Category Archives: Pediatrics

Managing the Critically Ill Child: A Guide for Anaesthetists and Emergency Physicians

The management of critically ill or injured children has become increasingly specialised; nevertheless, the first point of contact for many sick children remains their nearest hospital. Here, the initial management will usually involve emergency department doctors, anaesthetists and paediatricians. Managing the Critically Ill Child is written by anaesthetists and emergency department physicians who currently have a significant paediatric practice. It provides a straightforward guide for non-paediatricians encountering acutely unwell or injured children. This book helps readers apply their knowledge from adult practice to children, and avoid pitfalls where the approaches in paediatrics differ. Written in a practical, concise format, Managing the Critically Ill Child guides physicians beyond the initial emergency algorithms and is essential reading for physicians and trainees in emergency medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care who may be asked to look after a child.


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Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine

Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine provides clinicians a tool to understand the current evidence for the role of probiotics in various pediatric disorders related to the gastrointestinal as well as the extra-intestinal tract. This book provides evidence-based up-to-date information from world experts in their fields to help clinicians make decisions regarding the use of probiotics. A list of resources, web sites, and references relevant to probiotics can be found in the appendix. Currently, the market for probiotics continues to rely heavily on health claims made by manufacturers and retailers. Clinicians have the sole responsibility to understand the various strains and preparations commercially available and to advise patients accordingly. Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine is an indispensable tool and a critical resource for health professionals that will aid in enhancing their ability to make the appropriate decisions regarding the use of probiotics.


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Paediatric Orthopaedics: A System of Decision-making

This is a new concise postgraduate textbook of Paediatric Orthopaedics with its emphasis firmly on treatment, allowing trainee orthopaedic surgeons to make an informed contribution during their Paediatrics rotation and to speak confidently about the approach to individual patients during their specialty exams. While other textbooks concentrate on theory and the comprehensive presentation of all treatment options, Paediatric Orthopaedics: A system of decision-making provides detailed practical insight into available treatments and a strategy for determining which treatment to follow in particular circumstances. Its aim is thereby to provide the gold standard for practice in the field and to be the key practical source of reference for trainees.
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Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

Kyle/2E promotes confidence in pediatric nursing by growing and developing students’ understanding of child and family care. Building on foundational concepts of adult nursing, students learn techniques of atraumatic care and patient teaching, and methods of communicating with children and their families. An emphasis is placed on defining the differences between adult care and pediatric care to increase the student’s level of comfort with this specific patient type.Many features to enhance student understanding of pediatric nursing including:
– Clear organization to encourage students to build on foundational nursing knowledge
– Unique design to appeal to multiple learning styles
– NEW! Atraumatic Care Highlights throughout and a complete chapter on atraumatic care assist students in reducing patient and family stress in the healthcare setting
– NEW! Evidence-Based Practice boxes show current research to support pediatric nursing topics, giving students real-world evidence to assist in understanding
– NEW! Thinking About Development features encourage students to think critically about special developmental concerns relating to the topic being discussed.
– NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives have been included to provide current industry information
– Integrated Case Studies are threaded throughout chapters with real-life scenarios that present relevant child and family information that is intended to perfect the student’s caregiving skills
– Comparison Charts compare two or more disorders or other easily confused concepts, to provide explanations and clarification for students
– Nursing Care Plans provide concrete examples of each step of the nursing process
– Step-by-Step Procedures provide a clear explanation of pediatric variations to facilitate competent performance


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Pediatric Urology for Primary Care

An excellent reference for primary care pediatricians and other health care professionals who treat a wide range of urological conditions, this book covers everything from bed-wetting, congenital defects, and diaper rash to perinatal concerns. The latest diagnostic and treatment recommendations are provided for a wide range of clinical presentations, with discussion of differential diagnoses. To clarify points of diagnosis, 220 color images, illustrations, and scans are included.


– Urological emergencies in pediatrics
– Penile problems, anomalies, and procedures
– Urogynecology
– Cryptorchidism
– Pediatric urinary tract infection
– Urological oncology in pediatrics
– Vesicoureteral reflux
– And more…


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Pediatric Nursing: Content Review PLUS Practice Questions

– Comprehensive coverage of the pediatric nursing concepts needed to succeed in class and confidently prepare for the NCLEX-RN.

– 600 NCLEX-RN-style questions in all…

– 450 questions in the text, including a 75-question comprehensive exam.

– All 450 questions from the text + 150 unique questions online at DavisPlus—a Plus code in the front of each new book unlocks DavisPlus instructor and student resources. (Access can also be purchased at

– All questions written at application or analysis level, reflecting standard multiple choice and alternate formats.

