2019 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy (25th Edition) – January 2019 Release

 Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics  Comments Off on 2019 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy (25th Edition) – January 2019 Release
Feb 102019
This best-selling and widely used resource on pediatric antimicrobial therapy provides instant access to reliable, up-to-the-minute recommendations for treatment of all infectious diseases in children.

For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices. Drug descriptions cover pediatric-appropriate antimicrobials and include complete information about dosing regimens. In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the program includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antibiotics.

Now in color to help you find the best options quickly!

New in the 25th edition:

•    Includes recommendations for new intravenous broad-spectrum beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations.
•    Provides options for treatment of increasing resistance in Escherichia coli for urinary tract infections.
•    Includes updates for management of diarrhea, including recommendations for Giardia with tinidazole and nitazoxanide as drugs of choice, based on the new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines.
•    Clarifies specific, new, and evolving recommendations about antifungal therapeutic drug levels for several invasive fungal infections, particularly in immunocompromised children.
•    Reorganizes antiviral table for easier reading: common viral pathogens are in one table and HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are in a second table.
•    Provides guidance for neonates during the ongoing cefotaxime shortage, including alternatives to achieve similar antibacterial activity in similar tissue sites, with a similar safety profile.
•    Includes updates, such as new information on drug therapy and steroid therapy for neurocysticercosis, incorporating the new IDSA and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene guidelines.
•    Incorporates new IDSA coccidioidomycosis guidelines in updated recommendations.
•    Simplifies navigation with color-coded tabs and tables that make it easier to find the best treatment options for susceptibility of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic pathogens.



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Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

 Cardiovascular, Pediatrics  Comments Off on Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult
Feb 102019

