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Practical Paediatrics : With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access : 7th Edition - Michael South

Practical Paediatrics : With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

7th Edition


Published: 7th June 2012
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This is the seventh edition of a highly regarded, major textbook of paediatrics. It emphasizes on differential diagnosis from a presenting-problem point of view. It covers the social and preventative aspects of child health. It covers the common diseases of childhood and their treatment with a presenting-problem approach.

It contextualises the disease in description of social, genetic and epidemiological factors. It includes clinical example boxes throughout. There are key learning points in Practical Points boxes throughout.

It features clearly sign-posted text. Plus free online access to the whole book through website, where you will also find: over 500 interactive self-assessment questions; further reading suggestions; links to other helpful online resources; and additional illustrations.

Key Features:

  • Covers the social and preventative aspects of child health
  • Covers the common diseases of childhood and their treatment with a presenting-problem approach
  • Clinical examples throughout
  • Key learning points in Practical Points boxes throughout
  • Clearly sign-posted text
New to this edition:
  • 51 new chapter authors
  • All chapters brought up to date with major re-writes of several chapters
  • New chapter on Sleep Problems
  • New chapter on Refugee Health
  • Free online access to the whole book through www.studentconsult.com, where you will also find:
    • Over 500 interactive self-assessment questions
    • Further reading
    • Links to other helpful online resources
    • Additional illustrations
About the Authors

Michael South, Specialist in Intensive Care; Director, Department of General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital; Professor and Deputy Head of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia and David Isaacs, MB, BChir, MD, MRCP, FRACP, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The New Children's Hospital, Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children, Australia



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Fantastic Intro Book to Paediatrics all you need


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  • Easy To Understand
  • Excellent Intro Text to Paediatrics
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Practical Paediatrics:

    This text is recommended at University of Notre Dame in Paediatric medicine

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    From student reviews of the previous edition:

    'This is a very comprehensive paediatrics textbook. It serves well as a general paeds book for your rotation and will sit on your shelf as a reference book past graduation.'

    'This is a really comprehensive book. It has everything you could want to know. It is well written, easy to understand and has lovely illustrations. There are highlighted tables which I liked and the Practical Points boxes are really informative.'

    From published reviews of the current edition:

    'A great starter manual as an introduction to paediatrics. The format is user friendly and the practical points and clinical examples help readers solidify their learning.' Doody Enterprises, Inc.

    'Practical Paediatrics is one of the core paediatric text books for medical students and postgraduate students studying for Diploma of Child Health... There are Clinical Example boxes scattered within chapters that help keep the information clinically relevant, and the Practical Points boxes neatly summarise the chapter or section information.. There is also a chapter on Indigenous Culture and Health which includes a section on Maori View of Child Health and Illness. One of the best features is the online access which has the full text plus additional features. The additional features include questions in both review format, helpful for revision, and also questions in multi-choice test format with a timer-again a very useful feature for anyone sitting paediatric or child health examinations. There is also a drug database and an image library. This is very good value for money. Overall, this is an excellent textbook that is very relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying paediatrics and child health.' Maud Meates-Dennis, Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch

    Current paediatrics.
    Child health and disease
    Child health in a global context
    Clinical assessment.
    The clinical consultation
    Developmental surveillance and assessment
    Social and preventative paediatrics.
    The child and the Family
    Indigenous culture and health
    Failure to thrive
    Developmental disability
    Child abuse
    Sudden unexpected death in infancy
    Care of the adolescent
    Sleep problems
    Refugee health
    Behaviour and mental health needs in childhood.
    Life events of normal children
    Common mental health problems
    Hyperactivity and inattention
    Major psychiatric disorders
    Paediatric emergencies.
    Emergencies: causes and assessment
    Poisoning and envenomation
    Fluid replacement.
    Fluid replacement therapy
    Principles of imaging in childhood.
    Common orthopaedic problems.
    Orthopaedic problems
    Common paediatric surgical problems.
    Surgical conditions in older children
    Inherited and metabolic problems.
    Birth defects, prenatal diagnosis and teratogens
    Modern genetics
    The dysmorphic child
    Genetic counselling
    Inborn errors of metabolism
    Neonatal problems.
    The newborn infant: stabilisation and examination
    Low birth weight, prematurity and jaundice in infancy
    Breathing problems in the newborn
    Congenital and perinatal infections
    Surgical conditions in the newborn
    Infectious disease
    Bone and joint infections
    Meningitis and encephalitis
    Infections in tropical and developing countries
    Allergy, immunity and inflamation.
    Immunodeficiency and its investigation
    Arthritis and connective tissue disorders
    Respiratory disorders.
    Acute upper respiratory infections
    Wheezing disorders other than asthma
    Lower respiratory tract infections and abnormalities
    An approach to chronic cough and cystic fibrosis
    Cardiac disorders.
    Suspected heart disease: assessment
    Heart disease
    Haematological disorders and malignancies
    Abnormal bleeding and clotting
    Seizure disorders and disorders of the nervous system.
    Seizures and epilepsies
    Cerebral palsy and neurodegenerative disorders
    Neuromuscular disorders
    Neural tube defects, large heads and hydrocephalus
    Urinary tract disorders and hypertension.
    Urinary tract infections and malformations
    Glomerulonephritis, renal failure and hypertension
    Endocrine disorders.
    Growth and variations of growth
    Thyroid disorders
    The child of uncertain sex
    Bone mineral disorders
    Gastrointestinal tract and hepatic disorders.
    Abdominal pain and vomiting
    Infective diarrhoea and inflammatory bowel disease
    Chronic diarrhoea and malabsorption
    Gastro-oesophageal reflux and Helicobacter pylori infection
    Liver diseases
    Skin disorders.
    Skin disorders
    ENT, eye and dental disorders.
    Ear, nose and throat disorders
    Eye disorders
    Teeth and oral cavity disorders Index
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    ISBN: 9780702042928
    ISBN-10: 0702042927
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 848
    Published: 7th June 2012
    Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 26.4 x 19.5  x 3.8
    Weight (kg): 1.95
    Edition Number: 7
    Edition Type: Revised