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Reconstruction of a Posterior Tracheal Wall Defect With a Myocutaneous Pectoralis Major Flap After Salvage Cervical Exenteration for a Squamous Carcinoma of the Upper Third of the Esophagus.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;38(4):162-165

Enrique Salmerón-González, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Elena García-Vilariño, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Pedro A. Antolin-Santamaria, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alberto Sanchez-Garcia, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alfonso A. Valverde-Navarro, PhD, Director, Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology, University of Valencia, Spain.

In this article, we describe the case of a 59-year-old patient suffering from a squamous cell carcinoma affecting the upper third of the esophagus, treated with a cervical exenteration with extended resection of the posterior wall of the trachea, which was reconstructed with a gastric tube transposition and a myocutaneous pectoralis major flap for coverage of the gastropharyngeal anastomosis and stabilization of the posterior tracheal wall. Also, a review of literature regarding posterior tracheal wall reconstruction is performed. Read More

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December 2018
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Update About the Effects of the Sunscreen Ingredients Oxybenzone and Octinoxate on Humans and the Environment.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;38(4):158-161

Alfredo Siller, BS, is medical student, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Scott C. Blaszak, BS, is medical student, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Michelle Lazar, is college student, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Edit B. Olasz Harken, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is co-founder of Harken Derm LLC.

As skin cancer prevalence continues to rise, the importance of sun protection, including sunscreen use, has become accepted in the public. Sunscreens are divided into two main categories based on the type of their active ingredient, organic and inorganic ultraviolet (UV) filters. It has been shown that inorganic filters are more effective at blocking forms of UV light, both UVA and UVB, as compared with organic filters because organic sunscreens absorb and convert radiation whereas inorganic sunscreens reflect radiation. Read More

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December 2018
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Aesthetic Medicine Nurses and Qualified Nonmedical Practitioners: Our Role and Requirements as Aesthetic Medicine Adapts to Worldwide Changes and Needs.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;38(4):153-157

Jill K. Jones, RN, CPSN, CANS, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Owner, Aesthetics Advancement Institute, Atlanta, Georgia. Sharon Bennett, RGN, NIP, PGCert, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Director, Harrogate Aesthetics, Harrogate, UK. Marika Erlandsson, RN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse, Akademikliniken, Stockholm, Sweden. Carina Gamborg, RN, MSc, CRNA, CCRN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Beautique-Medical Skin Clinic, Gothenburg, Sweden. Susanne Hauser-Glitz, RN, QNMP, is Heilpraktiker and Clinic Owner, Praxis Susanne Hauser-Glitz, Nettetal, Germany. Isabelle Jubert, RN, CANS, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Clinique Visabelle Med, Quebec, Canada. Helen Manis, RPN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinical Director, Manis Cosmetic Consulting, Toronto, Canada. Rand Rusher, RN, CPSN, CANS, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinical Director, RR Aesthetics, Beverly Hills, California. Lou Sommereux, RNMH, INP, PGCert AesthPractice, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Director, Cosmex Clinic, Cambridge, UK. Susan Walsh, RN, GCN, NP, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse, Magnolia Mediclinic, Gold Coast, Australia. Kimberly Welch, BSN, RN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Esperance Aesthetic Wellness, Coppell, Texas. Cecilia Wiking, RN, MSc, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Klinik Wiking, Malmo, Sweden. Caroline Young, RN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Metica, Sydney, Australia. Jackie Partridge, BSc (Derm), PGCert, RGN, NIP, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinical Director, Dermal Clinic, Edinburgh, UK.

Aesthetic medicine nursing is a highly skilled specialty, which continues to evolve. A survey of 197 experienced aesthetic medicine nurses practicing in eight countries revealed shortcomings in the current approach to their education, training, and registration. Education and training are currently self-identified and self-funded and are often provided by the companies that manufacture or distribute the products used in aesthetic medicine treatments. Read More

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December 2018
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Lipedema: A Commonly Misdiagnosed Fat Disorder.

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Marcelle Caruana

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;38(4):149-152

Marcelle Caruana, CANS, RN, is Medical Aesthetician and the Owner and President of Skin Medic and a Clinical Educator with Palomar, Cynosure, and Hologic.

Lipedema is a fat disorder that is often misdiagnosed. It was first identified at the Mayo Clinic in 1940, but medical schools do not include it in their curriculum and is therefore poorly understood. It presents as disproportionate and symmetrical accumulations of fat (bilateral), which is often accompanied by orthostatic edema. Read More

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December 2018
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Effects of Hydrogel With Enriched Sodium Alginate in Wounds of Diabetic Patients.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):133-138

Murilo Antonio Gustinelli Barbosa, MN, is Nurse, Guarulhos University, São Paulo, Brazil. André Oliveira Paggiaro, PhD, is Plastic Surgeon, Guarulhos University, São Paulo, Brazil. Viviane Fernandes de Carvalho, PhD, is Nurse, Guarulhos University, São Paulo, Brazil. César Isaac, PhD, is Plastic Surgeon, São Paulo University, São Paulo, Brazil. Rolf Gemperli, PhD, is Plastic Surgeon, São Paulo University, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the autolytic debridement promoted by hydrogel with sodium alginate enriched with fatty acids and vitamins A and E in the healing of foot wounds in diabetic patients. A clinical study was conducted at an outpatient clinic of medical specialties. The sample comprised 8 patients supervised for a 3-month period, from April to July 2017, by means of a clinical history, photographic record, planimetry, and classification of the wound severity by the Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH) system. Read More

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January 2019
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Forequarter Amputation, Thoracic Resection, and Reconstruction on Giant Ulcer Due to Locally Advanced Oncological Disease.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):128-132

Elena García-Vilariño, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Enrique Salmerón-González, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alberto Pérez-García, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alberto Ruiz-Cases, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Eloy Condiño-Brito, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alberto Sánchez-García, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

We present the case of a 67-year-old man suffering from a squamous cell carcinoma with extensive thoracic locoregional affection measuring 28 cm. After being considered inoperable at another center, he underwent an aggressive tumor resection and coverage with a free latissimus dorsi flap as a palliative reconstructive procedure that allowed for a considerable improvement of his quality of life. Read More

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January 2019
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The Role of Biological Skin Substitutes in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Systematic Review.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):121-127

André Oliveira Paggiaro, PhD, is at Guarulhos University, Guarulhos, SP, Brazil. Markinokoff Lima e Silva Filho, MN, is Nursing Postgraduation Student, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem, Guarulhos University, Guarulhos, SP, Brazil. Viviane Fernandes de Carvalho, PhD, is at Guarulhos University, Guarulhos, SP, Brazil. César Isaac, PhD, is at São Paulo University, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. Rolf Gemperli, PhD, is at São Paulo University, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a disease that causes skin exfoliative lesions, characterized by fever, necrosis, and epidermal detachment. Biological skin substitutes may be considered interesting options for the treatment of this disease. This study aims at identifying in the literature the evidence on the current role of these biomaterials in the treatment of SJS and its related diseases. Read More

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January 2019
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Advocating for the Child: The Role of Pediatric Psychology for Children With Cleft Lip and/or Palate.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):114-120

Courtney Zulauf, MA, is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, Psychology Department, University of Illinois at Chicago. Tawny Spinelli, BA, is a graduate student in the clinical psychology JD/PhD program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Janine Rosenberg, PhD, is pediatric psychiatrist at UI Health, Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, Chicago.

Children with cleft lip and/or palate (CL ± P) undergo several surgical procedures from birth to adulthood to achieve functional, aesthetic, and psychosocial normalcy. Although children with CL ± P have normal physical development apart from their CL ± P, they face increased risk for emotional, social, behavioral, and academic concerns. In this article, we discuss how the psychology team helps support children with CL ± P and their families. Read More

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January 2019
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Botulinum Toxin Type A: Evaluation of Onset and Satisfaction.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):105-113

Erin Alouf, BBA, RN, is Family Nurse Pracitioner graduate students at Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston, MA. Tina Murphy, RN, BSN, is Family Nurse Pracitioner graduate students at Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston, MA. Gregory Alouf, MD, is a Cosmetic Surgeon, Medical Director at Alouf Aesthetics in Salem, VA.

