Everything a resident or clinician needs-to-know about pediatric medicine in a concise bulleted format. Written by a preeminent team of clinicians from the top children’s hospitals in the country, this quick-reference and board review is organized according to the clinical issues tested on the Board of Pediatrics Examination.
About the Author
Wayne Franklin, MD Physician-Director, CME Programs Associate Professor of Pediatrics Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois
Robert R. Tanz, MD Professor of Pediatrics Director, Diagnostic and Consultation Services Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois
This is a very impressive group of authors. Dr. Green is Chairman of Pediatrics at Northwestern, and Physician-in-Chief at Children’s Memorial Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the U.S. (He succeeds James Stockman, who left the position to become President of the American Board of Pediatrics). Dr. Franklin is a pediatric cardiologist who coordinates all CME and recertification review activities for Children’s, as such he is expert in the content of the recertification exam and its structure. Dr. Tanz directs the consult service at Children’s and thus has a wide breadth of clinical knowledge. All three are widely published in the journal literature but this will be their first book.
Table of ContentsJust the Facts in Pediatrics 1.Normal growth and development a.Fetus and Premature b.Newborn c.Infancy d.Early childhood (pre-school) e.Middle childhood (post-school/pre-adol) f.Adolescence 2.Nutrition a.Nutritional requirements b.Infant feeding c.should be in disease processes d.should be in disease processes 3.Fluid and electrolytes 4.The pediatric history and physical exam a.History b.Review of systems c.Family history d.Physical exam 5.Health supervision and preventive care (immuniztions here) a.Newborn b.Infancy c.Early childhood d.Middle childhood e.Adolescence i. in disease process section ii.Sexual development in females iii.Sexual development in males iv. in disease process section v.Psychological disorders 6.Normal Developmental and behavioral pediatrics Newborn Infancy Early Childhood Middle Childhood Adolescence 7.Pediatric pharmacology 8.Toxicology (I believe that this category should be under emergency medicine) a.Substance abuse i.Ethanol ii.Volatile substances iii.Cocaine iv.Opiates v.Amphetamines b.Iron c.Lead d.Analgesics/sedatives e.Hydrocarbons f.Caustic agents g.Carbon monoxide 9.Emergency pediatrics (sections on emergencies in each of the following categories: Allergy, Cardiology, Dental, Dermatologic, Endocrine, GI, Genetic (Inborn errors), Hematologic, Oncologic, Infectious, Renal, Neurologic, Ophthalmologic, Orthopaedic, Pulmonary, Rheumatolgic, Psychiatric, Surgical) a.Resuscitation b.Injuries c.Shaken child 10.Neonatal critical care a.Birth injury b.Prematurity c.Respiratory Disorders d.Digestive disorders e.Blood disorders f.Urinary track disorders g.Neonatal infections 11.Pediatric critical care a.Advanced life support b.Mechanical ventilation c.Acute respiratory distress syndrome d.Near drowning e.Acute neurologic injury f.Brain death g.Technology dependent children 12.Allergy and immunology a.Allergic rhinitis b.Food allergy c.Drug allergy d.Asthma e.Immunodeficiency 13.Cardiology/CT Surgery a.Chest pain b.Abnormal Heart Sounds c.Syncope d.Congenital heart disease (Cyanotic/Acyanotic) e.Heart failure f.Cardiomyopathies g.Acquired Heart Disease (Inflammatory, Infectious, Kawasaki, Rheumatic, SBE) h.Hypertension i.Hyperlipidemia 14.Dentistry a.Preventive dentistry b.Caries 15.Dermatology a.Disorders of infancy b.Phacomatoses c.Atopic dermatitis d.Acne e.Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic 16.Endocrinology a.Diabetes mellitus b.Short stature c.Hypoglycemia d.Hypothalamic dysfunction e.Hypothyroid disease f.Hyperthyroidism g.Adrenal insufficiency 17.Gastroenterology and Hepatology/GI Surgery: a.Abdominal pain b.Vomiting c.Diarrhea d.Constipation e.Jaundice and hepatic failure f.Pancreatitis g.Gastro-esophageal reflux h.Inflammatory bowel disease 18.Genetics a.Newborn screening b.Chromosomal abnormalities Include in AA disorders c.Amino acid disorders d.Carbohydrate disorders e.Disorders of Fat f.Storage Diseases. 19.Hematology a.Iron disorders b.Hemoglobinopathies c.Hemolytic anemias d.Leukopenia e.Thrombocytopenia f.Hemophilia g.Bleeding disorders 20.Oncology a.Genetics of Malignancy b.Leukemia c.Lymphoma d.Neuro-oncology e.Solid organ malignancies 21.Infectious diseases a. Bacterial infections b.Viral infections c.Fungal infections d.Infectious diseases in the immunocompromised patient 22. Kidney diseases/Urologic) a.Glomerular disease b.Interstitial disease c.Tubular disease d.Renal vascular disease e.Nephrolithiasis f.Collecting System g.Bladder h.Urethra i.Urinary tract infections (?vesico-ureteral reflux) j. Circumcision k.End-stage Renal Disease l.Genital Malformations 23. Neurology/Neurosurgery a.Seizures b.Headaches c.Altered mental status and coma d.Altered gait e.Vertigo and dizziness f.Degenerative diseases g.Meningitis, encephalitis, and brain abcess h.Hydrocephalus and Shunts i.Spine j.Peripheral Nerves/Neuromuscluar Junction/Muscle k.Hypotonia 24.Opthalmology a.Strabismus b.Ocular injuries c.Refraction errors d.Red Eye e.Opthalmologic signs of systemic diseases 25.Orthopedics a.Fractures b.Scoliosis/Kyphosis c.Toeing-in/toeing-out, Knock-Knee/Bow legs d.Sports medicine 26.Pulmonology/Otorhinolaryngology a.Pneumonia b.Bronchitis and bronchiolitis c.Foreign body d.Bronchopulmonary dysplasia e.Cystic fibrosis f.Interstitial lung disease g.T&A and myringotomy tubes 27.Abnormal Behavior and Development: (include bed-wetting, encopresis, ADHD, etc) a.Pre-school b.School agec. Adolescent 28.Psychiatry a.Depression b.Psychoses 29.Rheumatology a.Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis b.Systemic lupus erythematosis c.Dermatomyositis d.Scleroderma 30.Abnormalities of Nutrition a.Obesity b.Vitamin Deficiency c.Failure to thrive