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Karger titles receive 'Highly Commended' prizes at the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards

Three Karger publications were awarded the 'Highly Commended' prize 2017 of the British Medical Association's (BMA) Medical Book Awards in the categories Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, and Medicine. The award ceremony was held recently in London.

Karger Publishers is pleased to announce that the publications SickKids – Handbook of Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis, HIV and Aging, and Itch – Management in Clinical Practice were highly commended by the British Medical Association Book Award. "This success follows our three 'Highly Commended' BMA Awards in 2016 and reflects the high standards applied to the Karger book releases every year," commented Thomas Nold, Publication Manager at Karger Publishers. "Karger titles have been included in the BMA 'Highly Commended' short lists since our first application in 1999 and have been awarded with a prize several times."

BMA is the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK. Its annual BMA Medical Book Awards recognize outstanding contributions to medical literature. They honor book publications of exceptional content, production quality, and originality to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing. Prizes are awarded in 20 categories.

HIV and Aging was 'Highly Commended' in the Medicine category of the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards. The book focuses on HIV in older populations, a topic that has been generally neglected until recently. The editors Mark Brennan-Ing, New York, USA, and Rosanna F. DeMarco, Boston, USA, put HIV in the context of ageism with regard to prevention, treatment guidelines, funding, and the engagement of communities as well as health and social service organizations.

A 'Highly Commended' award in the category Internal Medicine went to Itch – Management in Clinical Practice, edited by Jacek C. Szepietowski, Wroclaw, Poland, and Elke Weisshaar, Heidelberg, Germany. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the management of chronic itch. Select authors describe interdisciplinary aspects as well as age, body region, and specific diseases as they present a great variety of available treatments.

In the category Paediatrics, the 'Highly Commended' prize was awarded to SickKids – Handbook of Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis edited by Victor S. Blanchette, Toronto, Canada, Leonardo R. Brandão, Toronto, Canada, Vicky R. Breakey, Hamilton, Canada, and Shoshana Revel-Vilk, Jerusalem, Israel. This updated and extended edition of the SickKids – Handbook  takes the reader through the entire field of pediatric thrombosis and hemostasis. The chapters include practical information on the diagnosis and management of inherited and acquired bleeding disorders as well as all forms of thrombotic events that affect children. 

Book website HIV and Aging (Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol. 42):

Book website Itch – Management in Clinical Practice (Current Problems in Dermatology, Vol. 50):

Book website SickKids – Handbook of Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis: