Infections of Leisure / Edition 4

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Overview

A compilation of information on leisure-associated infections in one unique, user-friendly volume.

  • Enables readers to understand the risks and make informed choices
  • Presents first-hand insights from a team of expert authors
  • Provides essential detail for health care professionals while remaining accessible to the laypeople
  • Indexes material both by infectious agent and by leisure activity for quick reference
  • Helps readers identify and treat those infections that do occur as quickly and effectively as possible.


The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Robert Gene Penn, MD (Nebraska Methodist Hospital)
Description: This scholarly, multiauthored book describes infectious diseases that can be contracted while pursuing such activities as swimming at the beach, venturing into wilderness environments, pampering our (sometimes unusual) pets, toiling in the garden, or eating trendy cuisine. This is a thoroughly updated edition.
Purpose: The book identifies and organizes the infectious risks associated with our leisure time activities. Although these activities are enjoyable, they expose us to a growing list of pathogenic microbes, some new and many increasingly resistant to current therapies. These infectious risks are outlined and discussed in a convenient, user-friendly, and accessible format.
Audience: This is a useful book for general practitioners caring for patients who travel to adventuresome settings, keep exotic pets, pierce strange parts of their body ("body modification"), or eat trendy cuisine. It should also attract infectious diseases subspecialists who desire an organization of infectious diseases associated with specific recreational activities.
Features: Designed for ease of use, each chapter focuses on the infection risks associated with a particular type of recreational activity. Multiple zoonoses associated with common and less common pets (e.g. hedgehogs) are reviewed and practical guidelines provided. Three new chapters are designed to help manage the risk of infection associated with air travel, petting zoos, and cruise ships. New to this edition are the practical tips at the end of each chapter that underscore the most critical steps needed to prevent and manage the infectious diseases discussed in the chapter.
Assessment: This is a practical resource for a diverse group of infection risks associated with where and how our patients spend their leisure time. The book compiles information on leisure-associated infections into one, unique, user-friendly book. It is indexed to provide quick reference to material both by infectious agent and leisure activity. The new practical tips at the end of each chapter highlight salient points of prevention and management of infections of leisure.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Robert Gene Penn, MD (Nebraska Methodist Hospital)
Description: This scholarly, multiauthored book describes infectious diseases that can be contracted while pursuing such activities as swimming at the beach, venturing into wilderness environments, pampering our (sometimes unusual) pets, toiling in the garden, or eating trendy cuisine. This is a thoroughly updated edition.
Purpose: The book identifies and organizes the infectious risks associated with our leisure time activities. Although these activities are enjoyable, they expose us to a growing list of pathogenic microbes, some new and many increasingly resistant to current therapies. These infectious risks are outlined and discussed in a convenient, user-friendly, and accessible format.
Audience: This is a useful book for general practitioners caring for patients who travel to adventuresome settings, keep exotic pets, pierce strange parts of their body ("body modification"), or eat trendy cuisine. It should also attract infectious diseases subspecialists who desire an organization of infectious diseases associated with specific recreational activities.
Features: Designed for ease of use, each chapter focuses on the infection risks associated with a particular type of recreational activity. Multiple zoonoses associated with common and less common pets (e.g. hedgehogs) are reviewed and practical guidelines provided. Three new chapters are designed to help manage the risk of infection associated with air travel, petting zoos, and cruise ships. New to this edition are the practical tips at the end of each chapter that underscore the most critical steps needed to prevent and manage the infectious diseases discussed in the chapter.
Assessment: This is a practical resource for a diverse group of infection risks associated with where and how our patients spend their leisure time. The book compiles information on leisure-associated infections into one, unique, user-friendly book. It is indexed to provide quick reference to material both by infectious agent and leisure activity. The new practical tips at the end of each chapter highlight salient points of prevention and management of infections of leisure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555814847
  • Publisher: ASM Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 586,061
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. At the Shore

Mark A. Clemence and Richard L. Guerrant

2. Freshwater: from Lakes to Hot Tubs

Bertha S. Ayi and David Dworzack

3. The Camper’s Uninvited Guests

Gordon E. Schutze and Richard F. Jacobs

4. Infections in the Garden

Burke A. Cunha and Diane H. Johnson

5. With Man’s Best Friend

Julie M. Collins and Bennett Lorber

6. Around Cats

Ellie J. C. Goldstein and Craig E. Greene

7. Feathered Friends

Matthew E. Levison

8. Less Common House Pets

Bruno B. Chomel

9. With Man’s Worst Friend (the Rat)

James G. Fox

10. Closed Due to Rabies

Jesse D. Blanton and John W. Krebs

11. Sports: the Infectious Hazards

Arezou Minooee, Leland S. Rickman, and Geeta Gupta

12. Traveling Abroad

Martin S. Wolfe

13. From Boudoir to Bordello: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Travel

Jonathan M. Zenilman

14. Infections from Body Piercing and Tattoos

Mukesh Patel and C. Glenn Cobbs

15. Infectious Diseases at High Altitude

Buddha Basnyat, Thomas A. Cumbo, and Robert Edelman

16. Infectious Risks of Air Travel

Alexandra Mangili and Mark Gendreau

17. Perils of the Petting Zoo

John R. Dunn and Frederick J. Angulo

18. Infections on Cruise Ships

Vivek Kak

19. Exotic and Trendy Cuisine

Jeffrey K. Griffiths

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