The Harriet Lane Handbook: Text with Downloadable PDA Software / Edition 17

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For more than 50 years, The Harriet Lane Handbook has been the pediatrician's reference of choice and for good reason. Its unsurpassed diagnostic and management guidance, recommended tests, complete therapeutic information, and comprehensive drug formulary make it essential for anyone who treats children. Now, the 17th Edition is completely revised and updated to provide readers with the latest treatments, guidelines, procedures, and management recommendations all in the easy-to-use, quick-access format that's made it a bestseller. BONUS handheld software lets you download and synchronize diagnostic and management guidelines, recommended tests, complete therapeutic information, a comprehensive drug formulary with FDA pregnancy notations and trade/generic name drug index, and more than 15 medical calculators.
  • Comes with bonus handheld software.
  • Organizes a wealth of information into a convenient, pocket-sized format.
  • Focuses on the safety and efficacy of drugs in children.
  • Covers FDA Pregnancy Category notations and information on the effects of drugs in breast milk.
  • Includes step-by-step emergency management protocols, growth charts, and more.
  • Uses an outline format for each disease chapter with algorithms, charts, tables, and drawings that highlight critical information.
  • Offers a new section on pediatric allergy covering food allergy · RAS testing vs. skin testing · and more.
  • Features a new chapter on rhuematologic disorders of children, including SLE, rheumatic fever, and JRA.
  • Integrates key surgical topics, such as neonatal surgical issues encountered in the NICU and the acute abdomen in the ER, into existing chapters.
  • Provides updates to the trusted trademark formulary, including indications for use in lactating women, side effects, drug interactions, and precautions, plus the latest drugs and dosages approved for pediatric patients.
  • Presents a new streamlined organization with redundancies removed and more visual elements added.
  • Uses all redrawn line drawings to incorporate a 2nd color, making reference easier than ever.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Charles Kantrow, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: The ultimate handbook for pediatricians, house officers, and staff just got better. This book is a complete compendium of what any pediatric house officer would need to know to provide day-to-day care for children. The last edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an ever-improving source of "convenient, readily accessible synthesis of information useful to the pediatric house officer and pediatric practitioner." This has become, through the years, an indispensable source for that information. This book meets and surpasses its objective.
Audience: It is written for house officers in pediatrics, as well as all practitioners of pediatrics in need of a resource. Each chapter is written by a different resident with a faculty supervisor's help to ensure adequate information is presented in a useful format for the intended audience.
Features: The book covers most everything needed to provide care to pediatric patients by house officers. The information is divided by subspecialty and has useful topic headings to allow one to answer most questions regarding basic care of a child. The drug dosing information is updated and particularly helpful as in the neonatal critical care and emergency management topics. Most all topics seem well done and thorough.
Assessment: This is an outstanding book which seems to be getting better and more accessible with each edition. No pediatric house officer or practitioner should be without a copy. It is the standard in the pediatric community against which other quick references are judged.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323029179
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/8/2005
  • Series: Mobile Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 17
  • Pages: 1168
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Pediatric Acute Care

1. Emergency Management - Denisse Mueller

2. Poisonings - Jennifer Lee

3. Procedures - Nicole Shilkofski

4. Trauma/Burns/ICU Management - Heather Johnson

Part II. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Information

5. Adolescent Medicine - Tracey Clark

6. Cardiology - Kelly Gajewski

7. Dermatology - Kristen Brown

8. Behavior and Development - Renay Walker

9. Endocrinology - David Salikof

10. Fluids and Electrolytes - Brian Stone

11. Gastroenterology - Kurlen Payton

12. Genetics - Ai Sakonju and Jen Huffman

13. Hematology - Joanna Cohen and Marissa Brunetti

14. Immunology and Allergy - Adam Gower

15. Immunoprophylaxis - Megan Partridge

16. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Kabuiya Kimani

17. Neonatology - Lola Stavroudis

18. Nephrology - Stephanie Omokaro

19. Neurology - Ai Sakonju and Jen Huffman

20. Nutrition and Growth - Kristin Fiorino

21. Oncology - Jason Yustein and Anthony Caterina

22. Pulmonology - Ceila Loughlin

23. Radiology - Alex Kowal

24. Rheumatology - Susan McFarland

Part III. Reference

25. Blood Chemistries and Body Fluids - Jason Robertson

26. Biostatistics and Evidence-Based Medicine - Jason Robertson

Part IV. Formulary

27. Drug Doses - Carlton Lee, Jason Robertson, and Nicole Shilkofski

28. Analgesia and Sedation - Kamie Yang

29. Formulary Adjunct - Jason Robertson and Nicole Shilkofski

30. Drugs in Renal Failure - Jason Robertson and Nicole Shilkofski

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2007

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    I understand the concept, this book is supposed to be 'the bible' of peds.....I find this book very disappointing. I don't like how it's organized, cardiac is only ok. I really don't like the formulary, everything about it is just OK. Pediatric Pearls is much better. The only reason I bought it was because it was recommended for my peds rotation. Save your money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    Mostly complete but really heavy

    The Harriet Lane has long been the pediatric classic. There are several things that this book covers exceptionally well. I probably use the cardiology section most often, usually in the context of trying to decipher EKGs. The new allergy section is helpful in the outpatient setting but probably will not be extensively used in the hospital setting. The formulary is useful but I've been using epocrates on my handheld more and more. Overall, I rely on other sources with increasing frequency. My major complaints are weight, price, and font size. Over time the size of the book has increased to over 1000 pages. It's heavy enough to become a nuisance to carry around. With that increase in size, I've had more and more difficulty finding pertinent information since each chapter is organized in a different way. The price is starting to become a deterrent since I use the book less but pay more. Lastly, perhaps because I'm getting older, I wish the font size were a bit larger. In summary, a decent buy, especially if you require the formulary for prescribing information.

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