Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics: Third Edition

Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics: Third Edition

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Features 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* A full-color insert of childhood skin conditions, and much moreIncluding:* 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 disabilitiesDelivers 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* MORE information on support groups and other resources - websites and email addresses provided throughoutPLUS: Expanded coverage in rapidly advancing areas of pediatric medicine!* Neonatology* Immunology and allergy* Infectious diseases* Orthopedics, including sports medicine* EndocrinologyBaseline values of 17-OHCS or urinary free cortisol that exceed 2.5 SD above the mean for age-matched controls likely indicate hypercortisolism. ... The sensitivity of this test (96%) was greater than that obtained for any other measure of serum or urine cortisol in making the correct diagnosis. ... chest and abdominal imaging studies should be obtained if ectopic ACTH production is a likely consideration.

Title:Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics: Third Edition
Author:Abraham Rudolph, Robert K. Kamei, Kim Overby
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2002-02-14


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