Emerging Epidemics: Management and Control

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May 122019
 

A global perspective on the management and prevention of emerging and re-emerging diseases
Emerging infectious diseases are newly identified or otherwise previously unknown infections that cause public health challenges.

Re-emerging infectious diseases are due to both the reappearance of and an increase in the number of infections from a disease that is known, but which had formerly caused so few infections that it was no longer considered a public health problem. The factors that cause the emergence or re-emergence of a disease are diverse.

This book takes a look at the world’s emerging and re-emerging diseases. It covers the diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and control of a variety of individual diseases, and examines the social and behavioral issues that could contribute to epidemics. Each chapter focuses on an individual disease and provides scientific background and social history as well as the current basics of infection, epidemiology, and control.

Emerging Epidemics: Management and Control offers five topics of coverage:

FUNDAMENTALS
• Epidemics fundamentals
• Disasters and epidemics
• Biosafety
RE-EMERGING EPIDEMICS
• Tuberculosis
• Plague
NEWLY EMERGING EPIDEMICS
• Leptospirosis
• Dengue
• Japanese Encephalitis
• Chikungunya Fever
• West Nile Virus
• Chandipura Virus Encephalitis
• Kyasanur Forest Disease
• Hantavirus
• Human, Avian, and Swine Influenza
• Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
• Nipah Virus
• Paragonimiasis
• Melioidosis
POTENTIAL EPIDEMICS
• Biowarfare and bioterrorism
• Food contamination and food terrorism
• Antimicrobial resistance
VECTOR CONTROL METHODS
• Mosquito control
• Other disease vectors and their control
Offering an integrated, worldwide overview of the complexity of the epidemiology of infections, Emerging Epidemics will be a valuable resource for students, physicians, and scientists working in veterinary, medical, and the pharmaceutical sciences.

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Acute Medicine: A Practical Guide to the Management of Medical Emergencies 5th Edition

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May 042019
 

Acute Medicine offers an accessible and concise guide to the practical management of all acute medical problems likely to be encountered in the emergency department, ambulatory care centre, acute medical unit or on the wards.

Reflecting the maturation of acute medicine as a separate specialty, the book is divided into common presentations, specific problems and procedures. New to the fifth edition is a chapter on bed-side ultrasonography; throughout, emphasis is placed on patient safety, and the use of flow diagrams, tables and figures ensures that key information is quickly accessible.

Thoroughly revised by experts in the subject, and updated to reflect current approaches to diagnosis and management, Acute Medicine is an excellent companion for the trainee as well as an aide-mémoire for the more experienced physician.

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Dental Emergencies

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Apr 262019
 

Dental emergencies are common and require rapid response. Order today and keep readily accessible in your dental practice!Filled with clinical examples and step-by-step procedures, Dental Emergencies covers the full range of both common and complex traumatic injuries, pain, and oral lesions.From clinical examination and assessment of potential complications to key considerations in pain management, acute oral medical and surgical conditions, restorative emergencies, treating special needs patients, and beyond, you get a comprehensive reference that:distills essential information on dental emergenciesoffers succinct, practical instruction for immediate treatmenthighlights conditions for referraland much more!

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The IOC Manual of Emergency Sports Medicine

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Mar 302019
 

The Manual focuses on the fieldside diagnosis and treatment of severe injuries and illnesses that can present at a sports event. It concentrates on basic diagnostic skills and treatment modalities as the sports physician has often limited diagnostic and treatment facilities available. Each chapter concentrates on an illness or anatomical injury and offers a structured diagnostic and therapeutic approach in this difficult pre-hospital environment. The chapters explain what problems are to be expected with specific conditions as well as which treatment plan should be implemented and how to evaluate and reassess those plans.

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Pre-Obstetric Emergency Training: A Practical Approach

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Mar 052019
 

Fully revised and now in full-colour, the new edition of Pre-Obstetric Emergency Training (POET) will help practitioners identify and manage a range of time-critical obstetric emergencies, specifically in the pre-obstetric department setting.

