Practical Strategies in Pediatric Diagnosis and Therapy

2nd Edition

Print ISBN: 9780721691312
eBook ISBN: 9781437713367
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 9th July 2004
Page Count: 1200


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.

Key Features

  • Offers step-by-step guidance on history taking and physical and laboratory studies...through the most effective therapies.
  • Features an organization by symptom, signs, and chief complaints—the way problems present in real life.
  • Includes many helpful tables with lists of diagnoses, making this an invaluable reference on diseases.
  • Features algorithms to aid in diagnosis as well as tables comparing similar disease states to help the reader distinguish between similar disease entities.

Table of Contents

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


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