Acute Rheumatic Fever and Chronic Rheumatic Heart Disease

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Chronic Rheumatic Heart Disease
Author: I B Vijayalakshmi
Publsiher: Wife Goes On
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2011-07
ISBN: 9789350252574
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a comprehensive guide to Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Chronic Rheumatic Heart Disease RHD). Beginning with a review of the history of these conditions, the text continues with a discussion on the pathology and diagnosis of both ARF and RHD, the role of echocardiography, management of the conditions, including during pregnancy; treatment and much more. The book is accompanied by a DVD of echocardiographic videos to assist in the detection and diagnosis of the diseases.

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease E Book

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease  E Book
Author: Dr. Scott Dougherty,Jonathan Carapetis,Nigel Wilson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2020-02-22
ISBN: 0323754600
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease is a concise, yet comprehensive, clinical resource highlighting must-know information on rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever from a global perspective. Covering the major issues dominating the field, this practical resource presents sufficient detail for a deep and thorough understanding of the latest treatment options, potential complications, and disease management strategies to improve patient outcomes. Divided into four distinct sections for ease of navigation: Acute Rheumatic Fever, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Population-Based Strategies for Disease Control, and Acute and Emergency Presentations. International editors and chapter authors ensure a truly global perspective. Covers all clinical aspects, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, management, and treatment. Includes key topics on population-based measures for disease control for effective primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Consolidates today’s available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.

Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Rheumatic fever
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic Fever
Author: Angelo Taranta,M. Markowitz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401571716
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatic Fever Book Excerpt:

It has become commonplace to say that the decline of rheu matic fever in Europe and North America has little, if any thing, to do with medicine; but to conclude that efforts to control the disease are futile would be an error leading to what could be termed public health malpractice. The need for adequate treatment of patients suffering from acute rheu matic fever or chronic rheumatic valvular heart disease is obvious; but control also means prevention, and here, too, the need is obvious, if only to lighten the burden on health care, due especially to the treatment of patients with advanced forms of the disease. The feasibility of and justification for rheumatic fever control programmes in developing countries has been often questioned. A co-operative study co-ordinated by the World Health Organization has now demonstrated that systematic prevention of rheumatic fever recurrences not only benefits the patients concerned but also has economic advantages. Primary prevention by systematic penicillin treatment of all streptococcal throat infections is at present beyond the reach of many health care systems, and anti-streptococcal vac cination is still in the research phase. The mainstay of the combat against rheumatic heart disease thus remains 7 RHEUMATIC FEVER secondary prevention - the long-term monthly administ ration of penicillin injections to identified patients. This requires, among other things, that penicillin be available.

Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2004-02-04
ISBN: 9241209232
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rheumatic heart disease presents a major public health challenge (particularly for children) and major determinants are poverty, malnutrition, overcrowding, poor housing and a shortage of health-care resources. Although cost effective prevention and control strategies are available, they remain underused in most developing countries. This publication contains the report of a WHO expert consultation, held in Geneva in October 2001, which reviewed the current scientific knowledge of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, as well as the medical and public health related practices. It suggests practical recommendations for an evidence-based approach to the prevention and management of the disease and for cost-effective programmes for their control.

Rheumatic Fever And Rheumatic Heart Diseases In Children

Rheumatic Fever And Rheumatic Heart Diseases In Children
Author: Mamdouh Moawad Ali,Maher Hassan Mahmoud Gomaa
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN: 9783659555022
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is an inflammatory disease of childhood that occurs following untreated group A streptococcal pharyngeal infections. Although it is well established that group A streptococcus is the sole etiologic agent of ARF, the pathogenesis and immune mechanisms are still not completely understood. In the pediatric population, ARF is the most common cause of acquired heart disease worldwide. This multi-systemic disorder can affect the heart, joints, skin and with the exception of the central nervous system, usually develops within 3 weeks after the preceding acute group A streptococcal pharyngitis. ARF remains highly prevalent in developing nations where crowding, poor hygiene and limited access to health care persist. Acute rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are the most common rheumatic disease in children and young adults and remains a major public health problem in the developing countries, with high occurrence, while in developed countries the occurrence is very low. ARF is still the predominant form of morbidity among children in the developing countries.

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic Fever
Author: Angelo Taranta,M. Markowitz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9400912617
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatic Fever Book Excerpt:

Today rheumatic fever is still the most common cause of heart disease in children and young adults in developing countries. This disease is typically associated with poverty, in particular with poor housing, overcrowding and inadequate medical care. Rheumatic fever has almost disappeared from economically developed countries; this trend has paralleled improvements in standards of living. However, the recent resurgence of rheumatic fever in middle-class families in the U. S. A. has re-emphasized the importance of this disease in the developed countries as well. Prevention and control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease is an important part of the WHO cardiovascular disease program. Based on earlier WHO experience, and on the magnitude of the problem, it was realized that concerted action was needed to combat this significant cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The present program has been developed on the principle that sound knowledge and reliable technology already exist for implementing community programs for the prevention and control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease with the intention of extending activities toward nationwide coverage. The first edition of this book was an excellent instrument to assist in the control of this disease. The present volume with dissemination of knowledge to health personnel will contribute to closing the gap between knowledge and implementation and it links with WHO's endeavors in prevention and control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in Australia 2016 2020

