POLYALKYLIMIDE FOR LIPODYSTROPHY?

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Polyalkylimide (Bio-Alcamid) has been used to treat facial wasting in patients with AIDS. How effective is this product in remedying lipodystrophy?
—William P. Emmerling, FNP-C, EDD, Las Vegas

Several articles in international plastic surgery journals detail the use of this product for lipodystrophy in addition to the wasting seen in AIDS patients. The manufacturer of Bio-Alcamid provides product information, directions for use and concise reports of outcomes and findings on its Web site www.purmedical.com/clinical.htm. Accessed May 12, 2008).
—Sherril Sego, MSN, FNP (116-10)

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