Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Screening for depression: A must in NP practiceJane Mendle, PhD’s research at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, investigating the long-term psychological effects of early puberty has significant implications for our practices as pediatric nurse practitioners—and for all healthcare providers.
A combined approach for the Brazilian Butt LiftTreating cellulite around the buttocks helps to achieve optimal results when gluteal fat grafting.
Of all acne light therapies, one rises to the topResearchers writing in JAMA Dermatology say that the evidence for light therapies as effective acne treatments remains weak and inconclusive, but one may be worth noting.
Patients rate acne scar subcision techniquesDoctors writing in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology find blunt cannula subcision (BCS) more effective than Nokor needle subcision (NNS) for acne scarring.
Novel IOL technology addresses residual refractive errorFavorable outcomes have been achieved after the first clinical use of IOL technology that is designed to maintain an open capsule long-term after cataract surgery and enable refractive fine-tuning postoperatively.
Ophthalmic ideas have beginnings at intersection of technology, technique"Techniques and technologies evolve in parallel, and the motivation should always be to improve lives," said Steve Charles, MD, founder, Charles Retina Institute, Germantown, TN.
How might the LAL impact the premium cataract market?With ability to provide LASIK-like outcomes, the light-adjustable lens creates a new opportunity for cataract surgeons to grow the premium channel, says Fritz H. Hengerer, MD, PhD.
A cheeky fellowDr. Joe Niamtu’s go-to procedure for mid-face rejuvenation involves using cheek implants, an approach that’s relatively easy, safe, permanent and reversible.
Predicting rhinoplasty outcomesA recent study provides evidence that patients perceive improvement in nasal function after surgery, regardless of mental status.
New guidelines highlight pediatric mental health needsToo many children with depression go undiagnosed and untreated, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Updated guidelines should address this standard of care.