European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments / Edition 2

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Dermatology is a specialty in the field of medicine which constantly changes at a vast rate. Alongside technology, new drugs, methods and treatments are continuously developed for the treatment of all common skin diseases. The first edition of the European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments received an overwhelming response from dermatovenereologists all over Europe. Its easy-to-read format, which is also used for this 2nd edition, is aimed at helping the physician to obtain comprehensive information at a glance. The three main sections listed alphabetically define the different diseases, the drugs available and the various methods of treatment used in dermatological practice. Each chapter begins with a brief section of the aetiology and pathogenesis of the skin disease, and leads into the description of the clinical characteristics, the diagnosis and the differential diagnosis. Followed by a detailed discussion on treatment methods, alternative methods are covered as well. Each section ends with a reference list for further reading. This new edition provides an excellent update including the newest developments of drugs, methods and treatments in dermatological practice, maintaining the clear structure and well-proven format. It is a very comprehensive and practical guide and should not be missed by those treating patients with skin diseases.

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Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: It is interesting to see what our European dermatology colleagues are doing. In this handbook, skin disorders are organized alphabetically. There are brief discussions on definition and epidemiology, etiology and pathophysiology, clinical characteristics and course, and differential diagnosis. The therapeutics section discusses time-honored treatments and experimental treatments. There are lots of tables and diagrams for clinical therapeutic decision making and staging disease severity. Bibliographies are at the end of each section.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to provide clinical dermatologists with a reference for looking up treatment options that they are able to read quickly in order to arrive at a treatment plan while the patient is in the office.
Audience: The audience is clinical dermatologists.
Features: Although some of the treatments (as expected) are not available in the United States, it is still valuable to know what else can be used. I am curious to have my local pharmacist compound some of these treatments and see how they work: fusidic acid for a topical antibacterial treatment; povido-iodine + salicylic acid for molluscum contagiosum. I think it is great to know about these approaches. There are several chapters in the back of the book that are excellent discussions of different classes of drugs: psychotropics, insect repellants, bleaching agents, glucocorticoids, etc. I was surprised that there was no mention of the immunomodulator drugs — entanercept, protopic ointment and Elidel cream. I attribute this to the publication deadline for the book and the new information coming out after it was published. There is the British spelling of words, which I find adds to the charm. The British spell cyclosporine, "ciclosporine."
Assessment: This book complements Dr. Mark Lebwohl's Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies (Mosby, 2002) and both are useful for practicing dermatologists to best serve their patients' needs.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540008781
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/10/2003
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 821
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Diseases.- Acne. Acne Inversa. Actinic Keratosis. Adamantiades-Behcet's Disease. Alopecia Areata Management. Androgenic Alopecia. Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Aphthous Stomatitis. Apocrine Miliaria. Atopic Dermatitis. Balanitis. Based Cell Carcinoma. Bowen's Disease. Bullous Pemphigoid. Candidiasis (Candidosis-Moniliasis-Trush). Chronic Actinic Dermatitis. Cicatricial Alopecia. Contact Dermatitis. Cutaneous Vasculitis. Darier's Disease. Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Dermatomyositis. Dermatophyte Infections. Diaper Dermatitis. Drug-Induced Pemphigus. Drug Eruption. Drug Photoosensitivity. Eccrine Miliaria. Epdermolysis Bullosa. Erysipelas. Erythema Multiforme. Erythema Nodosum. Erythrasma. Erythroplasiia of Queyrat. Factitial Dermatitis. Folliculitis. Furuncles and Carbuncles. Gonorrhoea. Granuloma Annulare. Hand Dermatitis. Herpes Simplex Genitalis. Herpes Simplex Virus Infection (Oro-facial). Herpes Zoster. Hirsutism. HIV Infection and AIDS. Hyperhidrosis. Ichthyoses. Impetigo. Kaposi's Sarcoma. Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars. Keratoacanthoma. Leg Ulcers. Leishmaniasis. Lentigo Maligna. Leprosy of Hansen's Disease. Lichen Planus. Lichen Simplex Chronicus. Lupus Erythematosus. Lymphomas Primary Cutaneous. Malignant Melanoma. Masytosis (Urticaria Pigmentosa). Melasma. Mite Bites. Molluscum Contagiosum. Morphea: Circumscribed Scleroderma. Necrobiosis Lipoidica. Nevi (Benign Melanocytic).Nummular Eczema. Pediculosis. Pemphigus Erythematosus. Pemphigus Foliaceus. Pemphigus Vegetans. Pemphigus Vulgaris. Photoageing. Pityriasis Lichenoides Acuta. Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica. Pityriasis Rosea. Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris. Polymorphic Light Eruption (PLE). Porphyrias. Pruritus. Psoriasis. Purpuras. Pyoderma Gangrenosum. Raynaud's Phenomenon. Rosacea. Sarcoidosis. Scabies. Seborrheic Dermatitis. Seborrheic Keratosis. Sjögren's Syndrome. Skin Diseases from the Marine Environment. Solar Urticaria. Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus. Syphilis.Systemic Sclerosis - Scleroderma. Tick Dermatoses. Tinea Versicolor.Pityriasis Versicolor. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Urethritis: Gonococcal. Urethritis: Nungonococcal. Urticaria. Varicella. Vascular Birthmarks: Vascular Malformations and Haemangiomas. Vitiligo. Warts and Condylomas. Xanthomas. Methods.- Biopsy. Chemical Peelings. Cryosurgery. Curettage. Electrosurgery. Epiluminescence Microscopy of Pigmented Skin Lesions. Extrracorporeal Phohemotherapy. Hair Restoration Surgery. Lasers in Dermatology. Moh's Surgery. Patch Testing. Phohemotherapy. Sclerothery. Skin Augmentation (Fillings). Skin Resurfacing with the CO2 Laser. UVB Phototherapy. Vaccine Strategies via Dendritic Cells in the Treatment of Malignant Melanoma. Drugs.- Antibacterial Agents in Dermatology. Antifungals. Antihistamines. Antiviral Drugs. Bleaching Agents. Corticosteroids Topical. Glucocorticoids Systemic. Insect Repellents. Psychoactive Agents in Dermatology. Retinoids. Scabicides and Pediculicides. Sunscreens. Topical Anaesthetics in Dermatology. Topical Preparation and Vehicles.

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