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. Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine. John Hartley, specialist registrar in microbiology. Additional article information. Michael Eddleston, Stephen Pierini. This fourth edition of the Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine provides an overview of medical problems commonly seen in tropical regions.
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TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE / Lymphatic Filariasis. Tropical Medicine: Science and Practice, volume 1. T. B. Nutman. Another invaluable resource is The Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, 3rd For each section, there are Preview, PDF, Related activities and Related. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Mar 29, , Dipti Patel and others published Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine (Fourth Edition).
We particularly loved the section on how to do a burr hole, complete with diagrams a worthwhile technique to practice on your teenage children.
Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine
In addition, the book is somewhat inconsistent about which diagnostic tests are recommended: On the other hand, in the nephrology section, the authors surprisingly recommend an autoantibody screen and complements, urine pH, and calcium levels. Enough of nitpicking.
The bottom line? This is an excellent first edition of a handbook of tropical and internal medicine for the rural practitioner.
It is a comprehensive, concise, well written, and for the most part practical handbook that provides a wealth of information on diagnosis, treatment, and decision making. We recommend it highly for medical students, residents, and even infectious and tropical disease consultants planning to work in the tropics or to care for patients from the tropics.
Oxford handbook of tropical medicine
Given their level of training, the authors have done a remarkable job. We have decided, on the basis of the following clues, that the authors of this handbook are probably medical residents, or "registrars" in the British system.
First, the book is dedicated to their parents rather than their spouses, so they are probably young and unmarried. They acknowledge their "long-suffering mentors, David Warrell and David Theakston," who send "fresh-faced medical students out to remote corners of the world …" This book was almost certainly written by "kids," recent medical students who had an international health experience during training.
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In this world of academic medicine, it is a shame that credibility is accorded only those who have more initials after their names than in their names.
We should judge an excellent book such as this one by its contents and not by the prestige of its authors. Table of Contents — Volume 6, Number 2—April The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.
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Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine. Emerg Infect Dis.
Emerging Infectious Diseases. APA Beharry, R. Emerging Infectious Diseases , 6 2 , Author affiliations: File Formats Help: The second is the authors' expectation that readers would and should adapt the book for local conditions. To this end, they have included blank pages throughout the book for the reader to add and modify treatments and diagnostic tests as necessary.
This book focuses on diseases, both infectious and non-infectious that are seen in tropical developing countries and on therapies that are available there.
You will not find imipenem, moxifloxacin, insulin pumps, or even culture and sensitivity data.
Drugs recommended may not always be ideal, but they are likely to be available locally. Another major feature of the infectious disease section is the liberal use of excellent WHO algorithms, which are particularly useful for the inexperienced physician.
Most diseases are summarized in one page or less, except for major diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV. A good part of the book is problem-based, by symptoms, and this is by far its major strength.
This problem-oriented approach is ideal for the rural developing world, where "medicine by intuition" is often practiced, and clinical skills, knowledge, and judgment are all that may be available for disease management. The major infectious disease sections and the one on nutrition are excellent.
The systems sections are very good but somewhat lacking in perspective. Differential diagnoses are always listed, but the inexperienced physician may have some difficulty sorting out the top five conditions to be considered.
Clearly, these vary in different parts of the world hence the blank pages , but there are common problems everywhere that tend to head most lists.
We particularly loved the section on how to do a burr hole, complete with diagrams a worthwhile technique to practice on your teenage children. In addition, the book is somewhat inconsistent about which diagnostic tests are recommended: on the one hand, bacterial cultures are almost never available in rural areas of the tropics, but little emphasis is given to presumptive treatment.
On the other hand, in the nephrology section, the authors surprisingly recommend an autoantibody screen and complements, urine pH, and calcium levels. Enough of nitpicking.
The bottom line?We particularly loved the section on how to do a burr hole, complete with diagrams a worthwhile technique to practice on your teenage children.
Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine
Price not known. Arriving at a district hospital in Zambia in , I quickly became aware of the struggle for resources between social and environmental interventions, primary preventive care, and secondary medicine. 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.