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Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 20th Edition
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Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 20th Edition

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After more than 75 years, Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of pediatric care. Embracing the new advances in science as well as the time-honored art of pediatric practice, this classic reference provides the essential information that practitioners and other care providers involved in pediatric health care throughout the world need to understand to effectively address the enormous range of biologic, psychologic, and social problems that our children and youth may face. Brand-new chapters and comprehensive revisions throughout ensure that you have the most recent information on diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases based on the latest recommendations and methodologies.

 

"The coverage of such a wide range of subjects relating to child health makes this textbook still the gold standard and companion for all pediatricians across the world." Reviewed by Neel Kamal, Sept 2015

 

"All in all, this is an excellent and detailed paediatric review textbook which represents excellent value for money..truly a textbook for the global community" Reviewed by glycosmedia.com, Sept 2015

  • Form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible using evidence-based medicine and astute clinical experiences from leading international authors—many new to this edition.
  • A NEW two-volume layout provides superior portability and exceptional ease of use.

  • Gain a more complete perspective. Along with a broader emphasis on imaging and molecular diagnoses and updated references, the new edition includes an increased focus on international issues to ensure relevance in pediatrics practice throughout the world.

  • Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches with complete updates throughout 35 new chapters, including: Innovations in Addressing Child Health and Survival in Low Income Settings; Developmental Domains and Theories of Cognition; The Reggio Emilia Educational Approach Catatonia ; Refeeding Syndrome; Altitude-associated Illness; Genetic Approaches to Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases; Healthcare−Associated Infections; Intrapartum and Peripartum Infections; Bath salts and other drugs of abuse; Small Fiber Polyneuropathy; Microbiome; Kingella kingae; Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy; Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Plagiocephaly; CNS Vasculitis; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture; and Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Recognize, diagnose, and manage genetic and acquired conditions more effectively. A new Rehabilitation section with 10 new chapters, including: Evaluation of the Child for Rehabilitative Services; Severe Traumatic Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury and Autonomic Crisis Management; Spasticity; Birth Brachial Plexus Palsy; Traumatic and Sports-Related Injuries; Meningomyelocele; Health and Wellness for Children with Disabilities.

    • Manage the transition to adult healthcare for children with chronic diseases through discussions of the overall health needs of patients with congenital heart defects, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis.

    • Understand the principles of therapy and which drugs and dosages to prescribe for every disease.

    • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

    VOLUME 1

    PART I

    The Field of Pediatrics

    1 OVERVIEW OF PEDIATRICS

    2 QUALITY AND SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE FOR CHILDREN

    3 ETHICS IN PEDIATRIC CARE

    4 CULTURAL ISSUES IN PEDIATRIC CARE

    5 MAXIMIZING CHILDREN’S HEALTH: SCREENING, ANTICIPATORY GUIDANCE, AND COUNSELING

    PART II

    Growth, Development, and Behavior

    6 OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF VARIABILITY

    7 COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: DOMAINS AND THEORIES

    8 ASSESSMENT OF FETAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

    9 THE NEWBORN

    10 THE FIRST YEAR

    11 THE SECOND YEAR

    12 THE PRESCHOOL YEARS

    13 MIDDLE CHILDHOOD

    14 ADOLESCENCE

    15 ASSESSMENT OF GROWTH

    16 DEVELOPMENTAL-BEHAVIORAL SCREENING AND SURVEILLANCE

    17 CHILDCARE: HOW PEDIATRICIANS CAN SUPPORT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

    18 LOSS, SEPARATION, AND BEREAVEMENT

    19 SLEEP MEDICINE

    PART III

    Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders

    20 ASSESSMENT AND INTERVIEWING

    21 PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

    22 SOMATIC SYMPTOM AND RELATED DISORDERS

    23 RUMINATION AND PICA

    24 MOTOR DISORDERS AND HABITS

    25 ANXIETY DISORDERS

    26 MOOD DISORDERS

    27 SUICIDE AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE

    28 EATING DISORDERS

    29 DISRUPTIVE, IMPULSE-CONTROL, AND CONDUCT DISORDERS

    30 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

    31 CHILDHOOD PSYCHOSES

    PART IV

    Learning Disorders

    32 NEURODEVELOPMENTAL FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION IN THE SCHOOL-AGE CHILD

    33 ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

    34 DYSLEXIA

    35 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

    36 INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

    PART V

    Children with Special Needs

    37 ADOPTION

    38 FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARE

    39 IMPACT OF VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN

    40 ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN

    41 FAILURE TO THRIVE

    42 CHRONIC ILLNESS IN CHILDHOOD

    43 PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE

    PART VI

    Nutrition

    44 NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    45 FEEDING HEALTHY INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND ADOLESCENTS

    46 NUTRITION, FOOD SECURITY, AND HEALTH

    47 OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

    48 VITAMIN A DEFICIENCIES AND EXCESS

    49 VITAMIN B COMPLEX DEFICIENCIES AND EXCESS

    50 VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)

    51 RICKETS AND HYPERVITAMINOSIS D

    52 VITAMIN E DEFICIENCY

    53 VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY

    54 MICRONUTRIENT MINERAL DEFICIENCIES

    PART VII

    Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

    55 ELECTROLYTE AND ACID-BASE DISORDERS

    56 MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT THERAPY

    57 DEFICIT THERAPY

    58 FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC DISORDERS

    PART VIII

    Pediatric Drug Therapy

    59 PEDIATRIC PHARMACOGENETICS, PHARMACOGENOMICS, AND PHARMACOPROTEOMICS

    60 PRINCIPLES OF DRUG THERAPY

    61 ANESTHESIA, PERIOPERATIVE CARE, AND SEDATION

    62 PEDIATRIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

    63 POISONING

    64 COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

    PART IX

    The Acutely Ill Child

    65 EVALUATION OF THE SICK CHILD IN THE OFFICE AND CLINIC

    66 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

    67 PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES AND RESUSCITATION

    68 NEUROLOGIC EMERGENCIES AND STABILIZATION

    69 SYNCOPE

    70 SHOCK

    71 RESPIRATORY DISTRESS AND FAILURE

    72 ACUTE CARE OF THE VICTIM OF MULTIPLE TRAUMA

    73 ALTITUDE-ASSOCIATED ILLNESS IN CHILDREN (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)

    74 DROWNING AND SUBMERSION INJURY

    75 BURN INJURIES

    76 COLD INJURIES

    PART X

    Human Genetics

    77 INTEGRATION OF GENETICS INTO PEDIATRIC PRACTICE

    78 THE GENETIC APPROACH IN PEDIATRIC MEDICINE

    79 THE HUMAN GENOME

    80 PATTERNS OF GENETIC TRANSMIS

    Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bonita M.D. Stanton, MD, Vice-Dean of Research, Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, Joseph St. Geme, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Physician-in-Chief, Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Nina F Schor, MD, PhD, William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Professor, Department of Neurology, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York

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