With the increasing interest in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, this research study sought to evaluate the onset of Botulinum toxin Type A (BoNTA) between naive and non-naive consumers and its effect on satisfaction. This single-blinded research study consisted of 15 adults with scheduled appointments for neurotoxin treatment of undesired glabellar lines. Participants completed pretreatment FACE-Q scales. Read More

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January 2019
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Study About the Efficacy of an Aerosol Plastic Dressing in Wound Prevention After Compressive Adhesive Dressing Application in Plastic Surgery Procedures.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):101-104

Enrique Salmerón-González, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Elena García-Vilariño, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Pilar Vilariño-López, MD, is a general nurse, El Ventorrillo Medical Center, A Coruña, Spain. Cristina García-Pons, MD, is a plastic surgical nurse, Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Cristina Escalante-Ibáñez, MD, is a plastic surgical nurse, Servicio de Cirugía Plástica y Quemados, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alfonso A. Valverde-Navarro, MD, is Head of the Department of Human Anatomy and Embriology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

The use of compressive adhesive bandages is widely extended in the field of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery, and the apparition of skin damage after its removal is a relatively frequent complication. The aim of this study was to evaluate the capacity of an aerosol plastic dressing for protecting the skin from the apparition of damage caused by adhesive dressings. A prospective, randomized, simple-blind study was performed, evaluating skin damage incidence after removal of adhesive compressive bandages in 80 subjects. Read More

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January 2019
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Sickle Cell Leg Ulcers: A Case Study.

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Courtney Kendall

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):99-100

Courtney Kendall, BSN, RN, is a graduate Nurse Practitioner student at Virginia Commonwealth University, completing her final clinical practicum in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department at VCU Health, Richmond, VA. She works in the medical-intensive care unit at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects the shape and function of red blood cells, causing a myriad of systemic complications. Rigid and deformed red blood cells can become trapped in the microvascular circulation, causing tissue ischemia and severe pain. Skin ulcerations of the lower extremities present a unique challenge for patients suffering from this condition. Read More

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January 2019
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2018 ISPAN Meeting Abstracts.

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Tracey A Hotta

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):90-98

Tracey A. Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN, CANS, is an aesthetic nurse specialist, TH Medical Aesthetics, Thornhill, Canada.

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August 2018
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Leeches and Plastic Surgery in the Modern Era.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):88-89

Jeremie D. Oliver, BS, BA, is a medical student, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Emma P. DeLoughery, BS, is a medical student, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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January 2019
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Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board.

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Renee Hinojosa

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):86-87

Renee Hinojosa, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CPSN, CANS, has been active in the field of Plastic Surgical Nursing for over 25 years. She is currently the Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Age Management Institute in Reno, NV. In addition, she is a national trainer for Aesthetic Advancements Incorporated.

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January 2019
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A Scandal Must Bring Change.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):84-85

Georgia Elmassian, MSN, MA, APRN, CPSN, CFLE, is Plastic Surgery Educator and ISPAN President.

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January 2019
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Consumer Demand for Medical Aesthetics Creating Business Opportunities.

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Tracey A Hotta

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jul/Sep;38(3):83

Tracey A. Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN, CANS, is the owner of TH Medical Aesthetics and President of THMA Consulting in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

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January 2019
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Therapeutic and Reconstructive Approach of Lower Lip Amputation After Human Bite: Case Report.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Apr/Jun;38(2):76-78

Enrique Salmerón-González, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Elena García-Vilariño, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alberto Ruiz-Cases, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alberto Sanchez-Garcia, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Christian Klenner-Muñoz, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

In this article, we describe the case of a patient suffering from labial avulsion after a human bite, initially treated with direct closure and reconstructed surgically later on. Also, a brief summary of existent recommendations in scientific literature about the management of bite wounds is provided. Read More

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October 2018
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Absorption Capacity of Wound Dressings: A Comparative Experimental Study.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Apr/Jun;38(2):73-75

Enrique Salmerón-González, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Elena García-Vilariño, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alberto Ruiz-Cases, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Alberto Sánchez-García, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain. José García-Sánchez, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

In this study, absorption capacity of the most commonly used types of wound dressings was measured with an objective, quantifiable, and easily reproducible method. The use of objective measurements allowed us to perform an objective comparison of the capacity of the different types of dressings. An experimental study was performed, in which the absorptive capacity of polyurethane foams, alginate, hidrofiber, and hydrocolloid dressings was measured by using a methodology designed by the researchers. Read More

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October 2018
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Perceived Stress and Surgical Wound Cytokine Patterns.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Apr/Jun;38(2):55-72

Valentina Sage Lucas, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, is at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond. Nancy McCain, DSN, RN, FAAN, is at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. R. K. Elswick, PhD, is at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Andrea L. Pozez, MD, FACS, is at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond.

