swaimans pediatric neurology principles and practice

kenneth f. swaiman


since 1975, dr. kenneth swaiman's classic text has been the reference of choice for authoritative guidance in pediatric neurology, and the 6th edition continues this tradition of excellence with thorough revisions that bring you fully up to date with all that's new in the field. five new sections, 62 new chapters, 4 new editors, and a reconfigured format make this a comprehensive and clearly-written resource for the experienced clinician as well as the physician-in-training.show more

nelson pediatric symptom based diagnosis

robert m. kliegman


nelson pediatric symptom-based diagnosis, by drs. robert m. kliegman, patricia s. lye, brett bordini, heather toth, and donald basel, uses a unique, step-by-step, symptom-based approach to differential diagnosis of diseases and disorders in children and adolescents. conveniently linked to the world's best-selling pediatric reference, nelson textbook of pediatrics, 20th edition, it focuses on the symptoms you're likely to see in general practice, as well as uncommon disorders. you'll find clear guidance on exactly what to consider and how to proceed when faced with a host of common symptoms such as cough, fever, headache, chest pain, gait disturbances, and many more.show more

the harriet lane handbook mobile medicine series

johns hopkins hospital


written "by residents, for residents" and reviewed by expert faculty at the johns hopkins hospital, lauren kahl, md and helen k. hughes, md, mph, the harriet lane handbook, 21st edition, remains your #1 source of pediatric point-of-care clinical information. updated and expanded content, as well as increased online coverage, keeps you fully current with new guidelines, practice parameters, and more. easy to use, concise, and complete, this is the essential manual for all health care professionals who treat children.show more

illustrated textbook of paediatrics

tom lissauer


thoroughly revised and updated, the fifth edition of this prize-winning title retains the high level of illustration and accessibility that has made it so popular worldwide with medical students and trainees approaching clinical specialty exams. illustrated textbook of paediatrics has been translated into eight languages over its life.show more

pediatric endocrinology and inborn errors of metabolism 2

kyriakie sarafoglou


the acclaimed clinical guide to managing both pediatric endocrine disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. no other text so skillfully blends the disciplines of endocrinology and inborn metabolic disorders into one clinically focused, highly visual resource as pediatric endocrinology and inborn errors of metabolism. in this practical, user-friendly tutorial, a team of international contributors delivers the latest information and clinical insights clinicians need to confidently diagnose and manage pediatric patients. this full-color resource guides readers through the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic laboratory examinations, and treatments regimens of each disorder. pediatric endocrinology and inborn errors of metabolism successfully balances authority and comprehensiveness with a strong clinical, practical approach that delivers an unmatched integrated discussion of the fields.it includes full-color presentation with numerous photos, illustrations, diagnostic algorithms, tables, and text boxes that summarize key concepts and assist in the decision-making process; at-a-glance feature beginning each disease-based chapter summarizes all the clinical information you need to differentiate between disorder sub-types in one easy-to-find place; complete and detailed information on all laboratory and radiographic testing used to diagnose disorders in both disciplines. editors kyriakie sarafoglou, md, is director, leo fung center for congenital adrenal hyperplasia and disorders of sex development, division of pediatric endocrinology, division of genetics and metabolism, university of minnesota medical school, minneapolis, minnesota. georg f. hoffmann, md, univ.-prof. dr. med., prof. h.c. mult. (rch) is professor and chair, university children's hospital, ruprecht-karls-university heidelberg, heidelberg, baden-wurttemberg, germany. karl s. roth, md is professor and chair (retired), department of pediatrics, creighton university school of medicine, omaha, nebraska.show more

fetal neonatal lung development clinical correlates and technologies for the future

alan h. jobe


lung disease affects more than 600 million people worldwide. while some of these lung diseases have an obvious developmental component, there is growing appreciation that processes and pathways critical for normal lung development are also important for postnatal tissue homeostasis and are dysregulated in lung disease. this book provides an authoritative review of fetal and neonatal lung development and is designed to provide a diverse group of scientists, spanning the basic to clinical research spectrum, with the latest developments on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of normal lung development and injury-repair processes, and how they are dysregulated in disease. the book covers genetics, omics, and systems biology as well as new imaging techniques that are transforming studies of lung development. the reader will learn where the field of lung development has been, where it is presently, and where it is going in order to improve outcomes for patients with common and rare lung diseases.show more

