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

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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 give readers a sense of how conclusive each piece of diagnostic evidence may be.
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Reviewer: Gary P. Dupuy, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This pediatric reference for urgent issues offers a unique design based on presenting problems rather than diagnoses.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a useful, immediate resource for urgent and emergent issues in pediatrics designed according to disease presenting signs and symptoms. This is a practical objective, which is, for the most part, met.
Audience: This book could serve as a resource for any provider assessing acute pediatric problems including emergency room physicians, general pediatricians, family practitioners, and even pediatric intensivists. It would certainly be helpful to medical students and residents.
Features: This uniquely designed pediatric reference is organized alphabetically according to presenting problems. Each section is then organized in sequence by the most life-threatening conditions rather than the most common presentation for that issue. Signs, symptoms, medical evaluation, and treatment considerations are then further addressed for each condition. A unique structural element to this book is a rating system used to identify the sensitivity of whether a sign or symptom will be present if the condition truly exists. This rating system is, when achievable, evidence-based according to a literature review.
Assessment: This is a unique book whose format is compact and easy to use for acute pediatric issues. It should certainly be useful in the education of any practitioner taking care of common problems in children, but it is also a useful immediate resource for challenging or unusual presentations of acute pediatric problems. Its focus on covering the most life-threatening problems first makes it an even more important resource. The sensitivity rating system is helpful, but can be misleading.

3 Stars from Doody
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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Director, Institute for International Emergency Medicine and Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Department of Pediatrics Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

Chief of Inpatient Pediatric Service, Course Director of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Department of Pharmacy, Children's Hospital Boston; Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Northeastern University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston, MA

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Table of Contents

1 Abdominal pain 1
2 Abuse/rape 25
3 Altered mental status 39
4 Apnea 58
5 Bites 66
6 Bleeding and bruising 86
7 Burns 99
8 Chest pain 110
9 Cyanosis 123
10 Diarrhea 133
11 Edema 140
12 Eye pain and redness 150
13 Failure to thrive 176
14 Fever 183
15 Fractures not to miss 199
16 Gastrointestinal bleeding 216
17 Headache 224
18 Hematuria 236
19 Hypertension 249
20 Hypotension/shock 262
21 Immunocompromised patients : special considerations 273
22 Irritability 281
23 Jaundice 296
24 Joint pain and swelling 311
25 Limp 322
26 Mouth and throat pain 338
27 Neck pain/masses 353
28 Pallor 363
29 Rash 370
30 Respiratory distress 410
31 Scrotal pain or swelling 455
32 Seizures 469
33 Syncope 482
34 Tachycardia 492
35 Toxic ingestion, approach to 503
36 Trauma 558
37 Vaginal bleeding 588
38 Vomiting 600
39 Weakness/fatigue 612
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