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Clinical data on injectable tissue fillers: a review.
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PMID:  24164663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Treatment with injectable tissue fillers for aesthetic purposes is increasingly popular. In parallel with this success, questions related to the safety of these treatments and the products involved are being raised more prominently. To gain insight in the safety aspects of injectable tissue fillers, we performed a literature review to collect studies reporting clinical data of injectable tissue fillers. We found several case reports where serious complications after more than three years are described. However, there are only a limited number of well-defined prospective clinical studies available with follow-up periods longer than three years. Furthermore, causes of complications, that is, treatment or product related, are often not specified in literature. Considering the intended functional period of fillers in combination with the known occurrence of long-term complications, there is a need for well-defined prospective clinical studies. In order to be able to discriminate between product failure (a product safety issue) or application methodology (a physician expertise or training issue), better identification of observed complications and whether they are product or treatment related, is needed. For the safe use of the fillers it is important that treatment with injectable tissue fillers is performed by a trained physician, who knows the product specifications and its applications.
Claudette Gjca de Vries; Robert E Geertsma
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of medical devices     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1745-2422     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
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Created Date:  2013-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101230445     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Centre for Health Protection, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), P.O. Box 1, NL-3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands.
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