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Errata-Patient Self-Care

Second Edition, 2010

Correction in Chapter 26, Lifestyle Management and Disease Prevention, p.206

  • Under the heading Obesity, the sentence at the top of page 206 should read “Overweight is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a body mass index (BMI) >25 and obesity as a BMI>30 measured as kg/height in m2).

Correction in Chapter 27, Diabetes Care, p. 224

  • Under the heading Diagnostic Criteria for Diabetes Mellitus, replace the sentence starting with “In the DCCT” with “In the DCCT, a 10% reduction in A1C was associated with about a 40% reduction in progression of retinopathy, less so at lower A1C levels.”

Correction in Chapter 57, Diaper Dermatitis,  p.543

  • The second sentence of the third paragraph should read: “Topical miconazole and clotrimazole are nonprescription antifungal…” instead of “Topical miconazole 1% and clotrimazole 2% are nonprescription antifungal…” (The strengths of miconazole and clotrimazole are incorrect.)

Correction in Chapter 66, Viral Skin Rashes, p. 638

  • A heading and a paragraph were inadvertently omitted.  To correct, please do the following two steps:
    • In the Pathophysiology section, please replace the heading Rubella (German Measles) with the heading Rubeola (Measles).  The paragraph following addresses Rubeola, not Rubella.
    • Additionally, insert the following heading and paragraph between the Rubeola section and the Erythema Infectiosum (Fifth Disease) section.

Rubella (German Measles)
Although the prodrome and skin eruption are milder than in typical measles, rubella has devastating effects on the developing fetus if contracted during the first trimester of pregnancy. The most common features of congenital rubella syndrome are sensorineural deafness, cataracts, congenital heart disease and CNS abnormalities.1 The rubella virus (RNA togavirus) is spread by respiratory droplets. Although in March 2005 the Center for Disease Control in the United States announced the elimination of endemic rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in the United States,2 more than 450,000 people contract measles each year, most of them children in third world countries.3

Correction in Chapter 67, Bacterial Skin Infections: Impetigo, Furuncles and Carbuncles, p.652

  • Under Pharmacologic Therapy, the second sentence should read “Antimicrobial agents active against beta-lactamase producing and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) such as cephalexin  or cloxacillin are recommended.”

Correction in Chapter 85, Prenatal and Postpartum Care, Table 8, p. 836

  • Under the Comments column in the Vitamins and Minerals row, the third sentence should read “Calcium supplementation may be needed to achieve the recommended intake (<19 y =  1300 mg/day, 19-50 y = 1000 mg/day) and replace maternal calcium stores which are transferred into breast milk.”