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Practical Pediatrics


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Part 1 Current Paediatrics Child health and disease. Ethics. Part 2 Genetics and inborn errors of metabolism Birth defects. Modern basic genetics. Prenatal diagnosis. Genetic counselling . Inborn errors of metabolism. Part 3 Clinical assessment The clinical history and physical examination. Posture and common orthopaedic problems. Developmental screening and assessment. Part 4 Social and preventative paediatrics The child and the family. Nutrition. Immunisation. Child injury. The child with school problems. The child with a developmental disability. The family in difficulty. Failure to thrive. Child abuse. Essentials of adolescent health care. Part 5 Problems of behaviour Common behaviour problems. The hyperactive infant and child. Major psychiatric disorders. Part 6 Pharmacology and therapeutics Fluid and electrolyte homeostasis. Part 7 Paediatric emergencies The collapsed child. Poisoning and envenomation. Part 8 Neonatal problems The normal newborn. Prematurity and low birthweight. The infant with a respiratory disorder. The jaundiced infant. Congenital and perinatal infections. Acute neonatal surgical conditions. Part 9 Infection in childhood Infectious diseases of childhood. Infections of bones and joints. Meningitis and encephalitis in infancy and childhood. Fever and fever of unknown origin. Part 10 Allergy, immunity and inflammation The atopic child. The child who is immunodeficient. Connective tissue disorders. Part 11 Respiratory disorders. Epidemiology and clinical patterns of acute respiratory infections. Wheezing and asthma in childhood. The child with a persistent cough. Part 12 Cardiac disorders Assessment of the infant and child with suspected heart disease. Common heart defects and diseases in infancy and childhood Part 13 Haematology and oncology Anaemias of childhood. Abnormal bleeding and thrombosis. Cancer in childhood Part 14 Disorders of the nervous system Seizures and epilepsies. cerebral palsy and neurodegenerative disorders. Neuromuscular disease Large heads, hydrocephalus and neural tube defects. The child with a headache. Part 15 Renal disorders and hypertension Urinary tract malformations and infection. Glomerulonephritis, related diseases and hypertension Part 16 Endocrinology and metabolism Growth and variations in growth. Thyroid disorders in children. The child of uncertain sex. Childhood diabetes and hypoglycaemia. Disorders of calcium metabolism and bone Part 17 Disorders of the GI tract and liver Abdominal pain and vomiting in children. The child with diarrhoea. Malabsorption. The problem of liver disease. Part 18 The skin the neonate and child with a rash Part 19 Special senses The eye. Ear, nose and throat problems. The teeth. Part 20 Common paediatric surgical problems Common surgical conditions. Part 21 Paediatrics in the future Towards 2010 Index

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