Practical Paediatrics

7th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access


  • Michael South
  • David Isaacs
  • Key Features


    • Empahasis on differential diagnosis from a presenting-problem point of view..
    • Covers the social and preventative aspects of child health
    • Covers the common diseases of childhood and their treatment with a presenting-problem approach
    • Contextualises the disease in description of social, genetic and epidemiological factors.
    • Clinical example boxes throughout
    • Key learning points in Practical Points boxes throughout
    • Clearly sign-posted text


    Free online access to the whole book through, where you will also find:

    • Nearly 400 interactive self-assessment questions
    • Further reading suggetions
    • Links to other helpful online resources
    • Additional illustrations

    Table of Contents

    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.


    © 2012
    Churchill Livingstone
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