Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine

Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine

by Jane N. Zuckerman
     
 

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This second edition of Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine has been extensively updated to provide a comprehensive description of travel medicine and is an invaluable reference resource to support the clinical practice of travel medicine.

This new edition covers the many recent advances in the field, including the development of new and

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This second edition of Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine has been extensively updated to provide a comprehensive description of travel medicine and is an invaluable reference resource to support the clinical practice of travel medicine.

This new edition covers the many recent advances in the field, including the development of new and combined vaccines; malaria prophylaxis; emerging new infections; new hazards resulting from travel to long haul destinations; health tourism; and population movements. The chapter on vaccine-preventable diseases includes new developments in licensed vaccines, as well as continent-based recommendations for their administration.

There are chapters on the travel health management of high risk travellers, including the diabetic traveller, the immuno-compromised, those with cardiovascular, renal, neurological, gastrointestinal, malignant and other disorders, psychological and psychiatric illnesses, pregnant women, children and the elderly.

With increasing numbers of ever more adventurous travellers, there is discussion of travel medicine within extreme environments, whilst the chapter on space tourism may well be considered the future in travel medicine.

Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine is an invaluable resource for health care professionals providing advice and clinical care to the traveller.

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Editorial Reviews

A textbook for an undergraduate course in a medical curriculum that, in addition to providing information, is intended to help establish travel medicine as a distinct specialty. Contributors from a wide range of medical specialties overview general principles for keeping people health while they travel, then discuss infectious diseases, prevention and management, travel hazards, environmental hazards, and practical issues for special populations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118392072
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
680
File size:
19 MB
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From the Publisher
"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)

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