Malvern, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012
Timely recognition, diagnosis and management of cutaneous disorders in the lower extremities are key concerns for many clinicians across various medical specialties. Accordingly, HMP Communications, the publisher of the award-winning journals Podiatry Today and The Dermatologist, announces the debut of Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide, a comprehensive pocket handbook on lower-extremity dermatology.
Published in a convenient handbook format, the book offers compelling clinical photography and 15 chapters on topics including nail disorders, eczematous disorders, skin signs of systemic disease, and benign and malignant lesions. The book also features a chapter on diagnosing conditions in skin of color and a how-to section on biopsy procedures. Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide is co-authored by Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, an Associate Professor at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Commonwealth Medical College and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical College.
"Cutaneous disorders of the lower extremities are frequently encountered by both podiatrists and dermatologists. Many are readily diagnosed by visual inspection and others may require additional testing such as culture and/or biopsy," notes Dr. Schleicher. "Our text, co-authored by a board certified podiatrist and a board-certified dermatologist, is a valuable resource for any clinician who deals with lower-extremity skin diseases."
Dr. Vlahovic says there is a strong need for such a handbook reference in the podiatry community.
"During my travels to podiatric medical conferences, I have spoken with numerous clinicians who expressed a need in our profession for a convenient text to assist in the diagnosis and management of lower-extremity skin disorders," says Dr. Vlahovic. "We hope we have met that need and that (the handbook) can be a useful reference for any clinician who treats skin conditions of the lower extremity."
Jeff Cieszkowski, Associate Publisher for Podiatry Today, acknowledged interest in bulk orders of the handbook from pharmaceutical companies.
“Educational resources such as this are well within the AdvaMed guidelines. This resource is a very cost-effective way for sales representatives to help facilitate a stronger awareness of lower-extremity dermatology issues among clinicians,“ notes Cieszkowski.
The Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide handbook is available for purchase at $39 per copy, plus shipping and handling. For more information or pricing on bulk orders (i.e., more than 10 copies), please contact Danielle Chicano at dchicano(at)hmpcommunications(dot)com or 800-237-7285, ext. 221.
Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide is published by HMP Communications (HMP), the authoritative source for comprehensive information and education services targeting healthcare professionals.
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