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Basic Laboratory Procedures in Clinical
Bacteriology. 2nd Edition. Author: World Health Organization.
Published: 14 Apr 2004. This publication brings together and updates the
various guidelines produced by WHO over the years, on sampling of specimens
for laboratory investigation, identification of bacteria and testing of
antibiotic resistance. It concentrates on the procedures to be followed,
rather than on the basic techniques of microscopy and staining, which have
been described in detail in other WHO publications. 167 pages. Paperback.
ISBN 9241545453 $54.00
WHO Model Formulary 2004. Author:
World Health Organization.13 Apr 2004. This new edition details changes made
to the WHO model list of essential medicines in 2003 and provides a useful
resource for countries wishing to develop their own national formulary. For
each medicine, it gives information on use, dosage, adverse effects,
contraindications and warnings, supplemented by guidance on the selection of
medicines for a range of conditions. The data are arranged by therapeutic
categories, including drugs used in anaesthesia, diuretics, cardiovascular
drugs, and immunologicals. Appendices deal with interactions between drugs,
pregnancy, breastfeeding, renal and hepatic impairment. 528 pages.
Paperback. ISBN 924154631X. $48.00
WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for
Pharmaceutical Preparations thirty-eighth report. WHO Technical Report
Series. World Health Organisation. Published: 04 Mar 2004. This
report presents the recommendations of an international group of experts
convened by the World Health Organization, to consider matters concerning
the quality assurance of pharmaceuticals and specifications for drug
substances and dosage forms. Issues discussed include: the latest volume of
the International Pharmacopoeia and quality specifications for
pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, as well as quality control of
reference materials, good manufacturing practices (GMP), inspection,
distribution and trade and other aspects of quality assurance of
pharmaceuticals, and regulatory issues. 125 Pages. Paperback. ISBN
Whiplash Book. American Version.
2004. This booklet provides advice and information on how to cope with whiplash
injury, in order to avoid long term pain and disability. It is based on the
latest medical research. As the basic message is to keep moving, the booklet
includes a number of neck exercises. The booklet should be employed in the
practices of general practitioners, chiropractors, physical therapists, and all
those engaged in the primary care of whiplash. ISBN
0117033251. 1 pack of 10
Water Quality Guidelines, Standards
Risk Assessment & Management for Water Related Infectious Disease.
Edited by L. Fewtrel
& J. Bartram, WHO. 2001.
The potential to increase consistency in approaches to assessment and management of water-related microbial hazards was tackled by an international group of experts concerned with drinking water, irrigation and wastewater use and recreational/bathing water. A
harmonized framework was developed intended to inform guideline development. Following the meeting, reviews addressing the principal issues of concern linking water and health to the establishment and implementation of effective, affordable and efficient guidelines and standards, were progressively developed and refined. These reviews provide the substance of this book. 440 pp.
ISBN 924154533X $108.00
Water, Sanitation and Health Electronic Library. CD-ROM.
A Compendium of WHO
Information on Water, Sanitation and Health.
WHO. April 2003.
This second edition compiles
information available from the World Health Organization on the theme of
water and sanitation. It includes many of the current publications and
documents in HTML format, and some other resource materials such as posters
in PDF format. The CD-ROM is key to increasing global access to information
and has world-wide relevance. Key Features: Includes different
information material such as books and reports, training documents and
teaching material, water-related disease fact sheets, slides collections,
and much more • The design of the CD-ROM facilitates information recovery, and
incorporates file formats and browsers which can be run virtually on any
desktop or laptop computer • Information is primarily in English with a few documents also available in
French. This title will be useful to scientists, policy makers, practitioners,
students and others - whether they belong to government, operational agencies,
consultancies, academia, NGOs or other institutions. CD-ROM.
ISBN 9241545771 $270.00
The Whiplash Book. British Version
Tim McClune, Gordon Waddell. 2001.
This inexpensive illustrated booklet presents the most up-to-date advice on how to deal with whiplash, based on the latest international medical research.
The booklet is designed to help people cope with whiplash injury so that
they can recover quickly and avoid long term pain and disability. It is
based on the latest advice and has been written by a multidisciplinary team
who specialties cover orthopedics, biomechanics, and osteopathy. As the
basic message is to keep moving, it includes a number of neck exercises. This publication
will prove useful for hospitals, particularly accident and emergency departments, general practitioners and physiotherapists.
ISBN 011702029X $30.00 Pack of 10
The Back Book
WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations 34th
Technical report series World Health Organization 863 0512-3054.
Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations. 1996.
