The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine: A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers by Laurie C. Miller

The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine: A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers

byLaurie C. Miller

Paperback | December 16, 2004

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Since 1989, American families have adopted more than 230,000 children from other countries. Many of these children have lived in crowded conditions, sometimes with poor standards of hygiene, inadequate nutrition, and limited numbers of caregivers. Some suffer from endemic infectious diseases.Upon arrival, practitioners often fail to recognize the unique concerns of this group. This text provides an overview of the specialized medical and developmental issues that affect internationally adopted children, offering guidelines to the physicians caring for these children and their families before, during, and after adoption. The reader will learn how to advise families priorto an international adoption, how to perform an effective initial screening assessment of the newly arrived child, and how to recognize and manage developmental and other more long-term problems as they emerge.

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Laurie C. Miller is at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

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Title:The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine: A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and ProvidersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.01 × 9.88 × 0.98 inPublished:December 16, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195145305

ISBN - 13:9780195145304

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Table of Contents

1. International Adoption MedicinePart I Before the Adoption2. The Effects of Institutionalization on Children3. Special Regional Consideration4. Pre-Adoption Counseling and Evaluating the ReferralPart II Prenatal Exposures5. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome6. Prenatal Drug Exposure7. Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Smoking8. Effects of Stress in Early LifePart III Travel and Transition9. Travel and Transition to the Adoptive FamilyPart IV Growth and Development10. Malnutrition and Undernutrition11. Micronutrient Deficiencies12. Microcephaly and Early Brain Injury13. Developmental DelayPart V Infectious Diseases14. Tuberculosis15. Hepatitis B16. Hepatitis C17. Intestinal Parasites and Other Enteric Infections18. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)19. Syphilis20. Heliocobacter Pylori21. Immunization and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases22. Unusual and other Infectious DiseasesPart VI Other Medical Conditions23. Inherited Disorders of Erythrocytes24. Lead and Other Evrionmental Toxins25. Rickets26. Uncertain Age27. Precocious Puberty28. Lactose IntolerancePart VII Neurocognitive and Behavioral Issues29. Attachment30. Behavioral and Mental Disorders31. Language32. School Issues33. Sensory Integration Disorder34. Culture and Identity35. After Adoption: Unspoken Problems36. Resources