The New Edition of this popular resource presents the most recent advances in the therapeutic care of infants, children, and adolescents in all areas of pediatrics (including medical therapy, surgery of all types, preventive medicine, adolescent gynecology, and behavioral issues). Readers will benefit from succinct essays on proper treatment for a wide of disorders, rationales to support suggested therapies, guidelines as to when not to treat a presenting symptom, and the associated risks and complications of therapy.
Utilizes an "organ system" approach, making it easy for the reader to find the proper therapy. Explores treatment of major infectious diseases, including helicobacter, ureaplasma-genital mycoplasma, and Hanta virus.
- Offers a new section on fluids and electrolytes, providing direct guidance in this critical area.
- Features a new co-editor-Anne Gershon-a leading expert in infectious disease.
- Includes more psychological and psychosocial material than ever before, including depression, psychosis, children of divorced parents, coping with the death of a loved one, children of homeless and battered women, and diet fads.
- Features 80-90% all-new material, so readers can feel confident they are providing state-of-the-art care.
Table of ContentsSection 1 -- Nutrition
Section 2 -- Fluid and Electrolytes
Section 3 -- Infectious Diseases
Section 4 -- Special Problems in the Infant and Neonate
Section 5 -- Mental Development and Behavioral Disorders
Section 6 -- Nervous System
Section 7 -- Respiratory Tract
Section 8 -- Cardiovascular System
Section 9 -- Digestive Tract
Section 10 -- Hematology
Section 11 -- Endocrine System
Section 12 -- Metabolic Disorders
Section 13 -- Connective Tissue
Section 14 -- Nephrology and Genitourinary Tract
Section 15 -- Skeletal System
Section 16 -- Muscles
Section 17 -- Skin
Section 18 -- The Eye
Section 19 -- Ear, Nose and Throat
Section 20 -- Allergy
Section 21 -- Immunology
Section 22 -- Cancer
Section 23 -- Accidents and Emergencies
Section 24 -- Special Problems in the Adolescent
Section 25 -- Dental Problems