Applied Dermatotoxicology: Clinical Aspects provides concise, systematic, and state-of-the-art information on the toxicological effects of substances on skin, and recent advances in dermal toxicity testing. This book specifically addresses the clinical presentations borne out of exposure to a variety of chemicals. It begins with an overview of skin biology to provide toxicologists with a basic understanding of its anatomy and physiology. Next it presents a variety of dermatotoxicological effects, as well at the toxic agents that cause them, with color photographs to illustrate these effects. Applied Dermatotoxicology: Clinical Aspects is an essential reference for toxicologists in industry, and for those medical professionals who encounter cases of dermal exposure to toxic agents. A concise, yet inclusive review of effects of chemical exposure Includes background on basic skin biology Provides vital clinical reference for toxicologists in non-clinical settings
Reflecting the embryonic state of the field, the first edition of Dermatoxicology, published in 1977, numbered 567 pages. Now the foundational reference in dermal toxicology, this seventh edition consists of 1,032 pages and defines what was once a largely intuitive field but has evolved into an established science of metrics and mechanisms. Updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments, the seventh edition includes fundamental information on the mechanisms of action of toxic substances on the skin and practical information on the many methods for evaluating dermal toxicity. Unparalleled in its coverage and broad in scope, with the addition of 34 new chapters, this volume keeps pace with the expanding science. A perennial bestseller, this definitive text explores the latest developments in the field. With contributions from leading international experts, it continues the tradition of providing unsurpassed theoretical and practical guidance.
The most recent edition of the classic reference text contains 47 chapters on the mechanisms of toxicants on the skin, and related issues. The first part of the book provides background information and basic concepts of dermatotoxicology, and the second part covers methodologies employed to discern toxic effects. Some of the featured topics include: light induced dermal toxicity, problems associated with chronic occupational skin exposure to toxic chemicals, animal rights and animal research, and cosmetics safety. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The foundational reference in dermal toxicology, this classic text has been completely revised to bring it up to date in the new Eighth Edition, with almost a third of its chapters being newly added. The structure of the text has also been reorganized to enable easier location of a topic of interest. With contributions from leading international experts, this continues the tradition of providing unsurpassed theoretical and practical guidance for all those working on research aspects, on practical clinical issues, and on the regulatory aspects of exposure to toxic substances. This new edition contains updates to each chapter and contributions from leading international experts, provides an in-depth summary of research and regulatory applications related to dermal toxicology and pharmacology, presents many new chapters that describe the latest advances in dermatotoxicology, and addresses various levels of expertise regarding the development and use of dermal exposure data. New chapters include those on safety terminology, pharmacogenetics and dermatology, ethnic differences in skin properties, and the principles and practice of percutaneous absorption.
For twenty-five years, Dermatotoxicology has stood as the definitive reference book in the field. A generation of toxicologists and dermatologists has consulted this volume throughout their careers, finding within it a wealth of theoretical and practical guidance. Updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments in skin toxicology, De
This volume offers fundamental information on the mechanisms of the action of toxicants on the skin, the varied responses of skin to specific toxicants and approaches to evaluating dermal toxicity. Testing methods are examined and there is a review of dermatologic drugs and various chemicals.
This unique reference is the only drug-based therapeutics book in dermatology published in more than a decade. It covers the full spectrum of drugs prescribed for cutaneous diseases, including numerous topical, intralesional, and systemic drugs. To ensure quick access to information, each chapter features 5-10 drug tables; pharmacology key concepts; mechanisms of action; indications and contraindications; adverse effects; monitoring guidelines; and drug interactions. The tables alone make this reference a practical, convenient, and unique resource for the busy practitioner. Covers all dermatological drugs likely to be prescribed, with a focus on safe and effective use throughout. Provides on-the-spot information regarding monitoring and informing patients about important adverse effects to report. Features multiple headings and subheadings and hundreds of easy-access tables for fast access to vital information. Lists costs for all major drugs, both trade and generic. Includes a highly detailed, disease-specific index, helping the reader evaluate drug options for each disease discussed. Contains Black Box monitoring guidelines that list the most important baseline and follow-up examinations and laboratory tests required for safe use of more than 25 common drugs.
