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The resource of choice for pediatric residencies, clerkships, and exams, Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics continues to provide a focused overview of the core knowledge in pediatrics. Succinct, targeted coverage of normal childhood growth and development, as well as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of common pediatric diseases and disorders, make this an ideal medical reference book for students, pediatric residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

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The resource of choice for pediatric residencies, clerkships, and exams, Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics continues to provide a focused overview of the core knowledge in pediatrics. Succinct, targeted coverage of normal childhood growth and development, as well as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of common pediatric diseases and disorders, make this an ideal medical reference book for students, pediatric residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

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  • Get an effective overview of pediatrics with help from concise text, a full-color design, high-yield tables, and numerous images.
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  • Efficiently review essential, concise pediatric content with this popular extension of the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (ISBN: 978-1-4377-0755-7).
  • Focus on the core knowledge needed for your pediatric clerkship or rotation with coverage that follows the COMSEP curriculum guidelines.
  • Easily visualize complex aspects with a full-color layout and images, as well as numerous tables throughout the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323226981
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 625,400
  • File size: 37 MB
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Table of Contents

Section 1: The Profession of Pediatrics

Karen J. Marcdante and Benjamin S. Siegel

1 Population and Culture: The Care of Children in Society

2 Professionalism

3 Ethics and Legal Issues

4 Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues

Section 2: Growth and Development

David A. Levine

5 Normal Growth

6 Disorders of Growth

7 Normal Development

8 Disorders of Development

9 Evaluation of the Well Child

10 Evaluation of the Child with Special Needs

Section 3: Behavioral Disorders

Sheila Gahagan, Yi Hui Liu, and Scott J. Brown

11 Crying and Colic

12 Temper Tantrums

13 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

14 Control of Elimination

15 Normal Sleep and Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Section 4: Psychiatric Disorders

Russell Scheffer and Aveekshit Tripathi

16 Somatoform Disorders, Factitious Disorders, and Malingering

17 Anxiety and Phobias

18 Depression and Bipolar Disorders

19 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

20 Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Psychoses

Section 5: Psychosocial Issues

Cindy W. Christian and Nathan J. Blum

21 Failure to Thrive

22 Child Abuse and Neglect

23 Homosexuality and Gender Identity

24 Family Structure and Function

25 Violence

26 Divorce, Separation, and Bereavement

Section 6: Pediatric Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders

April O. Buchanan and Maria L. Marquez 

27 Diet of the Normal Infant

28 Diet of the Normal Child and Adolescent

29 Obesity

30 Pediatric Undernutrition

31 Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Section 7: Fluids and Electrolytes

Larry A. Greenbaum and Raed Bou-Matar

32 Maintenance Fluid Therapy

33 Dehydration and Replacement Therapy

34 Parenteral Nutrition

35 Sodium Disorders

36 Potassium Disorders

37 Acid-Base Disorders

Section 8: Acutely Ill or Injured Child

K. Jane Lee

38 Assessment and Resuscitation

39 Respiratory Failure

40 Shock

41 Injury Prevention

42 Major Trauma

43 Drowning

44 Burns

45 Poisoning

46 Sedation and Anesthesia

Section 9: Human Genetics and Dysmorphology

Paul A. Levy and Robert W. Marion

47 Patterns of Inheritance

48 Genetic Assessment

49 Chromosomal Disorders

50 The Approach to the Dysmorphic Child

Section 10: Metabolic Disorders

David Dimmock 

51 Metabolic Assessment

52 Carbohydrate Disorders

53 Amino Acid Disorders

54 Organic Acid Disorders

55 Fat Metabolic Disorders

56 Lysosomal and Peroxisomal Disorders

57 Mitochondrial Disorders

Section 11: Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Clarence W. Gowen, Jr.

58 Assessment of the Mother, Fetus, and Newborn

59 Maternal Diseases Affecting the Newborn

60 Diseases of the Fetus

61 Respiratory Diseases of the Newborn

62 Anemia and Hyperbilirubinemia

63 Necrotizing Enterocolitis

64 Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Intracranial Hemorrhage, and Seizures

