The Difficult Hair Loss Patient: Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions
Springer | Medicine | November 2015 | ISBN-10: 3319197002 | 331 pages | pdf | 22.99 mb

by Ralph M. Trüeb (Author)
Provides the extra know-how required to meet the challenges presented by the difficult hair loss patient
Presents helpful information on relevant dermatologic and psychopathological disorders
Equips the physician to manage patient expectations and reduce noncompliance

From the Back Cover
You could read every textbook available on hair growth and disorders, and still not be able to treat hair loss effectively. In every art, there are many techniques, but few principles. The only way to achieve success is to have a firm foundation of principles to build upon, and the right attitude about how to achieve your goals. This book offers a detailed guide that goes beyond the technical aspects of trichology and evidence based medicine, providing specialists and primary care physicians experienced in the basic management of hair loss with the additional know-how they need to master the ultimate challenge of difficult hair loss patients. First, the prerequisites for successful management of hair loss are reviewed – basically, making a diagnosis and understanding the patient and his or her problem. Then, guidelines on the management of difficult dermatologic conditions and of psychopathological disorders associated with hair loss are provided. Lastly, important aspects of follow-up are covered–specifically the problems of adverse effects, patient non-compliance, and their management–before concluding with exemplary case studies of successful treatment of alopecia and related conditions.

About the Author
Ralph M. Trüeb is a Professor of Dermatology. He received his MD and Swiss Board Certification for Dermatology and Venereology as well as for Allergology and Clinical Immunology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In 1994-5 he spent a year at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas with Rick Sontheimer and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Dallas with Bruce Beutler (Nobel Prize Laureate for Medicine, 2011) to complete his Fellowship in Immunodermatology. After 20 years’ tenure at the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Zurich, where he established and was head of the Hair Consultation Clinic, in 2010 he set up a private Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases in Zurich-Wallisellen. He is past President of the European Hair Research Society (2008-11) and founding President of the Swiss Skin and Hair Foundation (2011). His clinical research interests focus on hair loss in women, inflammatory phenomena, hair aging and anti-aging, and patient expectation management. He is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications and author or editor of a number of textbooks on hair, including the Springer books Male Alopecia:Guide to Successful Management (2014), Aging Hair (2010), and Hair Growth and Disorders (2008).

Number of Illustrations and Tables
۷ illus., 121 in colour

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