Description : THE VACCINE BOOK offers parents a fair, impartial, fact-based resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Dr. Bob devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine. This completely revised edition offers · updated information on each vaccine and disease · more detail on vaccines' side effects · expanded discussions of combination vaccines · a new section on adult vaccines · additional options for alternative vaccine schedules · a guide to Canadian vaccinations THE VACCINE BOOK provides exactly the information parents want and need as they make their way through the vaccination maze.
Description : The Vaccine Book provides comprehensive information on the current and future world of vaccines. It reveals the scientific opportunities and potential impact of vaccines, including economic and ethical challenges, problems encountered when producing vaccines, how clinical vaccine trials are designed, and how to introduce vaccines into widespread use. Although vaccines are now available for many diseases, there are still challenges ahead for major diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The Vaccine Book is designed for students, researchers, public health officials, and all others interested in increasing their understanding of vaccines. Topics unique to this book: * Ethics * Economics * Diseases that could be prevented * Clinical trial designs * Ideas about the future of vaccines * Challenges facing research scientists in the vaccine area * Burden of vaccine-preventable illness and the impact of vaccines * Scientific obstacles to be overcome by existing and new vaccines * Basic mechanisms of host immunity and pathogen interaction with host tissues * New approaches to future vaccines against challenging diseases * Real and perceived safety issues which dominate vaccine development and vaccination policies * Microbial pathogenesis as a basis for vaccine design * Planning vaccine trials * Introducing new vaccines into the healthcare system * Future challenges for vaccines and immunizations
Description : Describes the immune system, how vaccines work to boost it, and the facts regarding how effective and toxic vaccines have proven across the years and today.
Description : An authoritative, user-friendly guide to vaccination. Easy to navigate yet replete with up-to-date information, the "Purple Book" contains practical advice and background for the practitioner on vaccine infrastructure, standards and regulations, business aspects of vaccine practice, general recommendations, schedules, special circumstances, and how to address a patient's concerns about vaccines. Specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases, the rationale for vaccine use, and available products is included. The book is targeted to pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, obstetricians, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Description : From the cover of Time magazine to high-profile celebrity crusades, childhood vaccines are one of the most intensely debated topics affecting parents today. The Vaccine Answer Book cuts through the controversy, giving parents impartial answers to more than 200 of the top questions about vaccines. Written by an experienced MD who is also a father of four, this pocketsize reference guide includes essential basic information about vaccines and the public health rationale behind them, a complete explanation of the recommended vaccine schedule for children, and detailed information on each specific vaccine. It also includes full disclosure of all the possible vaccine side effects, situations when you shouldn't vaccinate, and an unbiased explanation of recent controversies involving vaccines, including the purported link between vaccines and autism. The Vaccine Answer Book is a parent's must-have guide to fully understanding this hot-button issue and making confident, informed decisions. Readers will find trusted answers to questions such as: How effective are vaccines? What is thimerosal and why was it removed from childhood vaccines? Is there a link between MMR and autism? What should I do if I decide that I don't want to vaccinate my child or want to choose an alternative vaccine schedule? Is it better to get vaccinations in a group or to spread them out?
Description : Taking parents through the background and philosophy of vaccination, this guide discusses common misconceptions and covers each disease and its vaccine, providing difficult-to-obtain facts about vaccine reactions. Also discussed are vaccine effectiveness, toxicity and adverse effects, legal requirements, alternatives, and the latest information on the threat of bioterrorism.
Description : Miss Wilkinson lives with her adored cat, Tommy Douglas, whose eyes glow a brilliant orange. But Tommy Douglas is 17 years old. When he becomes ill and dies in Miss Wilkinson’s arms, she buries him in the garden and plants a rosebush on his grave. Despite her determination to keep busy, grief and loneliness make it difficult for Miss Wilkinson to enjoy life. Then one morning, after a particularly troubled night, she discovers that the rosebush she planted has bloomed with brilliant orange flowers — the color of Tommy Douglas’s eyes.
Description : Covers all aspects (historical, epidemiological, diagnostic, clinical, preventative, public health and medico-legal) of STIs in complete detail with a special emphasis on STIs in special groups—migrants, homosexuals, and sexually abused. Covers basic and laboratory sciences extensively to blend with the basics required by the clinician for proper understanding of the disease process. Clinical photographs, illustrations, photographs of specimens and cultures, histopathology, flow charts and line diagrams are given extensively throughout the text to make relevant clinical situation self-explanatory. Has very useful and practical information for even the clinician in the periphery, where the investigative component is either non-existent or very basic and many new drugs are not available or unaffordable. Management of HIV in adults and children in resource-poor countries has been covered extensively along with syndromic management of STIs. This enables a physician to choose from approaches in a particular situation depending upon the available means—laboratory or therapeutic. Covers sexual dysfunction in both men and women and the basics of human sexual behavior and sexual health. Section Editors and Contributors from all continents of the world have made this a truly global reference book. It is a useful reference text for epidemiologists, public health experts, clinicians, microbiologists, health workers, social organizations and counselors working in the field of STIs, sexual health, and HIV.