Medical Emergencies Caused by Aquatic Animals

A Zoological and Clinical Guide

Authors: Haddad Jr., Vidal

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  • The author's twenty years of experience in the field allow him to provide reliable and insightful guidance on this rarely covered subject
  • Features a wealth of images, showing readers the most important injuries to look for and how to manage them
  • No similar book has been published in the last 15-20 years
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About this book

The present book is intended as a reference guide for emergency and ambulatory care medicine, providing essential information on the most important problems and incidents caused by venomous, poisoning and traumatic marine and freshwater animals. Indeed, though emergencies caused by aquatic animals are becoming increasingly common, there are few reference books devoted to providing medical guidance on them. The book includes a wealth of original images of injuries caused by aquatic animals, while the text covers the current state knowledge on the subject, including the identification of the animals, the clinical aspects of the envenomation/poisonings/injuries, first aid and emergency care, main treatment alternatives and a typical case representing each group of animals. Chapters are organized according to zoological groups: Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates (Porifera, Cnidarians, Annelida, Mollusks, Echinodermata) and Marine and Freshwater Vertebrates (Fish and Reptiles). Medical Emergencies Caused By Aquatic Animals: A Zoological and Clinical Guide is intended for students and professionals in Medicine (Dermatology, Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine) and the Biological Sciences (Zoology and Ecology), as well as to practicing professionals working in coastal or freshwater areas.

About the authors

MD by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; MSc and PhD in Dermatology by the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. Full professor of São Paulo State University, Brazil, chief of the Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy. Professor of the graduate program in Public Health at the Public Health Department, São Paulo State University. Member of the deliberative council of the Brazilian Society of Toxinology and president of scientific commission of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology. Advisor for the Brazilian Ministry of Health and for the Health Secretary of São Paulo State. Has published 8 books and more than 100 articles on international peer-reviewed journals on the field of Dermatology and Emergency Medicine.

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“This short book describes and shows a large number of medical emergencies related to aquatic animals. … The audience includes anyone who might be involved in the care of patients who have been bitten, stung, or otherwise injured by these various animals. … This is a great little reference for any provider who practices in an area near an aquatic environment. The myriad pictures are unique, useful, and interesting.” (Michael D. Zwank, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2017)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20288-4
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Hardcover $109.99
price for Brazil
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Emergencies Caused by Aquatic Animals
Book Subtitle
A Zoological and Clinical Guide
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20288-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20288-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20287-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79301-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 112
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 279 illustrations in colour
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