Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy: Expert Consult - Online and Print

Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy: Expert Consult - Online and Print

by Stephen E Wolverton
     
 

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Safely and effectively treat a full range of skin disorders with Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy, 3rd Edition! This trusted dermatology reference provides concise, complete, up-to-date guidance on today's full spectrum of topical, intralesional, and systemic drugs. Dr. Steven E. Wolverton and a team of leading international experts clearly

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Safely and effectively treat a full range of skin disorders with Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy, 3rd Edition! This trusted dermatology reference provides concise, complete, up-to-date guidance on today's full spectrum of topical, intralesional, and systemic drugs. Dr. Steven E. Wolverton and a team of leading international experts clearly explain what drugs to use, when to use them, and what to watch out for.

  • Prescribe with confidence thanks to quick-access summaries of indications/contraindications, dosage guidelines, drug interactions, drug monitoring guidelines, adverse effects, and treatment protocols.
  • Assess your knowledge and prepare for certification or recertification with more than 800 review questions and answers throughout the book.
  • Contain costs and meet patient expectations with purchase information provided for major drugs.
  • Quickly evaluate drug options for each disease discussed using a highly detailed, disease-specific index.

  • Discover the best uses for new biologic therapeutics such as ustekinumab and rituximab, as well as newly improved TNF inhibitors.
  • Offer your patients the very latest in cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, intradermal fillers, and botulinum toxin.
  • Use the safest and most effective drugs possible with new chapters on irritants and allergens in topical therapeutic agents, plus a new, separate chapter on mycophenolate mofetil.
  • Review drugs recently taken off the market by the FDA, and use that knowledge to improve your current dermatologic drug therapy.
  • Access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com and perform rapid searches for drug indications, interactions, monitoring guidelines, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice)
Description: This is an amazing reference on dermatologic drugs. It goes well beyond discussing side-effects, dosages, laboratory monitoring, and disease indications. It is loaded with practical tips on what to expect when beginning treatment with a particular drug, potential pitfalls, and which patients may be at higher risk for adverse reactions. Useful tables outline the differences in topical medications that could be prescribed for the same condition. For example, which topicals are manufactured with propylene glycol? This could make a difference in what you choose to treat, for example, a tinea infection. This third edition is bigger and better than its two predecessors published in 2007 and 2001.
Purpose: It is intended to be the comprehensive resource for dermatologic drugs, topical prescription and nonprescription agents (many of which are over-the-counter products such as insect repellants, shampoos), and cosmetic products.
Audience: The audience is dermatologists, dermatology residents, and primary care internists who want to be knowledgeable about treating skin conditions.
Features: All the information is incredibly current. The chapters are organized by similar mechanisms of action: antibacterial, cytotoxic, phototherapy, TNF inhibitors, IVIG, etc. Each chapter starts out with important questions that highlight the main concepts. As a topic is discussed, the number of the question is highlighted at the beginning of the paragraph. There are important discussions of drug syndromes and current recommendations for treatment. Clear monitoring guidelines are outlined. Nice, spacious tables diagram mechanism of action of various drugs. Drugs that are used in Europe but not the U.S. are covered, which is helpful when seeing a patient who is from another country, or a U.S. patient who happened to be treated by a physician outside the U.S. Basic principles of drug treatment are presented. Drugs that were removed from the market after being approved are discussed. The practical information on which drugs can be most helpful for treating a particular disease, and the nuances in dosing and avoiding/minimizing certain complications are invaluable. The book comes with a code to access an online version.
Assessment: Clinicians will love this book. You cannot legitimately consider yourself a real dermatologist if you do not have this reference in your armamentarium. I recommend that all dermatologists buy two copies — one for the office and one for home. This is a superb book and I am delighted to own it!
From the Publisher
"Clinicians will love this book. You cannot legitimately consider yourself a real dermatologist if you do not have this reference in your armamentarium. I recommend that all dermatologists buy two copies -- one for the office and one for home. This is a superb book and I am delighted to own it!"- Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center) 5 star Doody Rating!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437720037
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1024
Sales rank:
371,108
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.26(d)

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