Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Friday Meetings: Friday 14/2/2014

Friday 14/2/14 1:30 pm Cairo Time Google Plus Hangout

One-topic meeting:

An update on the management of androgenetic alopecia

*Note that the inner root sheath [IRS] (Henle’s layer, Huxley’s layer, and cuticle) is visible as a gelatinous mass when the hair is plucked. It protects and moulds the growing hair but disintegrates before reaching the surface. If retained it forms hair casts (peripilar casts, pseudo-nits). In some studies, it has been found that hair casts are often composed of both inner and out root sheaths. In hair casts associated with parakeratotic disorders such as psoriasis it seems that only external sheath is present in the hair casts. The companion layer was referred to as the innermost layer of the outer root sheath but it is now classified as part of the inner root sheath. It attaches to Henle’s layer and moves upward with the rest of the inner root sheath; thus it provides a slippage plane between the outer root sheath, which is stationary, and the inner root sheath.

Free talks via Google Hangout on Fridays have been arranged. These Friday Meetings have been audiovisual online meetings where we have typed, talked and screen shared. The Handouts, when available, can be emailed on request unless they become out-of-date. 

Similarly, Thursday Meetings have been developed to discuss Rook's Textbook of Dermatology on Google Hangout. 

Main Works of Reference List (The first eight are my top favourites)

  • British National Formulary
  • British National Formulary for Children
  • Guidelines (BAD - BASHH - BHIVA - Uroweb)
  • Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV, and Sexual Health
  • Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology
  • Rook's Textbook of Dermatology
  • Simple Skin Surgery
  • Weedon's Skin Pathology
  • A Concise Atlas of Dermatopathology (P Mckee)
  • Andrews' Diseases of the Skin
  • Andrology (Nieschlag E FRCP, Behre M and Nieschlag S)
  • Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery
  • Davidson's Essentials of Medicine
  • Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine
  • Fitzpatrick's Colour Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (Klaus Wolff FRCP and Richard Allen Johnson)
  • Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine
  • Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology
  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Hamilton Bailey's Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery
  • Hutchison's Clinical Methods
  • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin
  • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin (Atlas and Synopsis)
  • Macleod's Clinical Examination
  • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills
  • Oxford Textbook of Medicine
  • Practical Dermatopathology (R Rapini)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Holmes K et al)
  • Statistics in Clinical Practice (D Coggon FRCP)
  • Stockley's Drug Interactions
  • Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies
  • Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology