Paediatrics at a Glance

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Paediatrics at a Glance is a concise, well-illustrated and accessible guide to all aspects of paediatric medicine. Following the easy-to-use At a Glance format, each double page spread contains a diagram summarising the main differential diagnoses for each presenting symptom, with accompanying text which covers important conditions and management issues in more detail. For each symptom, details are given of the relevant history and examination findings to lookout for during the consultation.

The book is highly structured into nine different sections, which cover the full range of paediatrics. There are distinct sections on development, common symptoms, acute illness, emergencies, the newborn baby, chronic illness and disability. Separate chapters also address evaluating the child, child health surveillance, the child at school, community and family issues.

Written by first class paediatricians, who are practising clinicians as well as enthusiastic teachers, Paediatrics at a Glance fits the budget and reading time of medical students, pre-registration house officers or general practice trainees. It is ideal as primary or supplementary reading on a lecture-based course and is especially useful for exam preparation. If you are about to go on your paediatric attachment, this book is just what you need! Nursing students, physiotherapists and other health professionals wanting an insight into paediatrics as it is practised will also find this book invaluable.

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This popular title in the at a Glance series is structured into seven sections which reflect the full range of paediatrics and the real-life presentation of children. With new material on childhood obesity, allergy and living with chronic illness, Paediatrics at a Glance reflects the changing face of modern paediatrics and now features: Organisation by presenting symptom or problem, making the text highly relevant to clinical practice and problem-based learning Key points on history, examination and investigations listed with each presentation for rapid revision Expanded material on investigations, congenital abnormalities, newborn screening and immunisations Highly visual colour presentation and self-assessment case studies to make revision more rewarding Paediatrics at a Glance is an ideal companion for anyone about to start a paediatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees. In addition, the text will provide valuable insight for nursing students, physiotherapists and other health professionals.

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Lawrence Miall, Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, St. James’ University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Mary Rudolf, Consultant Paediatrician in Community Child Health and Organiser MMedSc in Child Health, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Malcolm Levene, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

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