Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics features 19 chapters, each devoted to a common pediatric complaint. Within each chapter, five to eight case presentations teach the diagnostic approach to the symptom. The case presentations follow a consistent outline of History, Physical Examination, and Course of Illness, and are followed by discussion of the Differential Diagnosis, Diagnosis Incidence and Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnostic Approach, and Treatment. Cases are illustrated with vibrant full-color photographs and include numerous tables comparing potential diagnoses.Organized by symptoms--the way patients actually present More than 100 cases teach the diagnostic approach to a symptom Cases illustrate how the same complaint can have a variety of causes Full-color clinical photos and illustrations sharpen your visual diagnosis skills Valuable tables detail the most frequent causes of common symptoms
CASE-BASED COVERAGE OF THE SYMPTOMS YOU'RE MOST LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER IN PEDIATRIC PRACTICE
Wheezing * Decreased Activity Level * Vomiting * Coughing * Back, Joint, and Extremity Pain * Poor Weight Gain * Abdominal Pain * Altered Mental Status * Rash * Pallor * Fever * Constipation * Neck Swelling * Chest Pain * Jaundice * Abnormal Gait * Diarrhea * Syncope * Seizures
Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE is Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, James M. Ewell Endowed Chair, and Attending Physician in Hospital Medicine & Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Stephen Ludwig, MD is Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee and Continuing Medical Education Committee and an attending physician in general pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Focusing specifically on caring for pediatric patients in the hospital setting, this unique handbook addresses more than 350 of the most commonly encountered inpatient pediatric medical conditions. Unlike similar handbooks on the subject, The Philadelphia Guide goes beyond diagnostic strategies to include complete treatment and management guidelines.
The emphasis on the treatment of so many inpatient conditions makes the book valuable to anyone who cares for pediatric patients in the hospital – medical students, residents, and pediatric attendings. Designed for immediate access, the handbook features alphabetized clinical sections and consistent chapter subheadings to make the book especially useful at the point of care.Valuable appendices include pediatric vital signs, neonatal codes, and PALS (pediatric advance life support) algorithms Includes evidence-based references NEW 2-color design
Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Essentials for Practice, Second Edition is filled with practical, clinically relevant guidance for successful infectious disease management. The care of the patient forms the core of this indispensable resource, which also provides perspectives on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis that every pediatrician, pediatric hospitalist, and pediatric nurse practitioner needs to know. The book's high-yield coverage includes detailed, yet precise overviews of specific infections and their etiology, along with proven diagnostic and management strategies that readers can incorporate into their practice right away.
•Tips that tell you what you must know--and do--at every stage of care
•Diagnostic and treatment algorithms
•Signs/Symptoms and Differential Diagnosis boxes
•"When to Refer" boxes, which examine all the relevant clinical considerations
•Diagnostic Tests--with a realistic emphasis on the right tests to order
•Medical Treatment coverage that includes drugs, dosages, and administration in an easy-to-read tabular format
•Convenient icons and a templated chapter design
•Numerous clinical color photos and didactic diagrams
•NEW! Clinical Pearls boxes accompany coverage of each infectious disease
•Updated treatment guidelines and protocols from the CDC
If you are in need of an up-to-date, clinically relevant guide to treating infectious diseases in pediatric patients, your search ends here.