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Researchers uncover genes responsible for keloid scarring
News Medical
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have uncovered previously unidentified genes that may be responsible for keloid scarring, a discovery that could unlock the mystery of keloid development and provide insight for more effective treatment. "Much of the uncertainty surrounding keloids is rooted in there being no known cause for their development," says study lead author Lamont R. Jones, M.D., vice chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford.
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Navigating the new trends in plastic surgery
HCP Live
Do you know why patients seek out cosmetic surgery these days? The truth is, we all might need to rethink our responses, because the answers are surprising.
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Scientists urge study of environmental factors that may speed aging
National Geographic
A trio of scientists from the University of North Carolina argue in a new paper that more work needs to be done on "gerontogens" — factors, including substances in the environment, that can accelerate the aging process.
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Benefits of gauged earlobe repair
Marketwired via Sys-Con Media
Ear gauging is a process that involves inserting large plugs into an ear piercing to gradually stretch the skin. This can create the appearance of an enlarged hole in the earlobe, as well as excess, sagging skin. However, for those who have had second thoughts about having their ears gauged, there are ways to restore the appearance of the ears.
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Surgeons report fewer postoperative blood clots using risk-based prevention
Science Daily
Surgery patients are much less likely to get a blood clot in the lower extremities or lungs if they receive preventive treatment based on their individual clotting risk, in addition to walking soon after the operation, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
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Minnesota, Rhode Island enact breast density laws
DOTmed Daily News
Breast density laws require physicians to inform women if they have dense breasts along with the possible risks that can be present. With recent legislation, Minnesota and Rhode Island became the 16th and 17th states to enact such laws.
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ASCO Expert Panel develops treatment guidelines for cancer-related fatigue
News Medical
Fatigue is a debilitating problem for cancer patients undergoing treatment; however, it also poses a huge detriment after treatment and can significantly affect quality of life.
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5 things to know about price transparency in ASCs
Becker's ASC Review
As patients take on more financial responsibility for care, the criticism of cryptic or unclear pricing has grown. Here are five things to know about price transparency in healthcare and ambulatory surgery centers.
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Adverse events in surgery: A retrospective study
Patient Safety in Surgery
Many healthcare facilities have developed electronic reporting systems for identifying and reporting adverse events, so that measures can be taken to improve patient safety. Although several studies have examined AEs in surgical settings, there has not previously been a systematic assessment of the variations in adverse event rates among different types of surgery, nor an identification of the particular types of AEs that are most common within each surgical category.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


New risks of infection: How to safely and securely tape an IV
Outpatient Surgery
Could the rolls of tape that your anesthesia providers use to secure IVs cause infection? They might if your nurses or doctors routinely split 1-inch surgical tape in half, then apply the strips below the hub of a newly inserted peripheral catheter and secure it in a crisscross or chevron pattern.
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The 4 basics of medical malpractice
Joan Spitrey
One of every healthcare provider's biggest fears is being named in a lawsuit. Do you understand the four components of medical malpractice that must be present for a case to be viable?
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Some med school grads fail to get residency
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, and no residency: That's the situation for 412 medical school graduates this year in the United States.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


The new rules for cryotherapy: Why you're icing wrong
Stack News
Cryotherapy aims to cause enough vasoconstriction to allow new cells to grow, injured cells to heal and dead cells to be eliminated. But doing cryotherapy safely and effectively can be complicated, with many different cold and compression applications and timing to consider.
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When will they quit viewing physical therapy as an Intervention?
Forward Thinking PT
Joseph Brence writes, "I am tired of physical therapy being viewed as an intervention that is performed consistently based upon a diagnosis, when in reality, there is little consistency in the intervening patterns of licensed physical therapists."
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The worst physical therapy marketing advice I've ever heard
Mike Manheimer
Mike Manheimer writes, "The world of marketing changes so quickly that a few bad tactics here and there are inevitable. But sometimes I hear a piece of advice so egregiously awful that I feel compelled to refute it. So let me set the stage for you: I'm at the APTA's CSM 2014 conference at the Venetian, having an excellent time networking with PTs from all over the country. What I heard as I walked by stopped me dead in my tracks."
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Teledermatology connects patients in Haiti with specialists in the US
Lisa Altieri and Belinda Tan
In April, a group of UCLA medical students and three attending physicians traveled to Haiti where they volunteered medical services to communities in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. While engaging in international medical outreach, clinicians encounter challenging medical problems that could benefit from a specialist's recommendations. Through the use of telemedicine, the volunteer group was able to provide rapid expert-based diagnosis and treatment of medical skin problems for patients who would otherwise not have access to a dermatologist.
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Medical tourism on the rise as Americans shop for surgery
WTHR-TV
It is a sign of the times: Americans shopping for surgery in what is now referred to as "medical tourism." One 22-year-old Indiana native is doing just that. Priced out of the American market for weight loss surgery, Amanda Martincich is now looking outside of America, with help from Medko, a service that matches patient with providers in Latin America.
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The most outrageous anti-aging beauty devices: Skin needling
Beauty World News
Whether patients hate them or can tolerate them, needles are a potential way to look younger. Skin needling is a treatment that stimulates new collagen and elastin growth in the surrounding skin.
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Growing together: Share your facility's best practices, insights
AAAASF
We would like to encourage AAAASF members to submit a short piece, 100-150 words, for publication in the AAAASF Week In Review. Any topic is welcome (other than what is already included on your website). Share your insight and best-practice tips on:
  • Smooth operation of your surgi-center
  • Medical/legal issues
  • Surgical tips or "traps"
  • Treatment trends
  • Patient education/compliance techniques
  • Any topic that can help colleagues improve their professional practice
Please send articles to Dr. Peter Fodor. Be sure to include your facility's website address and your contact information; your facility's website will be linked in the article. Publication will be at the discretion of AAAASF.

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