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Title Pediatric hematology-oncology in countries with limited resources : a practical manual / Daniela Cristina Stefan, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 415 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Childhood Cancer in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries in the Twenty-First Century / Daniela Cristina Stefan / -- Cancer Registries and the Descriptive Epidemiology of Pediatric Cancer in Low-and Middle-Income Countries / Karina B. Ribeiro and Lindsay Frazier / -- The Role of International Organizations on Collaboration for Global Pediatric Cancer Control / Tezer Kutluk and Julie Torode / -- The Role of Twinning Programs and Telemedicine in Pediatric Oncology / Valentino Conter, Roberto Polillo, Erica Brivio, Agostino Faravelli and Giuseppi Masera / -- Pediatric Cancer Units and Optimization of Resources / Paola Friedrich, Natalie McCall, Natalie McCall and Aziza Shad / -- Early Warning Signs of Cancer in Children/Models for Early Diagnosis / Stelios Poyiadjis and Lisine Tuyisenge / -- Care and Prevention of Infection / Miguela A. Caniza and Gabriela Maron / -- Nutritional Assessment and Intervention / Paul C. Rogers and Judy Shoeman.-- Oncologic Emergencies / Inam Chitsike and Scott C. Howard / -- Essential Medicines and Pharmacy Services / John T. Wiernikowski and Ronald D. Barr / -- Palliative and Supportive Care / Jan Du Plessis and David N. Korones / -- Psycho-Social Aspects/Parent Support Groups / Kenneth Dollman, Wondu Bekele and Kazuyo Watanabe / -- Nursing Care of Children with Cancer / Lisa Morrissey, Julia M. Challinor, Eleanor De Beer and Colleen Nixon / -- Paediatric Radiotherapy / Jeannette Parkes and Julie Wetter / -- Procedures in Pediatric Oncology: Practical Guidelines / Furqan Shaikh, Kalid Asrat and Chifumbe Chintu / -- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia / Stephen P. Hunger and Federico G. Antillon / -- Acute Myeloid Leukemia / Miguel Bonilla and Raul C. Ribeiro / -- Hodgkin Lymphoma / Monika Metzger and Mhamed Harif / -- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma / David K. Stones and Biobele J. Brown / -- Retinoblastoma / Guillermo L. Chantada and Carlos Leal Leal / -- Soft Tissue Sarcomas / Iyad Sultan, Roberta Ortiz and Andrea Ferrari / -- Bone Tumors / Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Fulgencio Baez and Ana Patricia Alcasabas / -- Neuroblastoma / Soad Fuentes Alabí and Nehal S. Parikh / -- Nephroblastoma / Jean-Jacques Atteby Yao, Norbert Graf and Gordan M. Vujanic / -- Paediatric Neuro-Oncology / Nisreen Amayiri and Eric Bouffet / -- HIV and Malignancy in Children / Joyce Balagadde-Kambugu, Jackson Orem and Daniela Cristina Stefan / -- Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant / Julia Palma and Cristián Sotomayor
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
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 18, 2013)
Subject Tumors in children.
Pediatric hematology.
Medical Oncology.
Public Health -- economics.
Developing Countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Stefan, Daniela Cristina, editor
Rodriguez-Galindo, Carlos, editor
ISBN 9781461438915 (electronic bk.)
1461438918 (electronic bk.)