Chapter 11. Paediatric Care in Developing Countries

An Integrated (Holistic) Approach

  1. Michael Mars D.Sc lead consultant Chairman visiting professor Faculty of Medicine Fellow,
  2. Debbie Sell PhD Head and
  3. Alex Habel consultant paediatrician
  1. Albert C. Goldberg paediatrician1 and
  2. Alex Habel consultant paediatrician2

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988244.ch11

Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World

Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World

How to Cite

Goldberg, A. C. and Habel, A. (2008) Paediatric Care in Developing Countries, in Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World (eds M. Mars, D. Sell and A. Habel), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988244.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    San Rafael Pediatrics, San Rafael, California, USA

  2. 2

    Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019689

Online ISBN: 9780470988244

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Keywords:

  • paediatric care in developing countries;
  • pre-surgical work-up;
  • identifying cleft individuals for surgery;
  • paediatrician as team physician;
  • risk assessment and patient selection;
  • obtaining accurate history;
  • current medications enquiry;
  • intercurrent problems;
  • current nutritional status;
  • self-protection for visiting professional

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Specific Factors Contributing to Increased Morbidity and Mortality

  • Preparation for a Visit and Pre-Surgical Evaluation with Local Health Worker Involvement

  • The Paediatrician's Role

  • Points from the Examination

  • Immediate Pre-Operative Care

  • Post-Operative Pain Management

  • The Paediatrician as Team Physician

  • Conclusion

  • Travel And Tropical Medicine Resources

  • Appendix

  • Resources Available from the Authors

  • References