B Diffey

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of UV absorbing sunscreens on the reflectance and the consequent protection of skin
    Gerald J Smith
    New Zealand Institute for Industrial Research, Lower Hutt
    Photochem Photobiol 75:122-5. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Sunscreens: expectation and realization
    Brian Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 25:233-6. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint In vitro assessment of the broad-spectrum ultraviolet protection of sunscreen products
    B L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    J Am Acad Dermatol 43:1024-35. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint The contribution of medical physics to the development of psoralen photochemotherapy (PUVA) in the UK: a personal reminiscence
    Brian Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Phys Med Biol 51:R229-44. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Human exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation
    Brian L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Cosmet Dermatol 1:124-30. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint The challenge of follow-up in narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy
    B L Diffey
    Department of Medical Physics, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Br J Dermatol 157:344-9. 2007
  7. doi request reprint A behavioral model for estimating population exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation
    Brian Diffey
    School of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Photochem Photobiol 84:371-5. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Spectral uniformity: a new index of broad spectrum (UVA) protection
    B Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Int J Cosmet Sci 31:63-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Reported sun exposure, attitudes to sun protection and perceptions of skin cancer risk: a survey of visitors to Cancer Research UK's SunSmart campaign website
    B L Diffey
    Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, UK
    Br J Dermatol 160:1292-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint A simple technique for estimating daily ambient erythemal ultraviolet from the ultraviolet index
    Brian Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, NE24HN, UK
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 25:227-9. 2009

Collaborators

  • J F Nash
  • G J Smith
  • Sandra M Kirke
  • Peter M Farr
  • John N S Matthews
  • Sharon Lowder
  • James J Lloyd