Since publication of the Second Edition in 1989, numerous innovations have occurred that affect the way scientists look at issues in the field of percutaneous absorption. Focusing on recent advances as well as updating and expanding the scope of topics covered in the previous edition, Percutaneous Absorption, Third Edition provides thorough coverage of the skin's role as an important portal of entry for chemicals into the body. Assembles the work of nearly 80 experts-30 more than the Second Edition-into a unified, comprehensive volume that contains the latest ideas and research! Complete with nearly 600 drawings, photographs, equations, and tables and more than 1600 bibliographic citations of pertinent literature, Percutaneous Absorption, Third Edition details the applied biology of percutaneous penetration factors that affect skin permeation, such as age, vehicles, metabolism, hydration of skin, and chemical structure in vivo and in vitro techniques for measuring absorption, examining factors influencing methodology such as animal models, volatility of test compound, multiple dosage, and artificial membranes procedures for use in transdermal delivery, exploring topics such as effects of penetration enhancers on absorption, optimizing absorption, and the topical delivery of drugs to muscle tissue And presents new chapters on mathematical models cutaneous metabolism prediction of percutaneous absorption in vitro absorption methodology dermal decontamination concentration of chemicals in skin transdermal drug delivery mechanisms of absorption safety evaluation of cosmetics absorption of drugs and cosmetic ingredients nail penetration Emphasizes human applications-particularly useful for pharmacists, pharmacologists, dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, biochemists, toxicologists, public health officials, manufacturers of cosmetic and toiletry products, and graduate students in these disciplines! An invaluable reference source for readers who need to keep up with the latest developments in the field, Percutaneous Absorption, Third Edition is also an excellent experimental guide for laboratory personnel.
Contact urticaria syndrome was first defined in 1975 and since then scientific interest has steadily increased. New cases are continuously being reported furnishing information on novel clinical features. A large number of compounds could be responsible for triggering the syndrome including fragrances, cosmetics, latex, preservatives, flavorings, and disinfectants. However, contact urticaria syndrome is often misdiagnosed in part due to a misinterpretation of its clinical manifestation and lack of knowledge of appropriate testing protocols and diagnostic programs. The latter have to be individualized for each patient based on the substance in question, medical history, possible concomitant disease, and clinical symptoms reported after exposure to the suspected culprit. Contact Urticaria Syndrome explains various aspects of this syndrome. The book discusses its definition, history, epidemiology, and occupational relevance. It also provides a detailed discussion of various triggers including proteins, chemical compounds, agricultural chemicals, metals, plants, foods, and other substances. The book describes known immunological and nonimmunological reactions along with diagnostic tools and test procedures. This comprehensive text is a helpful resource for dermatologists, toxicologists, immunologists, physicians, and other health care providers diagnosing and treating patients with contact urticaria syndrome. It summarizes clinical experience that makes it easier for providers to select the appropriate diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches.
Novel drug delivery technologies strive to bypass challenging biological layers to elicit desired pharmacological activity. The skin, one of our key defensive barriers, allows certain topically applied substances and toxins to pass. The dermatokinetics of a drug determines the efficacy of treatment of skin disorders. Presenting the first comprehensive reference on this important area of research, Dermatokinetics of Therapeutic Agents includes a general overview of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of dermatokinetics and addresses the impact of a drug delivery system on the dermatokinetics of drugs. Chapters and illustrations cover introductory aspects and the significance, methods, and models used in dermatokinetic studies of therapeutic agents. Topics include: Theoretical Models for Dermatokinetics of Therapeutic Agents Drug Delivery Approaches to Modulate Dermatokinetics of Drugs Conventional Methods of Cutaneous Drug Sampling Cutaneous Microdialysis Sampling Substrates by Skin Permeabilization Spectroscopic Techniques in Dermatokinetics Studies Regulatory Perspective of Dermatokinetic Studies