Travel Medicine

Sep 15, 2009 Issue
The Pretravel Consultation [Article]

The increase in travel and travel medicine knowledge over the past 30 years makes pretravel counseling an essential part of comprehensive family medicine. Effective counseling begins with assessment of individual and itinerary-based risks, using a growing body of evidence-based decision-support tool...

Jun 1, 2007 Issue
IDSA Releases Guidelines on Travel Medicine [Practice Guidelines]

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released recommendations on travel medicine standards based on evidence, expert opinion, and clinical experience.

Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Altitude Sickness [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments and interventions to prevent acute mountain sickness?

Jun 1, 2005 Issue
Traveler's Diarrhea [Article]

Acute diarrhea affects millions of persons who travel to developing countries each year. Food and water contaminated with fecal matter are the main sources of infection. Bacteria such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, enteroaggregative E. coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Shigella are common c...

Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Travel Immunizations [Article]

Advising travelers on vaccine-preventable illnesses is increasingly becoming the responsibility of primary care physicians. The approach to vaccine recommendations should be based on a thorough assessment of the risks for travel-related diseases, the time available before trip departure, and current...

Mar 15, 2004 Issue
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Recognition and Treatment [Article]

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease occurring throughout the Americas from Texas to Argentina, and in the Old World, particularly the Middle East and North Africa. It is spread by the female sandfly. The condition is diagnosed every year in travelers, immigrants, and military personnel. P...

Feb 1, 2004 Issue
Mefloquine for Preventing Malaria in Nonimmune Adult Travelers [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Mefloquine prevents malaria in military personnel, but its effectiveness in a heterogeneous population of civilian travelers is poorly studied. Evidence of side effects is based on spontaneous reports and may underestimate their frequency.

Aug 15, 2003 Issue
West Nile Virus in the United States: An Update on an Emerging Infectious Disease [Article]

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus and human neuropathogen. Since the virus was recognized in New York City in 1999, it has spread rapidly across the United States, with human disease documented in 39 states and the District of Columbia. West Nile virus can cause a broad range of clinica...

Aug 1, 2003 Issue
Prevention of Malaria in Travelers [Article]

Malaria is a major international public health problem, responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality around the world each year. As travel to tropical locations increases, U.S. physicians are being asked more frequently to provide recommendations for malaria prevention. An organized approach...

Dec 1, 2002 Issue
Can Melatonin Prevent or Treat Jet Lag? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Daily doses of 0.5 to 5 mg of melatonin, taken at the target bedtime at the destination for two to five days after arrival, lessen the effects of jet lag.

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