Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Handbook

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Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Guide will be invaluable for all junior doctors, nurses and TB workers who have to manage patients with tuberculosis, whether in the well-resourced or poorly-resourced healthcare setting. With extensive case studies, clinical pearls and down to earth practical advice, this book offers a clinical manual outlining day to day management of patients together with treatment and control of this important and ever-spreading global disease.

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Overview

Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Guide will be invaluable for all junior doctors, nurses and TB workers who have to manage patients with tuberculosis, whether in the well-resourced or poorly-resourced healthcare setting. With extensive case studies, clinical pearls and down to earth practical advice, this book offers a clinical manual outlining day to day management of patients together with treatment and control of this important and ever-spreading global disease.

* Case studies, practical advice and clinical pearls of wisdom bring this text alive.
* Learn how to manage patients with tuberculosis in all sorts of settings - whether well resourced or poorly resourced.
* Provides a comprehensive, practical text detailing all you need to know to manage patients, their treatment and control of TB.
* A wealth of new diagrams and clinical photographs help make the information available at a glance.

Practical yet authoritative, this handbook contains all the background information and clinical advice that the healthcare worker needs to know for the step by step diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with tuberculosis in whatever circumstances and environment they might be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444163209
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2014
  • Pages: 320

Meet the Author

Peter DO Davies MA DM FRCP Professor and Consultant Physician, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Jayant Banavaliker MD DTCD MBA Senior Consultant in Tuberculosis and Director, Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine, Delhi, India

WW. Yew MB, BS, MRCP, FRCP Chief, Tuberculosis and Chest Unit, Grantham Hospital, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China

"Lovett Lawson MBBS (Lagos) DTM&H, MTropMed, PhD (Liverpool), DMP, KJW Visiting Associate Professor, Bingham University, Nasarrawa State, Nigeria. Chief Medical Director, Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.
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Table of Contents

Background
The history of Tuberculosis from Earliest Times to the Development of Drugs, Charlotte A. Roberts and Jane E. Buikstra
Epidemiology, Ted Cohen and Christopher Dye

Pathology and Immunology
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis – The Organism, John M. Grange
Genotyping and Its Implications for Transmission Dynamics and Tuberculosis Control, Laura Anderson
Histopathology, Helen C. Wainwright

Diagnosis
Immunodiagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection, Ajit Lalvani, Manish Pareek, and Katrina Pollock
Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Luis E. Cuevas
Tuberculosis Clinical Immunology, Robert S. Wallis

Clinical Aspects
Respiratory Tuberculosis, Aravind Ponnuswamy
Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System, Guy Thwaites
Non-Respiratory Tuberculosis, Peter Ormerod
Tuberculosis in Childhood, Delane Shingadia

Treatment
Clinical Pharmacology of the Antituberculosis Drugs, Charles A. Peloquin and Abdullah Sultan
Chemotherapy Including Drug Resistant Therapy, Gerry Davies
New Developments in Treatment, Alexander Pym
The Surgical Management of Tuberculosis and Its Complications, Richard Steyn

Tuberculosis in Special Situations
Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Tuberculosis Co-Infection, Keertan Dheda and Greg Calligaro
Tuberculosis and Migration, Einar Heldal
Tuberculosis and Poverty, S. Bertel Squire
Multi and Extreme Drug Resistance: The Experience of India, Zarir F. Udwadia

Prevention
Preventive Therapy, Jean-Pierre Zellweger
BCG and Prospects for New Vaccines against Tuberculosis, Helen McShane

Control
Control in Low-Prevalence Countries, Ibrahim Abubakar and Robert Aldridge
Control in High-Prevalence Countries, Jayant N. Banavaliker
The Role of the TB Nurse Specialist, Christine E. Bell
Community Approaches to Tuberculosis Treatment, Kwonjune J. Seung and Michael L. Rich

Related Aspects
Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria, Jakko van Ingen
Animal Tuberculosis, Dirk U. Pfeiffer and Leigh A.L. Corner

Conclusions
Conclusions and Future Developments, Peter D.O. Davies, Stephen Gordon, and Gerry Davies
Index

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