Current Pediatric Diagnosis & Treatment

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William W. Hay, Anthony Hayward, Myron J. Levin, Judith M. Sondheimer
McGraw-Hill, 2002 - Medical - 1550 pages
THE MOST CURRENT AND COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE OF CLINICALLY FOCUSED INFORMATION ON PEDIATRICS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART 16TH EDITION Everything clinicians need to treat children from birth and infancy through adolescence Puts at your fingertips at-a-glance diagnostic essentials and typical features of disorders, followed by clinical findings…differential diagnosis…complications…treatment…and prognosis Applies to both ambulatory and inpatient pediatrics Points you to the best sources of pediatric data online Provides the latest drug information, including medications for psychiatric disorders Offers expanded material on end-of-life care MORE A practical approach to pediatric disorders focusing on the clinical aspects of pediatric care and their underlying principles "This popular classic…is a well-written, up-to-date, general pediatric text that is a very useful reference work to have in one's library." -- Emergency and Office Pediatrics (review of previous edition) "…this book is all you want and need to know about in your pediatrics rotations. …Definitely a must have for a good medical student with lot to learn and too little time…. All my med school classmates just wanted to have my book."* "An excellent hands on manual….This book is a great combination of up to date, accurate information in a clear and concise form. It gives you all of the details you need to make a sound diagnosis and is still easily readable. A great value and a solid buy for both in the office and the hospital."* *FIVE-STAR online reviews of the previous edition The Sixteenth Edition of this classic, comprehensive practitioners' tool is packed with hands-on clinical information on ambulatory and inpatient medical care of children from birth through adolescence. Each section has been developed by an expert in his or her area of practice, providing you with: Essentials of diagnosis and typical features of each disorder, followed by general considerations, clinical findings, laboratory findings, differential diagnosis, complications, treatment, and prognosis Answers-at-a-glance tables, developmental charts, graphs and forms, located abundantly throughout the book Handy end-of-chapter lists of Web and other resources for further information THIS IS THE REFERENCE THAT LEADS YOU QUICKLY TO ALL THE AUTHORITATIVE GUIDELINES YOU NEED ON… Managing feeding and sleep disorders in infants and young children Managing colic Dealing with temper tantrums and breath-holding Diagnosing and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Evaluating and treating autistic spectrum disorders Monitoring adolescent psychosocial development, including: risk assessment for depression and suicide…substance abuse…eating disorders…school avoidance and failure…birth control for the sexually active adolescent…adolescent rebellion and turmoil and much, much more Understanding the effects of caregiver dysfunction Working out the most effective system for telephone triaging and advice Responding to bioterrorism Choosing the correct therapy for poisoning cases Managing severely asthmatic patients Placing catheters correctly Diagnosing and managing skin disorders, including diaper dermatitis, acne, impetigo, ringworm, candida albicans infections, warts, scabies, pediculoses, eczema, psoriasis, alopecia, and more Diagnosing and treating disorders of the eyes and eyelids Recognizing symptoms of shaken baby syndrome Vision screening Managing learning disabilities and dyslexia Detecting and managing hearing deficits Diagnosing and treating congenital anomalies Treating glomerular diseases encountered in childhood Obtaining spinal fluid through lumbar puncture Managing the young epileptic patient Conducting an orthopedic examination expeditiously Minimizing blood transfusion risks Treating children with allergies Selecting appropriate antimicrobial agents for newborns and infants Effectively treating Lyme Disease and other spirochetal infections MORE!

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