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Practical Strategies in Pediatric Diagnosis and Therapy

The revised and updated 2nd Edition of this highly acclaimed text approaches diagnosis and treatment the way clinicians do—by symptom rather than disease entity. It combines clinical experience and evidence-based strategies to guide clinicians through differential diagnoses and then to a specific diagnosis, then to appropriate therapy for common pediatric aliments. It's the next best thing to attending oral teaching rounds! A user-friendly, well-tabulated, and illustrated format assists the reader in identifying the many disease states causing a common chief complaint.

Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Pediatric Residents, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners


Published: July 2004

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-9131-2


  • Section One:
    Respiratory Disorders

    1. Sore Throat
    Robert R. Tanz and Stanford T. Shulman
    2. Cough
    William M. Gershan
    3. Respiratory Distress
    Carolyn M. Kercsmar and Thomas Ferkol
    4. Earache
    Patricia S. Lye
    5. Airway Obstruction in Children
    Robert M. Kliegman
    6. Apnea and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    Mark L. Splaingard

    Section Two:
    Cardiac Disorders

    7. Palpitations and Arrhythmias
    George F. Van Hare
    8. Heart Failure
    Stuart Berger
    9. Chest Pain
    Garry Sigman
    10. Cyanosis
    Michelle A. Frommelt and Peter C. Frommelt
    11. Heart Sounds and Murmurs
    Andrew N. Pelech
    12. Hypertension
    Sharon Bartosh

    Section Three:
    Gastrointestinal Disorders

    13. Failure to Thrive and Malnutrition
    Virginia Keane and Susan Feigelman
    14. Acute and Chronic Abdominal Pain
    Robert M. Kliegman
    15. Diarrhea
    Subra Kugathasan
    16. Vomiting and Regurgitation
    Susan R. Orenstein and John M. Peters
    17. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    Francisco A. Sylvester and Jeffrey S. Hyams
    18. Hepatomegaly
    Frederick J. Suchy
    19. Splenomegaly
    Kelly W. Maloney
    20. Jaundice
    Jane P. Balint
    21. Constipation
    Rita Steffen and Robert Wyllie
    22. Abdominal Masses
    Michael W. L. Gauderer and John C. Chandler

    Section Four:
    Genitourinary Disorders

    23. Dysuria
    Candice E. Johnson
    24. Proteinuria
    Robert J. Cunningham, III
    25. Hematuria
    Ben H. Brouhard
    26. Renal Failure
    Daniel W. McKenney
    27. Acid Base and Electrolyte Disturbances
    Vimal Chadha and Uri S. Alon
    28. Acute and Chronic Scrotal Swelling
    Jack S. Elder
    29. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Gale R. Burstein
    30. Menstrual Problems and Vaginal Bleeding
    Marjorie Greenfield
    31. Ambiguous Genitalia
    Jack S. Elder

    Section Five:
    Developmental/Psychiatric Disorders

    32. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability
    Gregory S. Liptak
    33. Dysmorphology
    R. Stephen S. Amato
    34. The Irritable Infant
    Emory M. Petrack
    35. Unusual Behaviors
    William J. Swift and Hugh F. Johnston
    36. Child Abuse
    Robert M. Reece

    Section Six
    Neurosensory Disorders

    37. Headaches in Childhood
    Ajay Gupta and Bruce H. Cohen
    38. Hypotonia and Weakness
    Saleem Malik and Michael J. Painter
    39. Paroxysmal Disorders
    Andrew Bleasel and Elaine Wyllie
    40. Delirium and Coma
    Larry A. Greenbaum
    41. Stroke in Childhood
    Michael J. Rivkin
    42. Syncope and Dizziness
    David A. Lewis (deceased)
    43. Eye Disorders
    Mark S. Ruttum


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