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Tropical pediatrics : a public health concern of international proportions

Author: Richard R Roach; Donald E Greydanus; Dilip R Patel; Joav Merrick
Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2015] ©2015
Series: Pediatrics, child and adolescent health.
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Tropical medicine is a branch of medicine focusing on disorders usually found in subtropical and tropical areas of the world, while tropical pediatrics is a branch of tropical medicine focusing on children in these areas. The current process of global warming and the widespread issue of international travel are bringing these conditions to many places of the globe. This second revised and enlarged edition highlights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roach, Richard R.
Tropical Pediatrics : A Public Health Concern of International Proportions.
Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Roach; Donald E Greydanus; Dilip R Patel; Joav Merrick
ISBN: 9781634634045 1634634047
OCLC Number: 900464412
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: TROPICAL PEDIATRICS: A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN OF INTERNATIONAL PROPORTIONS. SECOND EDITION; TROPICAL PEDIATRICS: A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN OF INTERNATIONAL PROPORTIONS. SECOND EDITION; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Foreword; SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1: An introduction to tropical pediatrics; Introduction; References; SECTION TWO: TROPICAL PEDIATRICS; Chapter 2: Recognizing community priorities, needs and water safety; Introduction; When things go wrong; Manmade disasters; Natural disasters; Central source versus point-of-use water treatment; Conclusion. Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunizationHepatitis A immunization; Hepatitis B immunization; Varicella immunization; Pneumococcus immunizations; Influenza vaccines; Rotavirus vaccines; Typhoid fever vaccines; Yellow fever vaccine; Japanese encephalitis vaccine; Immunizations for pregnant females; Hepatitis B; Group B Streptococcus; Haemophilus influenza type b; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Neisseria meningitidis; Poliovirus vaccine; Herpes simplex virus (HSV) vaccine; Cytomegalovirus vaccine; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Nutritional deficiencies. IntroductionClinical features of malnutrition; Treatment; Social dimension of malnutrition; Prevention; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Psychiatric aspects of tropical diseases; Introduction; Disfigurement, stigma and disability; Issues of quality of life; Specific psychiatric illness seen in association with tropical disease; Schizophrenia and related disorders; Encephalopathy/delirium; Affective disorders; Management of psychiatric illness in tropical diseases; Psychotherapeutic modalities; Pharmacotherapy; Depressive and anxiety disorders; Schizophrenia and related disorders. ConclusionReferences; Chapter 6: Psychological issues in children and adolescents in the tropics; Introduction; Defining mental health; Incidence of mental disorders in youth in the tropics; Barriers to care; Cultural and contextual considerations; Management; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: Endocrinology; Introduction; Pathophysiology; Clinical presentation; Management; Growth hormone treatment; Thyroid disorders; Pathophysiology; Congenital hypothyroidism (CH); Clinical features; Management of congenital hypothyroidism; Acquired hypothyroidism; Iodine deficiency; Clinical features.
Series Title: Pediatrics, child and adolescent health.
Responsibility: Richard R. Roach, Donald E. Greydanus, Dilip R. Patel and Joav Merrick, editors.

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Tropical medicine is a branch of medicine focusing on disorders usually found in subtropical and tropical areas of the world, while tropical pediatrics is a branch of tropical medicine focusing on children in these areas. The current process of global warming and the widespread issue of international travel are bringing these conditions to many places of the globe. This second revised and enlarged edition highlights selective concepts of tropical pediatrics that are of importance to clinicians caring for children and adolescents. It is dedicated to clinicians around the world who care for thes.

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