– Answers with rationales for every question explaining why each answer is correct or incorrect.

– Key questions on interpretation of laboratory values, prioritization of nursing care, client safety, and medication administration.

– “Pulling It All Together,” a case study at the end of each chapter that shows you how to apply critical thinking and the nursing process to various clinical situations.

– “NCLEX Alert” icons highlighting “must-know” information.

– An easy-to-reference bulleted, two-column format with full-color tables and illustrations.

– Alternate-format questions, including multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, prioritization, chart/exhibit, and graphic questions.

– List of vocabulary with definitions at the beginning of each chapter.

– Review questions at the end of each chapter.


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Pediatric Pharmacotherapy

Pediatric Pharmacotherapy focuses on the unique therapeutic needs of neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Patients in these age groups offer challenges distinct from those of adult patients. Drugs behave differently in this population—medications may not be absorbed, distributed, metabolized, or eliminated in the same manner as in adults, causing increased or decreased efficacy or safety. For a long time, pharmacotherapy educators have been without a source for concise pediatric-specific pharmacotherapy information. In order to close this gap in the literature, ACCP has recruited experts in pediatric pharmacy to write this comprehensive textbook—a resource essential for students, residents, and any clinician involved in the care of pediatric patients. Contents include information on specific disease states, as well as drug selection and use, monitoring of effectiveness and toxicity, prevention of medication errors, and patient/caregiver education. Chapters cover the intro
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Evidence-Based Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Evidence-based Pediatric Infectious Diseases is a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of childhood infections in clinical practice. Renowned Clinical Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, David Isaacs, and an expert consultant editor team, bring you the first book to critically look at the evidence for decision making in pediatric infections.
Based around illustrative case studies, each chapter presents and analyzes current evidence on the management of different pediatric infections and provides firm treatment recommendations based on evidence of:
• efficacy and safety
• antibiotic resistance
• cost
• adverse effects
• ethical considerations.
Clear summaries and specific guidance allow you to assess the evidence for yourself and make rapid but informed management decisions based on the strength of evidence available. Antibiotic doses are presented clearly and simply, enabling you to select appropriate treatment at a glance.

This book uses a case-based approach that focuses on the most common disease areas affecting children in industrialized countries, developing countries, travelers and refugees. It is an up-to-date, relevant and widely applicable text that carefully examines the evidence for antibiotics and other interventions whilst encouraging a conservative and responsible approach to antibiotic use.

Evidence-based Pediatric Infectious Diseases is an indispensable resource for any practitioner who strives to provide the best evidence-based care for childhood infections.


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Systemic Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Disorders in Pediatrics

This comprehensive volume provides current state of the art of the use of corticosteroids in the pediatric patient. It consists of 14 chapters written by leading authors from different countries. The first chapters cover historical notes, general concepts on treatment with corticosteroids with regard to indications and side effects, and basic pharmacologic properties of these compounds. The rest of the book is devoted to the specific use of steroids in the different pediatric subspecialties. Despite advances with newer effective immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids still remain the mainstay of therapy for many disorders. Leading authors in their field have summarized these concepts to provide an authoritative, comprehensive guide to help clinicians safely and effectively use corticosteroids in their pediatric patients.
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Clinical Pediatric Surgery: A Case-Based Interactive Approach

Written in a unique and innovative style, this book presents pediatric surgery in an interactive clinical context. Each chapter is built upon a specific disease or group of diseases, beginning with a typical case, presented interactively, just as it would be in encountered in clinical practice. These are actual cases that have been encountered by the author and are likely to be managed on any pediatric surgical service. The discussion that follows presents the most relevant issues pertaining to the topic, drawing on the index case, as well as multiple other cases that depict the entire spectrum of the disease or anomaly. The carefully selected suggested readings emphasize sentinel papers, high-quality reviews, and the best and most recent evidence published on the subject. A large number of illustrations help bring the clinical concepts to light. A number of high-quality videos provide a dynamic atlas of common procedures. The book is useful to the entire range of pediatric surgical trainees and practitioners, from the medical student or resident rotating on pediatric surgery, to the fellow preparing for certification, to the seasoned surgeon looking for an update on a particular subject or preparing for recertification. A large number of other physicians will find this book very useful, including general surgeons who evaluate and treat childhood surgical diseases, paediatricians and pediatric hospitalists who co-manage patients with surgeons, and obstetricians, pathologists, and radiologists who work closely with pediatric surgeons.


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