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Practical Paediatrics

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

  • This is the seventh edition of a highly regarded, major textbook of paediatrics.

    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, where you will also find:

    • Over 500 interactive self-assessment questions
    • Further reading
    • Links to other helpful online resources
    • Additional illustrations



  • Audience
    Medical students
    Trainee paediatricians


    Published: June 2012

    Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

    ISBN: 978-0-7020-5126-5


    • 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



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