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Lipofilling safe for breast reconstruction

Lipofilling safe for breast reconstruction

For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a technique called lipofilling—using the patient's own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction—does not increase the risk of recurrent breast cancer, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
UCLA researchers find protein combination that could improve clinical bone restoration

UCLA researchers find protein combination that could improve clinical bone restoration

A UCLA research team has found a combination of proteins that could significantly improve clinical bone restoration. The findings may be a big step toward developing effective therapeutic treatments for bone skeletal defects, bone loss and osteoporosis. [More]
Strathspey Crown Holdings announces acquisition of Novus Via assets

Strathspey Crown Holdings announces acquisition of Novus Via assets

Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC announced today the acquisition of the portfolio companies of Novus Via LP, a Nevada-based venture capital investment firm focused on end-stage development and commercialization of advanced electromagnetic and electrochemical technologies spanning healthcare, clean energy and coherent acoustics. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. [More]

Simple technique can prolong life of HA dermal fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are a popular treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, but early degradation of fillers may limit how long their effects last. Experimental evidence supports a simple technique for prolonging the effects of HA dermal fillers: using them together with botulinum toxin, reports a paper in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]
Long travel distances continue to be an obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Long travel distances continue to be an obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Long travel distances continue to be a significant obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
ALPHAEON announces acquisition of Rocol SA

ALPHAEON announces acquisition of Rocol SA

ALPHAEON Corporation, a social commerce company and subsidiary to Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, today announced its acquisition of Rocol SA, a leader in the commercialization of medical equipment across Latin America. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. [More]
ALPHAEON agrees to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to sleep specialists

ALPHAEON agrees to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to sleep specialists

ALPHAEON Corporation, a subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, and Zelegent, Inc. jointly announced today that the two companies have entered into an exclusive worldwide agreement to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to board certified sleep specialists. [More]

Dr. Gary Breslow named 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year by Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine

Dr. Gary D. Breslow, distinguished board certified NJ plastic surgeon, has been named '2015 Entrepreneur of the Year' by Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine for the development of his innovative online cosmetic consultation platform, Zwivel. [More]
Commercialization of health and beauty can lead to Angelina Jolie syndrome

Commercialization of health and beauty can lead to Angelina Jolie syndrome

The politicization and commercialization of health issues in today's Western culture have led to growing healthism -- a peremptory idea of self-preserving behaviour. This approach criticizes everything that fails to fit into the glamorous standards of a beautiful, young and slim body. [More]
Health insurance coverage for transgender people is cost-effective, study finds

Health insurance coverage for transgender people is cost-effective, study finds

A new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that while most U.S. health insurance plans deny benefits to transgender men and women for medical care necessary to transition to the opposite sex, paying for sex reassignment surgery and hormones is actually cost-effective. [More]
HEAL Project aims to regenerate human knees and limbs within 15 years

HEAL Project aims to regenerate human knees and limbs within 15 years

On Veteran's Day the University of Connecticut announced the launch of its new grand research challenge: regeneration of a human knee within 7 years, and an entire limb within 15 years. [More]
AAO announces launch of new online resource to improve eye care for children

AAO announces launch of new online resource to improve eye care for children

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the launch of a new online resource for eye physicians and surgeons dedicated solely to children's ocular diseases and disorders. The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center is an important tool that enables ophthalmologists to better serve the 19 million children worldwide who suffer visual impairment. The new resource will be unveiled this week at AAO 2015, the 119th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
Approval to start trial of Videregen's replacement trachea technology

Approval to start trial of Videregen's replacement trachea technology

The INSPIRE consortium, led by Videregen Ltd, has received approval from the MHRA1 to start a UK clinical trial with its tissue engineered replacement trachea. [More]
Study assesses abdominoplasty complication rates, risk factors

Study assesses abdominoplasty complication rates, risk factors

Abdominoplasty—sometimes called "tummy tuck"—has a higher risk of major complications than other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, reports a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Study finds no consistent evidence that antidepressants increase complications after plastic surgery

Study finds no consistent evidence that antidepressants increase complications after plastic surgery

For patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures, there's no consistent evidence that taking antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding, breast cancer, or other adverse outcomes, concludes a research review in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
RXI-109 use after scar revision surgery has beneficial effect on suppression of hypertrophic scarring

RXI-109 use after scar revision surgery has beneficial effect on suppression of hypertrophic scarring

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a biotechnology company that owns a broad intellectual property portfolio including a unique self-delivering RNAi platform, today announced that results from a blinded panel and an Investigator review show that incision sites treated with RXI-109 after scar revision surgery achieved better scores as compared to control incision sites in the same subjects, three months post scar revision surgery. [More]
Avita Medical sends devices and personnel to help treat mass burn victims in Taiwan

Avita Medical sends devices and personnel to help treat mass burn victims in Taiwan

Avita Medical Ltd., a regenerative medicine company specializing in the treatment of wounds and skin defects, today announced that doctors in Taiwan have reported positive results from using ReCell® to treat burn victims of June’s waterpark disaster, with medics saying they have seen superior wound closure and better outcomes. [More]

Updated review finds continued lack of evidence on best fat grafting procedures

Fat grafting—taking fat from one area of the body and transferring it elsewhere—has become a widely used plastic surgery technique. But what's the best method of processing cells for fat grafting procedures? [More]
UCSF researchers successfully separate human muscle stem cells

UCSF researchers successfully separate human muscle stem cells

UC San Francisco researchers have successfully isolated human muscle stem cells and shown that the cells could robustly replicate and repair damaged muscles when grafted onto an injured site. The laboratory finding paves the way for potential treatments for patients with severe muscle injury, paralysis or genetic diseases such as muscular dystrophy. [More]
NYU Langone Medical Center gets multimillion dollar gift to support expansion of multispecialty ambulatory sites

NYU Langone Medical Center gets multimillion dollar gift to support expansion of multispecialty ambulatory sites

NYU Langone Medical Center announced a generous multimillion dollar gift from Joan H. Tisch to establish the new Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing, and to expand the existing Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health. [More]
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