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By William J. Moss

(National Academies Press) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg institution of Public well-being, Baltimore, MD. provides a assessment of released literature on teenagers in advanced emergencies. subject matters comprise method, burden of formative years ailment, significant explanations of morbidity and mortality, exact concerns in complicated emergencies, and extra. For clinicians and researchers. Softcover.

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Although much of the published literature focuses on severe malnutrition, mild to moderate malnutrition is likely to be a significant underlying cause of death in children in complex emergencies, as it is in nonemergency situations. Several published studies demonstrated the effectiveness of supplementary and therapeutic feeding programs in complex emergencies. More recently, a program for the outpatient care of severely malnourished Ethiopian children was evaluated from 2000 to 2001 (Collins and Sadler, 2002), as inpatient care in a therapeutic feeding center was not available to these children.

The clinical guidelines are targeted to medical professionals, specifically physicians and well-trained nurses working in field dispensaries and hospitals. The MSF guidelines specifically address each of the major causes of death in children in complex emergencies: measles case management and immunization; prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria; diagnosis and case management of pneumonia; diagnosis and case management of diarrheal diseases, including cholera and dysentery; and management of severe malnutrition.

Children were randomized to receive different antimalarial regimens. 2 gm/dL; however, the group of children who received supplements of vitamins A and C were more likely to achieve normal iron stores. Vitamin A supplementation for refugee children has long been recognized as an important public health intervention (Nieburg, Waldman, Leavell, Sommer, and DeMaeyer, 1988). , 1989; Seaman and Rivers, 1989), most recently in Afghanistan (Ahmad, 2002). Although children can be affected, scurvy most commonly occurs in adults and is most severe in pregnant women.

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