Includes: Annex 5: Guidelines for
stability testing of pharm. products; Annex 6, 7, 8: Good manufacturing
practice; Annex 9: Multisource (generic) pharm. products; Appendix 1: In
vivo equivalence studies for drugs of the WHO Model list of essential drugs.
Paperback. vi + 194 pp.
ISBN 9241208635 $44.00
WHO Medicines Bookshelf. Version 3.0 2002
WHO, Essential Drugs &
Medicines Policy Department. 2002.
This version of the WHO Medicines Bookshelf
contains a selection of information resources in English, French and
Spanish, primarily from WHO's Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
Department (EDM). It covers the Department's whole field of interest
including access to essential medicines, rational use of medicines, national
drug policy, quality and safety of medicines and traditional medicine.
ISBN 9241590254 $32.00
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WHO Model Formulary 2002.
The WHO Model Formulary presents formulary
information on over 300 medicines included on the WHO Model List of
Essential Drugs, as a reference for national and institutional drugs and
therapeutic committees. It is
intended to be a useful resource for countries wishing to develop their own
The formulary is also a valuable source of independent and unbiased
information for students and prescribers who are interested in focusing
their prescribing on those medicines which are globally recognized as
essential. This pocket-sized book contains 27 sections covering anaesthetics,
analgesics, antiallergics, antidotes, anticonvulsants, anti-infective drugs,
antimigraine drugs, antineoplastic and immunosuppressives drugs and drugs
used in palliative care, antiparkinson drugs, drugs affecting the blood,
blood products and plasma substitutes, cardiovascular drugs, dermatological
drugs, diagnostics, disinfectants and antiseptics, diuretics,
gastrointestinal drugs, hormones and contraceptives, immunologicals, muscle
relaxants and cholinesterase inhibitors, ophthalmological preparations,
drugs used in obstetrics, peritoneal dialysis solution, psychotherapeutic
drugs, drugs acting on the respiratory tract, solutions correcting water,
electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, vitamins and minerals. The four
successive annexes include information on drug interactions, pregnancy,
breast-feeding, renal and liver impairments.
A CD-ROM, specifically intended as
a working tool for developing national and/or hospital formularies, is also
ISBN 9241545593 $50.00
WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants Vol. 1.
Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for
many centuries. Today, herbal products are being employed worldwide in a
variety of health care settings and as home remedies. In some developing
countries, communities rely heavily on traditional practitioners and
medicinal plants to meet primary health care needs, and in industrialized
countries plant products are gaining popularity as alternative and
complementary therapies. This book contains 28 monographs on widely used
medicinal plants, selected for inclusion on the basis of scientific evidence
for both safety and efficacy. The monographs are intended to promote
international harmonization in the quality control and use of herbal
medicines and to serve as models for developments of national formularies.
They will be a comprehensive scientific reference for drug regulatory
authorities, physicians, traditional practitioners, pharmacists,
manufacturers and research scientists. Paperback. vi + 289 pp.
ISBN 9241545178 $121.00
WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants Vol. 2.
Volume 2 of the WHO Monographs on Selected
Medicinal Plants provides an additional collection of 30 monographs covering
the quality control and traditional and clinical uses of selected medicinal
plants approved by 120 experts in more than 50 countries. This edition
covers chlamydioses, rickettsioses, and viroses. This essential work also
includes maps, tables, and figures that help explain the transmission cycle
and the geographic distribution and prevalence of many of these diseases.
The monographs are intended to promote international harmonization in the
quality control and use of herbal medicines and to serve as models for the
development of national formularies. Paperback, 360 pp.
ISBN 9241545372 $117.00
WHO Manual for Strengthening
Diagnosis and Surveillance of
Clarence J. Gibbs Jr., & Francois Meslin. 1999.
This manual provides an expert assessment of what is
currently known about Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), the rare and fatal human
neurodegenerative condition which remains in the news. Although all human and
animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are covered, particular
attention is given to the potential public health threat posed by the recent
identification of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD). The manual has
12 sections. The first provides a brief history of the transmissible
spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) and explains why global surveillance is
needed. Section Two summarizes current knowledge about the epidemiology and
clinical features of the human TSE, including sporadic CJD, familial
disease, iatrogenic CJD, kuru and nvCJD. The key features of this manual
include abundant practical advice on diagnosis, differential diagnosis, case
definitions, procedures for standardized data collection and reporting, and
mechanisms for global coordination under WHO leadership. It also gives
recommendations for safeguarding public health; detailed clinical profiles
for each of the initial 14 cases identified in the United Kingdom and it
offers expert assessment. Paperback.
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Why Mothers Die.
Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal
the United Kingdom 1994-1996.
Gwyneth Lewis (director of enquiry) &
James Drife (clinical director of enquiry). 1998.
