Patient adherence to a given treatment plan directly correlates to the quality of disease outcome. In looking at the how and why behind patient adherence and non-adherence to a treatment regimen, understanding realistic expectations of a patient can provide a beneficial guide towards providing optimal healthcare.
This book summarises the key clinical features and their treatment across a range of skin diseases and describes the decision-making process when referring patients to specialists. It describes how treatment of the skin is often very different to other specialities, as both topical and systemic medications are used, and reviews the clinical signs, investigation and diagnostic approaches to skin diseases.
Total Scar Management: From Lasers to Surgery for Scars, Keloids, and Scar Contractures (2020) (PDF) by Rei Ogawa
The purpose of this book is to discuss available treatments for “scars” and analyze their mechanisms from an international perspective. “Scars” are now receiving considerably more attention internationally, because the topic of patients’ quality of life (QOL) of patients has gained in importance. Total Scar Management highlights many “new” and “practical” topics related to scars such as various treatments for post-burn scars, traumatic scars, keloids and hypertrophic scars, aesthetic management of scars, reconstructive surgery of scar contractures, basic researches, etc.
Step by Step Hair Transplantation: Expand the Dermatologist’s Knowledge on Concepts and Techniques of Fue Hair Transplantation 1st Edition (2019) (PDF) by Pradeep Sethi
This book is a comprehensive guide to hair transplantation for dermatologists and hair transplant surgeons. The text begins with an introduction to evaluation, workup and postoperative care, and anaesthesia and pain management. The next chapters guide clinicians step by step through direct hair transplantation, design, and reconstruction, followed by discussion on follicular unit excision (FUE), a technique using grafts. In addition to detailed coverage of hair transplantation on the scalp, the book also explores body hair transplants and eyebrow and eyelash transplantation, concluding with a chapter on setting up a hair transplant centre. The book is further enhanced by nearly 400 descriptive photographs, diagrams and tables. Key points Comprehensive, step by step guide to hair transplantation Includes discussion on follicular unit excision (FUE) and its complications Covers body hair and eyebrow/eyelash transplantation as well as scalp Features nearly 400 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables
In this book, expert dermatologists review state of the art knowledge concerning the clinical presentation and management of cutaneous diseases that develop in immunosuppressed individuals. A major aim is to enable dermatologists to identify the specific immunosuppressant responsible for a specific adverse effect in patients receiving a complex medication regimen in the setting of transplantation. Further, the book will help the dermatologist to distinguish the cutaneous adverse effects of antiviral agents from effects arising directly from advancing HIV disease. Recognition of the cutaneous manifestations of often less common primary immunodeficiencies will also be emphasized. A final goal is to improve patient outcomes by identifying treatment strategies for skin disease arising in the immunosuppressed state. This book will be invaluable for a broad audience, from practicing dermatologists to medical and dermatology residents.
Easily misdiagnosed as benign skin diseases, malignant cutaneous lymphomas can present a variety of challenges to trainees and practicing specialists alike. Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide has been designed to alleviate some of these difficulties, providing all those working in the dermatological field with a complete and easily consulted text on this potentially fatal cancer. Authored by renowned dermatopathologist Professor Lorenzo Cerroni, its exhaustive contents cover the clinical presentations and pathological correlates of cutaneous lymphomas in their various forms, alongside their prognoses and strategies for treatment.
Written by leaders in the field and edited by Dr. Frederick Vivino, this concise, practical resource provides best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of Sjogren’s Syndrome. It offers a concise overview of this complex autoimmune disease, including information on specific clinical settings, childhood Sjogren’s, extra-oral and extra-ocular manifestations, vaccine safety, complementary and alternative medicine, and much more.
Safe Liposuction and Fat Transfer (Basic and Clinical Dermatology) 1st Edition (2003) (PDF) by Rhoda S. Narins
This text covers tumescent liposuction and fat transfer techniques and how they have developed into extremely safe, reliable, and efficacious procedures. Thirty-five respected surgeons discuss the safety of tumescent liposuction techniques, an anatomical approach to tumescent liposuction surgery, and the latest and greatest surgical tips from the experts.
This book addresses the management of scars using lasers and light. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the current laser modalities and the science and evidence behind them. They also present various treatments, including those using carbon dioxide lasers, Erbium:YAG lasers, pulsed dye lasers and Q-switched lasers. The book includes detailed information on the treatment of burn, acne, keloid and hypertrophic scars, as well as discussions of the complications of laser treatments and ethical and medico-legal issues.
Lasers, Lights and Other Technologies (Clinical Approaches and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology) (2018) (PDF) by Maria Claudia Almeida Issa
The series “Clinical Approach and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology” intends to be a practical guide in Cosmetic Dermatology. Procedures in cosmetic dermatology are very popular and useful in medicine, indicated to complement topical and oral treatments not only for photodamaged skin but also for other dermatosis such as acne, rosacea, scars, etc. Also, full-face treatments using peelings, lasers, fillers and toxins are increasingly being used, successfully substituting or postponing the need for plastic surgeries. Altogether, these techniques not only provide immediate results but also help patients to sustain long-term benefits, both preventing/treating dermatological diseases and maintaining a healthy and youthful skin. Throughout this series, different treatments in Cosmetic Dermatology will be discussed in detail covering the use of many pharmacological groups of cosmeceuticals, the new advances in nutraceuticals and emerging technologies and procedures. This volume addresses the most important physical approaches in cosmetic dermatology, disclosing their uses and advantages. Here are discussed in detail the applicability of lasers and other lights, photodynamic therapy, radiofrequency, ultrasound and transepidermal drug delivery.