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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries With Limited Resources: A Practical Manual

Daniela Cristina Stefan, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, editors
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York, NY : Springer, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9781461438915, 1461438918, 9781461438908
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Summary
Typically, manuals of pediatric hematology-oncology are written by specialists from high-income countries, and usually target an audience with a sub-specialist level of training, often assisted by cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment facilities. However, approximately 80% of new cases of cancer in children appear in mid- and low-income countries. Almost invariably, general practitioners or general pediatricians without special training in oncology will look after children with malignancies who enter the health care system in these countries. The diagnostic facilities are usually limited, as are the treatment options. The survival figures in these conditions are somewhere below 20%, while in high-income countries they are in the range of 80% for many childhood cancers. Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources is the only book of its kind to provide specific guidance applicable to limited resource settings and builds up from the foundation of general practitioner or general pediatrician competence. Written and edited by leaders in the field, this manual educates physicians on the essential components of the discipline, filtered through the experience of specialists from developing countries, with immediate applicability in the specific healthcare environment in these countries.
Contents
  • Childhood Cancer in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries in the Twenty-First Century
  • Cancer Registries and the Descriptive Epidemiology of Pediatric Cancer in Low - and Middle-Income Countries
  • The Role of International Organizations on Collaborationfor Global Pediatric Cancer Control
  • The Role of Twinning Programs and Telemedicine in Pediatric Oncology
  • Pediatric Cancer Units and Optimization of Resources
  • Early Warning Signs of Cancer in Children/Models for Early Diagnosis
  • Care and Prevention of Infection
  • Nutritional Assessment and Intervention
  • Oncologic Emergencies
  • Essential Medicines and Pharmacy Services
  • Palliative and Supportive Care
  • Psycho-Social Aspects/Parent Support Groups
  • Nursing Care of Children with Cancer
  • Paediatric Radiotherapy
  • Procedures in Pediatric Oncology: Practical Guidelines
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Bone Tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Nephroblastoma
  • Paediatric Neuro-Oncology
  • HIV and Malignancy in Children
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant.
Description
1 online resource (xvi, 415 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Notes
Includes index.
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