Discussing existing techniques, ongoing research, new approaches, and basic concepts in the treatment of nail diseases, Topical Nail Products and Ungual Drug Delivery summarizes the current knowledge and represents a jumping-off point for creating novel techniques of drug delivery across the nail.
A growing area of pharmaceutical research, the search for efficient delivery techniques that can cross the nail barrier has yielded several effective strategies, brought together in this book.
Table of Contents
- The Nail: Anatomy, Physiology, Diseases, and Treatment
- Permeability of the Nail Plate
Jinsong Hao and Kevin S. Li
- Topical Nail Formulations
H. N. Shivakumar, Michael A. Repka, Sudaxshina Murdan and S. Narasimha Murthy
- Approaches to Enhance Ungual and Trans-Ungual Drug Delivery
H. N. Shivakumar, Abhishek Juluri, Michael A. Repka, and S. Narasimha Murthy
- In Vitro and In Vivo Models to Evaluate Topical Nail Formulations
Anroop B. Nair, Xiaoying Hui, Majella E. Lane, and S. Narasimha Murthy
- Hydration-Controlled Nail System for the Evaluation of Topical Formulations
and a Novel Nail Sampling Device
Rania Elkeeb, Xiaoying Hui, and Howard I. Maibach
- Bioengineering of the Nail: Transonychial Water Loss and Imaging Techniques,
Rania Elkeeb and Howard I. Maibach
- Transungual Iontophoresis and Physical Drug Delivery Enhancement
Jinsong Hao and Kevin S. Li
- Pharmacokinetics of Drugs in the Nail Apparatus
Danièle Debruyne and Antoine Coquerel
- Onychopharmacokinetics: Proposed Model Insight
Rania Elkeeb, Xiaoying Hui, Laila Elkeeb, Ali Ali-Khan, and Howard I. Maibach
- Photodynamic Therapy of Nail Diseases
Ryan F. Donnelly, Corona M. Cassidy, and Michael M. Tunney
- Nail as a Surrogate for Investigating the Drug Use
S. Narasimha Murthy Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from Bangalore University, India, Dr. Murthy worked as a Research Associate at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY and as an Assistant Professor at the Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. He has published over 60 research papers in the area of dermal and ungual drug delivery.
Howard I. Maibach, Ph.D. is currently serving as Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. He obtained his MD from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA in 1955. Later he served in faculty positions in various levels at the UCSF. Dr. Maibach has over 2,520 published manuscripts. He has been on the editorial board of more than 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and the Internal Commission on Occupation Health.