Providing structured examination and assessment techniques as an aid to determine what treatment should be provided before transport, this practical manual equips the practitioner with the knowledge necessary to save the mother and fetus in life threatening circumstances before admission to the hospital. New to the second edition are chapters covering non-technical skills and communication, as well as complicated labour and delivery.

Designed to accompany the associated Advanced Life Support Group training course, Pre-Obstetric Emergency Training serves as an authoritative guide for a range of pre-hospital practitioners dealing with specialist situations

About the Author
The Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), Manchester UK, began life in 1990 and became a registered medical education charity in 1993. The organisation exists to “preserve life by providing training and education to the general public and in particular but not exclusively to doctors, nurses and other members of the medical profession, in life saving techniques”.
The book is written and edited by Emergency Medicine specialists who are Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) trainers

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Emergency and Acute Medicine on the Move

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Feb 262019
 

The Medicine on the Move series provides fully-flexible access to subjects across the curriculum, in this case emergency and acute medicine, in a unique combination of print and mobile formats. The books are ideal for the busy medical student and junior doctor, irrespective of individual learning style and whether they are studying a subject for the first time or revisiting it during exam preparation, providing the right information whenever and wherever it is needed. Readers can choose from the book and the eBook to suit different situations, enabling them to benefit from learning medicine on the move.
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Occupational Emergency Medicine

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Feb 222019
 

With a large proportion of emergency admissions due to occupational health problems, the effect this can have on your practice cannot be ignored. Owing to the shortage of occupational physicians and limited worker access to health care, the diagnosis and treatment of occupational diseases rely increasingly on the emergency physician.
Apart from extra paperwork, owing to the extra legal and administrative regulations, a lack of knowledge of occupational medicine can risk a missed diagnosis.

This burden of work means occupational disorders impact the whole of the emergency department. Michael Greenberg addresses your questions and concerns about the management of these patients:

• from triage to discharge, and beyond
• for all work-place injuries or disorders, whether office-based, agricultural or industrial
• and their employment regulations
Occupational Emergency Medicine is an essential reference for emergency physicians and trainees, featuring comprehensive information on legal issues involving the physician, and advice on managing occupational health admissions.

