Pocket Pediatrics: The Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatrics

Pocket Pediatrics: The Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatrics

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by Paritosh Prasad
     
 

Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Pocket Pediatrics follows the style of Pocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents. This pocket-sized looseleaf can be used on the wards and by candidates reviewing for pediatric board exams.

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Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Pocket Pediatrics follows the style of Pocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents. This pocket-sized looseleaf can be used on the wards and by candidates reviewing for pediatric board exams.

In bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms, Pocket Pediatrics provides key clinical information about common pediatric problems in cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology as well as on the well patient and the patient in the ICU. The six-ring binder resembles the familiar "pocket brain" notebook that most students and interns carry and allows users to add notes.

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Reviewer: Michael G White, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: As the title suggests, this handbook of pediatrics is designed as a simple, easy to use reference for residents to carry daily.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a guide for residents as they care for their patients. The objectives are very worthy, with several books designed to fulfill them, most notably, The Harriet Lane Handbook, 18th edition, Custer et al. (Elsevier, 2009). Although this book is a worthy effort, it has some technical flaws.
Audience: Written by residents, this book is certainly appropriate for their peers.
Features: The information is concise, but it is presented in a tiny type font and abbreviated as if it were text messages. References are as up to date as possible and, according to the editor, should take readers directly to the article if typed into the search bar at pubmed.gov. While the book has the stated goal of providing evidence-based discussions, there is nothing to indicate the level of confidence for any specific topic.
Assessment: The goals of this book are laudable. However, the loose-leaf format wastes much of the room in one's pocket. The shorthand presentation in very small type makes the information difficult to read. There are other similar books, including The Harriet Lane Handbook, that present comparable information more clearly.
Reviewer:Michael White, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description:As the title suggests, this handbook of pediatrics is designed as a simple, easy to use reference for residents to carry daily.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a guide for residents as they care for their patients. The objectives are very worthy, with several books designed to fulfill them, most notably, The Harriet Lane Handbook, 18th edition, Custer et al. (Elsevier, 2009). Although this book is a worthy effort, it has some technical flaws.
Audience:Written by residents, this book is certainly appropriate for their peers.
Features:The information is concise, but it is presented in a tiny type font and abbreviated as if it were text messages. References are as up to date as possible and, according to the editor, should take readers directly to the article if typed into the search bar at pubmed.gov. While the book has the stated goal of providing evidence-based discussions, there is nothing to indicate the level of confidence for any specific topic.
Assessment:The goals of this book are laudable. However, the loose-leaf format wastes much of the room in one's pocket. The shorthand presentation in very small type makes the information difficult to read. There are other similar books, including The Harriet Lane Handbook, that present comparable information more clearly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605474960
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
08/15/2009
Series:
Pocket Notebook Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Pocket Pediatrics: The Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatrics (Pocket Notebook Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book summarizes a number of pediatric diseases in a concise manner. It is great for skimming over a top when you don't have a lot of time. A must-have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago