Tag: "cosmetic" at medical news
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...rvention, most were for unproved (38.1 percent) or cosmetic
(28.6 percent) procedures. While more than half of these ads presented benefits, none quantified their positive claims and just one mentioned potential harmsAdvertising to attract patients is common among top academic medical centers but is not subje...
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
... they were promoting. Several of the ads were for cosmetic
procedures. "We were surprised by the apparent mismatch between academic medical centers' status as prominent and trusted sources of information and their use of emotional appeals and promotion of unproven services to generate revenue," said co-autho...
9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
...V shows are creating a greater public awareness of cosmetic
surgery and may attribute to the growth in procedu...have not caused a rampant increase. The number of cosmetic
plastic surgery procedures increased 5 percent in 2004, with more than 9.2 million procedures perfor...
Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
...nding of the difference between reconstructive and cosmetic
procedures. Part of this is an education of third-party payers and the other part is educating the public." ASPS offers the most reliable statistics on plastic surgery procedures to date. Since 2003, statistics have been collected through the fir...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...INGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. Hispanics had nearly 553,000 cosmetic
plastic surgery procedures in 2004, an increase of...performed, comprising 6 percent of the 9.2 million cosmetic
surgery procedures performed in 2004, followed by African Americans with 5 percent (461,000 procedur...
Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
... pregnancy, or aging." Although the trend for many cosmetic
patients is to turn to less invasive options for facial procedures, plastic surgeons are seeing patients choose invasive procedures when dealing with lower body contouring. Rather than liposuction to contour the lower body, patients are turning to p...
New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS
...PEs that can be used in the design of transdermal, cosmetic
and pharmaceutical products. "The methods used in this research not only increase our ability to create effective new CPEs, but they also will expand our ability to evaluate potential new CPEs for safety and efficacy," said Mitragotri. "By enhancin...
Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Stem-cell researchers have shown how cosmetic
surgery, such as wrinkle removal and breast augmentation, might be improved with natural implants that keep their original size and shape better than synthetics. Cosmetic surgery might be performed with stem-cell generated natural tissues instead of ...
Infection in breast implants
...aping and liposuction--it is the third most common cosmetic
procedure in the USA. However, infection complicat... recent call for tighter regulation of the private cosmetic
surgery industry in the UK. Professor Brigitte Pittet (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Univ...
New method to fix cleft palate shows promise in Mayo Clinic lab study
...This growth impairment can lead not only to a poor cosmetic
appearance, but also can lead to poor contact between lower and upper teeth when the child's mouth is closed. The lack of actual bony repair of the cleft, in addition to the tension placed on the mucosal flaps on the roof of the mouth during traditio...
Women seeking treatment for even minimal 'male-type' hair growth need endocrine evaluation
...the severity of their symptoms forces them to seek cosmetic
services. "Electrologists tend to be the front lin...significant, many women view hyperandrogenism as a cosmetic
rather than an endocrinologic abnormality. We find that there is a great need for more education of ...
2004's top 10 hot topics in plastic surgery
...ou read, you might think more teenagers are having cosmetic
surgery than are going to college. Contrary t...eople 18 and younger make up only 4 percent of all cosmetic
procedures. Although numbers have increased, teens are a small percentage of the total plastic surg...
Surgeons pinch more than an inch from the arm to rebuild a micropenis
..., all patients were found to be satisfied with the cosmetic
appearance of their penis, with four patients able to urinate standing up and four able to have regular sexual intercourse. However, in several cases multiple complications arose, such as an infection or a shift in the cylinder position, with subsequ...
Holiday feasting could sabotage liposuction results
...ight. Liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic
plastic surgery procedure in the United States. More than 320,000 people had the procedure in 2003, up 13 percent since 2002, according to the ASPS. ...
Women taking breast enhancement pills swallow empty promises
...ntation in 2003, making it the second most popular cosmetic
plastic surgery procedure for women, according to the ASPS. Since 2000, the procedure has grown in popularity by 20 percent....
Studies from the November issue of The Archives of Dermatology, a theme issue on facial rejuvenation
... and that it was "clearly efficacious in producing cosmetic
improvements in patients' skin." Concentration and Volume of Botulinum Exotoxin A Matters Higher volume injections of botulinum exotoxin A at lower concentrations affects a larger area near the injection site. "In the present study, we saw an ap...
Body shaving and turf burns spread infection in college football team
Turf burns and cosmetic
body shaving were responsible for the spread of a ...sk of contracting MRSA. The athletes who practiced cosmetic
body shaving had a 43 percent risk of infection. Those who sustained turf burns during play were sev...
Endoscopic approach best for repairing bone defect between brain, nasal cavity
...eased intracranial pressure caused by obesity, and cosmetic
surgery of the nose. Prior endoscopic sinus surgery was the cause of the leak in 25 percent of patients. "It's a known risk of the operation," Dr. Kountakis says, "But if it happens during surgery, it should be repaired then." To visualize the...
Antioxidant controversy: Scientists seek measurement standards
...more participation from the dietary supplement and cosmetic
industries. Mark T. Sampson...
Partial breast radiation procedure may benefit cancer patients
...reast distension caused by the device and said the cosmetic
results were very good. No patient has shown any evidence of cancer recurrence during 1-2 year follow-up. "Brachytherapy with the MammoSite catheter has distinct advantages compared with (standard radiation), including a much shorter treatment tim...
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