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cover image - Crash Course Paediatrics,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702073694
Page Count: 328
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $39.99

Crash Course Paediatrics, 5th Edition

by Anna Rodgers, MBBS, MRCPCH and Jessica Salkind, MBBS


cover image - Crash Course Paediatrics,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702073694
Page Count: 328
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $39.99
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Crash Course – your effective every-day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have the essential information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 20 years, each series volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated – with an improved full-colour layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior students or junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust.

Each chapter guides you succinctly through the full range of curriculum topics, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail. A range of text boxes help you get to the hints, tips and key points you need fast! A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is included to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. The accompanying enhanced, downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package.

Series volumes have been honed to meet the requirements of today’s medical students, although the range of other health students and professionals who need rapid access to the essentials of paediatrics will also love the unique approach of Crash Course. Whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for a distinction Crash Course is for you!

  • Provides the exam syllabus in one place - saves valuable revision time
  • Written by senior students and recent graduates - those closest to what is essential for exam success
  • Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors - ensures complete accuracy of information
  • Features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes and other useful aide-mémoires - distilled wisdom from those in the know
  • Updated self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats – confirm your understanding and improve exam technique fast
  • 1 History and examination
    Paediatric history taking
    Adolescent history
    Neonatal history
    Paediatric examination
    The neonatal examination
    Medical sample clerking
    Further reading
    2 Investigations
    Urine tests
    Blood tests
    Cerebrospinal fluid
    Further reading
    3 Cardiovascular system
    Congenital heart disease
    Rheumatic fever
    Cardiac infections
    Cardiac arrhythmias
    Further reading
    4 Respiratory system
    Presentation of paediatric respiratory disease
    Upper respiratory tract infections
    Lower respiratory tract infections
    Cystic fibrosis
    Ears, nose and throat
    Further reading
    5 Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems
    Presentation of gastrointestinal disease
    Important gastrointestinal conditions
    Liver disease
    Further reading
    6 Renal and genitourinary conditions
    Urinary tract anomalies
    Urinary tract infection
    Acute nephritis
    Nephrotic syndrome
    Acute kidney injury
    Chronic kidney disease
    Genital conditions
    Further reading
    7 Endocrine system and growth
    Hypothalamus and the pituitary gland
    Adrenal disorders
    Thyroid disorders
    Diabetes mellitus
    Inborn errors of metabolism
    Further reading
    8 Haematology
    Haemolytic anaemia
    Bleeding disorders
    Coagulation disorders
    Thrombotic disorders in childhood
    Further reading
    9 Oncology
    Childhood cancer
    The leukaemias
    Brain tumours
    Wilms tumour (nephroblastoma)
    Soft-tissue sarcomas
    Bone tumours
    Langerhans cell histiocytosis
    Further reading
    10 Fever, infectious diseases and
    Viral infections
    Bacterial infections
    Parasitic infections
    Further reading
    11 Allergy and anaphylaxis
    Clinical aspects of allergy
    Further reading
    12 Dermatology
    The child with a rash
    Specific rashes
    Skin infections
    Further reading
    13 Nervous system
    Fits, faints and funny turns
    The unconscious child
    Febrile convulsions
    Infections of the central nervous system
    Malformations of the central nervous system
    Cerebral palsy
    Neurocutaneous syndromes
    Neurodegenerative disorders of childhood
    Neuromuscular disorders
    Further reading
    14 Musculoskeletal system
    Disorders of the hip and knee
    Disorders of the spine
    Disorders of the upper limbs
    Disorders of the skull
    Bone and joint infections
    Rheumatic disorders
    Genetic skeletal dysplasias
    Further reading
    15 The newborn
    Maternal and fetal health
    Fetal assessment and antenatal diagnosis
    Maternal conditions affecting the fetus
    Normal neonatal anatomy and physiology
    Birth injury
    The newborn
    Disorders of the term infant
    The preterm infant
    Disorders of the preterm infant
    Congenital malformations
    Further reading
    16 Genetics
    Basic genetics
    Single-gene disorders
    Autosomal dominant disorders
    Autosomal recessive disorders
    X-linked disorders
    Multifactorial disorders
    Chromosomal disorders
    Mitochondrial inheritance
    Genetic counselling
    17 Developmental assessment and
    developmental day
    Signs of abnormal development
    Further reading
    18 Child and adolescent mental health
    Problems of early childhood
    Autism spectrum disorders
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Behavioural problems
    Continence problems
    Affective disorders
    Eating disorders
    Medically unexplained physical symptoms
    Further reading
    19 Community paediatrics, public health and child
    Prevention in child health
    Children with disabilities
    Child protection
    Children and the law
    Further reading
    20 Accidents and emergencies
    Further reading
    21 Nutrition, fluids and prescribing
    Fluids and electrolytes
    Paediatric pharmacology and prescribing
    Further reading
  • Anna Rodgers, MBBS, MRCPCH, ST5, North Middlesex University Hospital, London UK and Jessica Salkind, MBBS, Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics, Imperial College London, London UK
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