Practical Paediatrics, 6th Edition - With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
By Don M. Roberton and Michael South
Approx. 874 pages Approx. 250 illustrations
Trim size 7 11/16 X 10 7/16 in
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a comprehensive textbook of paediatrics that describes childhood disease within the context of social determinants of illness, such as genetic origins and social factors. The emphasis is on differential diagnosis from a presenting-problem viewpoint, making it suitable for any problem-based learning style of curriculum. The new 6th edition is more comprehensive and more concise; the clinical focus is made even stronger with clinical examples. There are more images, and the full text is online at StudentConsult, along with self-assessment, further reading and web links.
New co-editor, Mike South
Fully updated, rewritten and extended detailed treatment of paediatric illnesses, arranged by systems.
Takes into account social factors in paediatrics - the family, problems of adolescence, etc.
Clinical examples - clearly signposted - are used throughout.
New chapters include obesity in children and adolescents, child health in a global context, child and adolescent gynaecology.
Online version of text available on Student Consult.
Self-assessment section and further reading, as well as web links, now online.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Current paediatrics. 1.1 Child health and disease 1.2 Child health in a global context 1.3 Electronic learning resources
Part 2 Clinical assessment. 2.1 Clinical consultation: history taking and examination 2.2 Developmental surveillance and assessment
Part 3 Social and preventative paediatrics. 3.1 The child and the family 3.2 Indigenous culture and health 3.3 Nutrition 3.4 Obesity in children and adolescents 3.5 Immunization 3.6 Child injury 3.7 Failure to thrive 3.8 Developmental disability 3.9 Child abuse 3.10 Sudden infant death syndrome and sudden unexpected death during sleep in infancy 3.11 Care of the adolescent 3.12 Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
Part 4 Behaviour and mental health needs in childhood. 4.1 Life events of normal children 4.2 Common child and adolescent mental health problems 4.3 Hyperactive and inattentive children 4.4 Major psychiatric disorders
Part 5 Paediatric emergencies. 5.1 Paediatric emergencies: causes and assessment 5.2 Emergency care of the collapsed child 5.3 Poisoning and envenomation
Part 6 Fluid replacement. 6.1 The child who needs fluid replacement
Part 7 Principles of imaging in childhood. 7.1 Diagnositic imaging in infancy and childhood
Part 8 Common orthopaedic problems. 8.1 Common paediatric orthopaedic problems and fractures
Part 9 Common paediatric surgical problems. 9.1 Common surgical conditions in children
Part 10 Inherited and metabolic problems. 10.1 Birth defects, prenatal diagnosis and teratogens 10.2 Modern genetics 10.3 The dysmorphic child 10.4 Genetic counselling 10.5 Inborn errors of metabolism
Part 11 Neonatal problems. 11.1 The newborn infant: stabilization and examination 11.2 Low birth weight, prematurity and jaundice in infancy 11.3 Breathing problems arising in the newborn period 11.4 Congenital and perinatal infections 11.5 Acute neonatal surgical conditions
Part 12 Infections in childhood. 12.1 Infectious diseases of childhood 12.2 Bone and joint infections 12.3 Meningitis and encephalitis 12.4 Infections in tropical and developing countries
Part 13 Allergy, immunity and inflamation. 13.1 The atopic child 13.2 Immunodeficiency and its investigation 13.3 Arthritis and connective tissue disorders
Part 14 Respiratory disorders. 14.1 Acute upper respiratory infections in childhood 14.2 Stridor and croup 14.3 Asthma 14.4 Wheezing disorders other than asthma 14.5 Lower respiratory tract infections and abnormalities in childhood 14.6 An approach to chronic cough and cystic fibrosis in children
Part 15 Cardiac disorders. 15.1 Assessment of the infant and child with suspected heart disease 15.2 Common heart defects and diseases in infancy and childhood
Part 16 Haematological disorders and malignancies 16.1 Anaemias of childhood 16.2 Abnormal bleeding and clotting 16.3 Childhood cancers
Part 17 Seizure disorders and disorders of the nervous system. 17.1 Seizures and epilepsies 17.2 Cerebral palsy and neurodegenerative disease 17.3 Neuromuscular disorders 17.4 Large heads, hydrocephalus and neural tube defects 17.5 Children with headaches
Part 18 Urinary tract disorders and hypertension. 18.1 Urinary tract infections and malformations 18.2 Glomerular disease, renal failure and hypertension
Part 19 Endocrine disorders. 19.1 Growth and variations in growth 19.2 Thyroid disorders in childhood and adolescence 19.3 The child of uncertain sex 19.4 Childhood diabetes 19.5 Bone mineral disorders
Part 20 Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and hepatic disorders. 20.1 Abdominal pain and vomiting in children 20.2 The child with diarrhoea 20.3 Chronic diarrhoea and malabsorption 20.4 Gastro-oesophageal reflux and Helicobacter pylori infection 20.5 Liver disease in childhood
Part 21 Skin disorders. 21.1 Skin disorders in infancy and childhood 21.2 Systemic implications of skin diseases in children
Part 22 ENT, eye and dental disorders. 22.1 Ear, nose and throat, and head and neck surgery problems 22.2 Eye disorders in children 22.3 Disorders of teeth and the oral cavity