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Manual of Travel Medicine and Health
     

Manual of Travel Medicine and Health

by Steffen, Herbert L. Dupont, Annelies Wilder-Smith
 
Manual of Travel Medicine and Health has become a standard reference among travel health professionals. This second edition continues its primary aim of providing clear answers to the many questions - fundamental and complex - that face the field of travel medicine. The manual focuses on preventive measures to be considered for travelers. Therapy is also included as

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Manual of Travel Medicine and Health has become a standard reference among travel health professionals. This second edition continues its primary aim of providing clear answers to the many questions - fundamental and complex - that face the field of travel medicine. The manual focuses on preventive measures to be considered for travelers. Therapy is also included as it applies to self-treatment abroad and to address problems and questions primary care physicians are frequently confronted with by returning travelers. Updates include: new information on infectious health risks, new products entering the market, diagnosis and management of illness upon return Expanded segments on: travel advice for pregnant women, infants and children, patients with chronic medical conditions, senior travelers, and persons with HIV infection New chapters incorporated: Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, Fundamentals of Migration Medicine, Screening Immigrants and Refugees, Adoption of Children from Developing Countries, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria, and Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. New topics have been added to cover aspects related to bioterrorism. Features *Discusses both fundamental and complex issues in travel medicine and health *Focuses on preventive measures, and therapy for self-treatment abroad *Addresses problems and questions primary care physicians are frequently confronted with by returning travelers *Includes a bibliography at the end of each chapter, additional summary tables, and updated maps

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Reviewer: Peter Katona, MD (UCLA School of Medicine)
Description: Overall, this is an excellent and needed book on travel medicine. Although there is some redundancy, each topic has an excellent general description without too much unnecessary detail. The topics are appropriate and timely. The CD-ROM is an excellent addition, although I would have liked a search feature.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an outline of the topics pertaining to emporiatrics, a worthy objective that is met.
Audience: The book has a wide audience, from students to practitioners. The authors even mention "initiated travelers." The authors are very credible authorities.
Features: The topics are broad. In addition to specific diseases, the book also covers specific situations relevant to the traveler. The book is small enough to take with you on a trip and yet has enough information to be useful in the physician's library. The CD-ROM is also quite useful although can not be electronically searched.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference. It does not go into great detail but readers can investigate further using larger references both specific to emporiatrics and to particular diseases and situations. The second edition is necessary due to the changing nature of the information and because the first edition sold quickly.
Reviewer: Peter Katona, MD (UCLA School of Medicine)
Description: Overall, this is an excellent and needed book on travel medicine. Although there is some redundancy, each topic has an excellent general description without too much unnecessary detail. The topics are appropriate and timely. The CD-ROM is an excellent addition, although I would have liked a search feature.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an outline of the topics pertaining to emporiatrics, a worthy objective that is met.
Audience: The book has a wide audience, from students to practitioners. The authors even mention "initiated travelers." The authors are very credible authorities.
Features: The topics are broad. In addition to specific diseases, the book also covers specific situations relevant to the traveler. The book is small enough to take with you on a trip and yet has enough information to be useful in the physician's library. The CD-ROM is also quite useful although can not be electronically searched.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference. It does not go into great detail but readers can investigate further using larger references both specific to emporiatrics and to particular diseases and situations. The second edition is necessary due to the changing nature of the information and because the first edition sold quickly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550092271
Publisher:
B. C. Decker Incorporated
Publication date:
06/03/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
3.94(w) x 6.30(h) x (d)

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