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Travel Medicine: Expert Consult / Edition 2
     

Travel Medicine: Expert Consult / Edition 2

by Jay S. Keystone, Phyllis E. Kozarsky, David O. Freedman, Hans D. Nothdurft, Bradley A. Connor
 

ISBN-10: 0323034535

ISBN-13: 9780323034531

Pub. Date: 06/04/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The second edition of this popular text features a team of international experts who discuss all aspects of travel medicine—from immunizations and pre-travel advice for adults and children…to the latest information on cruise travel, bird flu, and SARS…to the essentials of post-travel screening. It reflects current ‘best practices’ and

Overview

The second edition of this popular text features a team of international experts who discuss all aspects of travel medicine—from immunizations and pre-travel advice for adults and children…to the latest information on cruise travel, bird flu, and SARS…to the essentials of post-travel screening. It reflects current ‘best practices’ and remains both the leading comprehensive reference text on the principles and practice of travel medicine and a rich resource of practical guidance that you can use daily. And, as an Expert Consult title, this thoroughly updated second edition comes with access to the complete contents online, fully searchable—enabling you to consult it rapidly from any computer with an Internet connection.

• Discusses common travel illnesses, including traveler’s diarrhea and malaria to help you treat whatever you see.
• Addresses environmental problems such as altitude sickness, extremes in temperatures, and sun exposure to help your patients prepare for high-risk activites in extreme environments.
• Offers advice on establishing and running a travel clinic.

• Provides access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, enabling you to consult it rapidly from any computer with an Internet connection.
• Features revised chapters to reflect current best practices as well as completely updated chapters, keeping you abreast of this rapidly changing field.
• Presents a new chapter on cruise travel to help you provide complete travel medicine advice.
• Provides cross references for the ISTM “body of knowledge” to specific chapters and/or passages in the book to help you prepare for the ISTM travel medicine examination.
• Uses a new logical organization that speeds you to the information you need.
• Provides cross references for the ISTM “body of knowledge” to specific chapters and/or passages in the book to help you prepare for the ISTM travel medicine examination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323034531
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/04/2008
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Section 1: The Practice of Travel Medicine
1.
Introduction to Travel Medicine
2. Epidemiology: morbidity and mortality in travelers
3. Starting, organizing and marketing a travel clinic
4. Sources of travel medicine information

Section 2: The Pre-Travel Consultation
5. Structure and organization of the pre-travel consultation and general advice for travelers
6. Water disinfection for international travelers
7. Insect protection
8. Travel medical kits

Section 3: Immunization
9. Principles of immunization
10. Adult immunization
11. Pediatric immunization

Section 4: Malaria
12. Malaria: Epidemiology and the risk to the traveler
13. Chemoprophylaxis of malaria
14. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment of malaria
15. Approach to the patient with malaria

Section 5: Traveler's Diarrhea
16. Epidemiology of traveler's diarrhea
17. Prevention of traveler's diarrhea
18. Clinical presentation of traveler's diarrhea
19. Self treatment and treatment of traveler's diarrhea

Section 6: Travelers with special needs
20. The pregnant or breastfeeding traveler
21. The pediatric, neonatal and adolescent travelers
22. The elderly traveler
23. The disabled traveler
24. Travelers with pre-existing disease
25. The immunocompromised traveler
26. The traveler with HIV
27. The corporate short-stay traveler
28. Internation adoption
29. Visiting friends and relatives

Section 7: Travelers with special itineraries
Section 8: Psychological aspects of travel medicine
34. Fear of flying
35. Psychiatric disorders and psychiatric emergencies overseas
36. Cultural adaptation
37. Re-entry after long term travel/living abroad

Section 9: Environmental aspects of travel medicine
38. Altitude
39. Diving and marine medicine
40. Extremes of temperature and hydration
41. Sun-associated problems
42. Jet lag
43. Motion sickness
44. Environmental issues in travel medicine
45. Aircraft cabin environment

Section 10: Health problems while traveling
46. Bites, stings and evenomation
47. Food borne illness
48. Injuries and injury prevention
49. Healthcare abroad
50. Personal security and crime avoidance

Section 11: Post-travel care
51. Post-travel screening
52. Fever
53. Skin diseases
54. Travel diarrhea
55. Eosinophilia
56. Respiratory diseases
57. Emerging problems in travel medicine

- Glossary: Tropical medicine for the travel medicine practitioner
- Appendix: Body of knowledge for the practice of travel medicine
- Index

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