Handbook of Physical Measurements

Handbook of Physical Measurements

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Updated and revised, this is a comprehensive sourcebook of reference data for health professionals involved in evaluating people with abnormal features or syndromes. It includes many graphs, tables, and charts needed by clinicians to define normal patterns of growth and provides standards of comparison for possible congenital abnormalities. Numerous "how-to" illustrations give the step-by-step guidance needed to ensure that standardised measurements are properly taken for accurate recordkeeping. Designed for ease of use, the pocket-sized book has a durable plastic cover, making it ideal for use in the ward or clinic. Measurements are given in both Imperial and Metric.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 519 pages
  • 134.6 x 208.3 x 27.9mm | 567g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous graphs, tables and line drawings
  • 0195301498
  • 9780195301496
  • 1,095,141

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"This is a high quality book with useful information presented in a well thoughtout and logical sequence. The handbook format provides an advantage over similar publications, allowing practitioners to carry it in the field. It provides a simple approach to areas such as craniometrics with enough detail to make it a great clinical tool."--Doody'sshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Measurement ; 3. Proportional growth and normal variants ; 4. Height and length ; 5. Weight ; 6. Head circumference (OFC) ; 7. Craniofacies ; 8. Limbs ; 9. Chest and trunk ; 10. Genitalia ; 11. Skin and hair ; 12. Dermatoglyphics and trichoglyphics ; 13. Use of radiographs for measurement ; 14. Developmental data ; 15. Prenatal ultrasound measurements ; 16. Postmortem organ weights ; 17. Measurements for Specific Syndromes ; 18. An approach to the child with dysmorphic featuresshow more

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