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The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine : A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers - Laurie C. Miller

The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine

A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers

Paperback Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9780195145304
Number Of Pages: 464

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Since 1989, American families have adopted more than 230,000 children from other countries. Many of these children have lived in crowded conditions, sometimes with poor standards of hygiene, inadequate nutrition, and limited numbers of caregivers. Some suffer from endemic infectious diseases. Upon arrival, practitioners often fail to recognize the unique concerns of this group.
This text provides an overview of the specialized medical and developmental issues that affect internationally adopted children, offering guidelines to the physicians caring for these children and their families before, during, and after adoption. The reader will learn how to advise families prior to an international adoption, how to perform an effective initial screening assessment of the newly arrived child, and how to recognize and manage developmental and other more long-term problems as they emerge.

1: International Adoption Medicine Part I Before the Adoption 2: The Effects of Institutionalization on Children 3: Special Regional Consideration 4: Pre-Adoption Counseling and Evaluating the Referral Part II Prenatal Exposures 5: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 6: Prenatal Drug Exposure 7: Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Smoking 8: Effects of Stress in Early Life Part III Travel and Transition 9: Travel and Transition to the Adoptive Family Part IV Growth and Development 10: Malnutrition and Undernutrition 11: Micronutrient Deficiencies 12: Microcephaly and Early Brain Injury 13: Developmental Delay Part V Infectious Diseases 14: Tuberculosis 15: Hepatitis B 16: Hepatitis C 17: Intestinal Parasites and Other Enteric Infections 18: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 19: Syphilis 20: Heliocobacter Pylori 21: Immunization and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 22: Unusual and other Infectious Diseases Part VI Other Medical Conditions 23: Inherited Disorders of Erythrocytes 24: Lead and Other Evrionmental Toxins 25: Rickets 26: Uncertain Age 27: Precocious Puberty 28: Lactose Intolerance Part VII Neurocognitive and Behavioral Issues 29: Attachment 30: Behavioral and Mental Disorders 31: Language 32: School Issues 33: Sensory Integration Disorder 34: Culture and Identity 35: After Adoption: Unspoken Problems 36: Resources

ISBN: 9780195145304
ISBN-10: 0195145305
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 18.03  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.8