabbit ears and have been perfecting the technique...
Source: Medgadget - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: ENT Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Electronic Wound Monitoring Bandage Tracks Lactate, Oxygen Levels
Healing large and complex wounds requires vigilant monitoring and frequent dressing changes. This generally means pain, might require general anesthesia, and can even be emotionally disturbing to patients. A less invasive method of wound monitoring, that lets the wounds remain undisturbed, is badly needed. As wounds heal, the chemical composition of their environment changes. A couple of the chemicals whose concentrations vary around the wound are lactate and oxygen, so they can serve as biomarkers of wound healing. Researchers at Binghamton University have now developed a flexible electronic sensor, which looks like a ban...
Source: Medgadget - April 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Diagnostics Materials Medicine Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Electrospinning Gun Protects Wounds with Nanofiber Mesh
An Israeli company called Nanomedic has begun showing off its impressive device for applying an electrospun material to the surface of wounds. Electrospinning involves using electricity to produce extremely fine polymer threads. This technology is almost always used during manufacturing. The SpinCare product is the first portable electrospinning device and it can lay down a thin bed of nano-scale fibers over the entire surface of a wound. The material protects the wound while working as a medium, mimicking the extra cellular matrix, within which healing can take place and cells proliferate. The fibers themselves can be inf...
Source: Medgadget - April 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Dermatology Nanomedicine Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

FDA Considers Patient Decision Aids for Cosmetic Surgery Devices
I was delighted to see this speaker, this afternoon, encourage the FDA to endorse the use of patient decision aids. Even better, she is developing a process for certifying PDAs as a way to improve the effectiveness of informed consent in breast implant... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - March 25, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Device Helps Make Incisions Along Skin Tension Lines to Reduce Scarring
Surgeons working on delicate areas and visible areas of the body, particularly in plastic and cosmetic surgery, have to keep in mind the direction of skin tension lines. These are formed by collagen fibers that are aligned within the dermis of the skin. If incisions are made against the grain, more visible scars will be a result. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the direction of skin tension lines, so there are printed surface maps that are used, but individual patients may have their tension lines grow differently than in most people.  There are also devices that can estimate the direction of these lines, but these ...
Source: Medgadget - March 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Scarless Labiaplasty: Is a Non-surgical Labiaplasty Right for You?
Christine Hamori, MD, is pleased to announce an additional option to her non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation and women ’s health and wellness treatments at her plastic surgery practice in Duxbury, Massachusetts on Boston's South Shore.Votiva (also called Femtite), from In Mode, is based on FDA-cleared technology approved for soft tissue coagulation. Votiva combines gentle volumetric heating with fractional treatment, and with FormaV is used to treat sexual dysfunction or as an adjunct to Kegel exercises for the tightening of pelvic muscles. Scarless labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenationTogether, these technologies ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - March 19, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: accutite boston femtite massachusetts scarless labiaplasty vaginal rejuvenation Source Type: blogs

Handheld Skin Bioprinter Heals Deep Open Wounds With Patient ’s Own Cells
The human organism has a number of physiologic processes that work together to heal skin wounds. Sometimes wounds are so large and difficult that these healing mechanisms simply can’t access damaged tissues. Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina are now reporting the development of a bioprinter that uses a patient’s own skin cells to heal wounds faster and more consistently. The device is loaded with dermal fibroblasts and epidermal keratinocytes harvested and grown from the patient’s own skin. A scan is performed of the wound, which provides a three-dimensi...
Source: Medgadget - March 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Genetics Materials Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Thinking about rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is surgery performed to alter the way your nose functions and looks. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 220,000 rhinoplasties are performed yearly, making this the most common facial plastic surgery procedure. Rhinoplasty can simultaneously help you improve breathing and achieve a more balanced appearance. Is rhinoplasty right for me? A common medical reason for rhinoplasty is difficulty breathing through the nose. Nasal obstruction can cause problems with exercise, disturb sleep, contribute to snoring and sleep apnea, or interfere with other activities. If medical tre...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David A. Shaye, MD, MPH Tags: Cosmetic surgery Ear, nose, and throat Source Type: blogs

March Specials in the Skin Spa
Specials in the Skin Spa for March include the following.Coolsculpting - Purchase one area of Coolsculpting and get another area of equal or lesser value at 50% off. (Both areas must be done same day.)Vivace Fractional Microneedling - Purchase a package of 3 full face and neck Vivace treatments and receive your chest treatment free. (Cannot be combined with Feb. special.)Laser Genesis - Receive a free IPL Photorejuvenation with the purchase of a Laser Genesis treatment (a $250 savings). (Both treatments must be done same day.)15% OffViPeels15% OffLaser Skin Treatments with Cutera ExcelV (15 or 30 minute treatments).L...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - March 4, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Skin Spa Specials Source Type: blogs

A plastic surgeon explains the dangers of the Brazilian butt lift
The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a procedure that enhances the buttocks through fat transfer. Excess fat is harvested from other areas of the body including the abdomen, hips, lower back and thighs through liposuction. BBL is a popular procedure for those seeking to enhance their bodies. However, with the recent reports of patient deaths […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/patrick-hsu" rel="tag" > Patrick Hsu, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Surgery Source Type: blogs

Instagram Influencers Promote Prescription Drugs; FDA's Continuing Monitoring
The FDS has warned pharmaceutical companies in the past about their use of paid surrogates on social media sites like Instagram to promote their products (see:Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Experiment with Social Media;FDA Issues Warning Letter to Drug Company about Use of Instagram;GlaxoSmithKline Mines Social Media for Information about Adverse Drug Events). This issue has recently returned to the news (see:The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions. Big pharma is partnering with influencers to sell new drugs and medical devices). Below is an excerpt from the article. It's long and provides ma...
Source: Lab Soft News - February 20, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Source Type: blogs

Digital Thermography and Machine Learning Team Up to Improve Burn Wound Care
A team at McGill University in Canada and the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi in Mexico have developed a system for analyzing thermographic scans of burn wounds to improve how they are analyzed and how patients are treated. The team used digital infrared thermography, a non-invasive imaging technique, to study wounds when they were presented and for the following few days afterward. Infrared thermography shows the heat signature of the tissues being observed, which can indicate a variety of underlying processes taking place, particularly the amount of blood perfusion below the surface. “Digital infr...
Source: Medgadget - February 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Critical Care Informatics Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

February Specials in the Skin Spa!
Specials in the Skin Spa for February are as follows:25% offUltherapy25% off two or more areas ofCoolsculpting (all areas must be done same day)25% offLaser Hair Removal20% off a package ofVivace Face and Neck treatments plus get a free Alastin Restorative Neck Complex 15% off a package of 3Thermiva treatments 15% off aViveve individual treatmentIntroductory Special: $250Genesis Laser Facial ($50 savings)This non-ablative skin therapy can restore natural tone and texture, diffuse redness, diminish scars and minimize pores by gently heating the dermis and fine vasculature. Three to five treatment recommended). Cal...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - February 1, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: specials Source Type: blogs

Elevo Kit Snoring Intervention Device Cleared in United States
Cook Medical and Zelegent, a company out of La Jolla, California, announced that the FDA cleared the Elevo Kit Snoring Intervention Device. The Elevo is used to position special sutures so as to lift the soft palate, the rear roof of the mouth. Alexander K. Arrow, MD, the CEO of Zelegent, which developed the Elevo, likens the procedure to a facelift, but for the soft palate. Cook Medical will be leading the distribution efforts. Zelegent has named the procedure “elevoplasty,” which can be performed under local anesthesia in the physician’s office. Three bi-directional resorbable barbed sutures are deliver...
Source: Medgadget - January 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: ENT Source Type: blogs

Effective Treatment for Hair Loss: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is platelet rich plasma therapy?It is a process of using the healing power of your body's own blood platelets to halt hair loss and enable new hair growth. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a substance derived from your own blood that aids in hair restoration by promoting the growth of hair and skin cells at injection sites.Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for both men and women who are experiencing recent hair loss.See below for a peek at the 3-step, in-office procedure that is quick with no downtime — about 30 minutes for each treatment with three treatments recommended.For ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 28, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: hair loss hair restoration hair treatment platelet rich plasma PRP Hair prp therapy Source Type: blogs

Platform Wound Dressing, a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device Doesn ’t Need Gauze or Foam
Applied Tissue Technologies, based in Hingham, MA, won FDA clearance for its Platform Wound Dressing (PWD), the first embossed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device that doesn’t require using any foam or gauze. The PWD has an adhesive base and an embossed membrane that keeps the wound isolated from the outside environment. The membrane, thanks to its unique design, ends up performing the functions of the foam or gauze that’s currently used with existing NPWT products. The device is transparent when looking from above, allowing for close monitoring of the wound during therapy. When it is activ...
Source: Medgadget - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

iCertainty Contact-Free Perfusion Imaging System Cleared in U.S.
RFPi, a company out of Greenville, North Carolina, won FDA clearance for its iCertainty blood flow and perfusion imaging system. The technology gives clinicians the ability to essentially watch as blood saturates or drains in tissues being worked on, something that typically has to be done using invasive means. The new technology avoids injection of dyes and the use of fluoroscopes that emit ionizing radiation, and may be an alternative to interoperative MRI scanning in some cases. RFPi believes that many surgical procedures can be done faster, more easily, and with fewer complications, particularly where perfusion imaging...
Source: Medgadget - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Radiology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Introducing vFit+: Women's home-use device for intimate and personal wellness
Dr. Christine Hamori is the only professional on Boston's South Shore authorized to sell thevFit Plus device.vFit PLUS, the world ’s first home-use intimate wellness solution, uses a patented combination of red lights (LEDs), gentle heat and sonic technology to improve sexual function, so you can enjoy personal wellness and renewed confidence.vFit Plus is designed to be affordable, non-invasive, and all natural for use in the privacy of your home for up to 12 minutes a day, every other day.To schedule a demo and inquire about training and purchasing the device for your personal use, please contact Dr. Hamori's office...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: v-fit vaginal tightening vfit Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 14th 2019
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 13, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Wary of the Beautiful Fairy Tale of Near Term Rejuvenation
One might compare this interview with researcher Leonid Peshkin to last year's discussion with Vadim Gladyshev. There is a spectrum of caution and pessimism regarding near term progress towards rejuvenation; the pessimists in the research and development communities are not all alike in their viewpoints, and nor do they all have the same take on the complexity of cellular metabolism as a hurdle to progress. If a researcher thinks that small molecule drugs or gene therapies to alter the operation of metabolism into a state in which aging is slowed are the only way forward, then yes, it is reasonable to consider that ...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 10, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs

First Device for Predicting Risk of Pressure Ulcers FDA Cleared
Pressure ulcers are a common malady for bedridden patients, a situation that clinicians have been struggling to improve significantly. There are devices that sense how long a part of a body has been pressed on for too long, beds that deflate and inflate different areas to provide temporary respite, and clinical routines that help to prevent pressure ulcers. Bruin Biometrics, a company based in Los Angeles, California, landed FDA clearance for the first device to actually objectively evaluate a patient’s proclivity for developing a pressure ulcer in a given part of the body. The SEM Scanner wireless handheld device is...
Source: Medgadget - January 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Critical Care Medicine Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

---
Ring in the New Year with 20% Off All Skin Spa Treatments!The bitter cold conditions in January can be tough on your skin. Come in this month to re-hydrate and rejuvenate dry winter skin. This month, receive 20% off all skin spa procedures!You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure.This special expires 1.31.19.See our full listing of treatments in theSkin Spa.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 Surgery + Skin Spa 95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 2, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: specials Source Type: blogs

