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Title Itch : mechanisms and treatment / edited by E. Carstens, Tasuku Akiyama
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014


Description 1 online resource (464 pages) : illustrations
Series Frontiers in neuroscience
Frontiers in neuroscience.
Contents Itch hypotheses / Hermann O. Handwerker -- Epidemiology of itch / Elke Weisshaar, Uwe Matterne -- Atopic dermatitis / Ulf Darsow, Ulrike Raap, Sonja St̃nder -- Clinical aspects of itch / Adam Reich, Jacek C. Szepietowski -- Pruritus in renal disease / Thomas Mettang -- Pruritus of cholestasis / Nora V. Bergasa -- Neuropathic itch / Anne Louise Oaklander -- Pruritus in cutaneous T-cell lymphomas / Laurent Misery -- Pruriceptors / Matthias Ringkamp, Richard Meyer -- Peripheral neuronal mechanism of itch / Robin L. Thurmond, Kayvan Kazerouni, Sandra R. Chaplan, Andrew J. Greenspan -- Role of PAR-2 in neuroimmune communication and itch / Cordula Kempkes, Joerg Buddenkotte, Ferda Cevikbas, Timo Buhl, Martin Steinhoff -- Mrgprs as itch receptors / Benjamin McNeil, Xinzhong Dong -- Role of interleukin-31 and oncostatin M in itch and neuroimmune communication / Ferda Cevikbas, Cordula Kempkes, Timo Buhl, Christian Mess, Joerg Buddenkotte, Martin Steinhoff -- Toll-like receptors and itch / Tong Liu, Ru-Rong Ji -- Lipid mediators and itch / Tsugunobu Andoh, Yasushi Kuraishi -- Role of transient receptor potential channels in acute and chronic itch / Sarah R. Wilson, Diana M. Bautista -- Sensitization of itch signaling / Mitsutoshi Tominaga, Kenji Takamori -- Peripheral opioids / Paul L. Bigliardi, Mei Bigliardi-Qi -- Spinal coding of itch and pain / Tasuku Akiyama, E. Carstens -- Spinal microcircuits and the regulation of itch / Sarah E. Ross, Junichi Hachisuka, Andrew J. Todd -- Itch modulation by VGLUT-dependent glutamate release from somatic sensory neurons / Qiufu Ma -- Ascending pathways for itch / Steve Davidson, Hannah Moser, Glenn Giesler -- Brain processing of itch and scratching / Hideki Mochizuki, Alexandru D.P. Papoiu, Gil Yosipovitch -- Central nervous processing of itch and pain / Clemens Forster, Hermann O. Handwerker -- Roles of central opioid receptor subtypes in regulating itch sensation / Mei-Chuan Ko -- Sensitization for itch / Martin Schmelz
Summary "Written by leading, internationally-known scholars in itch research and treatment, this volume presents the most current update on all aspects of itch research and the clinical treatment of itch that accompanies many dermatological conditions including psoriasis, neuropathic itch, cutaneous t-cell lymphomas, and systemic diseases such as kidney and liver disease and cancer. The book is designed for basic researchers, clinicians who study and treat itch, pharmaceutical companies interested in developing itch treatments, and anyone else interested in learning about itch"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from resource home page (ebrary, viewed on May 6, 2014)
Subject Itching -- Pathophysiology
Itching -- Treatment
Pruritus -- physiopathology
Pruritus -- therapy
Antipruritics -- therapeutic use
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author Carstens, Earl, editor
Akiyama, Tasuku, editor
ISBN 9781466505445