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  • The Use of Rapid Syphilis Testsby WHO

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 10.00

    Syphilis is a curable infection caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. This infection is sexually transmitted, and can also be passed on from a mother to her fetus during pregnancy. As a cause of genital ulcer disease, syphilis has been associated with an increased risk of HIV transmission and acquisition. Most persons with syphilis tend... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicineby Elizabeth H. Oakes

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 90.00

    Today Americans participate in sports more than ever before, and with increased activity follows an increased chance of injury. Now more than ever, sports medicine is relevant not only to college and professional athletes, but also to parents, amateur athletes, and seniors maintaining a fitness regime. Common to all these people is the desire to improve... more...

  • Raising an Athleteby Jack Perconte

    Second Base Publishing 2009; US$ 11.95

    Through real-life examples and time-tested advice, this guide provides parents and coaches insights into how to deal with the challenges and pitfalls that arise as children progress in sports. From handling the inevitable tears and frustrations and honing the appropriate message for varying age ranges and skill levels to recognizing the real performance... more...

  • ABC of Sepsisby Ron Daniels; Tim Nutbeam

    Wiley 2009; US$ 54.95

    The importance of early prevention and treatment of sepsis has never been greater. In the UK alone sepsis contributes to more deaths than lung cancer, from bowel cancer and breast cancer combined, and approximately one third of patients who suffer from severe sepsis die. The ABC of Sepsis provides a much needed introduction and an invaluable aid... more...

  • Syphilisby Brian R. Shmaefsky

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 41.94

    Looks at Syphilis from historical and epidemiological perspectives, describing the discovery of the bacterium that causes syphilis as well as the medical advances that shed light on how the disease spread, how that spread could be prevented, and the development of effective treatments. This edition includes statistics of syphilis rates in the US. more...

  • Assessing Tuberculosis Prevalenceby WHO

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 24.00

    This publication provides countries with practical guidelines for planning population-based surveys to estimate the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) at a national level. TB prevalence surveys yield useful information in areas where notification data obtained through routine surveillance are incomplete, or of unproven accuracy, and in areas with an estimated... more...

  • The Adolescent Athleteby Lyle J. Micheli; Laura Purcell

    Springer 2010; US$ 89.99

    Takes a practical approach to caring for the adolescent athlete. This book, logically organized by joint, addresses both chronic and acute injuries in addition to congenital conditions. It covers the fundamentals, including basic anatomy, joint examination, and patient history. It also offers return to play guidelines and includes summary pearls. more...

  • Varicella-zoster Virusby Allison Abendroth; Ann M. Arvin; Jennifer F. Moffat

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    Varicella-zoster virus is a common human pathogen that causes varicella (chickenpox), establishes latency in sensory nerve ganglia and can reactivate many years later as herpes zoster. VZV is the only human herpesvirus for which vaccines to prevent both primary and recurrent infection are approved and VZV vaccines have had significant public health... more...

  • Kids, Sports, and Concussionby M.D. William P. Meehan

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    Increased media attention on sport-related concussion has generated concern among parents of young athletes, and with good reason. A concussion affects memory, concentration, reaction time, the ability to learn, and the ability to solve problems. Yet, despite this concern, there is still a lack of information regarding this injury and its potential... more...