Mar 302014
 


This book is a comprehensive but compact guide to the latest technical and technological developments in the growing field of non invasive diagnosis in clinical dermatology. Information is provided on the practical and technical characteristics of a wide range of equipment and methods for in vivo measurements that aid in the investigation of skin function, the evaluation of topically applied products and the monitoring of skin disease. Individual sections are devoted to imaging techniques, skin analysis, superficial skin analysis, skin mechanics, water and stratum corneum hydration and erythema and blood flow. All of the authors are experts in the field, with detailed knowledge of the techniques they describe. Non Invasive Diagnostic Techniques in Clinical Dermatology will be of value for all dermatologists, whether they are engaged in delivering patient care or in research programs, for cosmetic scientists and for biologists involved in skin research and product assessment.

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Mar 302014
 


Practical drug development approaches presented by leading experts

Designed to support the development of new, effective therapeutics, Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery: Principles and Practice explains the principles underlying the field and then demonstrates how these principles are put into practice in the design and development of new drug products. Drawing together and reviewing the latest research findings, the book focuses on practical, tested, and proven approaches that are backed by industry case studies and the authors' firsthand experience. Moreover, the book emphasizes the mechanistic information that is essential for successful drug product development.

Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery: Principles and Practice is divided into two parts:

  • Part One, Current Science, Skin Permeation, and Enhancement Approaches, offers readers a fundamental understanding of the underlying science in the field. It describes the principles and techniques needed to successfully perform experimental approaches, covering such issues as skin permeation, enhancement, and assessment.

  • Part Two, Topical and Transdermal Product Development, guides readers through the complete product development process from concept to approval, offering practical tips and cautions from experts in the field. This part also discusses regulations that are specific to the development of dermal drug products. The final chapter explores current and future trends, forecasting new development techniques and therapeutics.

Throughout the book, the authors clearly set forth the basic science and experimental procedures, making it possible for researchers to design their own experimental approaches and accurately interpret their results.

With contributions from experienced drug researchers, this text is highly recommended for all researchers involved in topical and transdermal product development who need to know both the state of the science and the standards of practice.

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Mar 102014
 

Differential Diagnosis for the Dermatologist (Paperback)

By (author): Scott Jackson, Lee T. Nesbitt

When faced with a challenging dermatologic problem, physicians are often required to perform a time-consuming search through large dermatologic texts in order to find information that will assist in the necessary differential diagnosis. This comprehensive and concise handbook is designed to simplify this process dramatically, permitting rapid identification of the correct diagnosis. Hundreds of dermatologic diagnoses, morphologic features, drug-induced disorders, extracutaneous manifestations, histologic findings, and random other findings are listed in alphabetical order and in a homogeneous, reader-friendly structure. The differential diagnoses are shown under each main diagnosis, sorted according to similarity with that diagnosis. Since the first edition, approaching 50 new diagnoses have been added, and many new images included. This easily portable book will be of great value for dermatologists and all who deal with dermatologic diseases.
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Feb 252014
 


Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional pediatric dermatology references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Dermatology: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the tricky questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between pediatricians.

Dr. James Treat has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with pediatric dermatology. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to pediatric dermatology with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references allow readers to browse large amounts of information in an expedited fashion.

Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Dermatology: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume pediatricians will appreciate. Pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and family practitioners will benefit from the user-friendly, casual format and the expert advice contained within.

Some of the questions that are answered:
• How should I be working up and managing my patients with congenital nevi?
• How do I manage patients with severe atopic dermatitis?
• Which patients with hemangioma do I have to worry about?
• What do I need to think about for children with cafe au lait macules?
• Is there an algorithm for treating my acne patients?
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Feb 172014
 

The Manual of Dermatology (Paperback)

By (author): Jennifer Cafardi

The Manual of Dermatology was developed by Dr. Cafardi at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Dermatology, and covers broad dermatological topics necessary for any dermatology resident treating patients. Topics include alopecia, medication dosing and management pearls, fungal disorders, genodermatoses, differential diagnoses of various skin diseases, management of infections, surgical anatomy and tips, HIV dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and skin cancer management and terminology. The practicality of this book is unique and includes key clinical data for residents, making it essential as a reference for quick differential diagnoses, work-up tips, management, and treatment options. This quick reference offers a more practical approach to dermatology, with drug names and dosing, and more information on mycology/onychomycosis than any other handbook on the market. The Manual of Dermatology is portable, comprehensive, easily accessible, and is based upon algorithms, tables, and pearls taught to dermatology medical students, making it a vital resource in all university medical libraries across the country.
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Feb 172014
 


