Instant Work-Ups - A Clinical Guide to Pediatrics

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Instant Workups: Clinical Guide to Pediatrics, by Theodore X. O'Connell, MD, is a portable pocket resource and quick refresher that helps you develop and refine your diagnostic skills. Practical and easy to use, it provides clear workup plans for the most common pediatric conditions, providing you with quick, focused guidance with the flexibility to adapt to each unique patient. Topics are organized alphabetically and cover the signs, symptoms, and abnormal lab readings for each condition. Replace information taken from memory or multiple references with one concise, indispensable book so you can make accurate diagnoses in less time!
  • Covers the most commonly encountered pediatric conditions to provide you with a practical and useful manual for daily practice.
  • Reflects how a patient actually presents with an organization by presenting sign, symptom, or lab abnormality.
  • Includes a brief background discussion on each topic, followed by lists of important related materials (such as medications that may contribute to each condition) and laboratory and/or radiographic tests to be ordered.
  • Describes each diagnostic test so you can refresh or familiarize yourself with the purpose of the test.
  • Provides a sound framework for building a workup with algorithms for each topic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416054627
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/10/2009
  • Series: Instant Workups Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,018,010
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents


1 Abdominal pain (chronic and recurrent) 1

2 Abnormal head size and shape 9

3 Acute scrotum 15

4 Anemia 18

5 Apparent life-threatening event 27

6 Autism 34

7 Bleeding and bruising 42

8 Cerebrospinal fluid evaluation 50

9 Chest pain 56

10 Chronic cough 64

11 Constipation 72

12 Cyanosis 78

13 Diarrhea, acute 84

14 Diarrhea, chronic 88

15 Encopresis 95

16 Failure to thrive 97

17 Febrile seizures 105

18 Fever of unknown origin 109

19 Gynecomastia 120

20 Headache 127

21 Heart murmur 139

22 Hematuria, gross 145

23 Hematuria, microscopic 153

24 Hirsutism 163

25 Hyperbilirubinemia 169

26 Hypercoagulable states 180

27 Hypertension 184

28 Hyperthyroidism 197

29 Limp 201

30 Lymphadenopathy 210

31 Musculoskeletal pain 215

32 Neck masses 223

33 Nocturnal enuresis 230

34 Obesity 234

35 Precocious puberty 239

36 Proteinuria 245

37 Purpura 251

38 Scrotal masses 258

39 Seizures 265

40 Speech and language problems 274

41 Strabismus 281

42 Stridor 284

43 Syncope 291

44 Thrombocytopenia 299

45 Transaminase elevation 305

46 Urinary tract infection 312

Index 317

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2009

    Excellent book!

    The previous Instant Work-ups Medicine and OB/Gyn are excellent and extremely useful in my daily practice. The pediatric edition is no difference. I highly recommend this.

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