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Principles of Medicine in Africa

4th Edition

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Gail Davey, Eldryd Parry, Andrew Prentice, Chidi Nweneka, Michael D. E. Pelly, Timothy D. Healing, Heiner Grosskurth, Ruari Brugha, Benson Droti, Susan Foster, Richard Laing, Camilla Buchanan, Peter Olute Okoth, Amha Yigzaw, Giorgio Tamburlini, Fabio Uxa, Martin W. Weber, Ayo Palmer, E. Kim Mulholland, Sam Akech, Steve Collins, James Berkley, Melita Gordon, Hilton C. Whittle, Assan Jaye, Stephen Cose, Pontiano Kaleebu, Alison M. Elliott, David Mabey, Christopher J. M. Whitty, Andrew J. Hall, Evelyn K. Ansah, Alison Grant, Gisela Schneider, Gareth Tudor-Williams, Andrew Kumbugu, Anthony D. Harries, Rony Zachariah, Rhehab Chimzizi, Felix M. Salniponi, Stephen D. Lawn, J. Anthony G. Scott, Richard Adegbola, Stephen Gordon, Brian M. Greenwood, Philippe Mayaud, Francis J. Ndowa, John Richens, Nicholas Feasey, Oleg Mediannikov, Philippe Parola, Didier Raoult, Robin Bailey, Daniel Fekade, Charles R. Newton, Diana N. J. Lockwood, Saba M. Lambert, Stephen L. Walker, Jan ter Meulen, Benjamin Jeffs, Jeremy Farrah, Amadou Sall, M. J. Warrell, David A. Warrell, R. Bruce Aylward, Sam Okiror, Deo Nshirimimana, Philip Gothard, Ed E. Zijlstra, Ahmed M. Musa, August Stich, Paul Kelly, Issac Zulu, Michael Brown, Donald A. P. Bundy, Simon Brooker, Anthony E. Butterworth, John H. Ouma, Birgitte J. Vennervald, David W. Dunne, Camilla Rothe, Michele E. Murdoch, Ian E. Murdoch, Tom Doherty, Maria Vang Johansen, Helen Ayles, Anna Checkley, Sandy Cairncross, Rod J. Hay, Pat Lee, Geoffrey Gill, Jean-Claude Mbanya, Richard W. Walker, Richard Edward, Myles Connor, Alan Bryer, Martin C. Prevett, Charles R. Newton, Oye Gureje, Bibilola Oladeji, Duncan G. Fullerton, Kevin Mortimer, Chris Lavy, Janet Ajuluchukwu, Felix I. Anjorin, Jurergen Freers, Martin J. Boeree, Imelda Bates, Edeghonghon Olayemi, Edford Sinkala, Nimzing Ladep, Edemariam Tsega, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Gavin Dreyer, John Eastwood, Mohammed Tikly, Ade Adebajo, Paul E. McGill, Charles H. Todd, Kenneth Huddle, Peter Newman, Peter Cleland, Ben Naafs, John Masenga, Tjip S. ven der Werf, Allen Foster, Richard J. C. Bowman, Sam M. Mbulaiteye, John L. Ziegler, Edward Katangole-Mbidde, Karen L. Frame, Anne Merriman, Sari Soghoian
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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107002517

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  • Principles of Medicine in Africa combines classical clinical medicine with a rich understanding of the major environmental and cultural influences on health and disease, providing comprehensive guidance for anyone intending to practise medicine in Africa. Disease is presented in the context of family and culture, and the effects of inequality and problems of limited resources are addressed. The authors have a wealth of experience in front line healthcare and provide practical, evidence-based management guidelines for all the common and less common conditions likely to be encountered. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research findings and management guidelines. It includes an expanded section on maternal and child health, but careful editing has generated a slimmer volume, whilst retaining all of the essential content. This is the one essential text for medical students and healthcare professionals wanting a complete and up-to-date reference book on medicine in Africa.

