Discussing existing techniques, ongoing research, new approaches, and basic concepts in the treatment of nail diseases, Topical Nail Products and Ungual Drug Delivery summarizes the current knowledge and represents a jumping-off point for creating novel techniques of drug delivery across the nail.
A growing area of pharmaceutical research, the search for efficient delivery techniques that can cross the nail barrier has yielded several effective strategies, brought together in this book.
The Nail: Anatomy, Physiology, Diseases, and Treatment. Permeability of the Nail Plate. Topical Nail Formulations. Approaches to Enhance Ungual and Trans-Ungual Drug Delivery. In Vitro and In Vivo Models to Evaluate Topical Nail Formulations. Hydration-Controlled Nail System for the Evaluation of Topical Formulations and a Novel Nail Sampling Device. Bioengineering of the Nail: Transonychial Water Loss and Imaging Techniques, An Overview. Transungual Iontophoresis and Physical Drug Delivery Enhancement. Pharmacokinetics of Drugs in the Nail Apparatus. Onychopharmacokinetics: Proposed Model Insight. Photodynamic Therapy of Nail Diseases. Nail as a Surrogate for Investigating the Drug Use.