Measuring the Skin by Pierre AgacheMeasuring the Skin by Pierre Agache

Measuring the Skin

byPierre Agache, Philippe HumbertForeword byH.I. Maibach

Paperback | November 23, 2011

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Measuring the Skinpresents all techniques devoted to non-invasive normal or diseased skin measurement. As opposed to other books, this text embraces old and new validated techniques for all skin suborgans and functions, and is ideal as a small encyclopedia since it provides the answer to any question concerning skin measurement. Within each chapter, the meaning of the obtained parameters is highlighted so that the user is able to interpret the results correctly, and each technique is discussed to help select the most appropriate one for each special case. Another novel feature is that the book bases the skin investigation on the physiology and anatomy. A compendium of current knowledge on the structure or function dealt with precedes each chapter. The book may also be used as a research tool. This comprehensive text contains an innovative and unique list of more than 400 physical and biological skin constants, which are all referenced. The clinical dermatologist will also find this text useful as some chapters contain valuable maps and are devoted to clinical scoring of current skin diseases. Measuring the Skin is a resource for all those interested in or already dealing with the skin.

Title:Measuring the SkinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:784 pagesPublished:November 23, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642056911

ISBN - 13:9783642056918


Table of Contents

1-The Human Skin: An Overview.- 2-Measurements: Why and How.- 3-Presentation of the Skin Surface Ecosystem.- 4-Skin Color Measurement.- 5-Skin Line Morphology: Tree and Branches.- 6-Dermoscopy.- 7-Cyanoacrylate Skin Surface Stripping for Visualizing Stratum Corneum Structures and Dynamics.- 8-Assessment of Skin Surface Flora.- 9-Measurement of Skin Surface Acidity.- 10-Measurement of Skin Surface Wettability.- 11-Stratum Corneum Histophysiology.- 12-Metrology of the Stratum Corneum.- 13-Physical Methods of Measuring Stratum Corneum Water Content in Vivo.- 14-Stratum Corneum Dynamic Hydration Tests.- 15-Epidermal Physiology.- 16-Markers of Epidermal Proliferation and Differentiation.- 17-In Vivo Confocal Microscopy.- 18-Carbon Dioxide Transcutaneous Pressure.- 19-Dermis Connective Tissue Histophysiology.- 20-High-Frequency Ultrasound of the Skin.- 21-In Vivo Skin Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy.- 22-Optical Coherence Tomography.- 23-Wound Healing Assessment.- 24-Hair and Hair Follicle Physiology.- 25-Hair Metrology.- 26-Sebaceous Physiology.- 27-Sebaceous Function Assessment.- 28-Nail Anatomy and Physiology.- 29-Nail Metrology.- 30-Eccrine Sweat Glands.- 31-Apocrine Sweat Glands.- 32-Sweat Gland Metrology.- 33-Skin Blood Flow: Histophysiology.- 34-Photoplethysmography.- 35-Laser Doppler Velocimetry.- 36-Epicutaneous Xenon-133 Clearance.- 37-Epicutaneous Thermal Clearance.- 38-Thermometry and Remote Thermography.- 39-Transcutaneous Oxygen Pressure.- 40-Skin Capillaroscopy.- 41-Skin Microcirculation: Choosing the Appropriate Method.- 42-Lymphatic Microcirculation.- 43-Dermal Lymphatics.- 44-Subcutis Histophysiology.- 45-Subcutis Metrology.- 46-Skin Mechanical Function.- 47-Mechanical Behavior Assessment.- 48-Skin Photoprotection Function.- 49-Phototoxicity, Photoirritation, and Photoallergy Detection and Assessment.- 50-Photobiological Assessment of Sunscreens.- 51-Pigmentation Assessment.- 52-Skin Barrier Function.- 53-Skin Absorption in Man In Vivo.- 54-Biological and Pharmacological Tests for the Exploration of Skin Barrier Function.- 55-Transepidermal Water Loss.- 56-Assessing the Effects of Fiber-based Materials on Skin.- 57-Skin Immune System.- 58-Assessment of Erythema and Pallor.- 59-Skin Reactivity and Proneness to Irritation.- 60-Detection and Assessment of Allergy.- 61-Suction Blisters and Microdialysis.- 62-Thermal Exchanges in Man.- 63-Thermophysiological Parameters.- 64-Functional Assessment of Thermoregulation.- 65-Skin Sensory Structural Components.- 66-Skin Sensory Receptors.- 67-Sensory Function of the Skin.- 68-Quantitative Neurosensory Exploration.- 69-Itch Metrology.- 70-Morphometry ... or Measuring Without a Device.- 71-Clinical Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis.- 72-Scoring Psoriasis.- 73-Scoring Acne Vulgaris.- 74-Classification of Facial Wrinkling.- 75-Various Skin Diseases.- 76-Body Surface Area.- 77-Blaschko Lines.- 78-Dermatomes.- 79-Langer's Lines.- 80-Main Skin Biological Constants.- 81-Main Skin Physical Constants.- 82-Physical, Biological and General Constants.- 83-Pressure Units.- 84-Correspondence between International System Units (MKSA) and CGS Units.- Appendix: Relevant Books, Present and Past.