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The latest edition of this classic text covers the diagnosis and management of physical, psychologic, and learning problems commonly encountered in pediatric office practice. Focuses on the clinician's role in health prevention, adaptation, early intervention, family and community, coordination of care of children who have a chronic illness, and the diagnosis and treatment of children who have psychological problems. Features more helpful clinical vignettes, algorithms, graphs and charts.

"The latest edition of this classic text covers diagnosis & management of common physical, psychological, & learning problems...features many helpful clinical vignettes, algorithms, graphs, and charts." Appropriate for: Pediatricians, Ambulatory Care Providers.

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Reviewer: Theodore I. Putnam, MD (Children's Hospital of Buffalo)
Description: This is a text unlike most conventional reference books, dedicating its subject matter more to "how-to" and psychosocial issues. This is a brief, boiled down description and analysis of each subject covered, leaving little fat but much meat.
Purpose: The editors seek to address issues that are not covered in many standard texts, giving practical background and instructions on problems destined to face the pediatric caregiver of today. The book's worth is in its ability to impart a great deal in a short motif. The editors clearly state their objectives in addressing issues that now create most of the pediatricians' problems, and they do so admirably.
Audience: This is a good resource for residents, nurse practitioners, and established pediatricians. It has a how-to character for the former two and some good practical knowledge for the latter. The editors do not specifically target a group for whom the book is meant, but it is clearly not for students to use as a reference.
Features: The contents are directed more toward psychosocial issues and the editors only lightly touch on some clinical entities. There are numerous helpful tables and logarithms and few illustrations, but those shown are excellent. Areas of care usually not covered in standard residency programs are well written and informative. If there is anything that may be called a fault, it is the brevity with which some subjects are handled. From my standpoint, the content of the "brief" writing is pithy and germane; in other words, I like it.
Assessment: This text takes a different approach, which is where the value lies. The editors gather well-known experts in their fields and have them expand in a brief, concise, meaningful manner that tends not to overpower or overemphasize in any aspect, giving the reader maximum knowledge in minimum space. Much of the subject matter is not found in other texts I have perused, making it somewhat unique. It is almost entirely new from the previous edition, a well needed addition to anyone's collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721674018
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/7/1999
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 603
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Child Health in the 21st Century 1
Pt. A What is Health? 1
1 An Overview of Childhood Mortality and Morbidity 1
Pt. B Personal Factors 6
2 Risks and Protective Factors in Childhood Illness 6
Pt. C Family Factors: Risks and Strengths 9
3 Children of Parents Who Have Major Mental Illness 9
4 Crisis and Change in the Family: Divorce, Remarriage, Death, and Mobility 12
5 Homeless Children 16
6 Maternal Literacy 18
7 Violence 21
8 Foster Care 23
9 Adoption 26
10 Child Labor 28
11 Immigrant Children 32
Pt. D Community Factors 35
12 Poverty and Racism 35
13 Environment 37
Childhood Lead Exposure 37
Children and Tobacco 40
Indoor Pollutants and Toxins 44
Pt. E Role of Pediatricians, Other Child Health Professionals, and Community Organizations 47
14 Beyond the Office Door 47
Sect. II Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 53
Pt. A Process 53
15 Non-Physician Home Visits 53
16 Pediatric Telephone Care 57
17 Informatics and Computers in Pediatrics 62
Pt. B Content 67
18 Health Supervision: Principles 67
19 Health Supervision: Goals and Content 69
20 Health Supervision for Adolescents 78
21 Developmental, Behavioral, and Educational Surveillance 90
22 Ethnic and Cultural Influences on Child Health and Child Health Services 105
23 Breastfeeding 109
24 Pediatric Nutrition 117
25 Food Assistance Programs for Children 129
26 Oral Health in Children 134
27 Childhood Immunizations 143
Sect. III Management of Disease 152
Pt. A Common Acute Illnesses, Symptoms, Trauma, and Impaired Function 152
28 Injury Prevention 152
29 Fevers and the Evaluation of the Child Who Has Fever 157
30 Acute Respiratory Infections, Otitis Media, Sinusitis, and Croup 163
31 Vomiting and Diarrhea 170
32 Urinary Tract Infections 178
33 Sexually Transmitted Disease Syndromes 182
34 Apparent Life-Threatening Events and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 191
35 Delirium 195
36 Fainting or Syncope 197
37 Encopresis 199
38 Failure to Thrive: Primary Care Interventions 202
39 Injury Management 207
Stabilization, Lacerations, Head Trauma, and Poisoning 207
Musculoskeletal Trauma and Overuse Injuries 220
40 Physical and Sexual Abuse 237
Pt. B Management of Children Who Have Chronic Disorders (Generic Approach) 243
41 Home Care 243
42 State and Federal Programs for Children Who Have Chronic Conditions 247
43 Myelodysplasia 251
44 Speech and Language Disorders 259
45 Cerebral Palsy 263
46 Mental Retardation 267
47 Common Issues in Childhood Type I Diabetes Mellitus 273
48 Asthma 280
49 The Primary Care Clinician's Role with the Child Cancer Patient 288
50 Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 295
51 Follow-Up Care of the Ex-Preterm Infant 302
52 Tuberculosis 310
53 Obesity 319
54 Eating Disorders in Pediatric Practice 323
55 Arthritis 331
56 The Diagnosis and Management of Seizures 335
57 Tics 347
58 Anemia 348
59 Sickle Cell Disease 355
60 Pain Management in Children 363
61 Congenital, Developmental, and Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders 371
62 Common Skin Disorders 385
Pt. C Behavior and Development 396
63 Behavior Problems in Infancy 396
64 Behavior Problems of Toddlers and Preschool Children 404
65 School Age and Adolescence 409
School Readiness 409
School Avoidance 412
Learning Problems of Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Management Techniques 414
Attention Deficits: Description, Diagnosis, and Management 420
Somatic Complaints in Children and Adolescents: Recurrent Headache; Abdominal, Chest, and Limb Pains 428
Substance Abuse Among Children and Adolescents 433
Helping Children and Adolescents Make Friends: Social Skills 442
Mood Disorders and Suicide 447
Delinquent Behavior 455
Gay and Lesbian Issues in Pediatric Care 460
Conduct Disorders 464
Runaways 465
When the Child's Mother Is a Teenager 466
The Use of Psychotropic Medication in Children and Adolescents 469
Contraception 476
Sect. IV The Practice of Contextual and Integrative Child Care: New Opportunities 483
Pt. A The Pediatrician and the Family 484
66 Integrated Child Health Services 484
67 Self-Hypnosis, Self-Care 486
68 Social Support 492
69 Community Organization for Ambulatory Pediatrics 496
70 Assessment of Community Health Needs and Services 499
71 Public Health Services for Children and Families 502
72 Child Advocacy: How Pediatricians Can Advocate Effectively 507
73 The Medically Underserved 510
74 School Health 513
75 Rural Health in the Context of Patient, Family, and Community 518
76 Health Care for Children of Migrant Farmworkers 524
Pt. B The Pediatrician's Office 530
77 The Well-Equipped Office 530
78 Improving Quality in Your Practice 539
Pt. C The Pediatrician and International Health Perspectives 544
79 The Increasingly Global Village 544
Pt. D The Role of the Practitioner in Pediatric Education 547
80 The Role of the Practitioner in Pediatric Education 547
Pt. E The Pediatrician and Managed Care 551
81 The Pediatrician and Managed Care 551
Index 599
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