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Applications of Quality Control in the Service Industries

1st Edition

By A. C. Rosander

CRC Press

432 pages

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This book discusses basic concepts, principles, and quality characteristics in the service industries, an understanding of the techniques and their applications. It helps to close the gap between proven principles and successful applications.

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". . .should have a place on the bookshelf of every industrial statistician and quality practitioner. . .a valuable resource to those who must teach, preach, and demonstrate the applications of quality control and improvement in the service industries, activities that surely will increase in importance and frequency in the days to come. "

---Technometrics

Table of Contents

Foreword- William J. Ledger

Preface

Contributors

PART I. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Anatomy of the Vulva-Aikaterini Deliveliotou and George Creatsas

Introduction

Embryology of Vulva

Anatomy of the Vulva

Conclusion

References

Tissue Structure and Physiology of the Vulva- Miranda A. Farage and Howard I. Maibach

Introduction

Variations in Epithelial Structure

Blood Flow and Innervation

Hormonal Responsiveness

Immune Cell Populations

Tissue Hydration and Barrier Function

Permeability

Skin Irritation

Microbiology

Conclusion

References

Changes in the Vulva and Vagina Throughout Life- Miranda A. Farage, Howard I. Maibach, Aikaterini Deliveliotou, andGeorge Creatsas

Introduction

Infancy and Early Childhood

Puberty

Reproductive Years

Menopause and Older Age

Conclusion

References

Microbial Ecology of the Vulva- Ronald W. Berg and Catherine C. Davis

Introduction

Anatomical Structure of the Vulva

Factors Controlling Microbial Growth and Diversity

Microflora of the Vulva

Conclusion

References

PART II. SYMPTOMS, DISEASES, AND THERAPIES

Are Vaginal Symptoms Ever Normal?- Matthew Anderson, Alison Karasz, and Sarah Friedland

Introduction

Characteristics of Normal Vaginal Discharge

Characteristics of Normal Vaginal Odor

Normalcy of Irritative Symptoms

Conclusion

References

Common Diseases of the Vulva- Diane Elas and Rudolph P. Galask

Introduction

Assessment

Physical Examination

Diseases that Cause Vulvar Burning

Diseases that Cause Vulvar Itching

Diseases that Cause Vulvar Pain

Diseases that Cause Vaginal Discharge

Conclusion

References

Idiopathic Vulvodynia- Lauren D. Arnold and Gloria A. Bachmann

Introduction

Symptoms

Etiology

Prevalence

Demographics

Comorbid Conditions

Gynecologic History

Psychosocial and Sexual Aspects

Diagnosis

Treatment

Conclusion

References

Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome- Miranda A. Farage and Rudolph P. Galask

Introduction

Definition and Disease Characteristics

Prevalence and Patient Demographics

Differential Diagnosis

Etiology

Management

Conclusion

References

Vulvar Therapies: Evidence Vs. Testimony- Natalie Moulton-Levy and Howard I. Maibach

Introduction

Vulvodynia

Eczematous and Papulosquamous Vulvar Dermatoses

Benign Vulvar Nodules or Tumors

Infectious Diseases

Vulvar Neoplasm

Conclusion

References

PART III. MENSES, HYGIENE, AND PRODUCTS

The Menstrual Cycle, the Composition of Menses, and the Effect of Menses on the Skin- Miranda A. Farage, William H. Hood, and Paula J. Adams Hillard

Introduction

The Menstrual Cycle

Composition and Properties of Menses

Effects of Menses and Venous Blood on the Skin

Conclusion

References

The Menstrual Cycle and the Skin- Birgit Drexler, Michael Landthaler, and Silvia Hohenleutner

Introduction

Hormonal Changes in the Course of the Menstrual Cycle

Influence of the Sex Hormones on the Skin

Premenstrual Syndrome

Menstrual Cycle and Associated Skin Disorders

Conclusion

References

Genital Hygiene: Culture, Practices, and Health Impact- Miranda A. Farage and Mario Bramante

Introduction

Genital Hygiene of Infants

Genital Hygiene Among Premenarchal Girls

Genital Hygiene Among Women of Reproductive Age

Genital Hygiene Among Older Women

Conclusion

References

Products for Vulvar Hygiene- Miranda A. Farage and Lisa Lennon

Introduction

Cleanliness and Odor-Control Products

Menstrual Protection Products

Products for Incontinence Control

Other Products Used on the Vulva

Medications

Conclusion

References

PART IV. ETHNICITY AND SOCIOLOGY

Vulva Ethnic Differences: An Overview- Marina Goldovsky and Howard I. Maibach

Introduction

Assessments of Variable Characteristics of Ethnically/Racially Different Skin

Lipid Content

Clinical Observations

Conclusion

References

Female Genital Alterations: A Sociological Perspective- Samar A. Farage

Introduction

The Management of Sexuality as a Problem: Postmasturbation Disease

Types of Female Genital Alterations

Procedures of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Contemporary Female Genital Alterations in North America

Conclusion

References

PART V. INVESTIGATIONAL METHODS

Bioengineering Methods for the Vulva- Sibylle Schliemann, Britta Opper, and Peter Elsner

Introduction

Common Bioengineering Techniques

Measuring Mechanical Properties

Conclusion

References

Transepidermal Water Loss Dynamics of Human Vulvar and Thigh Skin- Raphael Warren, Michaelle B. Jones, and Peter Elsner

Introduction

Evaluation of Transepidermal Water Loss

Transepidermal Water Loss Findings

Conclusion

References

Vulvar Toxicology- Christina Y. Wang and Howard I. Maibach

Introduction

Irritation of the Vulva

Bioengineering Methods of Assessment

Behind the Knee Test

Vulvar Dermatitis

Contact Urticaria

Conclusion

References

Consumer Research and In-Market Comments- Brigitte Nijs

Introduction

What Do Women Want from a Feminine Hygiene Pad?

Consumer Research Process for Feminine Hygiene Products

Quality Assurance for Production of Feminine Hygiene Products

Consumer Comments from Market Use

Conclusion

Reference

Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control