Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2013-02-12
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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This second edition of Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine has been extensively updated to provide a comprehensive description of travel medicine and is an invaluable reference resource to support the clinical practice of travel medicine.

This new edition covers the many recent advances in the field, including the development of new and combined vaccines; malaria prophylaxis; emerging new infections; new hazards resulting from travel to long haul destinations; health tourism; and population movements. The chapter on vaccine-preventable diseases includes new developments in licensed vaccines, as well as continent-based recommendations for their administration.

There are chapters on the travel health management of high risk travellers, including the diabetic traveller, the immuno-compromised, those with cardiovascular, renal, neurological, gastrointestinal, malignant and other disorders, psychological and psychiatric illnesses, pregnant women, children and the elderly.

With increasing numbers of ever more adventurous travellers, there is discussion of travel medicine within extreme environments, whilst the chapter on space tourism may well be considered the future in travel medicine.

Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine is an invaluable resource for health care professionals providing advice and clinical care to the traveller.

Author Biography

Jane Zuckerman, Academic Centre for Travel Medicine and Vaccines, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference, Research and Training in Travel Medicine, University College London Medical School, University College London

Table of Contents

Contributor list, vii

Preface, xii

Section I Travel medicine

1 Trends in travel, 3
Thomas L. Treadwell

2 Tourism, aviation and the impact on travel medicine, 9
Anne Graham

3 Epidemiology of health risks and travel, 19
Hans D. Nothdurft and Eric Caumes

4 Fitness to travel, 27
Dominique Tessier

5 Management of a travel clinic, 37
Abinash Virk and Elaine C. Jong

Section II Infectious diseases and travel

6 Epidemiology and surveillance of travel-related diseases, 47
Tomas Jelinek

7 Virus infections in travellers, 55
Arie J. Zuckerman

8 Bacterial infections in travellers, 99
Ann L.N. Chapman and Christopher J. Ellis

9 Vector-borne parasitic diseases, 112
Emma C. Wall and Peter L. Chiodini

10 Malaria and travellers, 126
Malaria, 126
David J. Bell and David G. Lalloo

Malaria chemoprophylaxis, 133
Patricia Schlagenhauf, Catherine Jeppesen, Laura K. Erdman, Melanie Newport, and Kevin C. Kain

The strategy of standby emergency self-treatment, 143
Patricia Schlagenhauf

11 Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, 146
Francisco G. Santos O’Connor

Section III Prevention and management of travel-related diseases

12 Skin tropical infections and dermatology in travellers, 167
Francisco Vega-López and Sara Ritchie

13 Travellers’ diarrhoea, 197
Charles D. Ericsson

14 Vaccine-preventable disease, 209
Jay Halbert, Phyllis Kozarsky, Jane Chiodini, Nicholas Zwar, Gary Brunette and Jane N. Zuckerman

15 Returned travellers, 260
Nicholas J. Beeching, Tom E. Fletcher and Limin Wijaya

Section IV Hazards of air and sea travel

16 Aviation medicine, 289
Michael Bagshaw

17 Aviation psychology, 315
Robert Bor, Carina Eriksen, Margaret Oakes and Philip Baum

18 Expedition and extreme environmental medicine, 328
Sean Hudson, Andrew Luks, Piers Carter, Luanne Freer, Caroline Knox, Chris Imray and Lesley Thomson

19 Travel health at sea: cruise ship medicine, 380
Robert E. Wheeler

Section V Environmental hazards of travel

20 Travel-related injury, 397
Robert Grenfell

21 International assistance and repatriation, 403
Alex T. Dewhurst and John C. Goldstone

22 Venomous bites and stings, 415
R. David G. Theakston and David G. Lalloo

23 Ophthalmic conditions in travellers, 434
Clare Davey and James Tee

Section VI Practical issues for travellers

24 Travelling with children (including international adoption issues), 447
Philip R. Fischer and Andrea P. Summer

25 Women’s health and travel, 463
I. Dale Carroll and Susan Anderson

26 The immunocompromised traveller, 503
Robert J. Ligthelm and Pieter-Paul A.M. van Thiel

27 High-risk travellers, 515
Kathryn N. Suh, Anne E. McCarthy, Maria D. Mileno and Jay S. Keystone

28 Aid workers, expatriates and travel, 531
Kenneth L. Gamble, Deborah M. Hawker, Ted Lankester and Jay S. Keystone

29 The health of migrants and refugees, 556
Louis Loutan, Sophie Durieux-Paillard and Ariel Eytan

30 Visiting friends and relatives, 566
Delane Shingadia

31 Travel medicine, ethics and health tourism, 571
Deborah Bowman and Richard Dawood

32 Medico-legal issues in travel medicine, 579
Jennifer G. Baine and Paul S. Auerbach

33 Travellers’ safety and security, 588
Peter A. Leggat and Jeff Wilks

34 The international athlete: travelling healthy to global sporting events, 601
Travis W. Heggie, Sarah Borwein and Marc T.M. Shaw

35 Space tourism – the future in travel health?, 612
Kevin J. Fong and Mark H. Wilson

Index, 623

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