This was a pilot study to examine pre- and postoperative stress experienced by women who were undergoing autologous breast reconstruction and how stress might impact wound healing, specifically examining cytokines and other chemical mediators in the wound environment. A nonexperimental descriptive design over time was utilized. Participants were women who were undergoing autologous abdominal breast reconstruction for breast cancer (N = 20). Read More

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October 2018
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Various Colored Splints for Each Type of Rhinoplasty.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Apr/Jun;38(2):48-54

Abdoljalil Kalantar-Hormozi, MD, is professor of plastic surgery, Department of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, Medical College of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Tehran, Iran. Ali Abbaszadeh-Kasbi, MD, is medical student, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Nazanin Rita Davai, MD, is clinical psychiatrist, private practice, Tehran, Iran.

In rhinoplasty, one of the most popular aesthetic surgical procedures worldwide, several different techniques are utilized when performing a rhinoplasty procedure. Many complications can arise postoperatively depending on the surgical approach and technique utilized. A method to reduce immediate postoperative complications has been identified. Read More

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October 2018
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Case Study.

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Courtney Kendall

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Apr/Jun;38(2):46-47

Courtney Kendall, BSN, RN, is a graduate Nurse Practitioner student at Virginia Commonwealth University, completing her final clinic practicum in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department at VCU Health, Richmond, Virginia.

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful and debilitating, chronic inflammatory disease affecting the skin bearing apocrine glands. HS causes painful abscesses and nodules that can eventually progress to interconnected sinus tracts, scarring, and contractures of the skin. There is no definitive cure for HS, but multiple treatment strategies are available to patients. Read More

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October 2018
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Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board.

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Renee Hinojosa

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Apr/Jun;38(2):45

Renee Hinojosa, MSN, APRN, CPSN, CANS, is the Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Age Management Institute, Reno, NV.

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December 2018
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Are You Just a Nurse?

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Apr/Jun;38(2):43-44

Georgia Elmassian, MSN, MA, APRN, CPSN, CFLE, is a Plastic Surgery Educator and ISPAN President.

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December 2018
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How to Submit a Journal Article.

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Tracey A Hotta

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Apr/Jun;38(2):41-42

Tracey A. Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN, CANS, LNC, is an aesthetic nurse specialist, TH Medical Aesthetics, Thornhill, Canada and President of THMA Consulting Inc., Thornhill, Ontario.

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May 2018
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Common Conditions of the Hand for the Nurse Practitioner: How to Diagnose, How to Manage, and When to Refer to a Hand Surgeon.

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Amanda L Young

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jan/Mar;38(1):34-37

Amanda L. Young, MS, RN, FNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner, Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Health, New York.

In many parts of the United States, a plastics-trained hand surgeon can be in limited supply. Depending on individual state law, nurse practitioners can manage common and moderately complex hand conditions, the undertaking of which requires extensive training, high command of the anatomy, and knowing when referral is necessary. Read More

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May 2018
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Accurately Assessing Lines on the Aging Face.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jan/Mar;38(1):31-33

Kim Renton, BA, RN, Co-owner of enVy Pillow Co, creator of enVy Pillow products, and contract clinical trainer at Galderma Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Kathy Young Keefe, RN, Co-owner of enVy Pillow Co and creator of enVy Pillow products, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

The ongoing positive aging trend has resulted in many research studies being conducted to determine the characteristics of aging and what steps we can take to prevent the extrinsic signs of aging. Much of this attention has been focused on the prevention and treatment of facial wrinkles. To treat or prevent facial wrinkles correctly, their causative action first needs to be determined. Read More

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May 2018
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The Art of the Consultation Experience.