    • Focuses on how to cope without the resources taken for granted in other textbooks
    • Emphasises the authors' first hand front line experience which they pass on through essential relevant, practical information
    • Features many colour illustrations to aid understanding and the application of the clinical science presented
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    "Unlike most conventional textbooks that take either a systemic or syndromic approach, this book provides a synthesis to address the major health concerns facing Africa's inhabitants … The book's contributors all write with an African audience in mind: management guidelines are pertinent and in keeping with the realities for physicians who practise in Africa - with material, financial, and workforce constraints … Principles of Medicine in Africa should not only appeal to physicians practising in Africa but also to anyone who has an interest in the practice of medicine in a challenging, resource-constrained environment."
    The Lancet

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107002517
    • length: 928 pages
    • dimensions: 283 x 223 x 45 mm
    • weight: 2.7kg
    • contains: 296 b/w illus. 440 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Health and Disease:
    1. People and their environment
    2. Food and nutrition
    3. Refugees and disasters
    4. Managing a health service
    Part II. Mother and Child Health:
    5. The pregnant patient
    6. Neonatal care
    7. The integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI)
    8. Severe acute malnutrition in childhood
    9. Diarrhoea
    10. Pneumonia and acute lower respiratory tract infections in children
    11. Measles
    12. Pertussis
    Part III. Infection: General Principles:
    13. The immune response to infection
    14. Approach to the febrile patient
    15. The control and prevention of infection
    Part IV. Major Common Infections:
    16. Malaria
    17. HIV/AIDS
    18. Tuberculosis
    19. Pneumonia in adults
    20. Meningitis
    21. Sexually transmitted infections
    Part V. Bacterial Infections:
    22. Typhoid, paratyphoid and non-typhoid salmonella infections
    23. Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus
    24. Rickettsial infections
    25. Brucellosis
    26. Leptospirosis
    27. Relapsing fever
    28. Plague
    29. Anthrax
    30. Tetanus
    31. Diphtheria
    32. Leprosy
    33. Cholera
    Part VI. Viral Infections:
    34. Viral haemorrhagic fevers: yellow fever, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, Ebola/Marburg fever and Crimean-Congo fever
    35. Dengue
    36. Rabies
    37. Influenza
    38. Poliomyelitis
    39. Varicella (chicken pox), Herpes zoster and monkey pox
    40. Rubella
    41. Mumps
    Part VII. Protozoal Infections:
    42. Leishmaniasis
    43. Human Africa trypanosomiasis
    44. Amoebiasis
    45. Intestinal protozoa
    Part VIII. Helminth Infections:
    46. Intestinal helminths
    47. Schistosomiasis
    48. Lymphatic filariasis and Loa Loa
    49. Onchocerciasis
    50. Cysticercosis
    51. Hydatid disease
    52. Paragonimiasis
    53. Trichinosis
    54. Guinea worm
    Part IX. Fungal Infections:
    55. Fungal infections
    Part X. Non-Communicable Diseases:
    56. Chronic and non-communicable disease in Africa
    57. Chronic non-communicable disease in health care
    58. Diabetes mellitus
    59. Hypertension
    60. Stroke
    61. Epilepsy
    62. Mental health
    63. Asthma
    64. The disabled patient
    Part XI. Diseases of Body Systems:
    65. The heart
    66. The lung
    67. Blood disorders
    68. The gut
    69. The liver
    70. The kidney and body fluids
    71. Bones and joints
    72. Endocrinology
    73. The nervous system
    74. The skin
    75. The eye
    Part XII. Cancer and Palliative Care:
    76. Cancers and lymphomas
    77. Palliative care in Africa
    Part XIII. Venoms and Poisons:
    78. Venomous and other dangerous animals
    79. Poisoning
    Index.

  • Editors

    David Mabey, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    David Mabey is Professor of Communicable Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He worked for eight years at the Medical Research Council Laboratories in Gambia, where he was in charge of clinical services.

