Warfield Weekly Update
Feb. 1, 2013

MRSA prevalence rises at outpatient derm clinic
Dermatology Times
Relative proportions of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the S. aureus isolates rose by 17 percent in three years at an outpatient dermatology clinic, and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus increased its antibiotic resistance during that time, results of a recent study indicate.More

Scientists generate hair follicles from human iPS cells
The Asahi Shimbun
A cure for baldness may not be too far off after scientists in Japan said they have engineered hair follicles, tissue that is essential to hair growth, from human-induced pluripotent stem cells. The development will likely pave the way for hair loss remedies that genuinely work.More

Eczema: Identified immune cells possible therapeutic target
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine via Medical Xpress
Researchers have identified a previously unknown critical role for a recently identified immune cell population in the progression of atopic dermatitis. The team found an accumulation of innate lymphoid cells in the active lesions of patients with atopic dermatitis; and in mice, they showed that ILCs contribute to disease progression. These studies suggest innate lymphoid cells may be a new therapeutic target in treating the development and severity of atopic dermatitis.More

Consumer demand for sustainability leads to green focus for chemical industry
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
As consumers become more interested in greener products, this demand is filtering down the supply chain, resulting in the global chemical industry focusing more on sustainability.More

Epithelial cell cooperation analyzed as cells 'flock' to heal wounds
Medical News Today
Like flocks of birds, cells coordinate their motions as they race to cover and ultimately heal wounds to the skin. How that happens is a little less of a mystery today. More

Alternative staging system improves SCC distinction
Dermatolgoy Times
A proposed alternative staging system for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma improves the prognostic discrimination of tumors, results of a recent study suggest. Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, sought to identify a tumor staging system that would more precisely define a small subset of tumors that carry a high risk of metastasis and death, according to the study abstract. More

Blue light destroys skin, soft tissue infections
Medical News Today
Blue light can selectively eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the skin and soft tissues, while preserving the outermost layer of skin, according to a proof-of-principle study led by Michael R. Hamblin of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Harvard Medical School, Boston. More

Going under the knife for a new life
Going under the knife for a new life — meet a woman who took a seemingly drastic step — four procedures in one day. She says the results have made every day since better.More

Cosmetic surgery facing tighter curbs in the UK
Herts & Essex Observer
A two-stage consent process for potential patients to allow them time to reflect before making a final decision, a ban on cut-price deals and a clampdown on aggressive sales techniques for cosmetic surgery are among ideas submitted to a governmental review of the cosmetic surgical industry in the U.K., ordered in the wake of the PIP breast implant scandal. Ideas from the public, the industry and patient groups focusing on new methods to safeguard potential patients of cosmetic procedures are being included in an interim report that will feed into the final governmental review of the industry, due to be published in March.More

Green tea supplements may benefit skin from within
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.More

Now we want fat in, not out
Daily Mail
The recession has sparked a boom in the number of people seeking anti-aging surgery, according to new research. Face and neck lifts shot up by 14 percent last year with 5,560 procedures carried out while eyelid surgery and fat transfer showed a rise of 13 percent to 6,829 and 2,882 respectively.More

Predictors of dissatisfaction with midface rejuvenation identified
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress
For patients who undergo midface rejuvenation surgery, the rate of dissatisfaction with outcome is associated with malar hypoplasia and loss of elasticity, according to a study published online in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.More

Is social media driving facial plastic surgery?
Las Vegas Weekly
Erin Ryan, staff writer for Las Vegas Weekly, writes: "'Most of the photos I post on Facebook are as flattering as possible. But I can't stop friends from tagging me in mortifying snapshots from college that make my nose look ... Klingon. It looks that way all the time. But before social media turned us into self-stalking paparazzi, I wasn't confronted with it so frequently and at the mercy of a vastly critical audience.' That niche of self-esteem ties into a staggering statistic reported recently by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons."More