Goodheart's Photoguide to Common Skin Disorders: Diagnosis and Management / Edition 3

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The first prize winner in dermatology in the 2004 British Medical Association Book Competition, Goodheart's Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders is now in its newly revised Third Edition. This easy-to-use reference helps practitioners quickly diagnose common skin disorders and determine appropriate treatment options. More than 900 full-color photographs—enlarged for greater clarity in this edition—speed diagnosis by showing the distinguishing characteristics of each disorder and providing clear comparisons between similar looking conditions. The book also includes formulary tables of leading topical and systemic agents by generic and brand name; patient handouts in English and Spanish; and step-by-step descriptions of basic dermatologic procedures.

The Third Edition features many new photographs, updated treatment sections, a new chapter on pediatric and geriatric dermatology, and many more patient handouts. The appendix on brand names of dermatologic medications in various countries now includes India and Canada.

A companion Website will offer customizable English and Spanish patient handouts, an image bank complete with additional images, and the fully searchable text.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Renata H. Mullen, MD (Palo Alto Medical Foundation)
Description: In this compilation of common skin disorders and their treatment, each disease chapter includes a complete, detailed differential diagnosis section with high quality photographs and each therapy section includes many practical tips. The previous edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: This is intended as an accessible guide to skin disease for nondermatologists. These worthy objectives are, for the most part, met.
Audience: The book is written for the nondermatologists often on the frontline in treating skin problems, i.e., family practitioners, internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical students. Residents in dermatology also will find this a handy reference and overview of the field.
Features: A section on skin lesion terminology and another on the fundamentals of topical therapy begin the book. It then covers common skin disorders and their treatment and includes a chapter on minor dermatologic procedures. What is best about the book are the clear organization and concise yet complete descriptions of skin disease. Since dermatology is a visual field, the quality of the photographs is paramount, and their detail in this book is excellent. The comprehensive and detailed differential diagnosis section, complete with illustrations, has great teaching value and the therapeutic sections offer many practical tips. A unique feature is the inclusion of illustrated patient handouts in both Spanish and English, which I found superior to many others currently in use, because the photos do not show the most dramatic presentation of a skin disorder, which can scare the affected patient. The book also can be accessed online. The only shortcoming is that there isn't a similar book aimed at practicing dermatologists.
Assessment: This is a highly useful, practical book for anyone in the healthcare field who is seeing patients. I recommend adding this book to the library of anyone wishing to have a handy dermatology consultant sitting on his or her shelf.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781771436
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,277,718
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrated Glossary of Basic Skin Lesions
Topical Therapy

1: Acne and Related Disorders
2: Eczema
3: Psoriasis
4: Inflammatory Eruptions of Unknown Cause
5: Superficial Bacterial Infections, Folliculitis, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa
6: Superficial Viral Infections
7: Superficial Fungal Infections
8: Viral Exanthems (Kenneth Howe)
9: Bacterial Exanthems (Kenneth Howe and Herbert P. Goodheart)
10: Hair and Scalp Disorders Resulting in Hair Loss (Herbert P. Goodheart and Hendrik Uyttendaele)
11: Hirsutism
12: Disorders of the Mouth, Lips, and Tongue
13: Diseases and Abnormalities of Nails
14: Pigmentary Disorders
15: Pruritus: The "Itchy" Patient
16: Xerosis: The "Dry" Patient
17: Drug Eruptions
18: Diseases of Vasculature
19: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Mary Ruth Buchness and Herbert P. Goodheart)
20: Bites, Stings, and Infestations
21: Benign Skin Neoplasms
22: Premalignant and Malignant Skin Neoplasms

23: Skin and Hair During Pregnancy
24: Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Infection (Mary Ruth Buchness)
25: Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease (Herbert P. Goodheart and Peter G. Burk)

26: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

27: Special Considerations in the Skin of Pediatric and Elderly Patients

Appendix A: Patient Handouts in English and Spanish (arranged alphabetically)
Appendix B: Brand Names of Dermatologic Medications in Various Countries

Subject Index

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  • Posted November 16, 2008

    An excellent choice for practitioners, teachers, and students of Clinical Medicine

    This book is of great use to those who are learning dermatology as well as for practitioners who have been treating skin conditions for a long time. The updated therapeutic sections which now include the newest therapeutic options such as biologics is particularly useful. And the high quality photo-images with the easy to follow descriptions and guidelines for treatment, make this the first choice of reference for anyone seeing patients with skin problems. This book is great for both teachers and students of clinical medicine and the most frequently used book in my practice.

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