65 Sepsis and Meningitis

66 Congenital Infections

Section 12: Adolescent Medicine

Kim Blake and Lisa M. Allen

67 Overview and Assessment of Adolescents

68 Well-Adolescent Care

69 Adolescent Gynecology

70 Eating Disorders

71 Substance Abuse

Section 13: Immunology

James W. Verbsky 

72 Assessment

73 Lymphocyte Disorders

74 Neutrophil Disorders

75 Complement System

76 Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Section 14: Allergy

Asriani M. Chiu 

77 Assessment

78 Asthma

79 Allergic Rhinitis

80 Atopic Dermatitis

81 Urticaria, Angioedema, and Anaphylaxis

82 Serum Sickness

83 Insect Allergies

84 Adverse Reactions to Foods

85 Adverse Reactions to Drugs

Section 15: Rheumatic Diseases of Childhood

Hilary M. Haftel

86 Assessment

87 Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

88 Kawasaki Disease

89 Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

90 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

91 Juvenile Dermatomyositis

92 Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

Section 16: Infectious Diseases

Matthew P. Kronman and Sherilyn Smith

93 Assessment

94 Immunization and Prophylaxis

95 Anti-infective Therapy

96 Fever without a Focus

97 Infections Characterized by Fever and Rash

98 Cutaneous Infections

99 Lymphadenopathy

100 Meningitis

101 Encephalitis

102 Common Cold

103 Pharyngitis

104 Sinusitis

105 Otitis Media

106 Otitis Externa

107 Croup (Laryngotracheobronchitis)

108 Pertussis

109 Bronchiolitis

110 Pneumonia

111 Infective Endocarditis

112 Acute Gastroenteritis

113 Viral Hepatitis

114 Urinary Tract Infection

115 Vulvovaginitis

116 Sexually Transmitted Infections

117 Osteomyelitis

118 Infectious Arthritis

119 Ocular Infections

120 Infection in the Immunocompromised Person

121 Infections Associated with Medical Devices

122 Zoonoses

123 Parasitic Diseases

124 Tuberculosis

125 HIV and AIDS

Section 17: The Digestive System

Warren P. Bishop and Dawn R. Ebach

126 Assessment

127 Oral Cavity

128 Esophagus and Stomach

129 Intestinal Tract

130 Liver Disease

131 Pancreatic Disease

132 Peritonitis

Section 18: The Respiratory System

Thida Ong, Amanda Striegl, and Susan G. Marshall

133 Respiratory System Assessment

134 Control of Breathing

135 Upper Airway Obstruction

136 Lower Airway, Parenchymal, and Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

137 Cystic Fibrosis

138 Chest Wall and Pleura

Section 19: The Cardiovascular System

Daniel S. Schneider

139 Cardiovascular System Assessment

140 Syncope

141 Chest Pain

142 Dysrhythmias

143 Acyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

144 Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

145 Heart Failure

146 Rheumatic Fever

147 Cardiomyopathies

148 Pericarditis

Section 20: Hematology

Julie A. Panepinto, Rowena C. Punzalan, and J. Paul Scott

149 Hematology Assessment

150 Anemia

151 Hemostatic Disorders

152 Blood Component Therapy

Section 21: Oncology

Thomas W. McLean and Marcia M. Wofford

153 Oncology Assessment

154 Principles of Cancer Treatment

155 Leukemia

156 Lymphoma

157 Central Nervous System Tumors

158 Neuroblastoma

159 Wilms Tumor

160 Sarcomas

Section 22: Nephrology and Urology

John D. Mahan and Hiren P. Patel

161 Nephrology and Urology Assessment

162 Nephrotic Syndrome and Proteinuria

163 Glomerulonephritis and Hematuria

164 Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

165 Acute and Chronic Renal Failure

166 Hypertension

167 Vesicoureteral Reflux

168 Congenital and Developmental Abnormalities of the Urinary Tract

169 Other Urinary Tract and Genital Disorders

Section 23: Endocrinology

Paola A. Palma Sisto and MaryKathleen Heneghan

170 Endocrinology Assessment

171 Diabetes Mellitus

172 Hypoglycemia

173 Short Stature

174 Disorders of Puberty

175 Thyroid Disease

176 Disorders of Parathyroid Bone and Mineral Endocrinology

177 Disorders of Sexual Development

178 Adrenal Gland Dysfunction

Section 24: Neurology

Jocelyn Huang Schiller and Renee A. Shellhaas

179 Neurology Assessment

180 Headache and Migraine

181 Seizures (Paroxysmal Disorders)

182 Weakness and Hypotonia

183 Ataxia and Movement Disorders

184 Altered Mental Status

185 Neurodegenerative Disorders

186 Neurocutaneous Disorders

187 Congenital Malformations of the Central Nervous System

Section 25: Dermatology

Yvonne E. Chiu

188 Assessment

189 Acne

190 Atopic Dermatitis

191 Contact Dermatitis

192 Seborrheic Dermatitis

193 Pigmented Lesions

194 Vascular Anomalies

195 Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

196 Cutaneous Infestations

Section 26: Orthopedics

Kevin D. Walter and J. Channing Tassone

197 Orthopedics Assessment

198 Fractures

199 Hip

200 Lower Extremity and Knee

201 Foot

202 Spine

203 Upper Extremity

204 Benign Bone Tumors and Cystic Lesions


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