cardiac pacing and defibrillation in pediatric and congenital heart disease

maully shah


with a growing population of young patients with congenital heart disease reaching adulthood, this unique new book offers an in-depth guide to managing the challenges and issues related to device therapy in this patient group. * the only book resource dedicated to pacing, cardiac resynchronization therapy and icd therapy for the pediatric and congenital heart disease patient * contains practical advice for pacemaker and icd implantation, programming, trouble-shooting, managing complications and follow up * up-to-date with the latest in device technology * contains multiple graphics, device electrogram tracings, and radiographic images for clarity * includes video clips and over 150 multiple choice questions with extended answers on companion website, ideal for self test * an invaluable resource for both the specialist pediatric cardiologist and the general cardiologist responsible for children with heart disease and pacing devicesshow more

pediatric cancer in africa 2016 a case based guide to diagnosis and management

daniela cristina stefan


this text is the only book of its kind to provide specific guidance applicable to limited resource settings and builds up from the foundation of general practitioner or general pediatrician competence. written and edited by leaders in the field, this manual educates physicians on the essential components of the discipline, filtered through the experience of specialists from developing countries, with immediate applicability in the specific healthcare environment in these countries. typically, manuals of pediatric hematology-oncology are written by specialists from high-income countries, and usually target an audience with a sub-specialist level of training, often assisted by cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment facilities. however, approximately 80% of new cases of cancer in children appear in mid- and low-income countries. almost invariably, general practitioners or general pediatricians without special training in oncology will look after children with malignancies who enter the health care system in these countries. the diagnostic facilities are usually limited, as are the treatment options.
the survival figures in these conditions are somewhere below 20%, while in high-income countries they are in the range of 80% for many childhood cancers. this book includes simplified therapy protocols, pain therapy and palliation, as well as ward procedures such as bone marrow aspiration/biopsies, intravenous therapy and chemotherapy drugs mixing. it provides an overview of pediatric cancer epidemiology, cancer registration and organizing support networks and features the management of cancers with associated pathology like aids, malnutrition, malaria and tuberculosis.show more

breastfeeding and human lactation enhanced fifth edition

karen wambach


breastfeeding and human lactation, enhanced fifth edition continues as the leading reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice for lactation consultants and specialists. thoroughly updated and revised with current research, references, and photos, it contains a clear clinical focus with more than 2,000 research studies supporting the clinical recommendations found in the text. topics include placing breastfeeding in its historical context, workplace-related issues, anatomical and biological imperatives of lactation, the prenatal and perinatal periods and concerns during the postpartum period, the mother's health, and sociocultural issues. with contributions from the foremost experts in the field, breastfeeding and human lactation, enhanced fifth edition is also an excellent resource to prepare for certification and practice as an international board certified lactation consultant (ibclc). each new print copy includes navigate 2 preferred access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive ebook and navigate 2 testprep.show more

pediatric critical care

bradley p. fuhrman


still the #1 resource for today's pediatric icu teams, pediatric critical care, 5th edition covers the entire field, from basic science to cutting-edge clinical applications. drs. bradley p. fuhrman and jerry j. zimmerman, accompanied by an expert team of editors and contributors from around the world, bring you today's best information on the current and future landscape of pediatric critical care so you can consistently deliver optimum care to your young patients.show more

pediatricians guide to discussing research with patients

christina a. di bartolo


with the proliferation of research studies posted online, media outlets scrambling to pick up stories, and individuals posting unverified information via social media, the landscape for parents trying to understand the latest science as it pertains to their children has never been more challenging to navigate. this book is intended to assist pediatricians when discussing research findings with parents. it provides an overview of research practices and terminology, clarifies misconceptions about studies and findings, and explains the limitations of research when applied to medical decision making. through this framework, physicians can explain their reasoning behind specific clinical recommendations. in addition to examining the broad concepts comprising research literacy, this book reviews the current findings in topics that pediatricians report discussing most often with parents, such as vaccines, diet, medications, and sleep. pediatrician's guide to discussing research with patients is a unique resource for pediatricians in encouraging the development of research literacy in their patients.show more

