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Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness for 25 years. Visit www.WordsComeAlive.com.
Pain control rx
A recent study suggests that rhinoplasty patients may need fewer opioids than surgeons think.
Needle-phobic patients? Laughing gas to the rescue
One surgeon says nitrous oxide is an effective solution for anxiety prone patients during non-surgical procedures.
Prostate Ca test linked to reduction in biopsies
Patients with non-suspicious digital rectal exam findings and total PSA in the 4.0- to 10.0-ng/mL range are far less likely to be biopsied if they’ve undergone Prostate Health Index (phi) testing than if they don’t.
What’s the most searched term in your state?
One company traced Google Trends data to reveal the most googled cosmetic procedure term in each state. Can you correctly guess which one tops yours?
Chest actinic keratoses responds to low-level ingenol mebutate topical
A lower level concentration of ingenol mebutate gel for the chest significantly reduces actinic keratosis lesion counts without severe side effects, a study shows.
Facial anatomy at-a-glance
A comprehensive anatomical understanding is key to injecting dermal fillers safely into the face. Dr. Manolis Manolakakis offers pearls to avoid unwanted outcomes.
Daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional therapy for actinic keratosis
Daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional therapy for actinic keratosis
Conventional photodynamic therapy is highly effective for actinic keratoses, but daylight photodynamic therapy proves to be just as effective and more tolerable, a study shows.
From scars to active acne: Technological treatment for hard-to-treat cases
Lasers and photodynamic therapy are practical treatment options for acne patients who fail or aren’t compliant with traditional first-line therapies. Today’s energy devices might also enhance acne treatment as adjuvant therapy, a review shows.
Compelling research lacking in laser-based acne treatment
Dermatologists and others are increasingly using lasers and light-based therapies to treat acne, but the literature proving efficacy among these therapies is limited by few high-powered trials and lots of small, low-quality studies.
Avoiding problem patients
The best way to manage problem patients? Avoid problem patients. Attorney Alex Thiersch advises.