Influenza: Complete Spectrum - II - ECAB - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131229477, 9788131232576

Influenza: Complete Spectrum - II - ECAB

1st Edition

Editors: M. Rao
eBook ISBN: 9788131232576
Paperback ISBN: 9788131229477
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 5th August 2011
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Description

Influenza: Complete Spectrum–II is published in continuation with the Influenza: Complete Spectrum–I, and the second part converges on the clinical aspect of influenza. It also covers the various influenza immunization programs and policies being run in India to prevent and decrease the incidence of influenza and its complications among children and adults. The course of influenza is mild and self-limited. However, serious complications leading to morbidity and death occur, especially in those with underlying chronic illnesses. The book covers very well the complications and prognosis of influenza. The publication details out why, how, and when influenza vaccination should be exercised in children and adults especially keeping in mind the recent pandemic of H1N1. The book also has a chapter designated to the management of influenza which not only covers antivirals but also the other aspects of managing a patient of influenza and preventing its spread. The authors of the book have also elaborated on the present vis-à-vis future aspects related to influenza vaccine, an often ignored part of influenza management.

Key Features

    • Discussing complications and prognosis of influenza
    • Describing influenza vaccination for adults and children
    • Understanding the management and prevention of influenza
    • Throwing some light on critical appraise of various immunization programs and policies run for influenza in India
    • Understanding current gap in effective vaccination and management practices for influenza and how to bridge the same in future

    Table of Contents

    Complications and Prognosis of Influenza

    Influenza Vaccine—Immunization Programs and Policies

    Management and Prevention of Influenza

    Influenza Vaccination—Critical Appraise of Present versus Future

    Influenza Vaccination in Adults

    Details

    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © Elsevier India 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier India
    eBook ISBN:
    9788131232576
    Paperback ISBN:
    9788131229477

    About the Editor

    M. Rao

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, Osmania Medical College/Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad Additional Director, Medical Education, Andhra Pradesh, India.