The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual
Sanford, Christopher A., M.D.
Pottinger, Paul S., M.D.
Jong, Elaine C., M.D.
Elsevier Science Health Science 2016/09
646 p. 100 illus. 20 cm
soft, with online (Expert Consult)
This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid. Prev. ed.: 2008.
Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. Dynamic images illustrate key concepts for an enhanced visual understanding. Evidence-based treatment recommendations enable you to manage diseases confidently. Pocket-sized format provides access to need-to-know information quickly and easily. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Evidence-based appendix, available at Expert Consult, helps to validate treatments. Highlights new evidence and content surrounding mental health and traveling. Covers emerging hot topics such as Ebola virus disease, viral hemorrhagic fevers, the role of point-of-care testing in travel medicine, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in returning travelers and students traveling abroad. Includes an enhanced drug appendix in the back of the book.
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