Paediatrics at a Glance

Paediatrics at a Glance

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Paediatrics at a Glance provides an introduction to paediatrics and the problems encountered in child health as they present in primary, community and secondary care, from birth through to adolescence. Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in understanding of childhood illness over the last 5 years, the 4th edition of this best-selling textbook diagrammatically summarises the main differential diagnoses for each presenting symptom, while accompanying text covers important disorders and conditions as well as management information. Paediatrics at a Glance: Is an accessible, user-friendly guide to the entire paediatric curriculum Features expanded coverage of psychological issues and ethics in child health Includes more on advances in genetics, screening and therapy of childhood illness Contains new videos of procedures and concepts on the companion website Includes a brand new chapter on Palliative Care - an emerging area in the specialty Features full colour artwork throughout Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/paediatrics featuring interactive self-assessment case studies, MCQs, videos of the procedures and concepts covered in the book, and links to online resources Paediatrics at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a paediatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees as well as nursing students and other health professionals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 214 x 270 x 11mm | 590g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4th Edition
  • 1118947835
  • 9781118947838
  • 70,581

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Paediatrics at a Glance provides an introduction to paediatrics and the problems encountered in child health as they present in primary, community and secondary care, from birth through to adolescence.

Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in understanding of childhood illness over the last 5 years, the 4th edition of this best-selling textbook diagrammatically summarises the main differential diagnoses for each presenting symptom, while accompanying text covers important disorders and conditions as well as management information.

Paediatrics at a Glance
- Is an accessible, user-friendly guide to the entire paediatric curriculum
- Features expanded coverage of psychological issues and ethics in child health
- Includes more on advances in genetics, screening and therapy of childhood illness
- Contains new videos of procedures and concepts on the companion website
- Includes a brand new chapter on Palliative Care - an emerging area in the specialty
- Features full colour artwork throughout
- Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/paediatrics featuring interactive self-assessment case studies, MCQs, videos of the procedures and concepts covered in the book, and links to online resources

Paediatrics at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a paediatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees as well as nursing students and other health professionals.
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Table of contents

Evaluation of the Child 1 Paediatrics and Child Health 2 The paediatric consultation 3 Systems examination 4 Development and developmental assessment 5 Growth and puberty 6 Understanding Investigations: Haematology Moving through childhood 7 Screening and genetics 8 Genetics and Inherited disorders 9 The normal newborn baby 10 Congenital abnormalities 11 Common neonatal problems 12 The premature baby 13 Nutrition in childhood 14 Common behaviour problems 15 Child care and school 16 Child health promotion 17 Immunization and the diseases it protects against Growth, endocrine and metabolic 18 Weight faltering and failure to thrive 19 Short stature and poor growth 20 Obesity 21 Diabetes Cardiovascular disorders 22 Congenital heart diseases 23 Heart murmurs Fever 24 Acute fever 25 Persistent fever and serious recurring infections Respiratory disorders 26 Cough and wheeze 27 Stridor 28 Swellings in the neck 29 Asthma 30 Cystic fibrosis Abodominal disorders 31 Acute abdominal pain 32 Vomiting 33 Acute diarrhoea and dehydration 34 Chronic diarrhoea 35 Recurrent abdominal pain 36 Constipation Urogenital disorders 37 Urinary tract infections 38 Haematuria and proteinuria 39 Bedwetting and daytime wetting 40 Swellings in the groin and scrotum Neurological disorders 41 Developmental delay 42 Headache 43 Fits, faints and funny turns 44 Epilepsy 45 Cerebral Palsy Musculoskeletal disorders 46 Swollen joints 47 Juvenile idiopathic arthritis 48 Leg pain and limp 49 Common childhood skeletal problems Blood disorders 50 Anaemia and pallor 51 Jaundice 52 Leukaemia and childhood cancer Skin disorders 53 Rashes types of skin lesions 54 Rashes newborn, infancy and congenital skin disorders 55 Rashes infections and infestations 56 Rshes common inflammatory disorders 57 Allergy Emergency paediatrics 58 Assessing the acutely ill child 59 The collapsed child 60 The unconscious child 61 The fitting child 62 Accidents and burns 63 Poisoning Child health in the community 64 Living with a chronic illness 65 Living with a disability 66 Learning disability and autism 67 Visual and hearing impairment 68 Neglect and abuse 69 Adolescent issues 70 Sudden Infant Death 71 Ethics, Research and Consent 72 Palliative / end of life care
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About Lawrence Miall

Lawrence Miall is Consultant in Neonatal Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Mary Rudolf is Professor of Child Health and Consultant Paediatrician, University of Leeds and Leeds Community Health Care Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK.

Dominic Smith is Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Child Health, York Teaching Hospital and Hull York Medical School, York, UK.
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