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Connie Brennan

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jan/Mar;38(1):25-30

Connie Brennan, BSN, RN, CPSN, CANS, CPC, Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC, Plymouth, Minnesota.

Looks matter! "Almost from the moment of birth, each of us is judged-silently, unconsciously, and nearly instantly on the basis of everything that goes into the mix of qualities known as "physical attractiveness" (). Aging may be one of the most foreseeable facts of life. As aesthetic providers, we routinely hear concerns about the effects of aging on our looks; it is important that we address these concerns. Read More

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May 2018
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Attention to Infection Prevention in Medical Aesthetic Clinics.

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Tracey A Hotta

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jan/Mar;38(1):17-24

Tracey A. Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS, LNC, Owner of TH Medical Aesthetics and Director of THMA Consulting Inc, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

The risk of infection is a concern for all medical aesthetic industry and all providers. Steps to reduce the risk and improve patient outcomes begin with vigilance to proper aseptic technique and being less concerned about the "beauty image" to attract new patients. This article is based on the guidelines outlined in Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice by Public Health Ontario. Read More

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May 2018
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Lip Enhancement: Physical Assessment, Injection Techniques, and Potential Adverse Events.

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Tracey A Hotta

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Jan/Mar;38(1):7-16

Tracey A. Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS, LNC, is an medical aesthetic provider, owner of TH Medical Aesthetics, and Director of THMA Consulting Inc, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

Lip enhancement is a common injection treatment that may involve several different injection techniques based on the patient's goals, expectations, and facial anatomy. It is the aesthetic provider's professional judgment to determine which technique will provide the desired results. Taking the time to provide a thorough assessment, review the potential complications, and discuss expectations is an important step in building a patient-nurse therapeutic relationship. Read More

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May 2018
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Manuka Honey: A Case Study of Severe Atopic Eczematous Dermatitis Reaction to Henna Tattoo.

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Jeanine Harrison

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Oct/Dec;37(4):154-157

Jeanine Harrison, MN, BScN, ACNP, RN-EC, NP, is a Medical Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and a practice expert in PRP techniques for face and hair at TH Medical Aesthetics, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

Many mainstream medications were derived from plants and originally utilized in patient management well prior to the extensive research and testing processes of current pharmaceutical standards. The evolution of therapeutic management within the pharmaceutical and skin care industry often uses synthetic processing of products with less of a focus on the natural ingredients from which they were originally derived. However, more recently there has been a shift in pharmacological management to include the therapeutic use of more holistic medicines and practices and thus a broadening of the uses of nontraditional medical treatment options. Read More

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December 2017
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Met and Unmet Expectations for Breast Reconstruction in Early Posttreatment Breast Cancer Survivors.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Oct/Dec;37(4):146-153

Laurie E. Steffen, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow at Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. Aimee Johnson, PhD, is Johnson is an Assistant Professor at Department of Health Sciences, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Beverly J. Levine, PhD, is a Biostatistician at Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, is a Professor and Director of Cancer Survivorship at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Nancy E. Avis, PhD, is a Professor at Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of met and unmet expectations after breast reconstruction among breast cancer survivors following mastectomy. A secondary objective was to examine reasons women report their experiences of reconstructive surgery were better or worse than expected. As part of a larger study of breast cancer survivors, participants completed self-administered questionnaires within 8 months of diagnosis and at 6, 12, and 18 months later. Read More

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December 2017
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Understanding Age, Memories, and How They Impact Aesthetic Practice.

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Lovely C Laban

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Oct/Dec;37(4):144-145

Lovely C. Laban, MSN, GNP-C, is a member of Allergan's ACE training team and the elite ACE meeting faculty and the cofounder and medical director for InjectionU, LLC. She previously served as a trainer for Galderma Laboratories, L.P. She is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Skin by Lovely, a chain of medical aesthetic practices in Oregon and California.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (), the number of nonsurgical treatments grew 650% from 1996 to 2016. As these procedures have evolved and improved, so have their ability to deliver results that enhance one's natural beauty and reverse the signs of aging. Many patients seek these procedures in the hopes of looking younger and more refreshed, but "younger" can be subjective and the patient's desired outcome may be difficult for practitioners to interpret. Read More

