This concise, easy-to-read book summarizes the current clinical evidence and basic science relating to aging and the skin, assisting the clinician in addressing skin problems in older dermatologic patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area in which new knowledge has rapidly emerged over the past 5 years, ensuring that the book is completely up-to-date.
Recent insights into aging skin from basic and translational science are first discussed, covering the underlying genetics and the potential role of topical agents and procedures in reversing the aging process. Evidence-based prescribing in older patients is then explained, and the evidence relating to treatments for psoriasis, reviewed. Further chapters in Geriatric Dermatology address non-surgical treatment options for basal cell carcinoma, the increase in and management of sexually transmitted diseases in older dermatology patients, and cutaneous signs of elder mistreatment. Case vignettes and informative illustrations assist the reader in quickly grasping the connection between an age-related process and its clinical impact. Geriatric Dermatology is written for dermatologists, research scientists with translational interest, geriatricians, and gerontologists.
- Synthesizes the current clinical evidence and basic science behind aging as it impacts on common diseases of the skin
- Provides an evidence-based summary on current topics in geriatric dermatology
- Enables the reader quickly to grasp the connection between an age-related process and its clinical impact?
Chapter 1 Dermato-pharmacology in older patients
Olivia Lai and Justin Endo
Chapter 2 Pruritus in older patients
Kevin C. Wang
Chapter 3 Age-related changes in the nails
John Montgomery Yost
Chapter 4 Hormonal regulation and systemic signals of skin aging
Gregory W. Charville and Anne Lynn S. Chang
Chapter 5 Psoriasis therapy in the geriatric population
Daniel C. Butler, Faranak Kamanger, Ethan C. Levin, John Y.M. Koo
Chapter 6 Supportive skin care in older patients
Staci Brandt and Matthew Meckfessel
Chapter 7 Long-term care dermatology
Robert A. Norman
Chapter 8 Recent advances in skin cancer treatment in older adults
Anne Lynn S. Chang
Chapter 9 Evidence based treatment of actinic keratoses in older adults
Shannon Famenini, Nason Azizi, Andy Liu, and Anne Lynn S. Chang
Anne Lynn S. Chang, MD, FAAD, is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University and Director of Dermatological Clinical Trials and of the Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Clinic at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, Redwood City, California. Dr. Chang gained her medical degree from Harvard University and later undertook a Fellowship and a Residency in Dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology in 2007 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Chang has been the recipient of a Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award and is a current American Skin Association Research Scholar. She has a special interest in ways to promote healthy aging in the skin. She is the author of 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as several book chapters.