A complete revision of this successful pocketbook, the fourteenth edition of A Paediatric Vade-Mecum provides the junior doctor and trainee grade paediatrician with invaluable information on the diagnosis and management of illness in children, and with practical evidence-based advice for the safe and effective management of the sick child.
Retaining the easy-to-digest style that has made previous editions so popular, the content has been restructed into five major sections: acute paediatric problems, outpatient paediatrics, formulary, normal values and glossary of terms, with entries in sections 1 and 2 organised alphabetically for ease of reference. Pre-registration house officers, SHOs and SpRs in Paediatrics, and GPs in training should not be without a personal copy.
Section 1 - Acute paediatrics
Resuscitation * Cardiology * Child abuse and protection awareness * Endocrinology * Fluid and electrolyte therapy * Gastrointestinal and liver problems * General paediatrics * Haematology * Infections * Inherited metabolic disorders * Neonatology * Neurology and neurosurgery * Oncology * Poisoning * Renal medicine * Respiratory medicine * Rheumatology * Sudden unexpected death in infancy * Surgery
Section 2 - Outpatient and specialty paediatrics
Child development * Dermatology * Education * Emotional and behavioural problems * Endocrine and growth * Gastroenterology * Haematology * Nocturnal enuresis * Neurology * Respiratory including cystic fibrosis * Rheumatology
Section 3 - Prescribing
Corticosteroids * Oral sedation * Pain in children * The formulary
Section 4 - Information and normal values
Reference values * Child law * Cultural awareness * How to read a paper * Immunization * Nutrition * Surgical issues * Useful websites and addresses
Section 5 - Dictionary of eponymous syndromes and diseases