In several countries, steroids are the only treatment used. However, in cases of contraindications, adverse effects or unsatisfactory steroidal therapies, alternative treatments are indispensable. As such, an understanding of promising anti-allergic agents enhances allergy research and could eventually lead to novel alternative therapeutic and adjuvant remedies, which are of the utmost importance. This book offers a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students and practitioners in the field of public health in general, especially those working in environmental and occupational medicine, as well as physicians.
Postgraduates studying dermatology can face a frustrating lack of appropriate revision aids: reference books are often too exhaustive or out-of-date, while undergraduate and introductory texts lack the necessary detail and depth. This book is specifically designed for postgraduate examinations, in particular the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Specialist Certificate Examination in dermatology, but also the MRCP, MRCGP, MRCPCH, RCPATH diploma in dermatopathology and the GP/CMT knowledge test. For general practitioners the book is the perfect accompaniment for the diploma in dermatology. Providing much more than a ‘cheat sheet’ of questions and answers, its chapters are designed to be studied in sequence, each building on the last to develop a strong overall understanding. Lists, tables and summaries help candidates to target their revision to commonly examined areas, while MCQs (multiple choice questions) following the widespread ‘best of five’ format allow candidates to test their knowledge. ‘It is my hope that reading this book will save postgraduates from making their own notes and allow them more time to concentrate on what is truly important – looking after patients.’ – James Halpern in his Preface ‘There is a lot to learn in Dermatology. Browsing through [this book] will help you understand the standards expected.Working through the examples will focus the mind and expose your weak spots.’ – from the Foreword by Celia Moss.
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“… easy to read and informative. One cannot emphasise enough the quality and comprehensive nature of the photographic content.…
My overall impression of this textbook is one of excellence in dealing with all aspects of medical dermatology. The book is impressive and the photographic illustration second to none ….
As someone who was interested in dermatology even as a medical student my only regret is that this book was not around when I was a student as it would have very adequately guided me into my beloved subspecialty.
… remarkably good value. The book more than exceeds the requirements of any medical student but I suspect will be mainly useful for general practitioners and nurse practitioners with an interest in medical dermatology. I have little doubt that this will be a highly successful textbook given the popularity of the New Zealand dermatology website and the excellence of the clinical photography.”
Ulster Med J 2017;86(3):1–1.
Dermatology Made Easy is based on the hugely popular DermNet New Zealand website and is designed to help family physicians, medical students and dermatologists diagnose skin conditions with confidence.
The book starts by providing a series of comprehensive tables, complete with over 500 thumbnail photos, to aid diagnosis according to symptoms, morphology, or body site. Once you have narrowed down the diagnosis, cross-references then guide you to more detailed descriptions, and another 700 photographs, covering:
• common infections
• inflammatory rashes
• non-inflammatory conditions
• skin lesions
Every section provides consistent information on the disorder:
• who gets it and what causes it?
• what are the clinical features and does it cause any complications?
• how do you diagnose it?
• how do you treat it and how long does it take to resolve?
The book concludes with a comprehensive section on further investigations and treatment options.
Dermatology Made Easy combines the essential focus of the Made Easy book series with the authority and knowledge base of DermNet New Zealand’s unparalleled resources.
Printed in full color throughout.
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Dermatologic Surgery is a unique resource that offers the benefits of both a single-volume multi-author global dermatologic surgery textbook and a dedicated flap and reconstructive reference. Conveniently organized by flap type as well as regional approach, it offers by far the most comprehensive flap and reconstruction sections of any general dermatologic surgery book.
The book’s content breakdown attempts to reflect the proportion of time, effort, and training required for a given subject. For example, there are five full chapters (in addition to numerous other sections) dedicated to Mohs surgery. Similarly, a total of 17 richly illustrated chapters, including those devoted to particular flap techniques and regional approaches to reconstruction, address flap and graft closures. Since anatomy is the foundation on which all surgery is built, the anatomy chapter was built on a true ground-up cadaveric study of head and neck anatomy with an eye to clinical relevance.
