Lecture Notes: Tropical Medicine is a comprehensiveintroduction to tropical medicine. The new edition is in fullcolour throughout with over 40 colour images integrated with thetext. There is a new chapter on syndromes of undernutrition (inboth children and adults), and the section on non-communicablediseases has been extended to include mental health problems in thetropics. The core information is presented in a clear and concise way,with extensive use of diagrams, algorithms, tables and boxes. Allchapters have been updated to reflect current best practice and theannotated bibliographies and lists of web-based resources have beenextended. The chapters on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria haveundergone particularly extensive revision, reflecting rapid changesin these areas since the last edition. Lecture Notes: Tropical Medicine is particularlyaimed at postgraduate doctors attending tropical medicine courses,as well as medical students taking a tropical medicine electiveperiod. It will also be useful to a wide range of other healthprofessionals involved with medicine in the tropics, or importedtropical disease.
Providing a comprehensive introduction to the study of tropical medicine, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new content and more illustrations and clinical photographs to aid understanding. Now fully supported by a companion website containing hundreds of interactive multiple-choice questions, and available in a range of digital formats, Tropical Medicine Lecture Notes is the perfect resource for study and revision, and is the ideal companion for those practising medicine in tropical and sub-tropical regions. New edition of the best-selling tropical medicine textbook Brand new chapters covering Ophthalmology and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Increased coverage of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS More colour illustrations and photographs for greater clarity and understanding Fully supported by a companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/tropicalmed containing figures and summaries from the book in PowerPoint format, and hundreds of interactive MCQs (written by Dom Colbert) Now available in a range of digital formats - perfect for on-the-go study and clinical practice
This is a core text of tropical medicine with an emphasis on the practical aspects of problem-solving in the tropics. It is a practical companion for the increasing number of medical students and junior doctors who have the opportunity to practice medicine in the tropics. This edition includes more case histories and self assessment questions that put the subject into a clinical, problem-based context. For many, the limited laboratory backup and choice of effective treatments places a greater burden on their clinical common sense than might otherwise be the case. This book tells you what the effective doctor would do when confronted by an ill patient. It presents a concise account of the conditions that cause serious tropical disease and concentrates on those conditions that are treatable.
Lecture Notes on Tropical Medicine is a core text with an emphasis on the clinical aspects of problem-solving in the tropics. This new, revised edition includes a more global and syndromic approach to tropical medicine. Section A covers clinical presentations according to body systems and syndromic approaches, so that the reader can go straight to the relevant section for clues to the likely diagnosis. Section B gives core knowledge & clinical advice on the major tropical infections such as malaria and leprosy. The final section covers other serious tropical diseases, grouped by main body system of presentation, which includes cholera, hepatitis and scabies amongst others. Additionally, this edition includes new chapters that broaden the traditional scope of ‘tropical medicine’. These include a chapter on HIV & Aids which reflects the impact that these have had on the tropics, a chapter on non-communicable diseases and their management, as well as a new chapter on refugee health that covers humanitarian emergencies, control of epidemics as well as health assessment of asylum seekers. As always, carefully selected colour plates and an increased number of illustrations, effectively portray clinical conditions. This fifth edition of Lecture Notes on Tropical Medicine is a very practical companion for the increasing number of medical students and junior doctors who have the opportunity to practice medicine in the tropics. It is also a key resource for clinicians who see patients with `tropical' disorders.
A Practical Guide for Medical Practitioners and Students
Author: Yann A. Meunier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Tropical Diseases outlines the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases encountered in developing regions—-areas where the unexpected can occur and where Western medical capabilities are often unavailable. Taking a pragmatic approach, it is an invaluable reference and resource for medical professionals and students travelling abroad or working in unfamiliar terrain. Diseases profiled here include a brief historical background, main signs and symptoms, and practical methods of individual prevention and treatment. Additional features include: - Over 60 maps depicting the geographic origins and modern distribution of tropical diseases - A classification scheme for parasitic diseases according to the location of the final parasitic stage in the human body - Clinical case studies For the new or experienced health care provider, Tropical Diseases is a handy, practical guide to treating and avoiding disease in any environment. Yann Meunier is the CEO of HealthConnect International Inc, a healthcare consulting company based in Silicon Valley, CA, and Advisor in the Medscholars Research Fellowships Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is honorary member of the Brazilian Academy of Medicine, associate member of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, member of the International Academy of Fellows and Associates, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine. He received his Tropical Medicine specialty degree from the university Paris VI and was consultant in Tropical Medicine at the Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris. He has practiced medicine for many years in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America.
The fifth edition of this popular text has been completely rewritten to accommodate the rapid advances in the management of infectious disease over the past decade. It provides a core text on the most important infections and uses a systematic approach for each infection, with consistently applied headings making information retrieval very easy. One new feature is the inclusion of case studies for the most common infections. This new edition will be welcomed by medical students and junior doctors in hospital, general practice and community medicine.