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1COMMUNITY MEDICINE with Recent Advances2
3COMMUNITY MEDICINE with Recent Advances
Fourth Edition
AH Suryakantha MD DHA Professor, Department of Community Medicine Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital Chitradurga, Karnataka, India Formerly, Professor and Head Department of Community Medicine JJM Medical College Davangere, Karnataka, India Formerly, Professor Department of Community SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center Davangere, Karnataka, India
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Community Medicine with Recent Advances
First Edition: 2009; Second Edition: 2010; Third Edition: 2014
Fourth Edition: 2017
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5Dedicated to
The Revered Memory of Public Health Stalwarts, My Parents and Teachers
7Preface to the Fourth Edition
It gives me immense pleasure with professional satisfaction to bring forth the fourth edition, with the same elegant cover page.
As the field in this subject is growing, so is the transition in the book. As per the title, recent advances in community medicine have been incorporated. The chapter on Communicable Diseases, now contains revised case definitions of tuberculosis and their treatment outcomes; benefits of directly observed treatment short-course (DOTS); Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) laboratory network; childhood tuberculosis; global multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) crisis; antiretroviral treatment in HIV; revised WHO clinical staging of HIV disease in infants and children; cotrimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-related infections among children, adolescents and adults; prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV; revised guidelines for postexposure prophylaxis for HIV; epidemiology of hepatitis C; commitment of measles elimination by 2020; maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination; diagnosis and treatment of malaria; malaria control strategies; malaria vaccine; dengue vaccine; revised National and Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) immunization schedule.
The chapter on Preventive Obstetrics and Pediatrics, now contains revised guidelines on antenatal care; National Health Mission with all its components such as Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Adolescent (RMNCH+A) strategy India, Newborn Action Plan, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), Navajatha Shishu Suraksha Karyakram, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram, Rogi Kalyan Samiti, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and new scheme of National Urban Health Mission. Other minor topics are National Family Planning Indemnity Scheme and Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Technique Act, 1994. Millennium development goals (MDGs) and sustainable development goals for 2015–2030 have been described in detail.
The chapter on National Health Programs now includes control programs on fluorosis, viral hepatitis, health care of the elderly and Global Polio Eradication Initiative and End Game Strategic Plan.
The National AIDS Control Program, Tobacco Control Program and guidelines for the control of iron deficiency anemia have been revised. Some topics of the National Programs have been integrated with the respective chapters to avoid fragmentation and enhance learning. The international public health problems, such as middle-east respiratory syndrome, Ebola virus disease and Zika disease, have been added to the chapter on Emerging Diseases.
Other small topics incorporated are e-toilet, Mission Indradhanush, national iron plus initiative, demographics of India, adverse events following immunization, modified BG Prasad's classification of socioeconomic status and many others.
Almost all the typographical errors happened in third edition have been taken care of. All this was possible because of the feedback I received from my colleagues from various parts of the country. It is indeed a pleasure to receive both positive and negative feedback from the readers to effect improvement in the subsequent editions.
My special thanks to Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Group President), Mr Tarun Duneja (Director-Publishing) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for the encouragement given to me and to make the book popular both at the national and international levels. I am grateful to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, who have helped me to keep the book up-to-date.
I sincerely thank Mr Venugopal V, Associate Director of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., South India Zone, who inspired me to take up the task and go ahead.
I also thank to Dr Nagendra Gowda, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India, for his kind cooperation extended in completion of the book.
I sincerely thank Late Dr Suresh Babu, Ex. Dean of Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitradurga, for providing me an opportunity to write the fourth edition.
I also thank Mrs Usha Suryakantha for her cooperation throughout the period of my work.
I will be failing in my duty, if I do not thank Mr Sanjeev Kumar GP, M/s Gundal Compu Center, Davangere, Karnataka, India, for his valuable help in preparing the manuscript.
AH Suryakantha8
9Preface to the First Edition
The publication of this book is the end result of teaching community medicine to undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than three decades. Though the book is written primarily for undergraduates, it would also be useful for postgraduate students of community medicine. Considering an ever-increasing demand for a comprehensive book on community medicine, an attempt has been made to make the book, student-friendly, teacher-friendly, examiner-friendly and doctor-friendly.
The book is student-friendly because it is written in an understandable way, covering the entire syllabus prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI), including the recent advances. The matter is presented in such a way as to avoid confusion and to make the reading of the book a pleasurable experience. Topics like Biostatistics would encourage the students to take up the research activities. The lucid language of the book would facilitate quick revision.
The book is teacher-friendly because they may appreciate the presentation of the subject matter exhaustively and clearly, having tentacles attached to various other branches of medicine such as obstetrics, pediatrics, dermatology, psychiatry and general medicine, in order to conform to the changing profile of community medicine.
The book is examiner-friendly because it covers the vast areas of the subject to enable asking questions vertically, horizontally and tangentially.
The book is doctor-friendly because it would help the general practitioners and the rural medical officers in providing not only curative services, but also preventive and promotive services to the community at large, motivating them to a healthier, and happier life.
In spite of sincere attempt to make the book a comprehensive one, there may be some gaps, imperfections and mistakes. Readers are requested to give the feedback in the form of remarks and suggestions, which will be accepted sportively for the improvement of the next edition.
I sincerely thank Mrs Jyothi and staff members of Zen Computers for their excellent typing work and helpful services.
I would like to express my appreciation of the patient forbearance borne by my wife Smt Usha during the entire period of preparation.
Lastly, I am grateful to Mr Venugopal, Branch Manager, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India and the entire team of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for making my dream a reality.
AH Suryakantha