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Emergency Surgery

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Feb 082019
 

Emergency Surgery provides both a practical guide and an understanding of the issues that need to be considered in the management of emergency surgery patients. It presents a clear account of the key issues involved in the assessment, investigation, resuscitation and surgical management of patients who present to the on-call emergency team. It considers the full breadth of issues encountered in these patients including anaesthesia, pre-op resuscitation/optimization, and initial post-operative care including preliminary high dependency/critical care, as well as the complications and acute issues found in acute surgical patients on the ward. It is ideal for surgical trainees as well as trainees from other specialties involved in the care of these complex and challenging patients.Content: Chapter 1 The Initial Approach to the Emergency Surgery Patient (pages 1–5): Adam Brooks and J. Alastair D. SimpsonChapter 2 Preoperative Considerations (pages 6–13): Paul WoodChapter 3 Emergency Anaesthesia (pages 14–19): Giles R. NordmannChapter 4 Analgesia (pages 20–26): Jeff L. TongChapter 5 Acute Appendicitis (pages 27–33): Tom Palser, David J. Humes and Adam BrooksChapter 6 Colonic Diverticulosis (pages 34–39): David Luke and Douglas M. BowleyChapter 7 Biliary Colic and Acute Cholecystitis (pages 40–42): Tom Palser and Mark TaylorChapter 8 Perforated Peptic Ulcer (pages 43–45): A. Morris and Mark J. MidwinterChapter 9 Fulminant Colitis (pages 46–49): Deborah Nicol and Richard L. WolversonChapter 10 Mesenteric Ischaemia (pages 50–55): Justin Manley and Tracy R. BilskiChapter 11 Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (pages 56–60): John S. HammondChapter 12 Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding (pages 61–66): J. Alastair D. SimpsonChapter 13 Acute Pancreatitis (pages 67–73): Euan J. Dickson, Colin J. McKay and C. Ross CarterChapter 14 Small Bowel Obstruction (pages 74–79): J. Edward F. FitzgeraldChapter 15 Surgical Jaundice and Cholangitis (pages 80–85): John S. Hammond and Ian BeckinghamChapter 16 Large Bowel Obstruction (pages 86–91): Igor V. Voskresensky and Bryan A. CottonChapter 17 Emergency Surgical Management of Herniae (pages 92–97): John Simpson and David J. HumesChapter 18 Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (pages 99–105): Ross Davenport and Lt Col Nigel TaiChapter 19 Acute Limb Ischaemia (pages 106–111): Matthew Button and Lt Col Nigel TaiChapter 20 Superficial Sepsis, Cutaneous Abscess and Necrotising Fasciitis (pages 113–123): Conor D. MarronChapter 21 Emergency Urology (pages 125–135): Thomas J. Walton and Gurminder S. MannChapter 22 Abdominal Trauma: Evaluation and Decision Making (pages 137–144): Lesly A. Dossett and Bryan A. CottonChapter 23 Thoracic Trauma: Evaluation and Decision Making (pages 145–152): Stella R. Smith, Thomas Konig and Lt Col Nigel TaiChapter 24 Vascular Trauma (pages 153–160): Lt Col Nigel Tai and Nora BrennanChapter 25 Damage Control Surgery (pages 161–168): Timothy C. Nunez, Igor V. Voskresensky and Bryan A. CottonChapter 26 Trauma Laparotomy (pages 169–179): Victor Zaydfudim and Bryan A. CottonChapter 27 Operative Management of Thoracic Trauma (pages 180–184): Thomas Konig and Lt Col Nigel TaiChapter 28 Abdominal Trauma: Operative and Non?Operative Management (pages 185–191): Roland A. Hernandez, Aviram M. Giladi and Bryan A. CottonChapter 29 Critical Care (pages 193–202): Andrew McDonald JohnstonChapter 30 Postoperative Complications (pages 203–211): Abeed Chowdhury and Adam Brooks
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Local Emergency Planning Committee Guidebook: Understanding the EPA Risk Management Program Rule

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Feb 072019
 

Members of the community who serve on LEPC’s are on the frontlines when it comes to responding effectively to incidents that may occur in local facilities handling hazardous materials. This book provides practical, solid information to assist them in formulating effective plans to respond to emergencies and reduce potential risks to the public.Content: Chapter 1 Introduction (pages 1–6): Chapter 2 Developing Understanding: A Summary of the Risk Management Program Rule (pages 7–19): Chapter 3 LEPC Use of Hazard Assessment Information (pages 21–27): Chapter 4 LEPC Use of RMP Emergency Response Plan Information (pages 29–33): Chapter 5 LEPC Use of Prevention Program Information (pages 35–40): Chapter 6 Proactive Aspects of LEPC Involvement in Risk Management (pages 41–52): Chapter 7 Summary and Status of Revision to Regulations (pages 53–54):
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Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies, 2nd edition

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Feb 072019
 

Head, Neck, and Dental Emergencies, Second Edition provides the reader with a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of all urgent or emergent problems that occur above the collar bones.

Emergency care must be simple and quick so this guide comprises short notes, diagrams, and photographs, with an emphasis on establishing the diagnosis while maintaining a high index of suspicion.

New features for this edition are aimed at assisting a rapid diagnosis. Chapters are symptom-based and structured around how the patients present. Quick-reference boxes at the start of each chapter list common presentations and their causes, followed by tips and tricks on what to look for and what questions to ask the patient. Fully comprehensive, this new edition also has two new chapters on ‘The Nose’ and ‘The Throat’.

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