1st Edition

Authors: Lucy Osborn Thomas DeWitt Lewis First Joseph Zenel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323011990
eBook ISBN: 9780323070058
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 10th September 2004
Page Count: 2080


Extensively illustrated and uncommonly user-friendly, this brand-new text provides a logical, "hands on" approach to the care of the pediatric patient. Written by an international team of subspecialists and edited by an outstanding team of pediatric generalists, it offers expert coverage that can be applied in everyday practice—in a highly templated format that makes finding information a snap. Readers will find comprehensive coverage of basic science, health promotion and disease prevention, general and chronic medical care, newborn and adolescent care, mental health care, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and more. And, a bonus CD-ROM offers additional images, video clips, and other supplemental materials.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes clinical practice, including diagnosis, management, and referral.
  • Offers authoritative guidance in a user-friendly, easy-access format.
  • Organizes material according to the way pediatricians learn and practice—addressing the fundamentals of basic science and then health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Features a "mini-index" at the end of each chapter to assist the reader in finding information quickly and easily.
  • Includes a wealth of tables and charts, as well as clinical photographs to aid in diagnosis, and algorithms for guidance on treatment.
  • Allows for quick access to important information with cross-referencing between chapters and the use of color-coded tabs.
  • Comes with a bonus CD-ROM that includes additional images, video clips, and other supplemental materials.

Table of Contents


1 The Pediatric Clinical Interview
2 Physical Examination: Skills and Terminology, Normal Variations, and Implications of Deviations from Normal
3 Principles of Dysmorphology
4, Principles of Growth and Maturation
5, Principles of Child Development and Developmental Assessment
6, Principles of Decision Making
7, Principles of Clinical Epidemiology
8, Principles of Office-based Practice
9, Principles of Genetics
10, Principles of Immunology
11, Principles of Metabolism
12, Principles of Microbiology
13, Principles of Pathophysiology
14, Principles of Nutrition


15, Disease Screening and Surveillance
16, Well Child Care: A strategic approach
17, Improving Preventive Services for Children
18, Immunizations: A Systems Approach
19, Promoting Physical Activity
20, Promoting Healthy Nutrition
21, Genetic Screening in Pediatrics
22, Smoking Cessation Counseling
23, Injury Prevention
24, Violence Prevention
25, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention -Developmental and Behavioral Surveillance


3.A- Emergent Medical Care
26, Out-of-hospital Emergency Care,
27, Resuscitation and Basic Life Support
28, Shock
29, Acute Respiratory Failure
30, Cardiac Failure
31, Central Nervous System Failure
32, Status Asthmaticus
33, Status Epilepticus
34, Injuries and Trauma
35, Poisoning and Drug Overdose
36, Aspiration and Ingestion of Foreign Bodies
37, Approach to the Febrile Patient
38, Approach to the Ill-appearing Child
39, Approach to the Agitated Patient
40, Hypertensive Crisis
41, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Apparent Life-threatening Event (ALTE)
42, Glucose and Electrolyte Disorders
3.B- Allergic Disorders
43, Anaphylaxis


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About the Author

Lucy Osborn

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, UT

Thomas DeWitt

Affiliations and Expertise

Weihl Professor and Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Lewis First

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Education and Curricular Affairs, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics, Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT

Joseph Zenel

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University; Assistant Professor, Department of General Pediatrics, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, OR