Alternative Medicine Research Yearbook 2016

Joav Merrick, M.D., MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED004000



Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Tropical diseases have become a prominent focus with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and previously neglected diseases now have the funding for research. As a result there have been enormous leaps in our understanding of diseases, such as malaria and schistosomiasis. The hope of the United Nations has been to incorporate this research into clinical improvement for those impoverished by these diseases. In addition, interest in travel, rapid transportation of tourists and immigrants seeking education and employment as well as climate changes have made tropical diseases a worldwide phenomenon. In this yearbook we have several chapters on tropical diseases, but also some interesting chapters on mental health issues and holistic health from around the world. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Introduction: Medical Education, Tropical Pediatrics and Clinician Professionalism
Donald E Greydanus, Helen D Pratt, Richard Roach, Dilip Patel and Joav Merrick

Section One - Tropical Pediatrics

Chapter 1. Waterborn Disease
Linda S Vail and Douglas N Homnick

Chapter 2. Food Insecurity and Nutrition
Dilip R Patel and Alison Agnetta

Chapter 3. Psychiatry and Tropical Diseases
Ruqiya Shama Tareen and Kinza Nisar Tareen

Chapter 4. Psychological Issues in the Tropics
Helen D Pratt and Kwbena OA Gymfi

Chapter 5. Endocrinology and the Tropics
Manmohan K Kamboj and Rohan Henry

Section Two - Health and the Tropics

Chapter 6. Cardiology and Tropical Climates
Thomas A Melgar and Elizabeth Doherty

Chapter 7. Pediatric Neurology Unique to Tropical Regions
Ndu David Ugobi

Chapter 8. Nephrology and the Tropics
Valerie Duhn

Chapter 9. Surgical Care in Tropical Countries
Saad Shebrain, Earl Norman and Ryan Bly

Chapter 10. Pediatrics and Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Amanda Gittus and Richard Roach

Section Three - Some Specific Health Issues in the Tropics

Chapter 11. Pediatric Tropical Fungal Diseases
Jean-Francois Carod and Olivier Lortholar

Chapter 12. Malaria and Children
Richard R Roach

Chapter 13. Tuberculosis: A Communicable Disease
Kamal Kamboj and Amrit K Kamboj

Chapter 14. Waterborne Gastrointestinal Infection: Cholera
Larry I Lutwick and Jana Preis

Chapter 15. Dengue Virus Infection: A Common Tropical Disease
Richard R Roach and Sapna Sadarangani

Chapter 16. Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections
Richard R Roach, Jashan Octain and Elizabeth Friedman

Chapter 17. Intestinal/Lung/Liver Flukes: A Public Health Concern
Richard R Roach and Christina Lang

Chapter 18. Neurocysticercosis: A Neglected Tropical Disease
Richard R Roach

Chapter 19. Chagas Disease: A Disease in Children?
Richard R Roach and Joanne Monterroso

Chapter 20. Leishmaniasis: A Public Health Issue
Kamal Kamboj and Amrit K Kamboj

Chapter 21. Snakebite, Children and the Tropics
Richard R Roach and Jishu Das

Chapter 22. Children, Tropics and Scorpion Envenomation
Joav Merrick and Mohammed Morad

Chapter 23. Childhood Cancer: Burkitt Lymphoma
Renuka Gera, Elna Saah and Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor

Section Four - Mental and Holistic Health

Chapter 24. A Review of World Health Organization’s Recommendations in “Who’s Model List of Essential Medicines.” Who Provides the Data for the Drug Register?
Søren Ventegodt

Chapter 25. A Review on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Joseph L Calles Jr

Chapter 26. A Review of Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders
Joseph L Calles Jr

Chapter 27. A Review on Aggressive Behaviors
Joseph L Calles Jr

Chapter 28. Major Depressive and Dysthymic Disorders: A Review
Joseph L Calles Jr

Chapter 29. A Review of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Amy E West and Mani N Pavuluri

Chapter 30. A Review on Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Lauren Boydston, William P French and Christopher K Varley

Chapter 31. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Review
William P French, Lauren Boydston and Christopher K Varley

Chapter 32. Role of Potentized Sulphur in Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: A Case Report
Aswini K Sasmal, Tandra Sarkar, Atheni Konar, Ria Dutta, Supriyo Ghosh, Subhabrata Sinha, Animesh Das, Rathin Chakravarty and Sandhimita Mondal

Chapter 33. Evidence-Based Medicine: Alternative Medicine (Non-Drug Medicine, CAM) versus Pharmacological Medicine
Søren Ventegodt

Chapter 34. Contemporary Strategies in Peru for Medical Use of the Hallucinogenic Tea Ayahuasca Containing DMT: in Search of the Optimal Strategy for the Use of Medical Hallucinogens => pp. 507-528
Søren Ventegodt and Pavlina Kordova

Chapter 35. The Ventegodt Case in Denmark: When Scientific Disagreement Becomes Personal Prosecution
Joav Merrick

Chapter 36. Traditional Healing and Ritualized Cannibalism in South Africa and Botswana: the Muthi Killings
Søren Ventegodt and Pavlina Kordova

Section Five - Acknowledgements

Chapter 37. About the Editor

Chapter 38. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Section Six - Index


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