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December 2017
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Evaluating the Implementation of a Preemptive, Multimodal Analgesia Protocol in a Plastic Surgery Office.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Oct/Dec;37(4):137-143

Brandi Tinsbloom, DNP, CRNA, is a graduate of the Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program. She is a practicing CRNA at a regional medical center in Pinehurst, NC. She has interests in community hospitals and outpatient and office-based practices. Virginia C. Muckler, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, is Assistant Professor in the Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program in Durham, NC. She serves as a reviewer for multiple journals, is a National League for Nursing Simulation Leader, has served as a simulation consultant nationally and internationally, and serves on national and state associations. William T. Stoeckel, MD, is the owner of Wake Plastic Surgery in Cary, NC. He completed his plastic surgery training at Wake Forest University in 2002 and has been in his solo private practice since. He specializes in body and breast outpatient plastic surgery procedures using MAC anesthesia. Robert L. Whitehurst, MSN, CRNA, is founder and President of Advanced Anesthesia Solutions. He received his BSN from East Carolina University and his MSN (Anesthesia) from Duke University. Robert has practiced as a CRNA in academic institutions, community hospitals, and outpatient and office-based practices since 2004. Robert is an advocate for patients and CRNA practice as Chair of NCANA PAC and his work to expand the availability of anesthesia services to underserved settings. Brett Morgan, DNP, CRNA, is Assistant Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing and the Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Program. In addition to his faculty role, Dr. Morgan practices clinical anesthesia in office-based settings throughout the research triangle.

Many patients undergoing plastic surgery experience significant pain postoperatively. The use of preemptive, multimodal analgesia techniques to reduce postoperative pain has been widely described in the literature. This quality improvement project evaluated the implementation of a preemptive, multimodal analgesia protocol in an office-based plastic surgery facility to decrease postoperative pain, decrease postoperative opioid consumption, decrease postanesthesia care time, and increase patient satisfaction. Read More

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December 2017
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Postoperative Pain Among Patients After Day-Case Surgery.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Oct/Dec;37(4):130-136

Aqel Elaqoul, MSN, CNS, RN, is a pain management nurse, King Hussain Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan. Abdullah Obaid, MSN, RN, is a pain management nurse, King Hussain Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan. Eman Yaqup, MSN, RN, is a pain management nurse, King Hussain Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan. Ibtesam Shahen, BSC, RN, is a day care unit nurse, King Hussain Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan. Ahmad Arraqap, MD, is an anesthesiologist, King Hussain Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan. Iyad Alshatnawi, BSC, RN, is a day care unit nurse, King Hussain Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan. Malek Alnajar, MSN, CNS, RN, is a pain management nurse, King Hussain Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan. Sharaf Al-Momani, MSN, RN, is a pain management nurse, King Hussain Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan.

Postoperative pain occurs at a high incidence after day-case surgery, with many patients reporting moderate to severe pain. A cross-sectional design was used in this study to estimate the prevalence of postoperative pain in the early postoperative period after day-case surgery and to determine whether there is a relationship between demographic and clinical variables. A convenient sample of 300 patients, aged between 18 and 80 years, was selected from all postoperative patients after day-case surgery over a period of 6 months. Read More

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December 2017
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Tissue Expansion: Do We Wait for Chemotherapy?

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Kathleen Soso

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jul/Sep;37(3):116-118

Kathleen Soso, BSN, RN, CPSN-R, is with Chamberlain College of Nursing, Chicago, IL.

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April 2018
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Microneedling in Dermatology: A Review.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jul/Sep;37(3):112-115

Kathryn Konicke, is from Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Michael Knabel, is from Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Edit Olasz, MD, PhD, is from Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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April 2018
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Hyaluronidase: Understanding Its Properties and Clinical Application for Cosmetic Injection Adverse Events.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jul/Sep;37(3):109-111

Jeanine Harrison, BScN, MN, RN-EC, NP, is Nurse Practitioner, TH Medical Aesthetics, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Oriol Rhodes RN, BAS, MBA, is Registered Nurse, TH Medical Aesthetics, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

