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Title Evidence-based dermatology / edited by Hywel Williams [and others].
Imprint London : BMJ Books, 2003.

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Series Evidence-Based Medicine
Evidence-based medicine.
Subject Dermatology.
Evidence-based medicine.
Skin Diseases.
Evidence-Based Medicine.
Alt Name Williams, Hywel C.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 738 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Contributors; Preface; Foreword; Dedication; 1 The field and its boundaries; 2 The rationale for evidence-based dermatology; 3 The role of the consumer in evidence-based dermatology; 4 The Cochrane Skin Group; 5 Formulating well-built clinical questions; 6 Finding the best evidence; 7 The hierarchy of evidence; 8 How to critically appraise systematic reviews and meta-analyses; 9 How to critically appraise a study reporting effectiveness of an intervention; 10 How to assess the evidence for the safety of medical interventions; 11 How to critically appraise pharmacoeconomic studies.
12 Applying the evidence back to the patient13 Acne vulgaris; 14 Papulopustular rosacea; 15 Perioral dermatitis; 16 Hand eczema; 17 Atopic eczema; 18 Seborrhoeic dermatitis; 19 Psoriasis; 20 Lichen planus; 21 Acute urticaria; 22 Prevention of skin cancer; 23 Do sunscreens reduce the incidence of skin cancers?; 24 Cutaneous melanoma; 25 Squamous cell carcinoma; 26 Basal cell carcinoma; 27 Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; 28 Actinic keratoses and Bowen's disease; 29 Kaposi's sarcoma; 30 Local treatments for cutaneous warts; 31 Impetigo; 32 Athlete's foot; 33 Onychomycosis; 34 Tinea capitis.
35 Candidiasis36 Deep fungal infections; 37 Scabies; 38 Head lice; 39 Insect bites; 40 Vitiligo; 41 Melasma; 42 Male and female androgenetic alopecia; 43 Alopecia areata; 44 Venous ulcers; 45 Cutaneous lupus erythematosus; 46 Dermatomyositis; 47 Bullous pemphigoid; 48 Pemphigus; 49 Cutaneous manifestations of sarcoidosis; 50 Erythema multiforme; 51 Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis; 52 Focal hyperhidrosis; 53 The idiopathic photodermatoses; 54 Where do we go from here?; Index.
Summary This is a book about using the best evidence to inform treatment decisions for people with skin disease. It is written by dermatologists for dermatologists, using examples throughout to illustrate key points. The book starts off with a ""toolbox"" section, written in a way which will help those relatively new to the principles of evidence-based dermatology to understand the key issues, and equip them with the basics of how to tell a good study from a bad one. The majority of the book then deals with an evidence-based summary of the common and important skin diseases in a structured and easy to.
ISBN 0585441227 (electronic bk.)
9780585441221 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 51908166
Additional Format Print version: Evidence-based dermatology. London : BMJ Books, 2003 0727914421

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