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of UV absorbing sunscreens on the reflectance and the consequent protection of skin
    Gerald J Smith
    New Zealand Institute for Industrial Research, Lower Hutt
    Photochem Photobiol 75:122-5. 2002
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Sunscreens: expectation and realization
    Brian Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 25:233-6. 2009
    ..The technical performance of sunscreens has improved dramatically over the past 20 years, so have we now succeeded in delivering protection that meets consumers' expectations?..
  3. ncbi request reprint In vitro assessment of the broad-spectrum ultraviolet protection of sunscreen products
    B L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    J Am Acad Dermatol 43:1024-35. 2000
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The contribution of medical physics to the development of psoralen photochemotherapy (PUVA) in the UK: a personal reminiscence
    Brian Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Phys Med Biol 51:R229-44. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Human exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation
    Brian L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Cosmet Dermatol 1:124-30. 2002
    ..Methods of personal protection include: avoiding direct sunlight in summer around noon; seeking the shade; wearing clothing absorbs UVR; wearing hats that shade face and neck; and using topical sunscreens...
  6. ncbi request reprint The challenge of follow-up in narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy
    B L Diffey
    Department of Medical Physics, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Br J Dermatol 157:344-9. 2007
    ..While broadband UVB phototherapy has generally been considered to be a relatively safe treatment, some concern has been raised about the potential increased skin cancer risk with narrowband UVB...
  7. doi request reprint A behavioral model for estimating population exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation
    Brian Diffey
    School of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Photochem Photobiol 84:371-5. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Spectral uniformity: a new index of broad spectrum (UVA) protection
    B Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Int J Cosmet Sci 31:63-8. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Reported sun exposure, attitudes to sun protection and perceptions of skin cancer risk: a survey of visitors to Cancer Research UK's SunSmart campaign website
    B L Diffey
    Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, UK
    Br J Dermatol 160:1292-8. 2009
    ..K. With the aim of reducing, and hopefully reversing, the year-on-year rise in skin cancer incidence, SunSmart, the U.K.'s national skin cancer prevention campaign, has been hosted by Cancer Research UK since 2003...
  10. doi request reprint A simple technique for estimating daily ambient erythemal ultraviolet from the ultraviolet index
    Brian Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, NE24HN, UK
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 25:227-9. 2009
    ..The estimation can be performed quickly using only a calculator (or even mental arithmetic) and is applicable in those situations where access to computers and the internet is not feasible...
  11. doi request reprint Sunscreens as a preventative measure in melanoma: an evidence-based approach or the precautionary principle?
    B L Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, UK
    Br J Dermatol 161:25-7. 2009
    ..Meta-analyses of observational case-control studies have demonstrated no association between sunscreen use and the development of malignant melanoma...
  12. doi request reprint Modelling the seasonal variation of vitamin D due to sun exposure
    B L Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
    Br J Dermatol 162:1342-8. 2010
    ..Yet just what constitutes adequacy remains to be clearly defined and validated. To do this requires an understanding of how behaviour outdoors during the year translates into seasonal changes in vitamin D status...
  13. doi request reprint Is casual exposure to summer sunlight effective at maintaining adequate vitamin D status?
    Brian L Diffey
    Department of Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 26:172-6. 2010
    ..The advice that an adequate vitamin D status can be achieved by short, casual exposure to summer sunlight is ubiquitous. This review will examine the value of this advice...
  14. ncbi request reprint Do we need a revised public health policy on sun exposure?
    B Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle NE4 6BE, U K
    Br J Dermatol 154:1046-51. 2006
  15. ncbi request reprint Sunscreens and melanoma: the future looks bright
    B L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Br J Dermatol 153:378-81. 2005
    ..Meta-analyses of observational case-control studies have demonstrated no association between sunscreen use and the development of malignant melanoma...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sunscreens and UVA protection: a major issue of minor importance
    B L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Photochem Photobiol 74:61-3. 2001
    ..Less important is to spread it uniformly, and least important is the precise shape of the sunscreen-absorption spectrum, providing, of course, the spectrum extends into the UVA region...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sunscreen isn't enough
    B Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    J Photochem Photobiol B 64:105-8. 2001
    ..This mismatch between expectation and realisation may be one contributing factor why sunscreens have been reported to be a risk factor in melanoma...
  18. ncbi request reprint Is daily use of sunscreens of benefit in the U.K.?
    Brian L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, U K
    Br J Dermatol 146:659-62. 2002
    ..There is an increasingly widespread belief that year-round use of topical agents containing ultraviolet (UV)-absorbing ingredients is an important factor in reducing the chronic degenerative cutaneous changes associated with sun exposure...
  19. ncbi request reprint What is light?
    Brian L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 18:68-74. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Sources and measurement of ultraviolet radiation
    Brian L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Methods 28:4-13. 2002
    ..The complete way to characterize an UV source is by spectroradiometry, although for most practical purposes a detector optically filtered to respond to a limited portion of the UV spectrum normally suffices...
  21. ncbi request reprint A quantitative estimate of melanoma mortality from ultraviolet A sunbed use in the U.K
    B L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Br J Dermatol 149:578-81. 2003
    ..Concern has been expressed for many years in the medical and regulatory literature about the adverse health effects, especially melanoma, from the use of sunbeds for cosmetic tanning...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sun protection factor determination in vivo using a single exposure on sunscreen-protected skin
    Brian L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 19:309-12. 2003
    ..The conventional approach is to administer to each subject a series of exposures (normally between five and seven) on their sunscreen-protected skin...
  23. ncbi request reprint Climate change, ozone depletion and the impact on ultraviolet exposure of human skin
    Brian Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle NE4 6BE, UK
    Phys Med Biol 49:R1-11. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Towards optimal regimens for the UVB phototherapy of psoriasis: a mathematical model
    Brian L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle, UK
    Acta Derm Venereol 84:259-64. 2004
    ..The model has been used to suggest optimal regimens for the treatment of outpatients and inpatients...
  25. ncbi request reprint The future incidence of cutaneous melanoma within the UK
    B L Diffey
    Regional Medical Physics Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK
    Br J Dermatol 151:868-72. 2004
    ....
  26. doi request reprint An overview analysis of the time people spend outdoors
    B L Diffey
    Dermatological Sciences, Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
    Br J Dermatol 164:848-54. 2011
    ..An important factor in determining our exposure to sunlight, and the consequent impact on skin health and vitamin D status, is the time we spend outdoors...
  27. ncbi request reprint A randomized comparison of selective broadband UVB and narrowband UVB in the treatment of psoriasis
    Sandra M Kirke
    Department of Dermatology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Invest Dermatol 127:1641-6. 2007
    ..As these two lamp types appear to be of similar efficacy, phototherapy using a selective broadband source may be a safer option than use of narrowband UVB...