Advances in Geriatric Dermatology

Advances in Geriatric Dermatology

by Anne Lynn S. Chang (Editor)

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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This concise, easy-to-read book summarizes the current clinical evidence and basic science relating to aging and the skin, assisting the clinician in addressing skin problems in older dermatologic patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area in which new knowledge has rapidly emerged over the past 5 years, ensuring that the book is completely up-to-date.

Recent insights into aging skin from basic and translational science are first discussed, covering the underlying genetics and the potential role of topical agents and procedures in reversing the aging process. Evidence-based prescribing in older patients is then explained, and the evidence relating to treatments for psoriasis, reviewed. Further chapters in Geriatric Dermatology address non-surgical treatment options for basal cell carcinoma, the increase in and management of sexually transmitted diseases in older dermatology patients, and cutaneous signs of elder mistreatment. Case vignettes and informative illustrations assist the reader in quickly grasping the connection between an age-related process and its clinical impact. Geriatric Dermatology is written for dermatologists, research scientists with translational interest, geriatricians, and gerontologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319183794
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 109
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anne Lynn S. Chang, MD, FAAD, is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University and Director of Dermatological Clinical Trials and of the Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Clinic at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, Redwood City, California. Dr. Chang gained her medical degree from Harvard University and later undertook a Fellowship and a Residency in Dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology in 2007 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Chang has been the recipient of a Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award and is a current American Skin Association Research Scholar. She has a special interest in ways to promote healthy aging in the skin. She is the author of 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as several book chapters.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Dermato-pharmacology in older patients

Olivia Lai and Justin Endo

Chapter 2

Pruritus in older patients

Kevin C. Wang

Chapter 3

Age-related changes in the nails

John Montgomery Yost

Chapter 4

Hormonal regulation and systemic signals of skin aging

Gregory W. Charville and Anne Lynn S. Chang

Chapter 5

Psoriasis therapy in the geriatric population

Daniel C. Butler, Faranak Kamanger, Ethan C. Levin, John Y.M. Koo

Chapter 6

Supportive skin care in older patients

Staci Brandt and Matthew Meckfessel

Chapter 7

Long-term care dermatology

Robert A. Norman

Chapter 8

Recent advances in skin cancer treatment in older adults

Anne Lynn S. Chang

Chapter 9

Evidence based treatment of actinic keratoses in older adults

Shannon Famenini, Nason Azizi, Andy Liu, and Anne Lynn S. Chang

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