Good history taking and physical examination skills are vital for accurate clinical diagnosis. The Link: Pediatric History Taking & Physical Examination guides practitioners in making provisional and definitive diagnoses by analytical thinking.
This concise and clearly structured book is divided into 5 sections. The rationale behind taking a child's history is examined first, along with the various types of history that it may be necessary to take. This section includes discussion on pregnancy, delivery, neonatal, breastfeeding and vaccination histories. The book then addresses the approach to, and practicalities of a physical examination. The third section is devoted to the Newborn, whilst the fourth addresses differential and provisional diagnosis through case studies. The concluding section concerns the importance of factual knowledge in history taking and physical examination.
The author's experience of applying knowledge from basic sciences to the practice of history taking and physical examination is an invaluable reference point. With succinct guidance and over 250 images and illustrations, this book is an essential resource for students and practitioners of paediatric care.
Highly illustrated with 121 illustrations and 131 images
Emphasis on analytic thinking and use of factual knowledge
Includes discussion on preventive paediatrics such as breastfeeding and vaccination to enrich the process of diagnosis
Brief chapters on the history of the pregnancy, delivery and the neonatal history, and case-studies for reference
Prameela Kannan Kutty MBBS (Honours) FRCP Msc DTM&H Consultant Paediatrician and Professor of Paediatrics, MAHSA, University, Malaysia
Section 1: The Paediatric History, Breast Feeding and Immunisation The Rationale of the Paediatric History The History of the Presenting Problem and the Past Medical and Surgical History The Review of Systems The History of the Pregnancy, Delivery and the Neonatal History The Other Components of the Paediatric History Clinical Links Relevant to Breast Feeding Immunisation The Analysis and Deduction in the Layout of a Complete Paediatric History Section 2: The Paediatric Physical Examination An Approach to the Paediatric Physical Examination The Paediatric Physical Examination The Layout of a Complete Paediatric Physical Examination Section 3: The Newborn: Historical And Physical Links The New Born Section 4: Differential Diagnosis and Provisional Diagnosis with Selected Case Studies The Formulation of Differential Diagnoses and Provisional Diagnoses Section 5: `The Know' Facts Factual Knowledge