Crash Course Paediatrics
Crash Course Paediatrics,
Edition 5
By Anna Rodgers and Jessica Salkind

Publication Date: 18 Mar 2019

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By Anna Rodgers and Jessica Salkind
Table of Contents
1 History and examination
Paediatric history taking
Adolescent history
Neonatal history
Paediatric examination
The neonatal examination
Medical sample clerking
Further reading
2 Investigations
Urine tests
Blood tests
Cerebrospinal fluid
Further reading
3 Cardiovascular system
Congenital heart disease
Rheumatic fever
Cardiac infections
Cardiac arrhythmias
Further reading
4 Respiratory system
Presentation of paediatric respiratory disease
Upper respiratory tract infections
Lower respiratory tract infections
Cystic fibrosis
Ears, nose and throat
Further reading
5 Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems
Presentation of gastrointestinal disease
Important gastrointestinal conditions
Liver disease
Further reading
6 Renal and genitourinary conditions
Urinary tract anomalies
Urinary tract infection
Acute nephritis
Nephrotic syndrome
Acute kidney injury
Chronic kidney disease
Genital conditions
Further reading
7 Endocrine system and growth
Hypothalamus and the pituitary gland
Adrenal disorders
Thyroid disorders
Diabetes mellitus
Inborn errors of metabolism
Further reading
8 Haematology
Haemolytic anaemia
Bleeding disorders
Coagulation disorders
Thrombotic disorders in childhood
Further reading
9 Oncology
Childhood cancer
The leukaemias
Brain tumours
Wilms tumour (nephroblastoma)
Soft-tissue sarcomas
Bone tumours
Langerhans cell histiocytosis
Further reading
10 Fever, infectious diseases and
Viral infections
Bacterial infections
Parasitic infections
Further reading
11 Allergy and anaphylaxis
Clinical aspects of allergy
Further reading
12 Dermatology
The child with a rash
Specific rashes
Skin infections
Further reading
13 Nervous system
Fits, faints and funny turns
The unconscious child
Febrile convulsions
Infections of the central nervous system
Malformations of the central nervous system
Cerebral palsy
Neurocutaneous syndromes
Neurodegenerative disorders of childhood
Neuromuscular disorders
Further reading
14 Musculoskeletal system
Disorders of the hip and knee
Disorders of the spine
Disorders of the upper limbs
Disorders of the skull
Bone and joint infections
Rheumatic disorders
Genetic skeletal dysplasias
Further reading
15 The newborn
Maternal and fetal health
Fetal assessment and antenatal diagnosis
Maternal conditions affecting the fetus
Normal neonatal anatomy and physiology
Birth injury
The newborn
Disorders of the term infant
The preterm infant
Disorders of the preterm infant
Congenital malformations
Further reading
16 Genetics
Basic genetics
Single-gene disorders
Autosomal dominant disorders
Autosomal recessive disorders
X-linked disorders
Multifactorial disorders
Chromosomal disorders
Mitochondrial inheritance
Genetic counselling
17 Developmental assessment and
developmental day
Signs of abnormal development
Further reading
18 Child and adolescent mental health
Problems of early childhood
Autism spectrum disorders
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Behavioural problems
Continence problems
Affective disorders
Eating disorders
Medically unexplained physical symptoms
Further reading
19 Community paediatrics, public health and child
Prevention in child health
Children with disabilities
Child protection
Children and the law
Further reading
20 Accidents and emergencies
Further reading
21 Nutrition, fluids and prescribing
Fluids and electrolytes
Paediatric pharmacology and prescribing
Further reading
Book details
ISBN: 9780702073694
Page Count: 0
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