Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics: Urgent and Emergent Care / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- 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 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.
About 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