Soliton Acoustic Shockwave Device to Aid in Tattoo Removal
Soliton, a company based in Houston, Texas, has developed an acoustic shockwave device to assist in laser tattoo removal. At present, laser tattoo removal takes a significant number of sessions, with long waits between visits and a significant overall cost. This new device aims to allow numerous laser passes per session, and the company claims that tattoos can be removed in as little as two to three sessions. The acoustic shockwave technology may also be useful for fat and cellulite removal, and Soliton is currently investigating these applications. Soliton reports that over 70 million people in the U.S. have tattoos, and ...
Source: Medgadget - December 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Dermatology Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Cynosure TempSure RF Platform Now Available for Aesthetic Procedures in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Gynecology
Hologic announced that its Cynosure division is releasing the recently FDA-cleared TempSure RF platform for surgical and non-surgical aesthetic applications. The device provides 300 watts of energy at 4 MHz, allowing for precise work in creating fine incisions in delicate tissues such as eyelids, ears, and even labia! Hologic believes its device causes less heat damage to nearby tissues compared to competitors and less noticeable scarring is left at the end. The device comes with a set of different electrodes that are dedicated to working with different tissue types on a single device. “TempSure Surgical is truly a b...
Source: Medgadget - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Ob/Gyn Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

EZbra Breast Dressing to Make Post-Op Recovery Easier, Safer
EZbra Advanced Wound Care, a firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is releasing in the U.S. its innovative breast dressing for recovery following procedures such as biopsies, lumpectomies, reconstructions, and placement of implants. The company hopes that its EZbra all-in-one device will become a standard of care, as currently there is no universally accepted methods for breast dressing. The device comes sterile and is intended for one-time use, avoiding the potential for cross contamination. The level of compression that is placed upon the breasts can be easily adjusted at various points to achieve post-op requirements. It abso...
Source: Medgadget - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Ob/Gyn Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Holiday Specials in the Skin Spa!
Happy Holidays from Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa!To help you stock up on stocking stuffers this month we are offering:10% off all in stock products20% off allSkin Spa proceduresRemember, our gift cards make great holiday gifts! (Available in any denomination.)You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 12.31.18 Call the Skin Spa to schedule now at 781-934-2200.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 Surger...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - December 3, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury hamori skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

How Could We Reconcile Health Technologies and Environmental Sustainability?
The growth of the digital health market entails the appearance of newer and newer fitness trackers, wearables, health sensors – leaving the older models to the sock drawer or worse, the dustbin. What happens to health tech’s waste and what options do people have who don’t want their gadgets to end up in the trash towns of developing countries? More plastic than fish in the oceans soon “If the present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish”, said Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations to mark World Environment Day in June 2018. Not only the ocea...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Business Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Policy Makers Researchers digital health digital health tech e-waste electronic environment green health technology Innovation planet recycling sustainability Source Type: blogs

Surgeon Chris McCulloh Stands Up to Disability
Credit: Chris McCulloh. Chris McCulloh Job: 4th-year general surgical resident, Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey Grew up in: Manhattan When not at work, he’s: Programming, coding, thinking about artificial intelligence, and machine learning Hobbies: Writing/producing electronic music, weightlifting Ten years ago, Chris McCulloh planned to enter medical school and fulfill his dream of becoming a surgeon. Instead, just months before he was to start med school, he ended up a patient. A freak accident—slipping on a hardwood floor, flying backwards, and landing neck-first on the edge of a glass coffee tabl...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - November 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Beth Azar Tags: Being a Scientist Stem Cells Training Source Type: blogs

3M ’s New Durapore Advanced Surgical Tape for Keeping Tubes in Place
3M is releasing a new surgical adhesive tape that was developed to address special needs for a variety of clinical applications. The 3M Durapore Advanced tape is particularly beneficial when securing critical tubes that have to stay in place without a danger of being moved (chest tubes, JP drains, etc). The new product line adheres to skin, various tubes, and to itself, and when the surface is moist, having different textures, and in humid environments the tape is designed to perform well. The tape sticks on evenly throughout the surface, lifting very little at the edges. The tape has no natural rubber latex, but 3M claims...
Source: Medgadget - November 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiac Surgery Critical Care Emergency Medicine Neurosurgery Ob/Gyn Plastic Surgery Thoracic Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

