The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual / Edition 4

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Here’s a handy, portable guide to preventing, evaluating, and managing diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries! Whether you’re a physician, traveler, or both, this respected manual is your perfect source for quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. New updates and additional material are presented in a sleek new design that offers rapid access to the content you need. The fourth edition features more critical content than ever before—including new evidence-based recommendations and new maps and illustrations. From pre-travel advice and immunizations to the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of travel-related illnesses, you’ll have all the information you need to avoid, recognize, and treat illnesses acquired away from home in a convenient, pocket size guide.
  • Illustrates key concepts with visual guidance from dynamic new images.
  • Offers evidence-based treatment recommendations to enable you to manage diseases confidently.
  • Provides access to need-to-know information quickly in a convenient, pocket size for excellent portability.
  • Features 7 major sections, color-coded for quick answers:
    • Pre-travel Advice
    • Advice for Special Travelers
    • Fever
    • Diarrhea
    • Skin Lesions
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Worms
  • Offers the most recent developments in tropical and travel medicine to keep you up-to-speed.
  • Features more critical content than ever before-including new evidence-based recommendations, new maps and illustrations, and new vaccines and drugs used in travel medicine - all in a new full color design.
  • Highlights major issues in new chapters such as Urban Medicine: Threats to Health of Travelers to Developing World Cities; Pre-Travel Risk Assessment and Health Advice for Missionaries and Other Long-Term Expatriate Volunteers; Trematodes; and others.
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Winnie Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD (Harvard Medical School)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a concise and practical resource for clinicians interested in the practice of travel and tropical medicine. The book is clearly divided into sections dealing with pre-travel preparation and common post-travel situations that primary care providers may encounter. This edition has been improved over the 2003 edition with new maps and illustrations as well as new evidence-based recommendations.
Purpose: According to the editors, this manual serves as a concise, portable, and practical resource for clinicians in travel and tropical medicine. These worthy objectives in this rapidly changing field are amply met by the authors.
Audience: It is written for new or experienced practitioners in this field, particularly internists, family practitioners, or infectious disease specialists, according to the editors. The book appears most suitable for primary care providers.
Features: The book is divided into sections that deal with pre-travel advice to different groups, such as children and patients with HIV infection, as well as specific problems that patients may encounter after travelling. The section on special advice for travelers is particularly well done as it encompasses diverse topics such as altitude sickness and health screening of immigrants, using a pragmatic approach that is easy to read and apply to patients. Many excellent tables, maps, and illustrations are used to deliver this information. The detailed treatment of certain diseases is not covered in depth, and is beyond the scope of this manual.
Assessment: This well written manual serves as an excellent reference for many of the day-to-day issues encountered in a travel medicine practice as well as for medical providers who encounter patients with a post-travel problem. Topics are covered in more detail than in MCQs in Travel and Tropical Medicine: A Primer Of Travel Medicine, Colbert (iUniverse, 2006). The fourth edition has updated many chapters with new information and evidence-based recommendations.
From the Publisher

"This well written manual serves as an excellent reference for many of the day-to-day issues encountered in a travel medicine practice as well as for medical providers who encounter patients with a post-travel problem. Topics are covered in more detail than in MCQs in Travel and Tropical Medicine: A Primer Of Travel Medicine, Colbert (iUniverse, 2006). The fourth edition has updated many chapters with new information and evidence-based recommendations." - Doody’s - 4 Stars - ****

"An excellent, concise resource that provides practical information to travel and tropical medicine specialists, health care personnel who work with immigrant and refugee health, and primary care providers in internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics. The manual has relevant information for providers around the world, not just North America…The excellent, detailed sections on pretravel consultations and the evaluation of fever and skin lesions in returning travelers as well as parasitic infections make this book a miniature, highly concentrated opus on both travel and tropical medicine." - Clinical Infectious Diseases December 2009

"Fills a gap in the medical literature ... A tremendous amount of information [in] a handbook that is easily carried ... Strength of the book lies in its organization ... Very concise ... Admirably succinct and an excellent portable reference ... Recommend."
The New England Journal of Medicine
"Admirably succinct and an excellent portable reference"
Mayo Clinics Proceedings
"Replete with information ... Well worth the price ... urge all who provide medical travel advice, immunizations for travelers, or treatment for ill travellers to purchase this book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416026136
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/8/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 1,521,936
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Pre-Travel Advice

01 Approach to Travel Medicine and a Personal Travel Medicine Kit

02 Urban Medicine: Threats to Health of Travelers to Developing World Cities

03 Emerging Diseases and the International Traveler

04 Air Carrier Issues in Travel Medicine

05 Immunizations For Travelers

06 Malaria Prevention

07 Traveler’s Diarrhea: Prevention & Self-Treatment

08 Water Disinfection

09 Motion, Cold and Heat Disorders

Section 2: Advice for Special Travelers’

10 Altitude Illness

11 Diving Medicine

12 Travel Advice for Pediatrics Travelers: Infants, Children and Adolescents

13 Advice for Women Travelers

14 Travel & HIV Infection

15 Travel with Chronic Medical Conditions

16 Pre-Travel Risk Assessment & Health Advice for Missionaries and Other Long-Term Expatriate Volunteers

17 The Business Expatriate

18 Health Screening in Immigrants, Refugees and International Adoptees

Section 3: Fever

19 Malaria Diagnosis & Treatment

20 Travel-Acquired Illnesses Associated with Fever

21 Viral Hepatitis in Travelers and Immigrants

22 Leptospirosis

23 Lyme Disease

24 Tuberculosis in Travelers and Immigrants

25 Chagas’ Disease

26 African Trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness)

Section 4: Diarrhea

27 Approach to Diarrhea in Returned Travelers

28 Amebiasis, Giardiasis and Other Intestinal Protozoan Infections

29 Food Poisoning: Toxic Syndromes

30 Fish and Shellfish Poisoning: Toxic Syndromes

Section 5: Skin Lesions

31 Approach to Tropical Dermatology

32 Acute Skin Reactions and Bacterial Infections

33 Ectoparasites, Cutaneous Parasites, and Cnidarian Envenomation

34 Fungal Skin Infections

35 Leishmaniasis

36 Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease)

Section 6: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

37 Sexually transmitted Infections and Foreign Travel

38 Gonococcal and Chlamydial Genital Infections and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

39 Syphilis

40 Genital Ulcer Disease

Section 7: Worms

41 Common Intestinal Roundworms

42 Cestodes: Intestinal and Extraintestinal Tapeworms Infections, including Echinococcocis and Cysticercosis

43 Filarial Infections

44 Trematodes

45 The Eosinophilic Patient with Suspected Parasite Infection

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