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Now in its Second Edition, this best-selling handbook is an ideal pocket reference for managing acutely ill pediatric patients. This handy guide provides quick access to relevant information with the use of algorithms, tables, and charts. This new edition includes twenty new topics and provides the latest information on all disorders and drugs.

Now in its Second Edition, this best-selling handbook is an ideal pocket reference for managing acutely ill pediatric patients. This handy guide provides quick access to relevant information with the use of algorithms, tables, and charts. This new edition includes twenty new topics and provides the latest information on all disorders and drugs.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the second edition of a pocket guide to acute problems of the pediatric patient.
Purpose: A pocket collection of algorithms is provided allowing one to acutely assess and treat life-threatening pediatric problems.
Audience: The pediatric house officer is an appropriate audience for this work. Authors and editors are based at the Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Features: Fifteen chapters and a separate collection of procedures are included in this pocket-sized book. Content is organized according to organ system with additional chapters describing common problems in child abuse, fluids and electrolytes, trauma, poisoning and other metabolic disorders. Chapters are presented as a selection of topics beginning with key points in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of various problems. Later components of each problem description include drugs for therapy and a treatment algorithm if a variety of alternatives are involved. Typically a problem is discussed in one to three pages. There are no figures or references. Authors do make excellent use of flow diagrams to allow amplification of treatment plans. The table of contents groups clinical problems according to organ system chapter, but lists each problem within the chapter containing it. A subject index of approximately 20 pages concludes. Just before the index, the reader will find a list of approximately 25 common procedures in pediatric acute care. With these procedures is a list of drug tables with specific emphasis on antimicrobial, antihypertensive, and metabolic support.
Assessment: This is a worthy pocket guide for the pediatric house officer with critical care responsibilities. As noted by the editors, this handbook does not replace the review of pathophysiology found in major textbooks. This handbook is a clear and useful collection of guidelines, tables, and charts which allow one to initiate treatment for a wide variety of important clinical problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781728522
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Core Handbook Series in Pediatrics Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 4.32 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface - The Critically Ill Child
List of Abbreviations
Guidelines for Use
ABC's 2
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 5
Neonatal Resuscitation 6
II Critical Conditions 9
Cardiogenic Shock and Congestive Heart Failure 12
Cyanotic Infant 16
Cardiac Arrhythmias 18
"Tet" spells of Tetralogy of Fallot (Hypercyanotic Spells) 28
Hypovolemic Shock 30
Ischemic Heart Disease In Children 32
Post-Operative Care Following Open-Heart Surgery 34
The Infant in Shock 38
Ductal Dependaent Congenital Heart Lesions 40
Child Abuse 42
Adrenal Crisis 46
Central Diabetes Insipidus 48
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) 50
Syndrome of Inappropriate Anlidiuretic Hormone Secretion 52
Hypoglycemia 54
Thyroloxicoals: Thyroid Storm 56
Acute Abdominal Pain 58
The Acute Abdomen/Peritonitis 60
Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding 62
Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding 64
Gastrointestinal Obstruction 68
Anemia 70
Desseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) 74
Hemophilia Emergencies 76
Fever in the Neutropenic Patient 82
Sickle Cell Disease 86
Acute Chest Syndrome in Sickle Cell Disease 88
Tumor Lysis Syndrome 90
Anaphylaxis 92
Patient with AIDS and Fever 94
Patient with AIDS and Suspected Lung Involvement 96
Immunocompromised Host with Fever 100
Acute Transfusion Reaction 104
Acute Encephalitis 106
Meningitis 108
Tuberculous Meningitis 112
Septic Shock 114
General Poisoning 116
Acelaminophen Toxicity 120
Alcohol Ingestions: Ethanol, Isopropanol, Methanol, Ethylene Glycol 124
Caustic Ingestion/Exposure 128
Cyclic Antidepressant Overdose 130
Hydrocarbon Exposure 132
Iron Poisoning 134
Organophosphate/Carbamate Poisoning 136
Theophyiline Toxicity 138
Clonidine Toxicity 140
Digoxin Toxicity 142
Antiepileptic Drug Overdose: Phenobarbital, Carbamezipine, Phenytoin 144
Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose 146
Methemoglobinemia 148
Envenomations: Spiders, Scorpions 150
Snake Biles 152
Mushroom Poisoning 154
Acute Neonatal Hyperammonemia 158
Interpretation of Blood Gases 160
Inborn Errors of Metabolism 164
Malignant Hyperthermia 166
Coma 168
Guillain-Barre Syndrome 172
Increased Intracranial Pressure 174
Myasthenia Gravis 176
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) 178
Status Epilepticus 182
Seizures 184
Febrile Seizures 188
Acute Hemlparesis 190
Acute Psychosis 192
Suicide 194
Ophthalmologic Emergencies 196
Acute Renal Failure 200
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome 204
Hypertensive Crisis, Encephalopathy 206
Hypernairemic Dehydration 208
Hyponatremia 210
Hyperkalemia 212
Hypermagnesemia 214
Hypocalcemia 216
Metabolic Acidosis 218
Dehydration 222
Acute Bronchlolitis 226
Acute Respiratory Failure 228
Apnea 232
Status Asthmaticus 234
Dislodged Tracheostomy Tube 239
Croup/Laryngotracheobronchitis (LTB) 240
Acute Epiglollitis 241
Foreign Body Aspiration 242
Wheezing Other Than Asthma 244
Burns: Thermal, Chemical, and Electrical 246
Smoke Inhalation Injury and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning 250
Stabilization of the Trauma Patient 252
Near Drowning 258
III Procedures 261
Abdominal Paracentesis 262
Radial Arterial Puncture 264
Double Volume Exchange Transfusion 267
Femoral Vein Cannulation 268
Intraosseous Needle Placement 270
Endotracheal Intubation 272
Partial Exchange Transfusion 274
Percutaneous Pericardiocentesis 276
Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) 278
Subclavian Catheter Placement 282
Subdural Tap 284
Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration 286
Thoracentesis: Needle Aspiration of Pneumothorax 288
Umbilical Vein/Artery Catheterization (UVC/UAC) 290
Tapping a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt (VPS) 292
Conscious Sedation 293
Non-Invasive Monitoring 295
Temporary Cardiac Pacing 297
Measurement of Pulsus Paradoxus 298
IV Appendix 299
Antimicrobial Formulary Agents 300
Samples of Continuous Infusion Calculation 302
Formulae 303
Table of Forced Vital Capacity Normalized for Height and Weight Values 304
ICU Card 305
Insulin Coverage 308
Laboratory Findings in Patients with Abnormal Serum Sodium 309
Toxicology Panels 310
Pharmacokinetic Calculations 311
Hyperalimentation for ICU Patients 312
Antihypertensive Agents 314
Subject Index 315
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