Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9781455759804, 9780323314695

Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics

7th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Karen Marcdante Robert Kliegman
Print ISBN: 9781455759804
eBook ISBN: 9780323314695
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th March 2014
Page Count: 784


The resource of choice for pediatric residencies, clerkships, and exams, Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics continues to provide a focused overview of the core knowledge in pediatrics. Succinct, targeted coverage of normal childhood growth and development, as well as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of common pediatric diseases and disorders, make this an ideal medical reference book for students, pediatric residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Key Features

  • Get an effective overview of pediatrics with help from concise text, a full-color design, high-yield tables, and numerous images.
  • Take advantage of a wealth of images that capture the clinical manifestations and findings associated with Kawasaki disease, lupus, lymphoma, stroke, and many other disorders seen in children.

Table of Contents

 Section 1 The Profession of Pediatrics Benjamin S. Siegel, Joel J. Alpert, and Rick Goldstein

1 Population and Culture

2 Professionalism

3 Ethics

4 Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues

Section 2  Growth and Development David A. Levine

5 Normal Growth

6 Growth Disorders

7 Normal Development

8 Developmental Disorders

9 Evaluation of the Well Child

10 Evaluation of Child with Special Needs

Section 3 Behavioral Disorders Sheila Gahagan

11 Crying and Colic

12Temper Tantrums

13 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

14 Elimination Control

15Normal Sleep and Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Section 4 Psychiatric Disorders Russell Scheffer

16 Somatoform Disorders

17 Anxiety and Phobias

18 Depression and Bipolar Disorders

19 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

20 Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Psychoses*

Section 5 Psychosocial Issues Cindy W. Christian and Nathan J. Blum

21 Failure to Thrive

22 Child Abuse and Neglect

23 Homosexuality and Gender Identity

24 Family Structure and Function

25 Violence

26 Divorce, Separation, and Bereavement*

Section 6 Pediatric Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders Nancy F. Krebs and Laura E. Primak

27 Diet of the Normal Infant

28 Diet of the Normal Child and Adolescent

29 Obesity

30 Pediatric Undernutrition

31 Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Section 7 Fluids and Electrolytes Larry A. Greenbaum

32 Maintenance Fluid Therapy

33 Dehydration and Replacement Therapy

34 Parenteral Nutrition

35 Sodium Disorders

36 Potassium Disorders

37 Acid-Base Disorders*

Section 8 Acutely Ill or Injured Child K. Jane Lee and Karen J. Marcdante

38 Assessment and Resuscitation

39 Respirato


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About the Author

Karen Marcdante

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Robert Kliegman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin