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Paediatrics at a Glance provides an introduction to paediatrics and the problems encountered in child health as they present in primary, community and secondary care, from birth through to adolescence.

Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in understanding of childhood illness over the last 5 years, the 4th edition of this best-selling textbook diagrammatically summarises the main differential diagnoses for each presenting symptom, while accompanying text covers important disorders and conditions as well as management information.

Paediatrics at a Glance:
• Is an accessible, user-friendly guide to the entire paediatric curriculum
• Features expanded coverage of psychological issues and ethics in child health
• Includes more on advances in genetics, screening and therapy of childhood illness
• Contains new videos of procedures and concepts on the companion website
• Includes a brand new chapter on Palliative Care – an emerging area in the specialty
• Features full colour artwork throughout
• Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/paediatrics featuring interactive self-assessment case studies, MCQs, videos of the procedures and concepts covered in the book, and links to online resources

Paediatrics at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a paediatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees as well as nursing students and other health professionals.

Preface – Paediatrics at a Glance

Paediatric medicine requires an understanding of developing anatomy, physiology and psychology as well as a holistic family-orientated approach. There are a wide range of professional challenges: from the technical aspects of intensive care to the ethical and sociological questions relating to issues of autonomy, independence and children’s rights.

The paediatric environment is very different to the world of adult medicine. This can all be daunting to those who are new to the specialty, but developing the skills and confidence in successfully managing these challenges can enable professionals to make significant differences to the lives of children and families. This makes paediatric medicine amongst the most rewarding of all the medical specialties. In preparing the fourth edition, we have updated the text to reflect changes in understanding of childhood illness over the last 5 years.The new edition includes advances in genetics, screening and therapy of childhood illness.

Multiple choice questions to test and expand on knowledge from the text are included on the companion website. Video clips highlighting clinical signs and examination techniques are available on the companion website. Children have complex needs that require medical staff to work together with other professionals in child health, psychology, education and social care. There is increasing recognition of the need for all health professionals to have a good understanding of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people. Paediatrics at a Glance

New chapters have been added to expand on psychological issues and ethics in child health. There is a new chapter on Palliative Care, which is an emerging area in the specialty. We hope that this edition will continue to educate and inspire students and trainees in taking the first steps towards an understanding of children, their illnesses, their resilience in the face of adversity and amazing capacity for recovery. It is a book with many pictures to aid the introduction and revision of the key topics. We hope this will help as students begin their all-important conversations with young patients. Paediatrics at a Glance

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface viii

Acknowledgements ix

Abbreviations x

How to use your textbook xii

About the companion website xiv

Part 1 Evaluation of the child 1

1 Paediatrics and child health 2

2 The paediatric consultation 4

3 Systems examination 6

4 Development and developmental assessment 12

5 Growth and puberty 16

6 Understanding investigations 20

Part 2 Moving through childhood 27

7 Screening 28

8 Genetics and inherited disorders 31

9 The newborn baby 34

10 Congenital abnormalities 36

11 Common neonatal problems 38

12 The premature baby 40

13 Nutrition in childhood 42

14 Common behaviour concerns 44

15 Child care and school 46

16 Child health promotion 48

17 The immunization schedule 50

Part 3 Growth, endocrine and metabolic 53

18 Weight faltering and failure to thrive 54

19 Short stature and poor growth 56

20 Obesity 58

21 Diabetes 60

Part 4 Cardiovascular disorders 63

22 Congenital heart disease 64

23 Heart problems in older children 66

Part 5 Fever 69

24 Acute fever 70

25 Persistent fever and serious recurrent infections 72

Part 6 Respiratory disorders 75

26 Cough and wheeze 76

27 Stridor 78

28 Swellings in the neck 79

29 Asthma 80

30 Cystic fibrosis 82

Part 7 Abdominal disorders 85

31 Acute abdominal pain 86

32 Vomiting 88

33 Acute diarrhoea and dehydration 90

34 Chronic diarrhoea 92

35 Recurrent abdominal pain 94

36 Constipation 96

Part 8 Urogenital disorders 99

37 Urinary tract infections 100

38 Haematuria and proteinuria 102

39 Bedwetting and daytime wetting 104

40 Swellings in the groin and scrotum 105

Part 9 Neurological disorders 107

41 Developmental delay 108

42 Headache 110

43 Fits, faints and funny turns 112

44 Epilepsy 114

45 Cerebral palsy 116

Part 10 Musculoskeletal disorders 119

46 Swollen joints 120

47 Juvenile idiopathic arthritis 121

48 Leg pain and limp 122

49 Common childhood skeletal problems 123

Part 11 Blood disorders 125

50 Anaemia and thrombocytopenia 126

51 Jaundice 128

52 Leukaemia and childhood cancer 130

Part 12 Skin disorders 133

53 Rashes—types of skin lesions 134

54 Rashes—infancy and congenital 136

55 Rashes—infections and infestations 138

56 Rashes—common inflammatory disorders 140

57 Allergy 142

Part 13 Emergency paediatrics 145

58 Assessing the acutely ill child 146

59 The collapsed child 150

60 The unconscious child 154

61 The fitting child 156

62 Injuries and burns 158

63 Poisoning 159

Part 14 Child health in the community 161

64 Living with a chronic illness 162

65 Living with a disability 164

66 Learning disability and autism 166

67 Visual and hearing impairment 168

68 Neglect and abuse 170

69 Adolescent issues 174

70 Sudden infant death 176

71 Ethics, research and consent 178

72 Palliative and end-of-life care 180

Index 182

Features of Paediatrics at a Glance:

• Is an accessible, user-friendly guide to the entire paediatric curriculum
• Features expanded coverage of psychological issues and ethics in child health
• Includes more on advances in genetics, screening and therapy of childhood illness
• Contains new videos of procedures and concepts on the companion website
• Includes a brand new chapter on Palliative Care – an emerging area in the speciality
• Features full-colour artwork throughout
• Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/paediatrics featuring interactive self-assessment case studies, MCQs, videos of the procedures and concepts covered in the book, and links to online resources

About the Author

Lawrence Miall is Consultant in Neonatal Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Mary Rudolf is Professor of Child Health and Consultant Paediatrician, University of Leeds and Leeds Community Health Care Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK.

Dominic Smith is Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Child Health, York Teaching Hospital and Hull York Medical School, York, UK.


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