Echocardiography is essential in the practice of pediatric cardiology. A clinical pediatric cardiologist is expected to be adept at the non-invasive diagnosis of congenital heart disease and those who plan to specialize in echocardiography will need to have knowledge of advanced techniques. Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease addresses the needs of trainees and practitioners in this field, filling a void caused by the lack of material in this fast-growing area. This new title comprehensively covers the echocardiographic assessment of congenital heart disease, from the fetus to the adult, plus acquired heart disease in children. Topics covered include: ultrasound physics laboratory set-up a protocol for a standard pediatric echocardiogram quantitative methods of echocardiographic evaluation, including assessment of diastolic function in depth coverage of congenital cardiovascular malformations acquired pediatric heart disease topics of special interest, such as 3D echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and fetal echocardiography The approach of this book is a major advancement for educational materials in the field of pediatric cardiology, and greatly enhances the experience for the reader. An accompanying DVD with moving images of the subjects covered in the textbook will further enhance the learning experience.Content: Chapter 1 Ultrasound Physics (pages 1–14): Piet Claus and Jan D’HoogeChapter 2 Laboratory Function, Instrumentation, Patient Preparation and Patient Safety (pages 15–21): Richard A. HumesChapter 3 Nomenclature and Segmental Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (pages 22–33): Tal GevaChapter 4 The Normal Pediatric Echocardiogram (pages 34–50): Wyman W. Lai and H. Helen KoChapter 5 Structural Measurements and Adjustment for Growth (pages 51–62): Thierry Sluysmans and Steven D. ColanChapter 6 Hemodynamic Measurements (pages 63–75): Steven D. ColanChapter 7 Echocardiographic Evaluation of Systolic Function (pages 76–94): Luc L. Mertens, Javier Ganame and Benedicte EyskensChapter 8 Diastolic Ventricular Function Assessment (pages 95–116): Peter C. FrommeltChapter 9 Pulmonary Venous Anomalies (pages 117–142): David W. BrownChapter 10 Systemic Venous Anomalies (pages 143–157): Leo Lopez and James C. HuhtaChapter 11 Anomalies of the Atrial Septum (pages 158–174): Tal GevaChapter 12 Anomalies of the Ventricular Septum (pages 175–187): Geoffrey A. Forbus and Girish S. ShiraliChapter 13 Tricuspid Valve and Right Atrial Anomalies (pages 188–213): Ulrike E. Salzer?MuharChapter 14 Mitral Valve and Left Atrial Anomalies (pages 214–229): James C. Nielsen and Sharon E. O’BrienChapter 15 Common Atrioventricular Canal Defects (pages 230–248): Meryl S. CohenChapter 16 Anomalies of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract and Pulmonary Valve (pages 249–263): Matthew S. Lemler and Claudio RamaciottiChapter 17 Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum (pages 264–282): Jami C. LevineChapter 18 Abnormalities of the Ductus Arteriosus and Pulmonary Arteries (pages 283–296): Theresa A. TacyChapter 19 Anomalies of the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract and Aortic Valve (pages 297–314): John M. SimpsonChapter 20 Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (pages 315–338): David J. Goldberg and Jack RychikChapter 21 Aortic Arch Anomalies: Coarctation of the Aorta and Interrupted Aortic Arch (pages 339–361): Jan Marek, Matthew Fenton and Sachin KhambadkoneChapter 22 Tetralogy of Fallot (pages 362–384): Shubhika Srivastava and Ira A. ParnessChapter 23 Truncus Arteriosus (pages 385–397): Mark B. Lewin and Jack C. SalernoChapter 24 Transposition of the Great Arteries (pages 398–416): Luc L. Mertens, Manfred Otto Vogt, Jan Marek and Meryl S. CohenChapter 25 Double?Outlet Ventricle (pages 417–438): Leo LopezChapter 26 Physiologically “Corrected” Transposition of the Great Arteries (pages 439–455): Erwin OechslinChapter 27 Functionally Univentricular Heart (pages 457–475): Stephane L. J. Moniotte and Catherine BarreaChapter 28 Cardiac Malpositions and Heterotaxy Syndrome (pages 476–501): Irene D. Lytrivi and Wyman W. LaiChapter 29 Congenital Anomalies of the Coronary Arteries (pages 502–522): J. Rene HerlongChapter 30 Vascular Rings and Slings (pages 523–536): Andrew J. PowellChapter 31 Connective Tissue Disorders (pages 537–546): Julie De Backer, Ann De Paepe, Bart Loeys and Harry C. DietzChapter 32 Cardiac Tumors (pages 547–555): Michele A. FrommeltChapter 33 Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis (pages 557–580): Carolyn T. SpencerChapter 34 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (pages 581–596): Colin J. McMahon and Javier GanameChapter 35 Restrictive Cardiomyopathy and Pericardial Disease (pages 597–618): Cecile Tissot, Christina Phelps and Adel K. YounoszaiChapter 36 Other Anomalies of the Ventricular Myocardium (pages 619–633): Mary Etta E. KingChapter 37 Kawasaki Disease (pages 635–647): Erik C. MichelfelderChapter 38 Rheumatic Fever (pages 648–656): Luciana T. YoungChapter 39 Infective Endocarditis (pages 657–668): Manfred Otto VogtChapter 40 Transesophageal Echocardiography (pages 669–686): J. Geoffrey StevensonChapter 41 3D Echocardiography (pages 687–716): Folkert Jan Meijboom, Annemien van den Bosch and Jackie McGhieChapter 42 Fetal Echocardiography (pages 717–744): Lisa K. HornbergerChapter 43 Vascular Ultrasound Imaging in Children (pages 745–753): Elif Seda Selamet Tierney and Tajinder P. SinghChapter 44 The Echocardiographic Assessment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (pages 754–764): Jeffrey F. Smallhorn
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Handbook of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Second edition

 Hematology, Oncology, Pediatrics  Comments Off on Handbook of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Second edition
Feb 102019

