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Evidence-Based Dermatology
Second edition
edited by Hywel Williams

Evidence-Based Dermatology is a unique book in the field of clinical dermatology.

Evidence-Based Dermatology has a toolbox at the beginning of the book explaining how to critically appraise different studies, along with the comprehensive reviewing and appraisal of evidence in the clinical chapters.

Making this book distinctive in its field as do the treatment recommendations which are based on the discussion of the best available evidence using a question-driven approach and a common structure on dealing with efficacy, drawbacks and implications for clinical practice.


The concept of evidence-based dermatology

  1. The field and its boundaries
  2. The rationale for evidence-based dermatology
  3. The role of the consumer and the public in evidence-based dermatology
  4. The Cochrane Skin Group
The critical appraisal toolbox

  1. Formulating well-built clinical questions
  2. Finding the best evidence
  3. The hierarchy of evidence
  4. Appraise systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  5. How to critically appraise a randomized controlled trail
  6. How to assess the evidence concerning the safety of medical interventions
  7. What makes a good case series?
  8. What makes a good prevalence survey?
  9. Critical appraisal of pharmacoeconomic studies
  10. Applying the evidence back to the patient
The evidence: Common inflammatory skin disease

  1. Acne vulgaris
  2. Papulopustular rosacea
  3. Perioral dermatitis
  4. Hand eczema
  5. Atopic eczema
  6. Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  7. Psoriasis
  8. Lichen planus
  9. Acute urticaria
  10. Chronic urticaria
Skin cancer, moles, and photoaging

  1. Primary prevention of skin cancer
  2. Do sunscreens reduce the incidence of skin cancers?
  3. Cutaneous melanoma
  4. Squamous cell carcinoma
  5. Basal cell carcinoma
  6. Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  7. Actinic keratoses and Bowen's disease
  8. Kaposi's sarcoma
  9. Photoaging
  10. Melanocytic nevi
Infective skin diseases and exanthems

  1. Local treatments for cutaneous warts
  2. Impetigo
  3. Athlete's foot
  4. Onychomycosis
  5. Tinea capitis
  6. Deep fungal infections
  7. Streptococcal cellulitis/erysipelas of the lower leg
  8. Exanthematic reactions
  9. Herpes simplex
  10. Leprosy
  11. Cutaneous leishmaniasis

  1. Scabies
  2. Head lice
  3. Insect bites and stings
Disorders of pigmentation

  1. Vitiligo
  2. Melasma
Hair Problems

  1. Male and female androgenetic alopecia
  2. Alopecia areata
  3. Evidence-based treatment of hirsutism
Leg ulceration

  1. Venous ulcers
Other important skin disorders

  1. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus
  2. Dermatomyositis
  3. Acquired subepidermal bullous pemphigoid
  4. Pemphigus
  5. Cutaneous sarcoidosis
  6. Erythema multiforme
  7. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis
  8. Focal hyperhidrosis
  9. Polymorphic light eruption
  10. Infantile hemangiomas and port-wine stains
  11. Psychocutaneous disease
  12. Pruritus
  13. Other skin diseases for which trails exist
The future of evidence-based dermatology

  1. Where do we go from here?


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Evidence-Based Dermatology
Second edition
edited by Hywel Williams

2008 • 723 pages • $298.95 + shipping
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