pediatric and adolescent oncofertility 2017 best practices and emerging technologies

teresa k. woodruff


reflecting the increasing interest in fertility management for pediatric and adolescent patients and fulfilling an urgent need to have a comprehensive guide to the management of these individuals, this is the first book of its kind to present a comprehensive discussion of pediatric and adolescent oncofertility. it carefully examines the impact of pediatric cancer and cancer therapy on fertility and presents both current and emerging fertility preservation techniques for both males and females, such as cryopreservation. fertility concerns beyond cancer are also discussed, including disorders of sexual differentiation, gender dysphoria and thalassemia. practical chapters on pediatric oncofertility in the clinic round out the book, covering setting up a practice, counseling and consent, disclosure and insurance considerations. concluding chapters document fertility preservation techniques and outcomes internationally, with contributions from portuguese, brazilian and japanese authors.
timely and wide-ranging, pediatric and adolescent oncofertility is an ideal resource for reproductive medicine specialists, pediatric oncologists, and primary care physicians treating pediatric and adolescent cancer patients looking to protect fertility options.show more

diseases of the liver biliary system in children

deirdre a. kelly


this market-leading book, with comprehensive coverage of the entire spectrum of liver disease in children, returns with 12 brand new chapters covering key areas in liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, and liver disease in infancy. authored by the world s leading hepatologists and pediatricians and expertly edited by deirdre kelly, it covers the entire topic from pathology to diagnosis and clinical management, and in all stages of childhood from the unborn baby through to infancy, and from childhood to the transition into adolescence. hepatologists, pediatricians and gastroenterologists of all levels will find it an essential tool to consult time and time againshow more

pediatric rheumatology 2016 a clinical viewpoint

sujata sawhney


this book on rheumatology in children is intended to be a handy tool for all professionals interested in this field. it is divided into five sections: general considerations, arthritic problems, connective tissue diseases, systemic vasculitides and finally a section that covers miscellaneous issues such as immunodeficiencies, bone heath and uveitis. the book has an easy format with each chapter having one or more clinicalvignettes at the start of the chapter. in addition each chapter outlines the learning objectives and key take home messages. at the end of each section a collection of cases to highlight important issues in the clinic are included. the colorful charts, pictures and tables make reading this book an easy task. the authors are leading experts in their fields working at best practices centers globally to provide the reader with state-of-the-art information.show more

the massgeneral hospital for children adolescent medicine handbook 2017

mark a. goldstein


the second edition of this definitive guide for clinical care of adolescents builds upon the practical knowledge and guidance of the first edition, and expands into new subjects of adolescent care. the handbook is divided into three sections: general adolescent medicine, sexuality, and mental health, and contains relevant, practical knowledge, covering those areas most often seen in the practice of adolescent medicine. the massgeneral hospital for children adolescent medicine handbook, 2nd edition details best practices in regards to diagnostic evaluations and clinical care, but also instructs practitioners on the best methods to connect, communicate, and continue that care with adolescents, in order to provide optimal treatment, and instill healthy lifetime behaviors. each chapter is written by clinicians who have been trained at, or are members of the staff of massachusetts general hospital, and this edition has nearly doubled the amount of skilled physician authors.
while this title has been revised and updated, entirely new chapters devoted to hypertension, immunizations, breast disorders, hiv, and resilience have also been added, reflecting new and changing contributions to the field of adolescent medicine. this second edition brings together the practical, hands-on knowledge of the first edition, along with new information and additional subject areas to create a balanced, multi-specialty method to treating and engaging adolescent patients.show more