This timely report assesses the main causes of, and trends in, maternal deaths
and identifies any avoidable or substandard factors to publicize these findings
to all relevant health care professionals. It makes recommendations concerning
the improvement of clinical care and service provision and suggests direction
for future areas for research. Subjects covered by the report include: the
impact of domestic violence in pregnancy, identifying those women who are more
likely to be at risk of post natal depression, the correct use of seat belts in
pregnancy, recommendations for women to lessen physical and psychological pain
of child birth, and new chapters on Psychiatric disorders and The role of the
Midwife have been added. Paperback, xvii + 282 pp.
ISBN 011322253X $34.00
Stewart Sutherland (chairman), Royal Commission on Long Term Care. 1999.
With Respect to Old Age Long Term Care. Cm. 4192- I.
Rights & Responsibilities, a
report by the Royal Commission on Long Term Care.
Paperback, xxviii + 196 pp.
ISBN 0101419228 $36.00
to Old Age Long Term Care. Cm. 4192-II.
Rights & Responsibilities,
report by the Royal Commission on Long Term Care.
Stewart Sutherland (chairman), Royal Commission on Long Term Care. 1999.
3 Volume Research Set.
Vol. I: The context of long-term care policy; Vol. II: Alternative models of
care for older people; Vol. III: Community care and informal care. Paperback,
ISBN 0101419236 $117.00
Working in Partnership.
A Collaborative Approach to Care.
(chairman), Mental Health Nursing Review Team. 1994.
Paperback, vi + 66 pp.
Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Department of Health.
On cover: A guide to inter-agency working
to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Replaces "Working together
under the Children Act 1989" (1991, ISBN 0113214723). Paperback, viii + 120 pp.
World Directory of Medical
Schools. 7th edition.
This publication is the leading source of
medical academia. The directory lists all the institutions of basic medical
education that have been approved by competent national authorities in 157
countries or areas. It includes updated information on the establishment of new
medical schools so that the reader can follow the developments in individual
countries. It also provides you with all the latest changes to names,
affiliations and addresses in one source, and supplies information on entrance
requirements and the eligibility of foreign students. Paperback.
ISBN 9241500107 $50.00
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The World Health Report 2001.
Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope.
An estimated 450 million people suffer from mental or neurological disorders or from psychosocial problems such as those related to alcohol and drug abuse. Many of them suffer silently. Many suffer alone. Many never receive treatment of any kind. Between the suffering and the prospect of care stand the barriers of stigma, prejudice, shame and exclusion. In devoting The World Health Report 2001 to mental health, WHO is making one clear, emphatic statement. Mental health - neglected for far too long - is crucial to the overall well-being of individuals, societies and countries and must be universally regarded in a new light. This book is a landmark report that aims to raise professional and public awareness of the real burden of mental and neurological disorders and the cost in human, social and economic terms. It aims to dismantle many of those barriers which prevent millions of sufferers from receiving the treatment they need and deserve. 150 pp.
ISBN 9241562013 $16.50
The World Health Report 2000.
Health Systems Improving Performance.
The World Health Report 2000 is an
expert analysis of the increasingly important influence of health systems in the
daily lives of people worldwide. To an unprecedented degree it takes account of
the role of people as providers and consumers of health services, as financial
contributors to health systems, as workers within them, and as citizens engaged
in their responsible management, or stewardship. In recent decades, health
systems have contributed enormously to better health for most of the global
population. As the new century begins, they have the potential to achieve
further improvements in human well being, especially for the poor. But very
little has yet been done to unravel the complex factors that explain good or bad
performance by individual health systems. Given equal resources, why do some
succeed where others fail? Is performance simply driven by the laws of supply
and demand, or does another logic apply? Why is dissatisfaction with services so
widespread, even in wealthy countries offering the latest interventions? If
systems need improvement, what tools exist to measure performance and outcomes?
These are some of the many questions addressed in this report. Drawing upon a
range of experiences and analytical tools, the report traces the evolution of
health systems, explores their diverse characteristics, and uncovers a unifying
framework of shared goals and functions. Paperback, 122 pp.
ISBN 924156198X $16.50
The World Health Report 1999.
Making a Difference.
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland,
With corrigenda Rev. 1 (4 p.) - World Health Organization: Annual reports.
This report shows how the pursuit of lasting improvement in health, when
supported by vision and leadership, can also secure considerable social and
economic gains. This new report reveals that neuropsychiatric conditions -
depression, alcohol or drug dependence, dementia and panic disorder - accounted
for 23% of the disease burden in the high-income countries of the West.
Paperback, 122 pp.
ISBN 9241561947 $20.00
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