Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics: Urgent and Emergent Care / Edition 1

Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics: Urgent and Emergent Care / Edition 1

by Mark A. Davis, Karen D. Gruskin, Vincent W. Chiang, Shannon Manzi
     
 

ISBN-10: 032301898X

ISBN-13: 9780323018982

Pub. Date: 12/23/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses. That's why this book uses a symptom-based approach to help practitioners correctly identify the conditions encountered in practice. It encourages readers to consider not only the likeliest diagnosis for a given symptom, but also its other less common, but potentially life-threatening causes. A unique ratings system

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Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses. That's why this book uses a symptom-based approach to help practitioners correctly identify the conditions encountered in practice. It encourages readers to consider not only the likeliest diagnosis for a given symptom, but also its other less common, but potentially life-threatening causes. A unique ratings system indicates how commonly each symptom, sign, disease pattern, or diagnostic test result is associated with a particular diagnosis, according to the medical literature. The result is a highly efficient, evidence-based source of assistance in reaching fast, confident diagnoses.

• Covers everything from "Abdominal Pain" to "Weakness/Fatigue" using a quick-access alphabetical organization.
• Helps readers to consider not only the likeliest diagnosis for a given symptom, but also its other less common, but potentially life-threatening causes.
• LDiscusses symptoms, signs, workup, and treatment considerations for every diagnosis.
• Utilizes a unique ratings system to indicate how frequently various symptoms, signs, disease patterns, or diagnostic test results are associated with a particular diagnosis, according to the medical literature...to give readers a sense of how conclusive each piece of diagnostic evidence may be.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323018982
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/23/2004
Series:
Signs and Symptoms Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Abdominal pain1
2Abuse/rape25
3Altered mental status39
4Apnea58
5Bites66
6Bleeding and bruising86
7Burns99
8Chest pain110
9Cyanosis123
10Diarrhea133
11Edema140
12Eye pain and redness150
13Failure to thrive176
14Fever183
15Fractures not to miss199
16Gastrointestinal bleeding216
17Headache224
18Hematuria236
19Hypertension249
20Hypotension/shock262
21Immunocompromised patients : special considerations273
22Irritability281
23Jaundice296
24Joint pain and swelling311
25Limp322
26Mouth and throat pain338
27Neck pain/masses353
28Pallor363
29Rash370
30Respiratory distress410
31Scrotal pain or swelling455
32Seizures469
33Syncope482
34Tachycardia492
35Toxic ingestion, approach to503
36Trauma558
37Vaginal bleeding588
38Vomiting600
39Weakness/fatigue612

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