New edition of a step-by-step guide that provides a concise approach to differential diagnosis for common pediatric problems, with a focus upon problems rather than diagnostic entities and systems. Organized by systems, it focuses on the analysis of presenting signs and symptoms, history, physical examination, and the appropriate use of laboratory and radiologic studies to reach a definitive diagnosis. Barkin (pediatric and newborn programs, HealthOne in Denver) also includes new diagnostic techniques that reflect a more thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases, as well as patient instruction sheets to assist in explaining common problems. Spiral binding.
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