Designed to accompany Nelson Textbook of Pediatricsand Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, Pediatric Decision-Making Strategies is a concise, user-friendly reference uses a unique algorithmic approach to facilitate diagnosis, testing, basic treatment of common pediatric disorders. For any given symptom, an algorithm guides the reader through the appropriate investigative procedures and lab tests to reach definitive diagnoses. An updated format that enhances usability makes this medical reference book a must-have for medical students, residents, and practitioners treating pediatric patients.
"...it demonstrates a way of thinking about medicine that is useful in paediatrics and in all other specialties." Reviewed by Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine , Apr 2015
Explore concise, focused, and updated algorithms that cover the most common pediatric problems.
Gain imperative knowledge from an expert author team that includes Dr. Robert M. Kliegman (of the Nelson line of textbooks), as well as references to related chapters in both Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics and Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics.
Quickly access important information with a new standard format and trim size for practicality and usability.
Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, algorithms, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
HEAD NECK and EYES Ear Pain Rhinorrhea Sore Throat Neck Masses Abnormal Head Size, Shape, and Fontanels Red Eye Strabismus Visual Impairment and Leukocoria Abnormal Eye Movements RESPIRATORY SYSTEM Cough Hoarseness Stridor Wheezing Cyanosis Hemoptysis Apnea CARDIOLOGY Chest Pain Syncope Palpitations Heart Murmurs GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM Abdominal Pain Vomiting Diarrhea Constipation Gastrointestinal Bleeding Jaundice Hepatomegaly Splenomegaly Abdominal Masses GENITOURINARY SYSTEM Dysuria Enuresis Red Urine and Hematuria Proteinuria Edema Hypertension Scrotal Pain Scrotal Swelling (Painless) Dysmenorrhea Amenorrhea Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Vaginal Discharge MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM Limp Arthritis Knee Pain Extremity Pain Back Pain Stiff or Painful Neck In-Toeing, Out-Toeing, and Toe-Walking Bowlegs and Knock-Knees NEUROLOGY Headaches Seizures and Other Paroxysmal Disorders Involuntary Movements Hypotonia and Weakness Ataxia Altered Mental Status Hearing Loss DERMATOLOGY Alopecia Vesicles and Bullae Fever and Rash HEMATOLOGY Lymphadenopathy Anemia Bleeding Petechiae/Purpura Neutropenia Pancytopenia Eosinophilia ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Short Stature Pubertal Delay Precocious Puberty in the Male Precocious Puberty in the Female Atypical or Ambiguous Genitalia Hirsutism Gynecomastia Obesity Polyuria GENERAL Fever without a Source Fever of Unknown Origin Recurrent Infections Irritable Infant (Fussy or Excessively Crying Infant) Failure to Thrive Sleep Disturbances FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES Acidemia Alkalemia Hypernatremia Hyponatremia Hypokalemia Hyperkalemia Hypocalcemia Hypercalcemia