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in Australia  2016 2020
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781760549572
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Diagnosis and Management of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in Australia

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in Australia
Author: National Heart Foundation of Australia,Jonathan Carapetis,Alex Brown,Warren Walsh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781921226021
Category: Ebook
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rheumatic Heart Disease in New Zealand Children

Rheumatic Heart Disease in New Zealand Children
Author: Rachel Helena Webb
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatic Heart Disease in New Zealand Children Book Excerpt:

Background: Acute rheumatic fever and its sequela chronic rheumatic heart disease result from a dysregulated immune response to group A streptococcal pharyngitis. In New Zealand, acute rheumatic fever rates in children of Māori and Pacific ethnicity are amongst the highest in the world. The epidemiology of acute rheumatic fever is well-understood, due to national-level surveillance and rheumatic fever registers maintained by District Health Boards. However there are many knowledge gaps surrounding the epidemiology and impact of chronic rheumatic heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease prevalence is not nationally monitored, it may occur in individuals who do not report a prior history of acute rheumatic fever, and typically it causes no symptoms unless advanced valvular heart disease is present. Echocardiography may enable rheumatic heart disease to be detected at an earlier stage. Methods: A focused literature review was undertaken to describe the disease spectrum of rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart disease, and approaches to clinical management, prevention and control. The epidemiology of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in New Zealand was reviewed and assessed in two parts, namely, up until 2010, and the current decade from 2011 onwards. Original investigations were undertaken to determine the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in high-risk New Zealand populations using portable echocardiography. Additional studies were undertaken to derive normative echocardiographic data from high and low risk populations to refine echocardiographic diagnostic criteria for rheumatic heart disease. Further investigations were conducted to investigate selected clinical outcomes of rheumatic heart disease in children, in particular the morbidity and mortality associated with heart valve surgery, and the role of rheumatic heart disease as a predisposing factor infective endocarditis. Results: In New Zealand, high rates of rheumatic fever amongst Māori and Pacific peoples have persisted for several decades and there are now widening ethnic disparities, with highest rates observed amongst Pacific peoples living in South Auckland. Original studies determined echocardiographic rheumatic heart disease prevalence of 2.6% in children of Māori and Pacific ethnicity but in a population of almost 400 children from a low-incidence rheumatic fever region, no child had evidence of rheumatic heart disease. Using World Heart Federation Criteria, prevalence among young adults was 2.2% and prevalence in first degree relatives over iii twice the background population rates. Surgery for rheumatic heart disease was associated with high rates of complications and mortality, however morbidity and mortality was lower in those who underwent mitral valve repair as compared to mechanical valve replacement. Rheumatic heart disease is a predisposing factor for infective endocarditis in approximately 13% of New Zealand childhood endocarditis cases. Conclusions: Echocardiography detected a substantial burden of previously undiagnosed rheumatic heart disease in children and adults from high-incidence rheumatic fever populations in New Zealand. This, together with high morbidity and mortality associated with severe rheumatic heart disease, underscores the importance of focusing on rheumatic heart disease in addition to acute rheumatic fever in prevention and control efforts. These findings have contributed to an ongoing programme of local and international research to determine the utility of echocardiography as a tool for rheumatic heart disease case detection and control in high-risk populations.

Public Health Bibliography Series

Public Health Bibliography Series
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public health
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ending the Heartache

Ending the Heartache
Author: Jonathan Rhys Carapetis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 472
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the Prognosis and Natural History of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

On the Prognosis and Natural History of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
Author: Paul Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Malmö (Sweden)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Selected References on Rheumatic Fever Glomerulonephritis and Streptococcal Infections

Selected References on Rheumatic Fever  Glomerulonephritis and Streptococcal Infections
Author: United States. Public Health Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Glomerulonephritis
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rheumatic Fever and Streptococcal Infection

Rheumatic Fever and Streptococcal Infection
Author: Gene H. Stollerman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Infections à streptocoques
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in the Top End of Australias Northern Territory

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in the Top End of Australias Northern Territory
Author: Jonathan R. Carapetis,Don R. Wolff,Bart J. Currie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in the Top End of Australias Northern Territory Book Excerpt:

Epidemiology and clinical features of acute rheumatic fever and heart disease; worlds highest frequency of the disease recorded in the Aboriginal populations of the Top End; prevention programs recommended.

A Framework for a Nurse Practitioner Role in Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

A Framework for a Nurse Practitioner Role in Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nurse practitioners
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Selected References on Rheumatic Fever Glomerulonephritis and Streptococcal Infections

Selected References on Rheumatic Fever  Glomerulonephritis  and Streptococcal Infections
Author: United States. Heart Disease Control Program
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Glomerulonephritis
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Selected References on Rheumatic Fever Glomerulonephritis and Streptococcal Infections

Selected References on Rheumatic Fever  Glomerulonephritis and Streptococcal Infections
Author: United States. Public Health Service. Division of Chronic Diseases
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Glomerulonephritis
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Australian Guideline for Prevention Diagnosis and Management of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

The Australian Guideline for Prevention  Diagnosis and Management of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780958772297
Category: Rheumatic fever
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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