This new edition of Handbook of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland features practical guidance on how to handle common inpatient and outpatient challenges seen in pediatric hematology and oncology. Designed as a rapid reference to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic protocols, the text is short and didactic and supplemented with practical algorithms and case studies throughout. Completely revised and updated, there are brand-new chapters on subjects including bone marrow transplantation, pain management and palliative care. Comprehensive, yet concise, the handbook presents essential guidelines on the diagnosis and management of the most common pediatric blood disorders and malignancies, in addition to chemotherapeutic drug information and transfusion protocols. Designed for medical students, residents, and fellows, this user-friendly portable reference is also the perfect companion on the ward for pediatric hematology and oncology nurses.Content: Chapter 1 Approach to the Anemic Child (pages 1–9): Chapter 2 Hemolytic Anemia (pages 10–17): Chapter 3 Sickle Cell Disease (pages 18–35): Chapter 4 Thalassemia (pages 36–43): Chapter 5 Transfusion Medicine (pages 44–56): Chapter 6 Chelation Therapy (pages 57–61): Chapter 7 Approach to the Bleeding Child (pages 62–70): Chapter 8 Von Willebrand Disease (pages 71–78): Chapter 9 Hemophilia (pages 79–84): Chapter 10 The Child with Thrombosis (pages 85–91): Chapter 11 The Neutropenic Child (pages 92–102): Chapter 12 Thrombocytopenia (pages 103–121): Chapter 13 Evaluation of the Child with a Suspected Malignancy (pages 122–132): Chapter 14 Oncologic Emergencies (pages 133–143): Chapter 15 Acute Leukemias (pages 144–156): Chapter 16 Central Nervous System Tumors (pages 157–165): Chapter 17 Hodgkin and Non?Hodgkin Lymphoma (pages 166–173): Chapter 18 Wilms Tumor (pages 174–177): Chapter 19 Neuroblastoma (pages 178–182): Chapter 20 Sarcomas of the Soft Tissues and Bone (pages 183–192): Chapter 21 Germ Cell Tumors (pages 193–199): Chapter 22 Rare Tumors of Childhood (pages 200–206): Chapter 23 Histiocytic Disorders (pages 207–211): Chapter 24 Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (pages 212–225): Chapter 25 Supportive Care of the Child with Cancer (pages 226–234): Chapter 26 Central Venous Catheters (pages 235–243): Chapter 27 Management of Fever in the Child with Cancer (pages 244–255): Chapter 28 Acute Pain Management in the Inpatient Setting (pages 256–263): Chapter 29 Palliative Care (pages 264–280): Chapter 30 Chemotherapy Basics (pages 281–290): Chapter 31 Guide to Procedures (pages 291–299): Chapter 32 Treatment of Chemotherapy Extravasations (pages 300–303):
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Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology

 Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes Mellitus, Pediatrics  Comments Off on Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology
Feb 102019

Commended in the Endocrinology category of the 2008 BMA Medical Book CompetitionThe Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology provides an up-to-date clinical guide presenting best (and, where possible, evidence-based) practice in the diagnosis, treatment and management of pediatric endocrine disorders.It is a companion title to Brook’s Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, which is well established as the leading international work of reference in the field of pediatric endocrinology, covering endocrine disorders, their diagnosis and treatment. Content: Chapter 1 The Application of Science to Clinical Practice (pages 1–13): Chapter 2 The Endocrine Problems of Infancy (pages 14–32): Chapter 3 Problems of Growth in Childhood (pages 33–58): Chapter 4 Problems of Puberty and Adolescence (pages 59–83): Chapter 5 The Thyroid Gland (pages 84–98): Chapter 6 The Adrenal Gland (pages 99–122): Chapter 7 Disorders of Calcium and Bone Metabolism (pages 123–145): Chapter 8 Water Balance (pages 146–163): Chapter 9 Polyglandular Syndromes (pages 164–171): Chapter 10 Hypoglycemia (pages 172–178): Chapter 11 Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (pages 179–188): Chapter 12 Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (pages 189–213): Chapter 13 Tests and Normal Values in Pediatric Endocrinology (pages 214–237):
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Managing Your Patients’ Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

 Pediatrics  Comments Off on Managing Your Patients’ Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis
Feb 062019

