Bioengineering of the Skin: Water and the Stratum Corneum, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Bioengineering of the Skin

Water and the Stratum Corneum, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by Joachim W. Fluhr, Peter Elsner, Enzo Berardesca, Howard I. Maibach

CRC Press

440 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 84 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849314438
pub: 2004-08-27

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Bioengineering of the skin, or more precisely the biophysical assessment of skin physiology, is moving rapidly from a descriptive approach to a deeper understanding of biophysical and biochemical processes. This second edition of the popular text Bioengineering of the Skin: Water and Stratum Corneum reflects the progress in the field, focusing on the dramatically improved understanding of skin physiology. Specifically, it reviews the shift in our understanding of the stratum corneum from an inert surrounding sheet to a biologically active compartment.

The stratum corneum is the interface between the sometimes harsh environment and the internal turmoil of the human body. Based on a large number of recent publications, this book explains the mechanisms involved in stratum corneum barrier function and hydration. It reflects 10 years of progress not only of the non-invasive biophysical assessment of skin physiology parameter, but also of the perfection of the available devices. It brings all research on epidermal water and transepidermal water loss in health and disease up-to-date with the revision of existing chapters as well as added chapters from new contributors on hydration and itching. This edition also includes new guidelines on the standardization of measurements.

Bioengineering of the Skin will enhance communication within the research community and will be useful for scientists in the skin bioengineering field by presenting methods that offer reliable and reproducible approaches for product testing in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, as well as for basic research.

Table of Contents

Part I:Introduction

Water-Lipid Interaction, Bozena B. Michniak, Philip W. Wertz

Water-Keratin Interaction, Jean-Luc Lévêque

Stratum Corneum pH: and Ions - Distribution and Importance, Joachim W Fluhr, Lora Bankova, Peter Elias

Occlusion, Jana Präßler, Joachim W Fluhr

Part II: Transepidermal Water Loss and Barrier Function

Transepidermal Water Loss Measurements in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences, Vera Rogiers, E. Houben, K. De Paepe

Ultrasound and Water in the Stratum Corneum, Stefania Seidenari, Giovanni Pellacani

Standardization of Measurements and Guidelines, Grazia Primavera, Joachim W. Fluhr, Enzo Berardesca

Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and its Relation to Barrier Function and Skin Irritation, P.G.M. Van der Valk, M Kucharekova, R.A. Tupker

Transepidermal Water Loss and Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Stefania Seidenari, Francesca Giusti

Prediction of Irritancy, R.A. Tupker

TEWL and Racial differences, Grazia Primavera, Enzo Berardesca

Sensitive Skin and Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL), Clarissa D. Villarama, Howard I. Maibach

Transepidermal Water Loss and Barrier Function of Aging Human Skin, Klaus-P. Wilhelm, Marianne Brandt, Howard I. Maibach

Atopic Dermatitis and Other Skin Diseases, Manigé Fartasch

Transepidermal Water Loss and Dry Skin, Marie Lodén

Bioengineering Correlates of the Sensitive Skin Syndrome: The Sensory Irritation Component, Robert Sinaiko, Howard I. Maibach

Barrier Recovery, Silke M. Fuchs, Joachim W. Fluhr, Howard I. Maibach

Testing the Efficacy of Moisturizer, Bemard Gabard

Dynamic Measurements: POST, MAT and SDT, Grazia Primavera, Enzo Berardesca

Part III: Water Content

Assessment of Stratum Corneum Hydration: Corneometer CM 825, Gabriel Khazaka

Hardware and Measuring Principles: The NOVATM DPM, Randy Wickett

Hardware and Measuring Principles: The Computerized DermaLab® TEWL Probe, Gary L. Grove, Charles Zerweck

Electrical Assessment of Skin Hydration: Standardization of Measurements and Guidelines, Grazia Primavera, Joachim W. Fluhr, Enzo Berardesca

Hydration and Moisturizers, Marie Lodén

Infant Skin Hydration, Marty O. Visscher, Steven B. Hoath

Hydration and Atopic Dermatitis, Chris Edwards

Within and Beyond the Skin Barrier as Seen by Electrical Impedance , Stig Ollmar, Ingrid Nicander

Hydration, Psoriasis and Ekzema: The Dry Surface-High Evaporative Water Loss Paradox, Jørgen Serup

Hydration and Lipids , Philip W. Wertz, Bozena B. Michniak

Xerotic Skin and Impairment of Barrier Function Associated to Itch, Gil Yosipovitch

Testing and Efficacy of Barrier Creams, Hongbo Zhai, Howard I. Maibach

Testing of Moisturizer, Marie Lodén, Magnus Lindberg

About the Series

Dermatology: Clinical & Basic Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Dermatology