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Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine (4 ed.) Edited by Andrew Brent, Robert Davidson, and Anna Seale. This new fourth edition of the Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine is the definitive resource for medical problems in tropical regions, and in low-resource settings. Training in Tropical Medicine. Incorporating Combined Infection Training, developed in conjunction with the Royal College of Pathologists. Approved 6 May. (WHo) lists eight diseases that occur exclusively or especially in the tropics and states that, for all practical purposes, the designation refers to infectious.


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PDF | 15+ minutes read | Infectious diseases that either occur uniquely or more commonly in steamy and subtropical regions, are either more. PDF | On Mar 1, , Ute Inegbenebor and others published Current Topics in Tropical Medicine. 2 Tropical medicine - Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Services Tropical medicine encompasses not only the diseases found in tropical areas, but also.

This book is the first in a series entitled Tronical Medicine. Science and Practice published by Imperial College Press. This series seems to plug a gap in the literature on tropical diseases which is mostly provided in a conventional textbook format where only minimal information on each disease is provided.

Alternatives are considerably more expensive where the latest research is reviewed. The historical perspective on lymphatic tilariasis made interesting reading, peppered with quotes from eminent early workers on filariasis. I felt that with the advent of molecular techniques and the analysis of genomes, the tantalizing amount provided by this author could have been expanded somewhat, perhaps into its own chapter.

The following chapter describes the population dynamics and epidemiology of the parasite and convinced me of the value of mathematical modelling in prioritizing research questions and methods of control. There are 2 chapters covering immunological aspects of the disease.

The other chapter later in the book describes current controversies and covers the interesting questions currently challenging filarial immunologists. This chapter perhaps poses more questions than it answers, giving me many ideas to pursue. Chapters on the clinical manifestations and treatment give detailed descriptions of the disease and the appropriate surgical, nursing and chemotherapeutic regimens for each particular symptom.

Diagnosis and control are extremely well covered in separate chapters. Finally the ongoing debate as to whether worms or bacterial infection cause the nathologv in tilariasis is discussed. Although many details of the pathogenesis in lymphatic filariasis are not understood, after reading this chapter it seems clear that both worms and microorganisms can be involved.

My only minor criticism of the book, which perhaps would only be noticed by a reviewer reading the book in one sitting, was that there was some repetition between chapters. At El 6 this book is, in my opinion, a bargain and is an essential nurchase for all workers on lilariasis. It will also be of interest to all individuals working in the field of tropical diseases, or teachers of parasitology. I will certainly be purchasing future volumes in the series, quoted at present to include amoebiasis and schistosomiasis.

I feel sure there will be many more titles. Africa as Ethnopharmacological Treasury. De Smet. Berg en Dal: Afrika Museum, Price not known. ISBN A treasury is what this book is. The author, a distinguished ethnopharmacologist, has dedicated it to the indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa for their pharmacological and artistic creativity.

The book contains a unique photographic record of medical instruments, practices, practitioners and conditions that convey the breadth of the African indigenous response to disease. Organized into 4 broad sections, it addresses images of illness; traditional healers and their skills; intoxicants and poisons; and an ethnopharmacological perspective on the contemporary relevance and potential of herbal medicines and the need to conserve medicinal plants.

In an introductory volume of this scope, covering the disease burden of a continent across time, ethnicity, geography and climate, the author is clearly faced with a choice between breadth and depth.

Breadth is the correct choice that has been made, with the text serving as a useful overview of the concepts and practices of African traditional medicine. The spiritual beliefs underlying theories of disease and of treatment in African traditional medicine are highlighted. The author delineates a range of other indigenous health practitioners including traditional midwives, herbalists, surgeons, orthopaedic practitioners and diagnosticians as well as the more widely known spiritual healers.

De Smet discusses contemporary trends towards cooperation between modern and traditional health systems and records the willingness of traditional African health practitioners to share their own experience and to learn about Western medical concepts. This is particularly important in Africa today, where partnerships in managing the twin epidemics of AIDS and malaria may be the only way that effective healthcare coverage can be achieved.

In Uganda, for instance, where there is only one doctor for every 20 people, there is one traditional health practitioner per people.

Clearly, partnerships not only make good public health sense but, based on the pharmacological insights that De Smet provides, may also yield important preventative and treatment modalities. The uniqueness and strength of this book lie in the power of its visual images. Rare historic photographs, privileged insights into ritual practice, and sculptural images of disease, delivery and diagnosis make it a rich introduction to African health traditions for both the general and the medical reader.

Oxford Universitv Press, ISBN O Many will be familiar with the popular Oxford Handbook series ofpocket-sized, plastic-covered books. A pocket book that contains clinical information for use throughout the developing world is clearly an ambitious task. Inevitably, the outcome is a compromise but one that is likelv to be useful in practice. These reports; resources and algorithms, often so difficult to access where they are most needed, are printed together for the first time.

The latter sections are similar to selected pages from the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine but have been somewhat adapted for the tropical setting.

Much of this general medical information will be of limited use outside of teaching hospitals, and future editions may usefully focus more closely on the challenges of clinical diagnosis and improvised medical care where laboratory support and available medicines are limited. Empirical guidelines for the bedside diagnosis and care of this and other conditions, however imperfect, would be valuable to many who have to guess blood test results and blindly administer fluids and drugs.

Except for making malaria films, those looking for advice on laboratory procedures are referred to other sources. However, the inclusion of a formulary for WHO essential drugs would have been space well used and this omission could usefully be corrected in the next edition. References to the growing list of Internet sites useful for tropical medicine and parasitology diagnosis should also be added as web access alreadyreaches manv clinics that still lack libraries and laboratories.

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I feel sure there will be many more titles. These can lead to amusement, e. My only minor criticism of the book, which perhaps would only be noticed by a reviewer reading the book in one sitting, was that there was some repetition between chapters. Be sure to compress your PDF to meet this requirement. Please subscribe or login to access full text content. Occupational Therapy. Elephantiasis is caused by chronic infection by filarial worms in the lymph nodes.

The worms spread throughout the body, and when they die, they cause intense itching and a strong immune system response that can destroy nearby tissue, such as the eye.

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