Now in its thoroughly revised, updated Seventh Edition, this popular Spiral® Manual is a practical, accessible guide to the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. The book concisely but thoroughly outlines the pathophysiology, symptoms, clinical findings, assessment, and therapy of each disease and offers detailed guidelines for choosing among therapeutic options. Also included are step-by-step instructions for operative procedures and diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. A complete and up-to-date formulary provides information on medications and other products used in dermatology, including pharmacology and dosage. A color atlas section adds to the usefulness of this classic therapeutic text.

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Feb 062014
 


Now in its 18th Edition, Litt’s Drug Eruptions and Reactions Manual (D.E.R.M.), is a guide to drug eruptions, adverse reactions and clinically relevant drug–drug interactions associated with over 1,000 drugs. As a compilation of the continual updates from companion website, www.drugeruptiondata.com, this simple, well-organised book systematically catalogues adverse reactions and contains detailed profiles for drugs listed and indexed in alphabetical order.

Internationally relied on for nearly two decades by dermatologists and medical practitioners, this edition has been condensed from its predecessor to provide the most important information for quick clinical reference. Categories of reference include trade names, half-life, interactions, pregnancy, additional lists of important reactions and the drugs that cause them and a dossier of trade names, synonyms, and generic names.

Containing more than 35,000 adverse reactions, drug eruptions and cutaneous reaction patterns, the book includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs and well as biologics and supplements. Litt’s D.E.R.M. also notes the number of peer-reviewed references for reaction listings and highlights clinically important and potentially serious drug-drug interactions.

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Dec 292013
 


Evidence-based, peer reviewed, best-practice management guidelines for dermatologists

Incorporates the basic guidelines that have been expanded with extra material including:

  • Web address for the guideline
  • Editorial comment
  • Links to additional guidelines from other international organizations
  • Links to the BAD’s patient-information leaflets
  • Other patient-oriented information.

The guidelines themselves are grouped for ease of use into:

  • Dermatoses
  • Infections
  • Neoplasms
  • Specific therapeutic agents

The guidelines provide a thoroughly rounded and grounded approach to best-practice dermatologic management using evidence-based principles with additional access to patient-oriented information. For fast access to proven standards of care, dermatologists worldwide can turn to the BAD Management Guidelines with confidence.

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Dec 292013
 

Challenging Cases in Dermatology (Hardcover)

By (author): Mohammad Ali El-Darouti

The cases presented in this book will guide the reader through the process of making a diagnosis based on logical thinking. The book provides a wealth of knowledge regarding diagnostic approaches and pearls of wisdom. In addition to unusual presentations of common diseases, it includes discussions about rare diseases, complex cases, surprising diagnoses, therapeutic challenges and other important features. Becoming acquainted with such unusual cases will provide the dermatologist with increased knowledge, a wider perspective, and innovative techniques that can be used to solve diagnostic dilemmas. Readers will improve their way of thinking and data analysis, and will be able to improve differential diagnoses. This book provides the unique feature of a strategic way of thinking while discussing each case, in order to reach a diagnosis. The text includes comparisons of each case to other similar cases, pointing out the distinguishing features of conditions under consideration.
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Dec 172013
 


Atlas of Dermatology in Internal Medicine is the only concise text-atlas to cover the most common and most important cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease in children and adults.  It features more than 150 clinical photographs that are accompanied by format-driven, clinically focused text on the diagnosis and management of cutaneous manifestations of connective tissue, pulmonary, renal, GI, endocrine, malignant, infectious, and HIV disease.  There is also a separate chapter on skin diseases commonly seen in the ICU.  A special feature is its systematic coverage of clinically relevant dermatopathology.  The book is a helpful tool for physicians and trainees in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and critical care medicine, as well as family, emergency, and critical care nurse practitioners.
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