The recent global consensus on the management of cosmetic aesthetic injectable complications from hyaluronic acid (HA) has increased the focus on the use of hyaluronidase more than ever before (M. Signorini et al., 2016). Read More

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September 2017
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Medical Aesthetics Training: Shifting to Collective Competence.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jul/Sep;37(3):103-108

Iris Epstein, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University. Iris research focuses on the links between health, technology, and place and how technology (e.g., E-learning, simulation) used in different places (home, classroom, laboratory, online) affects people's experiences. Iris is currently collaborating with George Brown College Engineering and School of Design in building and evaluating a simulated haptic partial task trainer to teach palpation skills from a multidisciplinary perspective and bring practitioner's "touch" back to the curricular and health care. Eva Peisachovich, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University. Her research involves developing capacity and expertise about innovative educational strategies to foster students' success and enhance students' experiences and transition to the workforce. Transformative education and reflective practice guide her philosophy of teaching and learning to create and explore innovative pedagogy practices that range from classroom to workplace environment. Celina Da Silva, PhD, RN, completed her dissertation at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, titled "A Phase 1 Study of a Kolb-Influenced, High-Fidelity Simulation Intervention Implemented to Improve Nursing Students' Use of a Conflict Resolution Skill." Some of the research studies that Celina is participating in relate to innovations in interprofessional education. She was the Principal Investigator of a study, titled "Simulated Practice Center Program Evaluation, George Brown College (GBC), Health Sciences Center." This research study generated qualitative data related to the Health Sciences Simulation program at GBC in order to better support the future development of simulation education for health professions students. Presently, she is conducting a research study that involves designing, refining, and testing a virtual simulation (Body Interact) modality geared to teach interprofessional students decision-making skills related to a deteriorating patient care case. As well, she is part of a research team that recently was awarded an SSHRC grant and developed the mentorship site for postsecondary students with disabilities across Ontario who are partnered with other professionals. Charlotte Lee, PhD, RN, research focuses on health services evaluation and interprofessional teams. She is particularly interested in understanding how collaborative relationships affect teamwork processes and outcomes in health care. Dr. Lee's current work aims to identify the antecedents and teamwork outcomes associated with collaborative relationships. Philip Solomon, MD, FRCSC, completed his medical school training at the University of Toronto, followed by a 5-year residency training program in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Solomon's training focused on head and neck cancer surgery, reconstructive facial surgery, and facial cosmetic plastic surgery including rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, and otoplasty surgery.

With increased demands for medical aesthetics procedures and the sudden profusion of newly licensed, and unlicensed, providers who are performing these medical aesthetics procedures also comes the responsibility to shift to collective competence. Collective competence refers to what occurs among professionals in action, emphasizing the sharing of experiences, knowledge, and perceptions among those who are providing services to the medical aesthetics client. Registered nurses and medical students are not taught to perform cosmetic procedures in basic nursing or medical programs and thus require a post-entry-level education to validate their competency. Read More

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September 2017
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Human Factors Validation of the AeroForm Tissue Expander System for Breast Reconstruction.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jul/Sep;37(3):100-102

Kathy Kelley, RN, BSN, is Senior Director of Clinical Affairs at AirXpanders and has more than 20 years of experience in hospital clinical, quality, and risk management, including more than 10 years of experience in medical device clinical research and medical quality analysis. Kathy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston University. Jennie Kim, MHS, is Senior Director of Global Marketing at AirXpanders and has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare marketing and public relations including extensive experience in medical device marketing targeting healthcare professionals and consumers. Jennie received her Masters of Health Sciences degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College.

The tissue expansion process using traditional saline expanders is lengthy and uncomfortable. A new technology has been developed, providing a needle-free option implanted after a mastectomy, and is activated by a handheld remote control releasing small amounts (10 cc) of carbon dioxide from an internal reservoir. The expander is gradually filled with CO2 resulting in mechanical stretching of the overlying tissue. Read More

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September 2017
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Effect of Herbal Medicines During Surgery.

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Adam Powell

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jul/Sep;37(3):99

Adam Powell, DO, is former senior chief resident and current pain fellow at Michigan State University.

