In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in aesthetics. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Facial fractures from recreational activities increased in older adults

July 20, 2017
There was a 45% increase in facial fractures resulting from recreational activities among older adults over a 5-year period, according to recent…
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Questions raised about evidence for FDA approval of soft-tissue fillers

July 19, 2017
Despite FDA approval based largely on randomized clinical trial results, questions about the safety of soft-tissue fillers prompted a recent…
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With drastic reforms looming, Medicaid enrollees mostly satisfied with care

July 14, 2017
While the future of the program is in doubt in the current health care legislation debate, across various demographic groups and state expansion…
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Study sheds light on reducing opioid use in abdominal wall reconstruction

July 12, 2017
Transfascial sutures and prior chronic opioid use were associated with higher opioid doses in a cohort of patients who underwent abdominal wall…
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Physician reimbursement strongly linked to traditional Medicare

July 12, 2017
In the Medicare Advantage market, set rates for traditional Medicare act as a “strong anchor” for physician reimbursement, according to…
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Submuscular breast tissue expander may be optimal in proton beam radiotherapy

July 11, 2017
Submuscular placement of breast tissue expanders may be preferable to subcutaneous placement in patients undergoing proton beam radiotherapy for the…
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Medical costs increase, but number of patients treated and services rendered remained stable

July 10, 2017
Total medical expenditures increased markedly between 1996-1997 and 2011-2012, but the number of individuals with visits during an average month and…
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Q-switched Nd:YAG laser shows efficacy in treating xanthelasma

July 7, 2017
The Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser was effective in treating xanthelasma palpebrarum in patients with Asian skin type, with…
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Multitasking, silent EHR use affect patient care

July 6, 2017
Although most clinicians multitask while using electronic health records, which increases the risk for communication and timeliness errors…
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Low market competition causes high generic drug prices

July 3, 2017
New data showed a link between significant rises in generic drug prices and decreased market competition, according to a study published in Annals of
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