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Dermatology Research Focus on Acne, Melanoma and Psoriasis
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Editors: David E. Roth
Book Description:
Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. This book gathers the latest research from around the globe in the study of new trends in dermatology and highlights such topics as: Acne causes and treatments, diagnosis and management of atopic dermatitis, Efalizumab in psoriasis clinical practice, dentric cell immunotherapy for the treatment of malignant melanoma, onychomycosis caused by nondermatophytic filamentous fungi, malignant melanoma in ethnic skin and others.

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Chapter 1 - Acne: Causes, Treatment and Myths pp.1-48
Authors / Editors: K.L.E. Hon, Alexander K.C. Leung, Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, and others

Chapter 2 - Female Acne Vulgaris: A Common Skin Disease Affecting the Relational Quality of Life. Beneficial Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives pp.49-82
Authors / Editors: Sabatini Rosa, “Expert Family Planning” Service, Clinic III Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University-Policlinico, Bari, Italy

Chapter 3 - Shedding Light on Acne: From Myth to Science (Laser and Light Therapy for Acne) pp.83-96
Authors / Editors: Seung Yoon Celine Lee, Hayan-nara Dermatology Group, Seoul, South Korea

Chapter 4 - Acne pp.97-106
Authors / Editors: Neelam Muizzuddin, Estée Lauder R&D, Melville, NY

Chapter 5 - Emerging Trends in the Diagnosis and Management of Atopic Dermatitis pp.107-140
Authors / Editors: Mohamed L. Elsaie, Sonal Choudhary, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Univ. of Miami, Miami, Florida

Chapter 6 - Goeckerman Regimen: Genotoxic, Pro-Apoptotic, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Angiogenic Effect pp.141-164
Authors / Editors: L. Borska, Z. Fiala, C. Andrys, J. Krejsek, K. Hamakova, Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and others

Chapter 7 - Efalizumab in Psoriasis Clinical Practice: Efalizumab Induction and Maintenance Therapy for Moderate to Severe Plaque-Type Psoriasis pp.165-184
Authors / Editors: Maria P. Stefanidou, Sabine Krueger - Krasagakis, Kalliopi Psaroudaki, Androniki Tosca, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Chapter 8 - Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases and their Inhibitors: Friend or Foe in Fighting Psoriasis? pp.185-192
Authors / Editors: Stephen Hsu and Douglas Dickinson, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Chapter 9 - Etanercept (Biological Response Modifier) Modulates Clinical, Morphological and Immunohistochemical Profile of Psoriatic Disease, by Acting on VEGF, CTACK and Factor VIII Cutaneous Expression: Open Label Clinical Trial pp.193-212
Authors / Editors: Dr. Anna Campanati, Gaia Goteri, Simona Sabato, Annamaria Offidani, Dermatological Clinic, Medical and Biostatistic Information Technology Department, Polytechnic Marche University, Ancona, Italy and others

Chapter 10 - Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Malignant Melanoma pp.213-228
Authors / Editors: Filamer D. Kabigting, and Doru T. Alexandrescu, Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA

Chapter 11 - The Novel Cationic Peptide Omiganan: Evaluation of Antimicrobial (Propionibacterium acnes) and Anti-Inflammatory Effects pp.229-244
Authors / Editors: Evelina Rubinchik, H. David Friedland, Dominique Dugourd, MIGENIX Inc. Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Chapter 12 - Malignant Melanoma in Ethnic Skin pp.245-258
Authors / Editors: Filamer D. Kabigting, Fern P. Nelson, C. Lisa Kauffman, Doru T. Alexandrescu, Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA and others

Chapter 13 - Malignant Melanoma and its Growth Fraction pp.259-268
Authors / Editors: Gerald E. Pierard, Claudine Pierard-Franchimont and The Mosan Study Group of Pigmented Tumors, Department of Dermatopathology, University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium

Chapter 14 - Role of the Tumor Suppressor PDCD4 in the Differentiation of the Skin pp.269-280
Authors / Editors: Sachiko Matsuhashi, Takeshi Okawa and Yutaka Narisawa, Department of Internal Medicine, Saga Medical School, Saga University, Saga, Japan
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 15 - A Novel Transdermal Drug Delivery System Mediated by Arginine-Rich Intracellular Delivery Peptides pp.281-292
Authors / Editors: Betty Revon Liu, Yu-Wun Hou, Ming-Huan Chan, Hwei-Hsien Chen, Han-Jung Lee, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, and Institute of Biotechnology, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan and others

Chapter 16 - Onychomycosis Caused by Nondermatophytic Filamentous Fungi pp.293-306
Authors / Editors: S.F.R. Souza, R.S. Freitas, N.T. Melo, E.M. Heins, R.S. Nunes, J.E.C. Martins, C. Vasconcellos, Laboratório de Investigação Médica, Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP, Sao Paulo, Brazil and others

      Dermatology - Laboratory and Clinical Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 332.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-075-6
   Status: AV
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