Pediatrics for Medical Students / Edition 3

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Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this text is designed for third-year medical students in their pediatric clerkships or studying for pediatric shelf exams. The book is divided into two sections. Section One focuses on the general practice of pediatrics, including normal preventive visits. Section Two offers more traditional systems-oriented chapters that focus on a systematic approach to developing a differential diagnosis. This text is a nice hybrid -- part pediatrics textbook, part review guide for shelf exams or board preparation. A new arsenal of ancillary materials, including full text online, student testbank, and image bank accompanies the book.

NEW Includes authoritative content fully endorsed by the prestigious American Academy of Pediatrics; AAP's thorough review of the text ensures compliance with the latest in policies and treatment guidelines

NEW Links students and instructors to additional resources via thePoint, including the full text online, image bank, student test bank (also available in a convenient mobile format) with 200 USMLE-style clinical vignette questions, and access to the AAP's Bright Futures website for superior coverage of children's healthcare in the context of family and community needs

NEW Features a full-color interior design to better highlight the visual elements of teaching and learning pediatrics

Organized around those aspects essential to the pediatrics rotation, each chapter covers clinical and lab evaluation, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, patient management, and Pediatric Pearls to help students make immediate clinical connections

"...a concise, practical guide for 3rd-year medical students ...stresses logical, efficient problem solving, differential diagnosis, and implementation of treatment."

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jadranka Popovic, MD (Children's Mercy Hospital)
Description: This second edition of a pediatrics book is accompanied by a CD-ROM that contains USMLE-type questions.
Purpose: As stated by the authors, this book aims to teach students the basics of pediatric clinical practice by concentrating on evaluative skills and logical approaches to both common and uncommon pediatric problems rather than serving as an exhaustive reference. For a more comprehensive review, readers should consult one of the major pediatric textbooks.
Audience: The book is aimed mainly at medical students. It provides adequate information for those preparing for their exams. It could be used even during residency as a reference for quick and brief review.
Features: Divided in two main sections, general pediatric practice and pediatric subspecialties, the book is organized in such a way to help students make the transition from the system-oriented approach of the preclinical years to the problem-oriented approach of the clinical years. Some chapters focus on the general practice of pediatrics. More traditional system-oriented chapters describe a uniform, systematic approach to developing a differential diagnosis that will serve as a model for assessing all clinical problem situations. There are also chapters that focus on the areas of healthcare, medical ethics, and social and cultural issues in pediatrics. This edition has several new features that I found very helpful and interesting. Each chapter contains several "pediatric pearls" providing short but important information to remember. The CD-ROM with the USMLE-type questions and answers should be very helpful for students who are preparing their exams. It would be helpful if the correct answer is marked on the top of the each answer explanation. The list of references after each chapter is excellent and includes Web site recommendations.
Assessment: The second edition of this book hopefully will be well received. The writing is first class, clear, and to the point. The material, presented in an easily readable and searchable format, will be appreciated by medical students preparing for the exams. The accompanying CD-ROM and list of Web sites make this book appropriate for the 21st century. The team effort of the authors has provided the pediatric community with a worthwhile contribution to the field.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781770309
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/29/2011
  • Edition description: Third, Published in Collaboration with the AAP
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 1,433,349
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

General Pediatric Practice
1 Approach to the Normal Newborn 3
2 Health Maintenance Visit 18
3 Adolescent Medicine 61
4 Principles of Pediatric Nutrition, Fluids, and Electrolytes 82
5 Behavioral Pediatrics and Child Abuse 105
6 Socioeconomic and Cultural Issues in Pediatrics 112
7 Ethical Issues in Pediatric Practice 121
8 Health Care Economics and Managed Care 130
Pediatric Subspecialties
9 Infectious Diseases 151
10 Neonatology 203
11 Genetics 227
12 Developmental Disabilities 247
13 Cardiology 261
14 Endocrinology and Disorders of Growth 301
15 Gastroenterology 332
16 Hematology and Oncology 362
17 Allergy and Immunology 395
18 Pulmonology 419
19 Neurology 449
20 Nephrology 470
21 Rheumatology 501
22 Dermatology 515
23 Trauma, Ingestion, and Burns 524
24 Pediatric Intensive Care 541
25 Pediatric Surgery 560
26 Pediatric Surgical Subspecialties 573
Figure and Table Credits 611
Index 615
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