headache in children and adolescents 2016 a case based approach

ishaq abu-arafeh


this book assists appropriate headache assessment and decision-making in pediatrics. it covers many aspects and causes of headache disorders in children and adolescents using case studies to illustrate important points in history, examination, diagnosis, choice of management approach, therapy selection, and communication of the most helpful advice to the child and parents. case studies have been taken from real clinical practice and presented in a consistent style. they are discussed by the authors to highlight important points in history, important positive and negative points in examination, the diagnosis, and full analysis and justification of treatment options. headache in children and adolescents: a case-based approach is an ideal reference for primary care physicians, paediatricians, neurologists and paediatric neurologists in their daily practice, in their consulting rooms and wards.show more

sleep disorders in children 2016

sona nevsimalova


this book is both an exam guide to children's sleep medicine and a practical manual for diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in children. an overview of the most frequent sleep disorders encountered in newborns, infants, children and adolescents is provided. this book discusses the main sleep disorders in detail, including insomnia, respiratory disturbances, movement disorders during sleep, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias, and disorders associated with increased sleepiness. it also covers sleep disorders associated with neurological, psychiatric, and medical diseases. this book is divided into two parts. the first part is an introduction to childhood sleep physiology and pathology, epidemiology of sleep disorders, and diagnostic procedures. the second part describes the most frequent sleep disorders in greater depth. sleep disorders in children is aimed at sleep researchers, pediatricians, child neurologists and child psychiatrists, as well as patient organizations and families with affected children.show more

fetal and hybrid procedures in congenital heart diseases 2016

gianfranco butera


this book is an ideal, up-to-date guide to the application of fetal interventions and hybrid procedures, in which the surgeon and the interventional cardiologist work together, for the treatment of congenital heart diseases at a very early stage when disease outcome may be altered. state of the art data and clear instruction are offered on techniques such as fetal pulmonary and aortic valve dilatation, fetal interatrial septum stenting, hybrid defect closure, hybrid stent implantation, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome therapy. recognized experts describe the benefits of such early interventions, particularly evident in the case of valve disease, and explain how the hybrid strategy, by combining advantages and tools from each approach, can reduce invasiveness and risks and improve results. the book also looks ahead to the likely impact of new technologies, including nanotechnology, that will soon be available.
fetal and hybrid procedures in congenital heart diseases will be a rich source of knowledge, step-by-step guidance, and practical tips and tricks for obstetricians/gynecologists, fetal cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, congenital cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensivists.show more

research into childhood onset diabetes 2017 from study design to improved management

ragnar hanas


this book offers a detailed update on research into diabetes with onset in childhood or adolescence. the coverage ranges from fundamental aspects such as study design and statistical analysis through to new ideas for research, the latest research findings, and implications of these findings for clinical care in childhood. examples of topics addressed in this context include the prevention of diabetic complications, management of micro- and macrovascular complications, the roles of nutrition and exercise, insulin therapy, islet transplantation, and risky behaviors in teenagers. attention is also focused on the latest technologies, including the artificial pancreas and continuous glucose monitoring, and associated regulatory aspects. the reader will find novel insights into the ways in which research is impacting on clinical management as well as advice on methodology and stimulating ideas on future research areas. the book is based on presentations delivered at the 15th ispad (international society for pediatric and adolescent diabetes) research school for physicians, held in milan.
it will be of interest for all diabetologists, pediatricians, dietitians, biomedical engineers, nurses, and students.show more

etiology of acute leukemias in children 2016

juan manuel mejia-arangure


childhood acute leukemias are one of the main causes of death in children aged 1 to 14 years in some countries; and unfortunately, we have been unable to prevent it. certainly, a good parcel of it is due to the poor understanding about its etiology. this book aims to describe the most important theories and hypothesis regarding childhood acute leukemia. written by the most outstanding researchers in the field, this book intends to contribute to a greater understanding of the etiology of this disease. it goes beyond the simple and common analysis of risk factors, which hardly allows us to draw definite conclusions. by addressing the etiology of the disease, discussing from molecular biology until epidemiology and clinical manifestations, this book will guide present and future approaches, contributing for a better clinical management of leukemia in children. the knowledge regarding etiology is a crucial step for a better evaluation, prevention and treatment of a disease. thus, this book finally intends to provide such knowledge, allowing physicians and practitioners to a better manage of childhood acute leukemias.show more