November Specials in the Skin Spa
Specials in the Duxbury Skin Spa this month include the following.20% offCoolsculpting20% offLaser Hair Removal  20% off a package of 3Vivace microneedling treatments25% off a package of 3Clear + Brilliant andIPL treatments (both treatments must be done the same day)15% off a package of 3Pellev é Eye treatments$99 Special:Ultrasonic Facial orMicrodermabrasionYou must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 10.30.18Call the Skin Spa to schedule now at 781-934-2200.Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332Call us:...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - November 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury november skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

New PICO 7Y Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System to Treat Two Sites at Once
Smith & Nephew is launching its brand new PICO 7Y negative pressure therapy system designed to be able to treat two wounds at the same time. The system uses a single pump that can support two dressings via a special Y extension, helping with cost savings while reducing the amount of gear worn by the patient. This can be particularly beneficial for women choosing to undergo a double mastectomy. The PICO 7Y relies on the company’s AIRLOCK technology that makes sure to evenly distribute the negative pressure, while evaporation and absorption is used to pull moisture from the wound. The device comes with a number of ...
Source: Medgadget - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

FDA Clears DuraSorb Bioabsorbable Surgical Mesh
Surgical Innovation Associates, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, won FDA clearance for its DuraSorb Monofilament Mesh. The bioabsorbable surgical mesh is designed for use in reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, providing structural support for about a year, eventually being absorbed by the body and disappearing from the surgical site to be replaced by native tissue. “The idea of a mesh that is there when you need it and gone when you don’t is appealing, for much the same reason that absorbable sutures have become a key part of a surgeon’s armamentarium – tissue support from a foreign material ...
Source: Medgadget - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

October Specials in the Skin Spa
Specials in the Duxbury Skin Spa this month include the following.25% offUltherapy20% off anyThermage Body area (excludes face/eyes)15% offViPeels25% offCoolsculpting when you purchase 3 or more areas(all areas must be done same day)15% off alaser treatment of your choice.Includes: Cutera ExcelV,IPL Photorejuvenation,Clear + Brilliant,Fractional Resurfacing, andLaser Hair Removal25% off a package ofVivace or Rejuvapen Microneedling treatmentsor15% off individual Vivace or Rejuvapen Microneedling treatmentsYou must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 10.31.18Call the Skin Spa to schedu...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - September 30, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury october skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

Wheelchair Cushion with Smart Capabilities Avoids Pressure Ulcers
Engineers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new seat cushion for wheelchairs that works in an intelligent way to prevent the development of pressure ulcers. Decubitus ulcers come about when the same part of the body experiences applied pressure for long periods of time. There are cushions and mattresses made of groups of inflatable sections that regularly inflate and deflate, changing which parts of the body experience the pressure. The UT Arlington team improved on this by including pressure sensors into their cushion that are able to create a pretty detailed map of where pressure has been applied, ...
Source: Medgadget - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Critical Care Medicine Plastic Surgery Rehab Source Type: blogs

September Specials in the Skin Spa
Specials in the Duxbury Skin Spa this month include the following.25% offCoolsculptingPurchase one area ofLaser Hair Removal and get a second area of equal or lesser value at 50% off (both areas must be done same day)Try a medical gradeViPeel of your face and receive neck, decolletage and back of hands for free.FreeIPL Photorejuvenation with the purchase of a Clear + Brilliant treatment.($250 savings)Purchase of a package of threeVivace face and neck treatments and receive 3 free Vivace hand treatments. Diminish fine lines, wrinkles and tighten your skin just in time for the holidays!($1500 savings)Also: Recieve a free Neo...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - September 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury september skin spa specials Source Type: blogs