Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics

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9780071124423: Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics

Features in this title include: the normal function and developmental biology of organ systems; symptom-based diagnostic approaches for common disorders; effective, easy-to-use algorithms throughout to guide diagnoses; the latest emergency and critical care management guidelines; a family-centered approach to caring for terminally ill children and their families; how to effectively care for children with chronic disabilities; expanded coverage of genetics; what you should know about managing neonatal disorders; new advances in orthopedics and sports medicine; and, a full-color insert of childhood skin conditions, and much more.It includes: new sections, new chapters inform on the hottest topics in the field; emergency and critical care - easy-to-use section guides your management of the acutely ill infant and child; contemporary diagnostic techniques - provides simple, clear explanations of the new generation of laboratory tests that are more frequently used to guide clinical diagnosis; care of the terminally ill child - presents a family-centered approach for care near the end of life; rehabilitative medicine - offers guidance on caring for the increasing numbers of children with chronic disabilities. It delivers more of what you really need to know - more on genetics, with separate chapters focused on metabolic disorders and dysmorphology; more on rheumatic disease in children and adolescents, including the critical evaluation of musculoskeletal pain and pain syndromes; more on managing neonatal disorders; more algorithmic approaches to common pediatric symptoms, with guidelines for initial management; and, more information on support groups and other resources - websites and email addresses provided throughout. It also includes expanded coverage in rapidly advancing areas of pediatric medicine - Neonatology; Immunology and allergy; Infectious diseases; Orthopedics, including sports medicine; and, Endocrinology.

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Written expressly for trainees in pediatrics, Rudolphs Fundamentals of Pediatrics, 3rd edition provides a broad information base with a symptom-complex orientation. It presents a pathophysiologic basis for the approach to differential diagnosis and makes liberal use of algorithms and tables to summarize important information. Perfect for students in the pediatric clerkship, Rudolphs Fundamentals is also relied upon by pediatric and family medicine residents, nurses, and anyone who needs quick, concise answers to a broad array of clinical pediatric questions.. .
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* Written expressly for medical students by leading educators in pediatrics.
* Discusses approaches to symptom presentations.
* Problem-oriented approach promotes a better understanding of clinical issues and differential diagnosis.
* Extensive algorithms, tables, and illustrations.
* Pathophysiology included to facilitate an understanding of the basis for selection of diagnostic studies and treatments.
* Six brand new chapters: "Adolescent Medicine," "Disorders of Behavior," "Rheumatic Diseases of Childhood," "Oncology," "Nervous System," and "Ophthalmology,"
* All other chapters have been revised and updated

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Abraham M. Rudolph, MD Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus and Senior Staff Member Cardiovascular Research Institute University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, California Robert K. Kamei, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Director, Residency Training Program Department of Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, California Kim J. Overby, MD Medical Care Coordinator Child Welfare Division Elwyn, Inc. Elwyn, Pennsylvania

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