Full-length high-quality videos are an essential adjunct to learning procedural techniques, and this text includes the largest video resource of its kind ever compiled. This coupled with almost 3,000 high-quality clinical photographs and nearly 500 professional medical illustrations, including infographics with surgical pearls for each chapter – many bolstered by beginner tips, expert tips, cautions, patient education points, and even billing tips – make this a true primer for real-world skin surgery practice.
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The second volume features 58 topics with key points and detailed therapies in infectious diseases and dermatologic disorders.
Obtain core knowledge needed for medical decision making and evidence-based information to provide insight into diagnostic tests and treatment modalities.
Common Infectious Conditions
Plus much more…
“Overall, this book covers many appropriate topics in pediatric infectious diseases and dermatology for a nonspecialist. It will make a great resource for general pediatricians who desire to have many diagnostic pearls and guideline-based management recommendations within reach.”
Aileen M. Aldrich, MD (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Doody’s Book Review
About the Author
Leonard G. Feld, MD, PhD, MMM, FAAP is the Professor and Sara H. Bissell & Howard C. Bissell Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, Senior Medical Director and Senior Academic Chair of the Pediatric Specialties Care Division of Carolinas HealthCare System’s Medical Group, and Chief Medical Officer at the Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UNC School of Medicine.
John D. Mahan, MD, FAAP is Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine where he is also Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, Vice Chairman for Education in the Department of Pediatrics, Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and Program Director for the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
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In this surprising and remarkably practical book, Dr. Skotnicki reveals the harmful effects of modern skincare habits and provides a step-by-step guide to preserve the microbiome, fight aging and develop beautiful, problem-free skin.
Women, men and children are having more skin problems today than ever before. Sensitive skin prevalence has skyrocketed, and the number of people reacting to cosmetics is climbing. Why? Dermatologist Sandy Skotnicki argues that the cause is a key element of our contemporary lifestyle: the grooming and beauty habits that the advertising and personal-care product industries have encouraged us to pursue. Those miraculous cleansers, creams and balms we’re buying to protect our outer layer may actually end up harming the body’s largest organ.
In Beyond Soap, Dr. Skotnicki argues that the best state for normal skin is the natural state—the one that avoids disturbing the skin’s protective barrier and the bacteria that accompanied the body throughout its evolution. A combination of diagnosis and prescription, Dr. Skotnicki explains the problem with society’s current cleansing and beauty habits, then provides a practical guide on how to fix things with a 3-step product-elimination diet that will help you remove unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients from your beauty and skincare regime, returning the skin to the condition nature intended. Beyond Soap also includes indispensable advice on how to wash and care for the skin of adults, babies and children, followed by a common-sense beauty regimen intended to stave off aging, reduce skin problems and return the face and body to its natural glow.
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Skin cancer is the most common malignant neoplasm, and with the increasing regularity of such tumors comes the need for a practical guide for medical professionals to reference for diagnosis, management, and treatment. This book covers everything from the epidemiology of the skin cancer, clinical presentation with clinical photographs, diagrams of the most common anatomical locations, to histological descriptions, special stains/tests for diagnosis, and a treatment algorithm in chart form. A Practical Guide to Skin Cancer offers brief and succinct chapters with pertinent references, as well as high quality color photographs, diagrams, tables, and charts.
Written for dermatologists, dermatology residents, and oncologists, this book allows for the reader to quickly and easily obtain the information regarding a tumor’s clinical presentation, patient evaluation and treatment algorithms, proving essential for every physician who encounters these tumors in their daily practice.
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Coedited by the President of the European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention, this guide provides a detailed overview of the three most common forms of skin cancer-basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma-and authoritatively guides readers through current research related to the epidemiology, primary and secondary prevention, and identification of the many forms of the disease.
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