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Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine

Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine

Jane N. Zuckerman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85195-1

Jul 2003

516 pages

$436.99

Description

Disease knows no frontiers and almost any place in the world can be reached within 24-36 hours, less time than the incubation period of most infectious diseases. As one of today's healthcare professionals you are expected to prevent, identify and treat all infectious diseases irrespective of geographical and climatic limitations. To do this you must be well versed in the development of new and improved vaccines and the rapid advances in the development of the latest drugs and treatments.

Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine provides up to the minute information on the prevention and treatment of travel-related ill health, as well as the effects travel can have on people.

Written in a distinctive style, Zuckerman offers you not only the latest information, but also an interesting, thought provoking read. Your essential one-stop resource for travel medicine, includes:
* Epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases
* Malaria and other parasitic diseases
* Aviation medicine and psychology
* Altitude medicine
* Illness in returning travellers
* Vaccine preventable diseases
* Children and travel
List of contributors

Foreword

Preface

SECTION I TRAVEL MEDICINE

Trends in Travel (Thomas l. Treadwell)

Epidemiology of Health Risks and Travel(Hans D. Northdurft and Eric Caumes)

Fitness to Travel (Dominique Tessier)

Management of a Travel Clinic (Elaine C. Jong)

SECTION II INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TRAVEL

Epidemiology and Surviellance of Travel-related Diseases (Norman T. Begg)

Virus Infections (Arie J. Zuckerman)

Bacterial Infections in Travellers (Christopher J. Ellis and Ann L.N. Chapman)

Vector-borne Parasitic Diseases (Indran Balakrishnan and Stephen H Gillespie)

SECTION III PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF TRAVEL-RELATED DISEASE

Tropical Skin Infections (Fransisco Vega-Lopez and Verity Blackwell)

Traveller's Diarrhea (Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner and Charles D. Ericsson)

Vaccine-preventable Disease (Jane N. Zuckerman)

Returned Travellers (Nicholas J. Beeching and Sharon B. Welby)

SECTION IV HAZARDS OF AIR AND SEA TRAVEL

Aviation Medicine (Michael Bagshaw)

Aviation Psychology (Robert Bor, Justin Parker and Linda Papadopoulos)

Altitude and Expedition Medicine (David R. Murdoch, Andrew J. Pollard and J. Simon Gibbs)

Diving Medicine (Peter J. Benton)

Travel Health at Sea: Cruise Ship Medicine (Robert E. Wheeler)

SECTION V ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS OF TRAVEL

Travel-related Injury (Robert Grenfell)

Aeromedical Repatriation (Alex T. Dewhurst and John C. Goldstone)

Poisons and Travel (Virginia Murray)

Venemous Bites and Stings (R. David G. Theakston and David G. Lalloo)

Ophthalmic Condition in Travellers (T. Richardson and Claire Davey)

SECTION VI PRACTICAL ISSUES FOR TRAVELLERS

Travelling with Children (Philip R. Fischer)

Women's Health and Travel (Susan Anderson)

The Immunocompromised Traveller (R.J. Lighthelm and P.P.A.M. van Thiel)

Special High-Risk Travel Groups: Immunocompromised, Older, Disabled and Chronically Ill Travelers (Maria D. Mileno, Kathryn N. Suh, Jay S. Keystone and Frank J. Bia)

Aid Workers, Expatriates and Travel (Ken Gamble, Debbie Lovell, Ted Lankester and Jay Keystone)

Health of Migrants and Refugees (Louis Loutan)
"The case histories throughout help to highlight the subjects. This textbook will be a welcome addition to those involved in training and those advising travellers and a valuable resource for study and reference." (Royal College of Nursing Travel Medicine Forum Newsletter, January 2002)

"To put together such a valuable and useful reference as this is a monumental task, and the book deserves a place on the shelves of all travel clinics." (Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)

"...This is a good book. It is comprehensive, covers the major problems fully, while providing at least a short entry on the less common and more exotic..." (Tropical Doctor)

"...easy to read and highly informative...will be invaluable and will replace my usual reference sources..." (Family Practice, Vol.19, No.4, 2002) 

"...overviews general principles for keeping people healthy while they travel..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)

"...I would highly recommend this book...the content is invaluable..." (Practice Nurse, 27 September 2002)

"The book deserves a place beside the few other textbooks on travel medicine." (New England Journal of Medicine, October 10, 2002)