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Autor: Daniela Cristina Stefan
ISBN-13: 9783319179353
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 408
Gewicht: 820 g
Format: 242x160x30 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Table
of Contents

Pediatric cancer in
Africa- a case based guide to diagnosis and management

Editors:
C. Stefan & M. Harif






Epidemiology/etiology of childhood cancer

2. Early
Warning Signs and Diagnostic Approach in Childhood Cancer

3. Cancer Registries and
the Value of a Dedicated Pediatric Registry in Africa

4. Organization of Care for Children with Cancer in Africa

5. Hematological and Oncological
Emergencies

6. Solid
Tumors - Osteosarcoma

7. Ewing
Sarcoma

8. Nephroblastoma (Wilms tumor)

9. Hepatoblastoma

10. Retinoblastoma

11.
Neuroblastoma

12.
Germ Cell Tumors

13.
Hodgkin Lymphoma

14. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

15. Acute Leukemia

16. Chronic Leukemias in Children

17.
Tumors of the Central Nervous System

18.
Rare Childhood Cancers

19. HIV-Related Malignancies

20. Characteristics of Cancers in the Neonatal
Period

21. Cancers in Adolescence

22. Cancer Chemotherapy

23.
Febrile Neutropenia

24. Blood Transfusion in Pediatric Oncology

25. Nutrition for Children with Cancer in Africa

26. Pain in Pediatric Oncology

27. Nursing Care Principles in Pediatric Oncology

28. Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

29. Patient Support Groups

30. Research and Ethics in Pediatric Oncology

31. Health Economics

32. Developing Support Network in Africa
This text 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. 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. This book includes simplified therapy protocols, pain therapy and palliation, as well as ward procedures such as bone marrow aspiration/biopsies, intravenous therapy and chemotherapy drugs mixing. It provides an overview of pediatric cancer epidemiology, cancer registration and organizing support networks and features the management of cancers with associated pathology like AIDS, malnutrition, malaria and tuberculosis.
Autor: Daniela Cristina Stefan, Mhamed Harif
Daniela Cristina Stefan MD, PhDStellenbosch UniversityCape Town, South AfricaMhamed Harif, MDUniversity Hospital Mohammed VIMarrakech, Morocco
Autor: Daniela Cristina Stefan
ISBN-13:: 9783319179353
ISBN: 3319179357
Verlag: Springer, Berlin, Springer International Publishing, Springer
Gewicht: 820g
Seiten: 408
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1st ed. 2017
Sonstiges: Buch, 242x160x30 mm, 47 SW-Abb., 82 Farbabb., 140 Farbtabellen