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November 25 , 2009

Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics


Evaluate diverse pediatric complaints efficiently and accurately with this all-new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics!

This convenient handbook helps you effectively evaluate patient complaints, and develop sound differential diagnoses and management strategies.

This practice-focused new resource provides must-know information and expert advice for confidently addressing more than 80 diagnostic challenges.

Discover all the pediatric issues you're most likely to see
Look here for the essentials on everything from abdominal, back, and chest fever, fatigue, headache, and heart rash, red eye, sleep disturbances, and speech and language much more.Coverage also extends to evaluation of mental health symptoms, including anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, emotional disturbance, inattention and impulsivity, and self-harm.

Some 200 full-color images complement the concise text!

Work through patient problems efficiently and systematically
Designed to work the way you do, Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics guides you through every step in the diagnostic decision-making process. Information on each complaint is presented in the order in which you need to consider it as your evaluation proceeds.
  • Pathophysiology and epidemiology
  • History
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory tests
  • Imaging studies
  • Approaches to initial management
  • Ongoing care and follow-up
  • Suggestions on when to refer or admit
Ready-reference features help save time and enhance outcomes
  • Presenting complaints are organized alphabetically for speedy look up.
  • Easy-to-follow algorithms simplify clinical decision-making
  • At-a-glance charts and data tables
  • Text boxes highlighting potential differential diagnoses

Contents include:

·Abdominal Pain
·Alopecia and Hair Shaft Anomalies
·Anemia and Pallor
·Back Pain
·Cardiac Arrhythmias
·Chest Pain
·Diarrhea and Steatorrhea
·Disruptive Behavior and Aggression
·Dizziness and Vertigo
·Extremity Pain
·Facial Dysmorphism
·Failure to Thrive: Pediatric Undernutrition
·Family Dysfunction
·Fatigue and Weakness
·Fever of Unknown Origin
·Foot and Leg Problems
·Gastrointestinal Hemmorhage
·Gender Expression and Identity Issues
·Hearing Loss
·Heart Murmurs
·High Blood Pressure
·Inattention and Impulsivity
·Irritability and Fussiness
·Joint Pain
·Medically Unexplained Symptoms
·Petechiae and Purpura
·Puberty: Normal and Abnormal
·Recurrent Infections
·Red Eye/Pink Eye
·School Absenteeism and School Refusal
·Scrotal Swelling and Pain
·Self-stimulating Behaviors
·Short Stature
·Sleep Disturbances
·Speech and Language Concerns
·Subsance Use
·Temper Tantrums and Breath-holding Spells
·Vaginal Bleeding
·Vaginal Discharge
·Weight Loss
·And more!
·Red eye/pink eye
·Sleep disturbances
·Speech and language concerns
·And more!
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