Leading plastic surgeon invited to share latest advances in robotic hair restoration

Chicago plastic surgeon Gregory A. Turowski, MD, PhD, FACS, has been invited to be part of Harvard Medical School’s “I Am Harvard,” sharing his outcomes in the field of plastic surgery and advances in robotic hair restoration. The prestigious “I Am Harvard” program celebrates the achievements of Harvard Medical School alumni, highlighting the influence of…

Surgeons describe smartphone-assisted neuroendoscopy as a success

The primary surgeon focused on the smartphone screen in front of them, as opposed to focusing on the video monitor that usually stands off to one side. Images were relayed from the phone screen, via Wi-Fi, to a video monitor placed elsewhere in the room. This monitor was kept in the room so that other…

3-D imaging technique may be useful for measuring efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers

A three-dimensional imaging technique often used in the automotive and aerospace industries for accurate measurement may be useful to measure the efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers such as Botox and  Dysport  . The procedure, called three-dimensional speckle tracking photogrammetry , is described in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Authors say it has the potential…

Rhinoplasty procedure more popular amongst men

The overall conclusion was that male procedures had risen 43 percent in the past 5 years. This conclusion was widely discussed by media outlets and plastic surgery experts like the doctors at Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP). Moreover, BHP doctors also observed that a larger than normal percentage of their male patients had requested rhinoplasty procedures…

Delays for emergency surgery linked to higher risk of death

Delays for emergency surgery were associated with a higher risk of death for patients in hospital — and higher costs — yet these delays were largely due to lack of operating rooms and staff, and other system issues. The study was conducted at The Ottawa Hospital, one of Canada’s largest hospitals, and the sole provider…

Neuroscientists uncover genetic basis for formation of meningiomas in childhood cancer survivors

Neuroscientists have uncovered the genetic basis for why many long-term survivors of childhood cancer develop meningiomas, the most common adult brain tumor, decades after their treatment with cranial radiation.   The study compared and contrasted the biology of radiation-induced meningiomas (RIMs) to those that appear sporadically in the general population. “Radiation-induced meningiomas appear the same…

Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastia

Routine assessment by an endocrinologist and laboratory tests to measure hormone levels aren’t necessary in most adolescent boys with gynecomastia. The cause of adolescent gynecomastia can usually be identified without endocrine testing. Lab Tests Contribute Little to Gynecomastia Diagnosis and Treatment in Teens The researchers analyzed 197 adolescents with gynecomastia seen at British Columbia Children’s…