With accompanying software! Clinicians manage a lot of data – on assorted bits of paper and in their heads. This book is about better ways to manage and understand large amounts of clinical data. Following on from his ground breaking book, Evaluating the Processes of Neonatal Intensive Care, Joseph Schulman has produced this eminently readable guide to patient data analysis. He demystifies the technical methodology to make this crucial aspect of good clinical practice understandable and usable for all health care workers.Computer technology has been relatively slow to transform the daily work of health care, the way it has transformed other professions that work with large amounts of data. Each day, we do our work as we did it the day before, even though current technology offers much better ways. Here are much better ways to document and learn from the daily work of clinical care. Here are the principles of data management and analysis and detailed examples of how to implement them using computer technology. To show you that the knowledge is scalable and useful, and to get you off to a running start, the book includes a complete point of care database software application tailored to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). With examples from the NICU and the pediatric ward, this book is aimed specifically at the neonatal and pediatric teams. The accompanying software can be downloaded on to your system or PDA, so that continual record assessment becomes second nature – a skill that will immeasurably improve practice and outcomes for all your patients.Content: Chapter 1 Introduction (pages 1–6): Chapter 2 Paper?based Patient Records (pages 9–12): Chapter 3 Computer?based Patient Records (pages 13–16): Chapter 4 Aims of a Patient Data Management Process (pages 17–19): Chapter 5 Data, Information, and Knowledge (pages 20–24): Chapter 6 Single Tables and Their Limitations (pages 25–28): Chapter 7 Multiple Tables: Where to Put the Data, Relationships Among Tables, and Creating a Database (pages 29–41): Chapter 8 Relational Database Management Systems: Normalization (Codd’s Rules) (pages 42–47): Chapter 9 From Data Model to Database Software (pages 48–59): Chapter 10 Integrity: Anticipating and Preventing Data Accuracy Problems (pages 60–66): Chapter 11 Queries, Forms, and Reports (pages 67–93): Chapter 12 Programming for Greater Software Control (pages 94–112): Chapter 13 Turning Ideas into a Useful Tool: eNICU, Point of Care Database Software for the NICU (pages 113–132): Chapter 14 Making eNICU Serve Your Own Needs (pages 133–145): Chapter 15 Single Versus Multiple Users (pages 146–150): Chapter 16 Backup and Recovery: Assuring Your Data Persists (pages 151–156): Chapter 17 Security: Controlling Access and Protecting Patient Confidentiality (pages 157–171): Chapter 18 Asking Questions of a Data Set: Crafting a Conceptual Framework and Testable Hypothesis (pages 175–182): Chapter 19 Stata: A Software Tool to Analyze Data and Produce Graphical Displays (pages 183–184): Chapter 20 Preparing to Analyze Data (pages 175–194): Chapter 21 Variable Types (pages 195–197): Chapter 22 Measurement Values Vary: Describing Their Distribution and Summarizing Them Quantitatively (pages 198–219): Chapter 23 Data From All Versus Some: Populations and Samples (pages 220–223): Chapter 24 Estimating Population Parameters: Confidence Intervals (pages 224–227): Chapter 25 Comparing Two Sample Means and Testing a Hypothesis (pages 228–237): Chapter 26 Type I and Type II Error in a Hypothesis Test, Power, and Sample Size (pages 238–243): Chapter 27 Comparing Proportions: Introduction to Rates and Odds (pages 244–257): Chapter 28 Stratifying the Analysis of Dichotomous Outcomes: Confounders and Effect Modifiers; The Mantel–Haenszel Method (pages 258–268): Chapter 29 Ways to Measure and Compare the Frequency of Outcomes, and Standardization to Compare Rates (pages 269–277): Chapter 30 Comparing the Means of More Than Two Samples (pages 278–286): Chapter 31 Assuming Little About the Data: Nonparametric Methods of Hypothesis Testing (pages 287–289): Chapter 32 Correlation: Measuring the Relationship Between Two Continuous Variables (pages 290–293): Chapter 33 Predicting Continuous Outcomes: Univariate and Multivariate Linear Regression (pages 294–310): Chapter 34 Predicting Dichotomous Outcomes: Logistic Regression, and Receiver Operating Characteristic (pages 311–324): Chapter 35 Predicting Outcomes Over Time: Survival Analysis (pages 325–345): Chapter 36 Choosing Variables and Hypotheses: Practical Considerations (pages 346–353):
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Red Book Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Decision Support Chart

 Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics  Comments Off on Red Book Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Decision Support Chart
Feb 062019

Among the most helpful and popular features of the Red Book are its tables, algorithms, charts, and graphs. To make these tools more accessible and user-friendly at the point of care, the American Academy of Pediatrics is pleased to introduce the new Red Book Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Decision Support Chart.

This handy resource collects many of the most clinically useful tables, algorithms, and other items from the latest edition of Red Book and presents them in an enlarged, enhanced, colorized format that is lightweight, portable, and easy to navigate.

Additionally, new tables have been created exclusively for this chart, synthesizing important clinical information from the Red Book text.

