Is it misuse to use medication for off-label uses? A patient sues after developing facial pain and other symptoms associated with the use of a topical for scabies. Is this physician guilty of practicing medicine outside the standard of care?
The adoption of business concepts into medical practice creates challenges for physicians who have little business background. It places too much focus on the business of medicine and not enough on the practice of medicine, says Dr. Draelos in this month's Cosmetic Conundrums column.
Aesthetic practices that provide laser and light-based therapies should be cognizant of legal issues that may affect the practice. “Legal issues arise in all facets of medicine. However, in cosmetics, the patient’s expectation of outcomes is often in conflict with that of the clinician. There is a heightened potential for patient dissatisfaction that can ultimately lead to legal action,” says Dr. Mathew Avram.
The long-held belief that combining lasers with fillers could destabilize or damage fillers has largely been debunked. You can safely use both together, say physicians reporting at this year's ASLMS meeting. In this article, dermatologists cover how best to apply energy-based devices with cosmetic injectables safely and effectively.
22-year-old patient dies from lidocaine overdose. This and other cases highlight the potential toxicity of anaesthetics. One expert discusses tips for safe use and warning signs to watch for.
Biomedical tattoo may permit early diagnosis of diseases associated with hypercalcemia, preliminary study shows.
Married patients present earlier with localized melanoma than their unmarried counterparts, a new study shows.
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Graduation is a time of change and reflection, of hope and anticipation. As tomorrow’s clinicians prepare to change lives, they are also undergoing the biggest change of their own. Leaders in the profession remember these times, and share their advice.