pediatric rheumatology in clinical practice 2016

ronald m. laxer


this second edition is primarily for trainees and junior pediatric residents in adult rheumatology who will be seeing pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases. the short chapters have clear tables and many clinical photos to demonstrate key features of diseases and allow the reader to be well informed when seeing patients with rheumatic diseases. this book also allows the readers to develop and approach the field and develop differential diagnoses.show more

drug therapy and interactions in pediatric oncology 2017 a pocket guide

carolina witchmichen penteado schmidt


there are few publications about drug interactions in chemotherapy and even less about pediatric oncology treatment. for this reason, the present book is intended to offer guidelines about drug interactions for physicians, pharmacists and the other healthcare professionals involved in the chemotherapy of pediatric patients. in this book the reader will have access to a primary introduction for the major diseases in pediatric oncology, followed by the major therapeutic protocols. following that, the most important drug interactions in pediatric oncology treatment are presented and discussed in detail. finally, important topics such as drug-food interactions are addressed. drug therapy and interactions in pediatric oncology focuses in great detail on the drug interactions in pediatric oncohematology and will be an indispensable resource in daily practice for a wide range of health providers.show more

pediatric neurogastroenterology gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders in children

christophe fauré


this volume provide a comprehensive and up-to-date theoretical review and practical guide on pediatric gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders. the latest edition includes extensively revised and new chapters to reflect the rapidly growing field of pediatric neurogastroenterology. new topics covered include neurobiology of pain in children, functional oropharyngoesophageal assessment, dysautonomia, and psychotropic drugs. the text also features instructive illustrations, photographs, and tables. written by world-renown experts in the field, pediatric neurogastroenterology: gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders in children, second edition is a valuable resource for pediatric gastroenterologists, adult gastroenterologists, pediatricians, and all professionals involved in the treatment and management of children with such disorders.show more

common neurosurgical conditions in the pediatric practice 2016 recognition and management

jeffrey p. greenfield


this unique title is designed to illustrate and foster how a closer working relationship between pediatricians and subspecialists can make childhood medicine work more seamlessly. despite the common lack of training for pediatricians in pediatric neurosurgery, they are challenged almost daily with caring for children with neurologic conditions. common neurological conditions in the pediatric practice is replete with a wide range of instructional case vignettes and is organized into sections that loosely approximate the neurologic development of a child and address issues that are commonly encountered. the first section reviews neurologic development and birth related trauma commonly seen in the neonatal intensive care unit. the second part addresses findings commonly encountered by a pediatrician in a child's first month of life. the third section is a comprehensive review of hydrocephalus.
part four describes state of the art imaging techniques for the central nervous system in children, from pre-natal ultrasound through mri and ct; and the fifth part consists of individual explorations of common neurosurgical conditions that many pediatricians are uncomfortable managing, including brain tumors, spasticity, and vascular lesions to use as a reference tool when caring for a complex neurosurgical patient. finally a series of chapters related to head trauma, including sections on non-accidental trauma and concussion management, completes the text.show more

pediatric endocrinology 2016 a clinical handbook

dennis m. styne


this text provides a concise, straightforward and clearly written approach for the evaluation of common topics in pediatric endocrinology. pediatricians, family physicians, residents, fellows and medical students will benefit from the discussion of endocrine physiology and its application to common clinical practice. the text presents the major signs and symptoms and the diagnosis and management of pediatric endocrine disorders. the information presented can prepare a provider for communication with parents of a child with an endocrine condition and may allow the practitioner to avoid an unnecessary consultation. the concepts covered in the text are designed to address the first 10 headings in the content outline of the sub-board of pediatric endocrinology of the american board of pediatrics with varying degrees of specificity. the suggested reading sections at the conclusion of each chapter direct the reader to outstanding larger and more detailed texts, manuscripts and websites which offer increased detail.show more