15 information-rich topics include:

– Staphylococcal Infections
– Streptococcal Infections
– Diarrheal Infections
– Immunizations
– Antibiotic Prophylaxis
– Immune Globulin
– Kawasaki Disease
– Tuberculosis
– Lyme Disease
– Varicella-Zoster
– Zika
– Fungal Infections
– Genital and Neonatal Herpes
– Syphilis
– Immunocompromised Children and Adolescents

The content featured in these 15 tabs has been reviewed by the Red Book editors to ensure consistency with AAP policy.





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Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, Fifth Edition

 Ob/Gynae, Pediatrics, Pharmacology  Comments Off on Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, Fifth Edition
Feb 042019

The Neonatal Formulary is a unique book providing advice on the safe use of drugs during pregnancy, labour and throughout the first year of life. Thoroughly updated, this fifth edition draws on the experience of an increasingly international group of neonatologists and is now a well established reference on prescribing in infancy. It covers all the drugs commonly used in the perinatal period, including those used for fetal treatment, and summarizes how the prescribing of each has to adapt to changes in drug elimination during the first year of life.   Key features for the fifth edition include: fully updated monographs and references20 full monographs for diseases more commonly seen in the tropicsinvaluable information on dose sizes and administration for babiesfurther inclusion of evidence from relevant RCTs and systematic reviews from the Cochrane databasea free access website with regular updates and links to other useful information. IMPORTANT DOSAGE CHANGEContent:
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Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Illustrated Clinical Cases – 2nd Edition (November 2018 Release)

 Emergency, Pediatrics  Comments Off on Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Illustrated Clinical Cases – 2nd Edition (November 2018 Release)
Feb 012019

This book includes 200 clinical cases which present as emergencies. Congenital and acquired conditions affecting all body systems in infants and children are covered, including allergy, abuse, burns, fractures and other trauma, feeding problems, foreign bodies, genetic disorders, infections, poisoning, haematology, oncology, and much more. Cases appear in random order, reflecting actual practice in emergency medicine, and reinforcing skills in investigation, diagnosis, and treatment. It is superbly illustrated with high-quality radiographic images and photographs and is indispensable for all health professionals dealing with emergencies involving children.




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Neonatology: A Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases – 2nd Edition (December 2018 Release)

 Pediatrics  Comments Off on Neonatology: A Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases – 2nd Edition (December 2018 Release)
Feb 012019

This landmark book, a reference work now in its second edition, provides healthcare practitioners in neonatology with an up-to-date, comprehensive source of readily accessible practical advice that will assist in the expert management of patients and their diverse illnesses. Leading experts in their fields discuss the underlying causes and mechanisms and all aspects of the treatment of the full range of neonatal diseases and abnormalities, citing the evidence base whenever appropriate. In addition, detailed information is provided on epidemiology and fetal medicine; therapeutic issues such as the organization of care, transport services, and home care after discharge; legal issues; nutrition; and the consequences of medication use during pregnancy, maternal drug abuse and smoking, and maternal diabetes. The inclusion of summaries, tables, and carefully selected guidelines and recommendations will supply practitioners with quick references and instant solutions during daily practice. The book will be a superb resource for all involved in the care of newborn babies, including neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, midwives, and nursing staff. It is published within the SpringerReference program, which delivers access to living editions constantly updated through a dynamic peer-review publishing process.





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Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care – 5th Edition (October 2016 Release)

 Critical Care, Pediatrics  Comments Off on Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care – 5th Edition (October 2016 Release)
Jan 312019

Portable and easy to use, Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Fifth Edition, contains key information from the best-selling Rogers’ Textbook in a handy format designed for everyday use.  Nearly 100 chapters offer a clinically relevant synopsis of core information needed for quick reference and safe practice in the PICU.

Key Features:

  • New chapters cover Rapid Response Systems; Non-Invasive Ventilation; Abusive Head Trauma; Pulmonary Hypertension; Dengue and Other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (including Ebola); Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Diagnostic Imaging of the Abdomen; and more.
  • All chapters have been thoroughly updated and rewritten.
  • Numerous tables and line drawings facilitate quick retrieval of information.
  • Distills the authoritative, essential information you need in the PICU, in an easy-to-manage handbook format.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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