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April 2018
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Mentoring: A Must for Nurses.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jul/Sep;37(3):97-98

Georgia Elmassian, MSN, MA, APRN, CPSN, CFLE, is Plastic Surgery Educator and ISPAN President.

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April 2018
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Collaboration, Knowledge, and Respect: The Perfect Combination to Benefit Patient Care.

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Tracey A Hotta

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jul/Sep;37(3):95-96

Tracey A. Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN, CANS, LNC, is an aesthetic nurse specialist and the owner of TH Medical Aesthetics, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

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April 2018
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How to Write a Journal Article for PSN.

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Tracey Hotta

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Apr/Jun;37(2):88-91

Tracey Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN, CANS, is the owner and president of TH Medical Aesthetics. She is the past president of ASPSN, Editor of the Plastic Surgical Nursing journal, and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.

Are you considering writing a journal article for Plastic Surgical Nursing? This official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses presents the latest advances in plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing practice. The journal features clinical articles covering a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Patient education techniques and research findings are also included, as well as articles discussing the ethical issues and trends in this expanding clinical nursing specialty. Read More

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August 2017
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A Recipe for Improved Nonsurgical Cosmetic Outcomes: Know Your Herbs and Spices.

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Hermine Warren

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Apr/Jun;37(2):63-65

Hermine Warren, DNP, APRN, CANS, CNM, is a doctor of nursing practice who has been in nursing since 1974, with an advanced practice degree since 1980. She is also a certified aesthetic nurse specialist in Southern California, an educational/clinical trainer for two top pharmaceutical companies, a P.A.L.E.T.T.E. Faculty member, and has maintained a clinical practice in the nonsurgical cosmetic subspecialty field since 2004.

The nonsurgical cosmetic arena continues to grow, with more people consistently seeking minimally invasive procedures for facial rejuvenation. However, although these prospective patients are not seeking surgical correction to obtain their results, there is still the potential for nonsurgical procedures to yield adverse events posttreatment. Patients often do not realize that their dietary regimens may affect their nonsurgical cosmetic outcomes. Read More

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August 2017
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Vaginal Health and Wellness: Vaginal Laser Therapy.

Authors:
Rochell Burton

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Apr/Jun;37(2):56-62

Rochell Burton, APRN-BC, is Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt Urologic Surgery Clinic, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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April 2018
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Advances in Aesthetic Therapies: Plasma-Rich Protein Procedure for the Treatment of Alopecia.

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Jeanine Harrison

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Apr/Jun;37(2):52-55

Jeanine Harrison, MN, BScN, ACNP, RN-EC, NP, is a Medical Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and a practice expert in PRP techniques for face and hair at TH Medical Aesthetics, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

Predominance of aesthetic options is growing and evolving to include procedures that have traditionally been much more invasive and fiscally challenging for the average patient. It is not uncommon now for the Canadian consumers to begin to look for lesser invasive options that show results significant enough to improve their appearance but that may not fall under the traditional health care coverage. One area that is evolving quickly is the nonsurgical treatment of hair loss. Read More

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August 2017
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Real-Time Pressure Assessment and Monitoring With a Fluid Immersion Simulation Support Surface Show Clinical and Financial Benefits for Flap Management.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jan/Mar;37(1):39-44

Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN, CANS, is a nurse practitioner with the Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Kristen Thurman, PT, CWS, is Vice President, Clinical Affairs for Wellsense, Inc., Birmingham, MI.

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April 2018
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Consideration of Muscle Depth for Botulinum Toxin Injections: A Three-Dimensional Approach.

Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jan/Mar;37(1):32-38

Julie Bass Kaplan, MSN, RN, CPSN, CANS, PHN, HCMT, works for Allergan as an ACE speaker/trainer, Scientiae Palette Resources as a speaker/trainer, and is a regional trainer for CosmoFrance, DermaSculpt MicroCannulas. She is the founder of Disappearing Act Laser & Skin Rejuvenation, Redding, CA. She also owns Allergan stock.

Knowledge of variable anatomy is key for excellent outcomes from the administration of botulinum toxin for aesthetic purposes. One must understand the location and function of each facial muscle to predict the patient's desired outcome. One concept often overlooked by injectors is the understanding of the target muscle's depth. Read More

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June 2017
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