March 2019 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for March 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians with one or more paid malpractice claims are more likely to leave practice or shift into smaller practice settings, according to a study published in the March 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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FDA Panel: Too Early to Ban Breast Implant Linked With Cancer

TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It is too early to ban a type of breast implant recently linked to a rare form of cancer, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel advised Monday.

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Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community

TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The 2019 healthiest community in America is Douglas County, Colorado, according to a report published online March 26 by U.S. News & World Report, in conjunction with the Aetna Foundation.

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2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The 2019 Main Residency Match was the largest in history, with a record high of 38,376 applicants for 35,185 positions, according to 2019 Match Day results released by the National Resident Matching Program.

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FDA Takes New Look at Breast Implant Safety

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Questions about breast implant safety are getting new attention from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as thousands of women say their implants cause debilitating joint pain and fatigue.

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Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Overall, physicians are happy and enjoy their lives, according to the 2019 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)/CompHealth Physician Happiness Survey published online March 19.

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Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Oral forms of medications contain an average of 8.8 inactive ingredients, many of which could cause adverse reactions, according to a perspective piece published in the March 13 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From 2014 to 2017, there was an increase in physician burnout, with early-career physicians being the most susceptible, according to a study published online March 15 in JAMA Network Open.

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Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will temporarily be overseen by the head of the National Cancer Institute when FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., leaves the post next month.

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CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans report having excellent or good health and have a usual place to go for medical care, according to a report published March 13 for the National Health Interview Survey Early Release Program.

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Over 17.7 Million Cosmetic Procedures Performed in U.S. in 2018

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 17.7 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2018, with an increasing trend seen in body-shaping procedures, according to a report published online March 11 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Persistent, Prolonged Opioid Use Occurs After Plastic Surgery

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Persistent and prolonged opioid use occur after plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures, according to a study published online March 7 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Preoperative frailty is associated with surgical outcomes and costs in patients undergoing elective surgery, according to a study published online March 1 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In what probably came as a surprise to many, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced his resignation on Tuesday. Gottlieb is leaving the FDA because he wants to spend more time with his wife and three young daughters -- twins aged 9 and a 5-year-old -- one official said. He currently commutes each week from the family home in Connecticut to his Washington, D.C., office.

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Female Representation Has Increased in Plastic Surgery

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Female representation in plastic surgery increased from 2010 to 2016, while this trajectory was not followed by blacks or Hispanics, according to a study published in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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