    Geoffrey Gill, University of Liverpool
    Geoffrey Gill is Professor of International Medicine at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He has worked extensively in Africa (Zambia, Ethiopia and South Africa) and has published widely on chronic disease care in the tropics.

    Eldryd Parry, Tropical Health Education Trust
    Sir Eldryd Parry has unrivalled experience of medicine in Africa, having been Professor of Medicine in Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria. He founded the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) and, in 2011, was knighted for services to healthcare development in Africa.

    Martin W. Weber, World Health Organization, Jakarta
    Martin Weber is a paediatrician working for the World Health Organization. He worked as a research clinician at the MRC Laboratories in Gambia for six years and has played a key role in the development and evaluation of treatment guidelines for children.

    Christopher J. M. Whitty, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Christopher Whitty is Professor of International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has worked as a clinician in Malawi and has led clinical research projects in Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda.

    Contributors

    Gail Davey, Eldryd Parry, Andrew Prentice, Chidi Nweneka, Michael D. E. Pelly, Timothy D. Healing, Heiner Grosskurth, Ruari Brugha, Benson Droti, Susan Foster, Richard Laing, Camilla Buchanan, Peter Olute Okoth, Amha Yigzaw, Giorgio Tamburlini, Fabio Uxa, Martin W. Weber, Ayo Palmer, E. Kim Mulholland, Sam Akech, Steve Collins, James Berkley, Melita Gordon, Hilton C. Whittle, Assan Jaye, Stephen Cose, Pontiano Kaleebu, Alison M. Elliott, David Mabey, Christopher J. M. Whitty, Andrew J. Hall, Evelyn K. Ansah, Alison Grant, Gisela Schneider, Gareth Tudor-Williams, Andrew Kumbugu, Anthony D. Harries, Rony Zachariah, Rhehab Chimzizi, Felix M. Salniponi, Stephen D. Lawn, J. Anthony G. Scott, Richard Adegbola, Stephen Gordon, Brian M. Greenwood, Philippe Mayaud, Francis J. Ndowa, John Richens, Nicholas Feasey, Oleg Mediannikov, Philippe Parola, Didier Raoult, Robin Bailey, Daniel Fekade, Charles R. Newton, Diana N. J. Lockwood, Saba M. Lambert, Stephen L. Walker, Jan ter Meulen, Benjamin Jeffs, Jeremy Farrah, Amadou Sall, M. J. Warrell, David A. Warrell, R. Bruce Aylward, Sam Okiror, Deo Nshirimimana, Philip Gothard, Ed E. Zijlstra, Ahmed M. Musa, August Stich, Paul Kelly, Issac Zulu, Michael Brown, Donald A. P. Bundy, Simon Brooker, Anthony E. Butterworth, John H. Ouma, Birgitte J. Vennervald, David W. Dunne, Camilla Rothe, Michele E. Murdoch, Ian E. Murdoch, Tom Doherty, Maria Vang Johansen, Helen Ayles, Anna Checkley, Sandy Cairncross, Rod J. Hay, Pat Lee, Geoffrey Gill, Jean-Claude Mbanya, Richard W. Walker, Richard Edward, Myles Connor, Alan Bryer, Martin C. Prevett, Charles R. Newton, Oye Gureje, Bibilola Oladeji, Duncan G. Fullerton, Kevin Mortimer, Chris Lavy, Janet Ajuluchukwu, Felix I. Anjorin, Jurergen Freers, Martin J. Boeree, Imelda Bates, Edeghonghon Olayemi, Edford Sinkala, Nimzing Ladep, Edemariam Tsega, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Gavin Dreyer, John Eastwood, Mohammed Tikly, Ade Adebajo, Paul E. McGill, Charles H. Todd, Kenneth Huddle, Peter Newman, Peter Cleland, Ben Naafs, John Masenga, Tjip S. ven der Werf, Allen Foster, Richard J. C. Bowman, Sam M. Mbulaiteye, John L. Ziegler, Edward Katangole-Mbidde, Karen L. Frame, Anne Merriman, Sari Soghoian

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