Oski's Essential Pediatrics / Edition 2

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This concise text presents the essential information that medical students, residents, and other clinicians need to diagnose and treat patients. Chapters focus on specific clinical problems and follow a user-friendly format, with numerous illustrations, algorithms, tables, and graphs. A new section on presenting signs and symptoms has been added, and the chapter organization has been revised for easier reference.

This concise text presents the essential information that medical students, residents, and other clinicians need to diagnose and treat patients. Chapters focus on specific clinical problems and follow a user-friendly format, with numerous illustrations, algorithms, tables, and graphs. A new section on presenting signs and symptoms has been added, and the chapter organization has been revised for easier reference.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Daniel R. Bronfin, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This "summarized, reorganized and reformatted" version of Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice, 3rd edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999), is an introductory book designed to be less exhaustive then the standard texts, yet more comprehensive than popular handbooks. This second edition has been updated by new authors from Johns Hopkins; the first edition was published in 1997.
Purpose: The authors strive to create a resource for those "embarking in the field" of pediatrics with a focus on diagnostics and therapeutics. The book is useful in clinical settings for concise, well illustrated summaries of the most common problems that we confront; it is also valuable for students for directed reading on a particular organ system or specialty.
Audience: This book is primarily written for medical students and residents in pediatrics. It would be a useful resource for anyone involved in the care of children and adolescents.
Features: Little Oski's, as the authors fondly refer to this book, is organized into three major sections — Pediatric Skills, The Newborn, and General Pediatrics (i.e., everything else). I found the discussion of basic clinical skills (the history and physical) and the introduction to the field of pediatrics to be somewhat limited in scope and innovation. The remainder of the book is very well written and organized. There are excellent illustrations, color pictures, and a useful summary of common genetic syndromes at the conclusion of the book.
Assessment: This is similar to other condensed versions of major pediatric textbooks. The absence of references, the limited introductory discussion, and the focus on biologic principles rather than the "new morbidity" in pediatrics, which includes family dynamics, environmental issues, behavioral and psychosocial pediatrics, and child advocacy, is disappointing. Despite this, it remains a very useful book that would be a valuable asset to a pediatrician in training.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781737708
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/23/2004
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Pediatric History and Physical Examination
Chapter 2. The Problem Oriented Medical Record
Chapter 3. Diagnostic Process
Chapter 4. Fluid and Electrolyte Management
Chapter 5. Evaluating and Using Laboratory Tests


Section A: The Normal Newborn
Chapter 6. Management of the Normal Newborn

Section B: The Premature Newborn
Chapter 7. The Premature Newborn
Chapter 8. Neonatal Intensive Care
Chapter 9. Follow-up of Infants Discharged from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Section C: Respiratory System
Chapter 10. Causes of Respiratory Distress in the Newborn
Chapter 11. Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
Chapter 12. Apnea
Chapter 13. Pneumonia
Chapter 14. Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Chapter 15. Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter 16. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Section D: Cardiovascular System
Chapter 17. Critical Cardiac Disease in Infants

Section E: Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 18. Sucking and Swallowing Disorders and Gastroesophageal Reflux
Chapter 19. Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Section F: Neonatal Neurology
Chapter 20. Brachial Plexus Palsy
Chapter 21. Intraventricular Hemorrhage of the Preterm Infant
Chapter 22. Neonatal Seizures
Chapter 23. The Floppy Infant and the Late Walker

Section G: Bacterial and Viral Infections
Chapter 24. Neonatal Sepsis
Chapter 25. Meningitis
Chapter 26. Skin and Soft Tissue Infection
Chapter 27. Urinary Tract Infection
Chapter 28. Group B Streptococcal Disease
Chapter 29. Cytomegalovirus
Chapter 30. Herpes Simplex Virus
Chapter 31. Neonatal Syphilis
Chapter 32. Rubella
Chapter 33. Toxoplasmosis
Chapter 34. Hepatitis B and C
Chapter 35. Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

Section H: Other Topics of Importance
Chapter 36. Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
Chapter 37. Congenital Malformations
Chapter 38. Renal and Genitourinary Diseases
Chapter 39. Neonatal Endocrinology
Chapter 40. Neonatal Dermatology
Chapter 41. Disorders of the Eye in the Newborn


Section A: Ambulatory Pediatrics
1. Health Supervision
Chapter 42. Feeding the Healthy Child
Chapter 43. Streams of Development: The Keys to Developmental Assessment
Chapter 44. Immunization
Chapter 45. Injury Prevention and Control

2a. Common Ambulatory Issues – General Topics
Chapter 46. Pediatric Dermatology
Chapter 47. Eye Problems
Chapter 48. Oral Problems
Chapter 49. Failure to Thrive

2b. Common Ambulatory Issues – Adolescent Issues
Chapter 50. Adolescent Drug Abuse
Chapter 51. Menstrual Disorders
Chapter 52. Adolescent Pregnancy and Contraception
Chapter 53. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

2c. Common Ambulatory Issues – Developmental and Psychological Issues
Chapter 54. School Difficulties and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Chapter 55. Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Autistic Disorder
Chapter 56. Development and Disorders of Speech, Language, and Hearing
Chapter 57. Mental Retardation

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