Practical Paediatrics, With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 7th Edition

Practical Paediatrics

7th Edition With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

By 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


Part 1 Current paediatrics.
1.1 Child health and disease
1.2 Child health in a global context

Part 2 Clinical assessment.
2.1 The clinical consultation
2.2 Developmental surveillance and assessment

Part 3 Social and preventative paediatrics.
3.1 The child and the Family
3.2 Indigenous culture and health
3.3 Nutrition
3.4 Obesity
3.5 Immunization
3.6 Trauma
3.7 Failure to thrive
3.8 Developmental disability
3.9 Child abuse
3.10 Sudden unexpected death in infancy
3.11 Care of the adolescent
3.12 Gynaecology
3.13 Sleep problems
3.14 Refugee health

Part 4 Behaviour and mental health needs in childhood.
4.1 Life events of normal children
4.2 Common mental health problems
4.3 Hyperactivity and inattention
4.4 Major psychiatric disorders

Part 5 Paediatric emergencies.
5.1 Emergencies: causes and assessment
5.2 Resuscitation
5.3 Poisoning and envenomation

Part 6 Fluid replacement.
6.1 Fluid replacement therapy

Part 7 Principles of imaging in childhood.
7.1 Imaging

Part 8 Common orthopaedic problems.
8.1 Orthopaedic problems

Part 9 Common paediatric surgical problems.
9.1 Surgical conditions in older children

Part 10 Inherited and metabolic problems.
10.1 Birth defects, prenatal diagnosis and teratogens
10.2 Modern genetics
10.3 The dysmorphic child
10.4 Genetic counselling
10.5 Inborn errors of metabolism

Part 11 Neonatal problems.
11.1 The newborn infant: stabilisation and examination
11.2 Low birth weight, prematurity and jaundice in infancy
11.3 Breathing problems in the newborn
11.4 Congenital and perinatal infections
11.5 Surgical conditions in the newborn

Part 12 Infections
12.1 Infectious disease
12.2 Bone and joint infections
12.3 Meningitis and encephalitis
12.4 Infections in tropical and developing countries

Part 13 Allergy, immunity and inflamation.
13.1 Atopy
13.2 Immunodeficiency and its investigation
13.3 Arthritis and connective tissue disorders

Part 14 Respiratory disorders.
14.1 Acute upper respiratory infections
14.2 Stridor
14.3 Asthma
14.4 Wheezing disorders other than asthma
14.5 Lower respiratory tract infections and abnormalities
14.6 An approach to chronic cough and cystic fibrosis

Part 15 Cardiac disorders.
15.1 Suspected heart disease: assessment
15.2 Heart disease

Part 16 Haematological disorders and malignancies
16.1 Anaemia
16.2 Abnormal bleeding and clotting
16.3 Cancers

Part 17 Seizure disorders and disorders of the nervous system.
17.1 Seizures and epilepsies
17.2 Cerebral palsy and neurodegenerative disorders

17.3 Neuromuscular disorders
17.4 Neural tube defects, large heads and hydrocephalus
17.5 Headaches

Part 18 Urinary tract disorders and hypertension.
18.1 Urinary tract infections and malformations
18.2 Glomerulonephritis, renal failure and hypertension

Part 19 Endocrine disorders.
19.1 Growth and variations of growth
19.2 Thyroid disorders
19.3 The child of uncertain sex
19.4 Diabetes
19.5 Bone mineral disorders

Part 20 Gastrointestinal tract and hepatic disorders.
20.1 Abdominal pain and vomiting
20.2 Infective diarrhoea and inflammatory bowel disease
20.3 Chronic diarrhoea and malabsorption
20.4 Gastro-oesophageal reflux and Helicobacter pylori infection
20.5 Liver diseases

Part 21 Skin disorders.
21.1 Skin disorders

Part 22 ENT, eye and dental disorders.
22.1 Ear, nose and throat disorders
22.2 Eye disorders
22.3 Teeth and oral cavity disorders

Index