Phototherapy and Photodiagnostic Methods for the Practitioner by Wei Sheng Chong

Phototherapy and Photodiagnostic Methods for the Practitioner

byWei Sheng Chong, Jiun Yit Pan, Sern Ting Eugene Tan

Kobo ebook | February 3, 2017

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Phototherapy, or the usage of light to treat diseases, is an important modality in a physician's therapeutic armamentarium. It is effective for a number of common skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and vitiligo. The accurate diagnosis of a photodermatosis or light-related skin disorder relies on a good clinical history and physical examination, supported by diagnostic investigations such as phototesting.

Phototherapy and Photodiagnostic Methods for the Practitioner is the first published set of practical guidelines for Asian skin, drawing upon our cumulative clinical experience with phototherapy for various conditions at the National Skin Centre in Singapore, amalgamated with up-to-date evidence from the scientific literature. It is designed to serve as a concise and comprehensive reference manual for dermatologists, as well as clinicians, medical physicists and nurses with an interest in photodiagnostic investigations and phototherapy for the evaluation and treatment of skin disorders.


  • Introduction to Phototherapy

  • Nursing Considerations in Phototherapy

  • Narrowband Ultraviolet B Phototherapy

  • Combined Ultraviolet A/Narrowband Ultraviolet B Phototherapy

  • Psoralen-Ultraviolet A Photochemotherapy

  • Ultraviolet A-1 Phototherapy

  • Excimer Light Phototherapy

  • Photodynamic Therapy

  • Phototesting

  • Photopatch Testing

  • Photoprovocation Testing

  • Annexes:

    • Minimal Erythema Dose Testing Dosimetry
    • Minimal Phototoxic Dose Testing Dosimetry
    • Photopatch Testing Series
    • Evidence Grading for Recommendations

Readership: Medical Technicians, Dermatology Residents and Trainees, Medical Doctors, Nurses, Photobiologists, Dermatologists, General Practitioners, and Medical Physicists.

Title:Phototherapy and Photodiagnostic Methods for the PractitionerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 3, 2017Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813146656

ISBN - 13:9789813146655

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