Warfield Weekly Update
May. 3, 2013

FDA warns of bogus Botox
Fraudulent versions of Botox not approved by the FDA are being sold to medical practices, according to a recent warning to healthcare practitioners and the public. "These fraudulent products are considered unsafe and should not be used," the FDA stated in a press release. The product is in a counterfeit outer carton, and the vial inside is labeled as a foreign version of Botox, the FDA reported.More

Skin cancer history linked to other cancers
Dermatology Times
Patients who have had nonmelanoma skin cancer are at a greater risk of contracting a secondary cancer at another site, researchers have found. According to the study, a history of NMSC was significantly associated with a 15 percent higher risk of additional primary cancers in men and a 26 percent higher risk of other primary cancers in women. More

New sunscreen labeling aim is protection
USA Today
At first glance, the sunscreen bottles, tubes and canisters on store shelves this spring may not look much different from what consumers have seen in the past. But look closer. Gone are misleading terms such as "waterproof" and "sunblock." Added are warnings that some products don't protect against wrinkles and skin cancer and that others do so only as part of a larger sun-protection plan.More

Most nonmelanoma skin cancers treated surgically, regardless of life expectancy
Healio (subscriber article)
Regardless of a patient's life expectancy, most nonmelanoma skin cancers were treated surgically, according to recent study results. "It can be very challenging to decide whether and how to treat patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer who have limited life expectancy, especially when the tumors are asymptomatic," researcher Dr. Eleni Linos, assistant professor of dermatology at University of California, San Francisco, said in a press release.More

Recurrent cellulitis: Penicillin effective for prevention
Medscape Today
In patients with recurrent cellulitis, penicillin prevented subsequent attacks during prophylaxis, but the effect diminished progressively after the antibiotic was stopped, according to a double-blind, randomized-controlled trial involving 274 patients in the United Kingdom and Ireland.More

Study reveals novel mechanism by which UVA contributes to photoaging of skin
Medical News Today
A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine provides new evidence that longwave ultraviolet light induces a protein that could result in premature skin aging. The findings demonstrate that aspects of photoaging, the process of skin aging by chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation, could be linked to genetic factors that accelerate the aging process when induced by the environment. More

AAD psoriasis app
American Academy of Dermatology
A new mobile-friendly Web app based on the AAD's clinical guidelines of care for psoriasis allows users to access best practices in the complex management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis from their mobile devices. It puts the expertise of world-renowned scientists who contributed to the guideline at your fingertips. More

Microwave technology offers a new approach to excessive sweating
Practical Dermatology
Although hyperhidrosis is estimated to affect three percent of the population, the International Hyperhidrosis Society maintains that roughly half of those affected are not formally diagnosed. Whether or not they have received a diagnosis of hyperhidrosis, patients affected by excessive sweating have had few treatment options that offer lasting efficacy. This has been disappointing for both the patients and providers, as the effects of excessive sweating can be seen in social, professional and other areas of life. A novel treatment for hyperhidrosis, the miraDry System — Miramar Labs — delivers precisely controlled microwave energy noninvasively to sweat glands where accumulated energy results in thermolysis of the glands. More

Allopurinol initiators can cause severe skin reactions
Dermatology Times
Allopurinol initiators have a nearly 10-fold increase risk of severe cutaneous reactions, according to results of a recent study. Among the allopurinol initiators, the hazard ratio for high-dosage (>300 mg/day) versus low-dosage allopurinol was 130 after adjusting for age, comorbidities and recent diuretic use.More

Study assess impact of dermatologist's consultation for hospital patients
The Hospitalist
Study seeks to determine whether cellulitis patients are better off seeing hospitalists alone, or in combination with a dermatologist.More

As demand rises, it's time for marine ingredient standards
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
The demand for marine ingredients in cosmetics has risen over the last few years and Organic Monitor's Amarjit Sahota tells CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com that it is time to put standards in place to ensure sustainable sourcing. More

Getting a grip on your social media
By Robin Carver
Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Blogger — Is your head spinning yet? With so many social media options it can be hard to pick and choose which options to use. While rattling off a 140-character post or uploading a photo seems easy enough, when you are on six different social media outlets, it can be pretty time consuming. Understanding how people, specifically your customers, use social media will help you rein in the time you spend online.More

15 things dermatologists think hospitalists need to know
The Hospitalist
Dermatologic diseases tend to receive little attention at most U.S. medical schools — typically only several days of lectures or a few weeks of clinical exposure. "Not surprisingly, many general practitioners may feel unprepared to address hospitalized patients with challenging dermatologic findings," says Dr. R. Samuel Hopkins, assistant professor of dermatology and assistant residency program director at Oregon Health & Science University. Few studies have examined the quality of inpatient dermatologic care. Experts offer tips to assess dermatologic cases.More

Why Botox and babies don't mix
A tiny dose of toxin is meant to smooth wrinkles by paralyzing certain facial muscles, but it may also paralyze feelings and a parent's ability to connect with her baby. "A huge amount of the attachment babies make to mothers and caregivers is through facial expressions," says Leslie Petruk, who is a child and family therapist.More

Study reveals novel mechanism by which UVA contributes to photoaging of skin
Medical News Today
A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine provides new evidence that longwave ultraviolet light induces a protein that could result in premature skin aging.More

Surgeon tells of face-lift formula for perfection
Herald Sun
A world-renowned cosmetic surgeon says he has discovered the mathematical formula for beauty, urging colleagues to stop giving patients "pillow" faces.More

Immune cells discovered that hint at eczema cause
Medical News Today
Sydney researchers have discovered a new type of immune cell in skin that plays a role in fighting off parasitic invaders such as ticks, mites and worms, and could be linked to eczema and allergic skin diseases.More

Register for the Orlando Prep Class, June 1-3
Note: Prep Class Fee of $125 has been extended up until the conference date.

The Prep Class is an interactive study group that allows the candidate to further their knowledge development. It's an excellent way to "brush-up" on skills, develop a nurturing mentor relationship with their instructor, and provides more interaction than if the candidate only used the self-study method.

To register, call 800-335-7469.
For any additional questions, contact Helen Lawrence at 201-670-4100.More