Intergroup Differences and Impact on Functional Status
Author: Carrie Tompkins Stricker
The purpose of this training grant is to facilitate development of breast cancer (BC) clinical research skills, particularly related to issues relevant to older women. The research training program encompasses didactic coursework, secondary analysis. and dissertation research within the doctoral program at the School of Nursing, and intensive mentored clinical research training at the Abramson Cancer Center, both at the University of Pennsylvania. A secondary analysis was conducted to longitudinally compare symptom distress and functional status in older (n=26) versus younger (n=163) women receiving 4-8 cycles of adjuvant BC chemotherapy. Compared to younger women, older women trended towards greater declines in functional status from baseline to cycle 4. Older women had significantly lower symptom distress during the first week following chemotherapy than did younger women, but no difference were seen at any other timepoint. Age, race, baseline functional status, and coincident change in symptom distress together explained 55.9% of the variance in functional status change between cycle 1 and 4 (p,0.0001). Secondary analysis is complete with preliminary findings presented in poster format and final results planned for oral presentation in Nov 2005. Twelve of 13 required courses for the Ph. D. have been completed, the dissertation research proposal defended, and dissertation data collection will begin 4th quarter 2005.
This is the first and only book on the diagnosis and treatment of cicatricial alopecia, written by leading experts in the field. This highly illustrated and practical text helps residents and practicing dermatologists to accurately diagnose and treat the scarring alopecias.
Get a quick, expert overview of alopecia with this concise, practical resource. Dr. Mariya Miteva covers high-interest clinical topics including hair cosmeceuticals, new medications in clinical trials, off-label treatment technologies, and much more. It’s an ideal resource for dermatologists, dermatopathologists, students, fellows, and researchers interested in hair loss. Presents rich visual information combined with expert opinions from the most renowned hair experts practicing today. Covers basic knowledge on healthy hair, hair pathology, and hair and scalp dermatoscopy (trichoscopy). Contains focused yet complete coverage of non-scarring alopecia, primary lymphocytic cicatricial alopecia, primary neutrophilic ciatricial alopecia, hair loss management, and miscellaneous hair disorders such as hair loss in children, hair and scalp infections, hair changes due to drugs, and more. Consolidates today’s available information and experience in this important area into one convenient resource.
Being the editor of the book Alopecia, I feel delighted to work with the world-leading publisher IntechOpen Publisher. The current book has chapters emphasizing a variety of alopecias. The administration of newer drugs may treat hair loss by a variety of mechanisms. All the clinical variants of alopecias are discussed in detail. The book will help dermatologists, students, hair transplant surgeons, and physicians related to hair loss problems, giving them the opportunity to understand basic pathophysiological, clinical, and medical management options. The basic idea of the book is to diagnose alopecia correctly.
Few dermatologic problems carry as many emotional overtones as hair loss in women, which is by far the most common hair problem encountered in daily clinical practice. Fortunately, a specific diagnosis can usually be established through the application of appropriate examinations and tests, and treatment suited to the diagnosis is likely to control the problem. This comprehensively illustrated monograph provides both specialists and primary care physicians with the practical know-how required for successful management of hair loss in female patients of all ages. The book opens by critically examining various myths about hair loss. The different examination techniques are then described, and the various forms of hair loss and their treatment are discussed in detail. Approaches to follow-up are outlined, and the management of patient expectations is carefully considered. The potential role of hair care and cosmetics is also explored in some depth.
This monograph provides specialists and primary care physicians who are interested in hair with the practical know-how needed to achieve successful management of male alopecia. Guidance is first provided on the examination of hair loss in men, covering such aspects as clinical examination, the role of trichoscopy and the trichogram, laboratory work-up and scalp biopsy. Diagnosis and treatment are then described in depth for a diverse range of conditions involving alopecia. Expert opinion is combined with the results of evidence-based medicine to provide the best current advice, highlighting the synergistic action of combination regimens and adjuvant treatments and explaining the concept of multitargeted treatment. All aspects of follow-up are covered, including compliance issues and expectation management. The role of hair care and cosmetics is also considered, with identification of potential adverse effects as well as benefits.
Offering the reader a comprehensive look at the material regarding alopecia areata, this book is divided into several sections: One section encompasses the detailed overview of alopecia areata including its epidemiology, etiology, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment options; another section provides information and content about different comorbidities in patients with alopecia areata; the third section contains case studies of patients diagnosed with alopecia areata, including their signs, symptoms, lab tests, clinical management, and treatment; and the last section covers research studies on this disease. Complete with full color photographs of patients before, during, and after the disease to accompany the various sections, Alopeacia Areata -- A Clinician's Guide is written for dermatologists as well as internists dealing with the comorbid conditions that often accompany alopecia areata.
Alopecia in pets is a common reason for consultation. As all conditions affecting the skin, hair loss is usually striking and causes discomfort to pet owners, not only due to cosmetic reasons but also due to the consequences on their pets health. This book is intended as a highly visual guide on how to diagnose alopecia in dogs and cats, in a structured and methodical manner, based on the distribution pattern and lesions. The large number of images, diagrams, tables and drawings, coupled with clear and practical descriptions, will allow readers to make the most of this work in day-to-day dermatology consultations.