Phototherapy Treatment Protocols
For Psoriasis and Other Phototherapy Responsive Dermatoses
Steven R. Feldman, Michael D. Zanolli
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Pub Date: 10 NOV 2004
Type: Hardback Book
'... a practical manual for physicians with a phototherapy unit ... the book is easy to access. This is a much-needed practical manual which is a nice supplement to existing theory-based texts on the subject of phototherapy and will be useful in any office where this treatment is offered.' - Doody's Review (of the first edition)
This is a step-by-step manual of protocols for ultraviolet light therapy for use by dermatologists, either in the clinic or office setting. Use of these protocols ensures consistent, error-free delivery of care in compliance with local and national regulations. Complete technical information is provided for all modalities and regions of the body. The book also contains examples of patient education handouts, consent forms, laboratory flow sheets and tools for the quantitative measurement of psoriasis severity.
An especially valuable set of appendices provide information about the skin type, histopathologic evolution of the psoriatic lesion, differential diagnosis, and agents that may cause photosensititvity. A full bibliography is also included.
The new edition contains modifications to the standard protocols developed at Wake Forest University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Phototherapy Treatment Center. In addition new sections on laser therapy for psoriasis and vitiligo are included, plus new material on localized UVB treatments.
1. Patient Instructions and Protocols 2. Patient Consent Forms 3. Patient Educational Handouts 4. Treatment Management Forms 5. Appendices