Pediatric Decision-Making Strategies, 2nd Edition

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Pediatric Decision-Making Strategies, 2nd Edition


Designed to accompany Nelson Textbook of Pediatricsand Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, Pediatric Decision-Making Strategies is a concise, user-friendly reference uses a unique algorithmic approach to facilitate diagnosis, testing,  basic treatment of common pediatric disorders. For any given symptom, an algorithm guides the reader through the appropriate investigative procedures and lab tests to reach definitive diagnoses. An updated format that enhances usability makes this medical reference book a must-have for medical students, residents, and practitioners treating pediatric patients.

 "...it demonstrates a way of thinking about medicine that is useful in paediatrics and in all other specialties." Reviewed by Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine , Apr 2015

    • Explore concise, focused, and updated algorithms that cover the most common pediatric problems.
    • Gain imperative knowledge from an expert author team that includes Dr. Robert M. Kliegman (of the Nelson line of textbooks), as well as references to related chapters in both Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics and Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics.
    • Quickly access important information with a new standard format and trim size for practicality and usability.
    • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, algorithms, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

              HEAD NECK and EYES

      • Ear Pain

      • Rhinorrhea

      • Sore Throat 

      • Neck Masses 

      • Abnormal Head Size, Shape, and Fontanels 

      • Red Eye 

      • Strabismus 

      • Visual Impairment and Leukocoria 

      • Abnormal Eye Movements 


      • Cough 

      • Hoarseness 

      • Stridor 

      • Wheezing 

      • Cyanosis 

      • Hemoptysis 

      • Apnea 


      • Chest Pain 

      • Syncope 

      • Palpitations 

      • Heart Murmurs 


      • Abdominal Pain 

      • Vomiting 

      • Diarrhea 

      • Constipation 

      • Gastrointestinal Bleeding 

      • Jaundice 

      • Hepatomegaly 

      • Splenomegaly 

      • Abdominal Masses 


      • Dysuria 

      • Enuresis 

      • Red Urine and Hematuria

      • Proteinuria 

      • Edema 

      • Hypertension 

      • Scrotal Pain 

      • Scrotal Swelling (Painless) 

      • Dysmenorrhea 

      • Amenorrhea 

      • Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding 

      • Vaginal Discharge 


      • Limp 

      • Arthritis 

      • Knee Pain 

      • Extremity Pain 

      • Back Pain 

      • Stiff or Painful Neck 

      • In-Toeing, Out-Toeing, and Toe-Walking 

      • Bowlegs and Knock-Knees 


      • Headaches 

      • Seizures and Other Paroxysmal Disorders 

      • Involuntary Movements 

      • Hypotonia and Weakness 

      • Ataxia 

      • Altered Mental Status 

      • Hearing Loss 


      • Alopecia 

      • Vesicles and Bullae 

      • Fever and Rash 


      • Lymphadenopathy 

      • Anemia 

      • Bleeding 

      • Petechiae/Purpura 

      • Neutropenia 

      • Pancytopenia 

      • Eosinophilia 


      • Short Stature 

      • Pubertal Delay 

      • Precocious Puberty in the Male 

      • Precocious Puberty in the Female 

      • Atypical or Ambiguous Genitalia 

      • Hirsutism 

      • Gynecomastia 

      • Obesity 

      • Polyuria 


      • Fever without a Source 

      • Fever of Unknown Origin 

      • Recurrent Infections 

      • Irritable Infant (Fussy or Excessively Crying Infant) 

      • Failure to Thrive 

      • Sleep Disturbances 


      • Acidemia 

      • Alkalemia 

      • Hypernatremia 

      • Hyponatremia 

      • Hypokalemia 

      • Hyperkalemia 

      • Hypocalcemia 

      • Hypercalcemia 
      Albert J. Pomeranz, MD, Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Svapna Sabnis, MD, Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sharon Busey, MD, Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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