Paediatrics at a Glance provides an introduction to paediatrics and the problems encountered in child health as they present in primary, community and secondary care, from birth through to adolescence.

Each concise chapter diagrammatically summarises the main differential diagnoses for each presenting symptom, with accompanying text which covers important disorders and ...

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Paediatrics at a Glance provides an introduction to paediatrics and the problems encountered in child health as they present in primary, community and secondary care, from birth through to adolescence.

Each concise chapter diagrammatically summarises the main differential diagnoses for each presenting symptom, with accompanying text which covers important disorders and conditions as well as management information.

Updates and new features for this edition include:

  • New chapters on 'Ethical Issues in Paediatrics' and 'Screening and Genetics'
  • Fully updated content on autism and adolescent issues
  • Most likely or serious diagnoses are indicated using a new quick reference icon
  • A brand new companion website featuring self-assessment questions and further reference web links at www.ataglanceseries.com/paediatrics

Paediatrics at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a paediatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees as well as nursing students and other health professionals.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Barry Starr, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is the second edition of a title in the At A Glance series intended primarily for medical students that also is helpful for interns, nurses, and allied health professionals. The book covers common areas in pediatrics in typically one- to two-page chapters with photos and illustrations from a problem-based or symptom-based approach.
Purpose: It seeks to be a general pediatric resource for medical students and pediatric trainees. This edition has been revised so that the order of chapter topics reflects normal child development. The authors intend this as a quick overview of a number of topics across pediatrics and they have succeeded in this objective.
Audience: Written with medical students or early pediatric trainees in mind, the book would also be useful for nursing and allied health professionals as well as anyone wanting a quick overview of common pediatric topics.
Features: The book is arranged in short, well-illustrated chapters that follow normal child development. The chapters are brief and touch upon the high points of each problem or symptom. A "Key Points" summary follows each chapter and a short set of questions and answers concludes the book. What stands out is the book's accessibility as it provides brief but relatively complete overviews of a variety of topics. Such a format would be helpful for students as part of their clinical rotation to help jog their memory about pediatric differential diagnoses.
Assessment: Well written at a level suitable for medical students, the book is an excellent companion for students during a pediatric rotation as an overview of symptoms with their differential diagnoses as well as jumping off point for further investigation into more detailed pediatric disease literature. The preface notes that each chapter has been revised to reflect current practice, that the chapters have been rearranged to facilitate better understanding, and that new chapters have been added to address emerging problems in pediatrics.
From the Publisher
“Overall, nurses will find this to be a well priced general book on the medical care of children and a reliable provider of salient information at a glance.”  (Nursing Children and Young People, 1 November 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118306444
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/10/2012
  • Series: At a Glance, #75
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author

Lawrence Miall is Consultant in Neonatal Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Leeds

Mary Rudolf is Professor of Child Health and Consultant Paediatrician at University of Leeds and Leeds Community Health Care Trust, Leeds General Infirmary

Dominic Smith is Consultant Paediatrician in the Department of Child Health at York Teaching Hospital and Hull York Medical School, York

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Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition 6

Preface to the first edition 6

Acknowledgements 7

Key to symbols used in the text 7

Abbreviations 8

Evaluation of the child

1 The paediatric consultation 10

2 Systems examination 12

3 Development and developmental assessment 18

4 Growth and puberty 21

5 Understanding investigations 24

I Haematology 24

II Radiology 26

III Microbiology 28

Moving through childhood

6 The newborn baby 30

7 Congenital abnormalities 32

8 Screening and genetics 34

9 The premature baby 36

10 Nutrition in childhood 38

11 Common behaviour problems 40

12 Child care and school 42

13 Child health promotion 44

14 Immunization and the diseases it protects against 46

Growth, endocrine and metabolic

15 Weight faltering and failure to thrive 48

16 Short stature and poor growth 50

17 Obesity 52

18 Diabetes 54

Cardiovascular disorders

19 Congenital heart disease 56

20 Heart murmurs 58


21 Acute fever 60

22 Persistent fever and serious recurrent infections 62

Respiratory disorders

23 Cough and wheeze 64

24 Stridor 66

25 Swellings in the neck 67

26 Asthma 68

27 Cystic fi brosis 70

Abdominal disorders

28 Acute abdominal pain 72

29 Vomiting 74

30 Acute diarrhoea and dehydration 76

31 Chronic diarrhoea 78

32 Recurrent abdominal pain 80

33 Constipation 82

Urogenital disorders

34 Urinary tract infections 84

35 Haematuria and proteinuria 86

36 Bedwetting and daytime wetting 88

37 Swellings in the groin and scrotum 89

Neurological disorders

38 Developmental delay 90

39 Headache 92

40 Fits, faints and funny turns 94

41 Epilepsy 96

42 Cerebral palsy 98

Musculoskeletal disorders

43 Swollen joints 100

44 Juvenile idiopathic arthritis 101

45 Leg pain and limp 102

46 Common childhood skeletal problems 103

Blood disorders

47 Anaemia and pallor 104

48 Jaundice 106

49 Leukaemia and childhood cancer 108


50 Rashes—types of skin lesions 110

51 Rashes—newborn, infancy and congenital skin disorders 111

52 Rashes—infections and infestations 113

53 Rashes—common infl ammatory disorders 115

54 Allergy 116

Emergency paediatrics

55 Assessing the acutely ill child 118

56 The collapsed child 121

57 The unconscious child 124

58 The fi tting child 126

59 Accidents and burns 128

60 Poisoning 129

Child health in the community

61 Living with chronic illness 130

62 Living with a disability 132

63 Learning disability and autism 134

64 Visual and hearing impairment 136

65 Neglect and abuse 137

66 Adolescent issues 140

67 Sudden infant death 142

68 Ethics and the child in society 144

Core self-assessment case studies: questions 145

Extended self-assessment case studies: questions 148

Core self-assessment case studies: answers 150

Extended self-assessment case studies: answers 153

Index 157

Companion website: www.ataglanceseries.com/paediatrics

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