childbirth trauma 2016

stergios k doumouchtsis


this comprehensive and authoritative text takes an integrated approach to childbirth trauma, focusing on anal sphincter injuries and perineal morbidity, as well as other lower urinary tract dysfunctions secondary to childbirth. in recent years there has been an increasing emphasis on childbirth injury. research based on clinical evaluation and anal ultrasound has improved our understanding of these significant childbirth related complications, their associated morbidity and their long-term sequelae. despite extensive research interest, clinical focus and institutional national and international guidelines, outcomes are still not optimal and debates continue. complete with full-color illustrations, childbirth trauma is a useful guide for clinicians and researchers in this field.show more

pediatric electrocardiography 2016 an algorithmic approach to interpretation

ra-id abdulla


this book elucidates the process of reading electrocardiograms (ecgs) in children. it provides a structured, step-by-step guide for interpreting ecgs using algorithms, which allow clinicians to decipher the data within these tracings and establish differential diagnoses. the book also presents actual high-definition ecg tracings, which are annotated and highlighted to demonstrate the issues discussed. topics include cellular electrophysiology changes and electrocardiography and disorders such as axis abnormalities, heart rate and rhythm disturbances, hypertrophy, conduction abnormalities, and fetal arrhythmias. clinical scenarios with answers provide real-life examples of how pediatric patients present, their ecgs, and treatment methodology. pediatric electrocardiography: an algorithmic approach is a valuable resource for pediatricians, family medicine physicians, cardiologists, and medical students.show more

caring for the ventilator dependent child 2016 a clinical guide

john l. carroll


this book is an important new resource for clinicians caring for ventilator dependent children, who often have complex health care needs, are supported by advanced technology and are at high-risk of serious complications. despite the complicated health care needs of children who rely on chronic respiratory support, there are few guidelines and little evidence available to guide the clinicians who care for these patients. this book covers the many aspects involved in the care of these complex children, with input from experts in the fields of pediatric pulmonology, intensive care, ethics, respiratory therapy, and nursing. in depth chapters provide an introduction to the use of chronic invasive and non-invasive ventilation in children and describe and review what is known about methods of delivering ventilator support, care of the chronically ventilated patient in the community , use of chronic ventilator support in patients with disorders commonly leading to respiratory failure and outcomes for patients and their caregivers.
this book is intended to be useful not only for pediatric pulmonologists, but also for intensivists, cardiologists, physical medicine/rehabilitation specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists and the primary care physicians involved in the complexities of managing care for this unique group of special needs children.show more

pediatric cns tumors 2017

nalin gupta


pediatric cns tumors is a detailed review of childhood brain tumors that offers a biologically based perspective on their management. for each tumor type, epidemiology, pathological features, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed. particular emphasis is placed on the provision of treatment algorithms that reflect current best practice, and controversies and therapeutic agents under development are also addressed. the closing chapters consider many of the diagnostic and treatment modalities common to all tumors, with special attention to experimental and emerging techniques. this third edition of the book has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account the latest advances in knowledge and treatment.show more

care of adults with chronic childhood conditions a practical guide

alice a. kuo


this book addresses the unique healthcare needs of adults with chronic childhood illnesses. it presents a model of primary and secondary prevention for emerging adulthood-primary prevention in which all young adults are screened for high-risk behaviors and health needs and secondary prevention in which young adults with chronic childhood conditions are optimized through coordinated care, connections to community resources and social/family support. this book is organized in five parts. part i provides a detailed overview of the health care transition from pediatrics to adult medicine from both a policy and practice perspective. in part ii, the concept of emerging adulthood as a developmental period is explored and strategies for providing improved comprehensive care for this age group are discussed. part iii reviews specific chronic childhood conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes mellitus, and offers clinical cases and summary reports that can be used as a quick guides to each condition.
in part iv, additional clinical considerations that are not necessarily condition-specific but are highly relevant to the care of young adults with chronic childhood conditions are examined. part v describes the socio-legal issues involved in caring for this population. care of adults with chronic childhood conditions provides primary care providers with a new framework for the care of young adults and identifies opportunities to influence patient health outcomes over a life trajectory.show more