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Immunization : Childhood and Travel Health - George Kassianos


Childhood and Travel Health

Paperback Published: 8th May 2001
ISBN: 9780632055814
Number Of Pages: 452

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Immunization: Childhood and Travel Health provides an all-encompassing reference for all those working in primary care, secondary care paediatric wards, immunization centres and travel clinics, as well as medical students and candidates working for higher examinations. <p>The Fourth Edition has been comprehensively updated and the travel section completely revised. The book gives a thorough introduction to the history of immunization, vaccine technology and immunology, and compares international schedules of routine immunizations. Each vaccine is then presented separately, including contraindications, local and general side and adverse effects, administration advice, special precautions and notes, vaccine availability, storage, and well-referenced comments on issues surrounding each vaccine, including controversies. A description of the infection caused by the relevant microorganisms follows, together with data on disease notifications and immunization coverage. A considerable number of maps illustrate endemicity of diseases.<p>One section is dedicated to issues relevant to primary care such as immunization fees and targets, audit, electronic recall systems, patient group directions and issues surrounding the immunization work of the practice nurse. <p>The Fourth Edition includes an extensive section on travel health, which includes the latest travel statistics, travel clinics, detailed advice to travellers and legal issues that may arise. A considerable amount of information is included on air travel, contraindications to travel, and high altitude sickness. Specific information is given on advising travellers at risk because of pre-existing conditions, and how to best deal with the returned traveller. Advice is provided for each disease, including malaria, which is covered in detail.<p>The last section contains information on notifiable diseases, reciprocal healthcare agreements, contact numbers for Embassies and High Commissions in London, a world travel advice checklist, and an extensive list of sources of travel information with contact address.

Industry Reviews

'This is a thoroughly comprehensive book which contains almost everything the busy GP or practice nurse could wish to know about immunisation.' Doctor
'George Kassianos has produced a book that is both readable and understandable . As this is the only book of its kind on this subject, covering such a wide and comprehensive range of material, it should be regarded as one of the undisputed classics of general practice reading.' Infections
'Any health professional involved in immunization or travel health will find this book invaluable.' Practice Nurse
'Dr Kassianos in this small reference book brings together all the information likely to be required for general practitioners to provide a comprehensive immunisation service and to answer all those questions normally posed by awkward patients!' Maternal and Child Health

List of abbreviations
Introduction to Immunization and Vaccines
History of immunization
Timescale of vaccine introduction in the UK
Immunology, immunization and vaccine development
Transmission of infection
Infectivity and exclusion period of infections
Immunization in practice
Expanded programme on immunization
Viral and bacterial vaccines
Special precautions for all vaccines
Special precautions for live vaccines
The cold chain and vaccine storage
Treating anaphylaxis
Vaccine damage payment scheme
Information sheet for parents
The UK Childhood Immunization Vaccines
Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis combined and diphtheria/tetanus combined
Haemophilus influenzae b
Measles/mumps/rubella combined vaccine
The Other Vaccines
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis A and B combined vaccine
Japanese B encephalitis
Menigococcal A and C
Pneumococcal infection
Tick-borne encephalitis
Yellow fever
Practical Information
Immunization fees and the UK GP
Immunization and audit
Electronic recall systems for completion of immunization
The practice nurse and immunization
Practice nurse: pre-vaccination check list
Manufacturers and other useful addresses/telephone numbers
Travel Health
Travel clinics
Advice to travellers
Legal aspects of advice for travellers
Specimen immunization exemption certificate
Air travel
Tunnel travel
High altitude sickness
Motion sickness
Travellers at risk
The woman traveller
The child traveller
Travellers with pre-existing health problems: the elderly with heart disease with respiratory disease the asplenic patient the diabetic traveller the disabled traveller the HIV-positive and AIDS traveller the pregnant traveller
The returned traveller Skin rashes Malaria The hepatites Typhoid Rickettsial infections Arboviral infections Brucellosis Legionnaire's disease African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) Leptospirosis Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) Plague Viral haemorrhagic fevers Amoebic liver abscess Tuberculosis Filariases Leishmaniases Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis) HIV infection and AIDS Travellers' diarrhoea Helicobacter pylori infection
Charging the NHS patient traveller for immunization
Notifiable diseases
Reciprocal health care agreement between the UK and other non-EEA countries
Sources of travel information
Embassies and High Commissions in London
World travel advice checklist
Travel vaccines administration summary
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ISBN: 9780632055814
ISBN-10: 0632055812
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 8th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.36 x 18.93  x 2.47
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised