swaimans pediatric neurology principles and practice

kenneth f. swaiman

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since 1975, dr. kenneth swaiman's classic text has been the reference of choice for authoritative guidance in pediatric neurology, and the 6th edition continues this tradition of excellence with thorough revisions that bring you fully up to date with all that's new in the field. five new sections, 62 new chapters, 4 new editors, and a reconfigured format make this a comprehensive and clearly-written resource for the experienced clinician as well as the physician-in-training.show more

nelson pediatric symptom based diagnosis

robert m. kliegman

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nelson pediatric symptom-based diagnosis, by drs. robert m. kliegman, patricia s. lye, brett bordini, heather toth, and donald basel, uses a unique, step-by-step, symptom-based approach to differential diagnosis of diseases and disorders in children and adolescents. conveniently linked to the world's best-selling pediatric reference, nelson textbook of pediatrics, 20th edition, it focuses on the symptoms you're likely to see in general practice, as well as uncommon disorders. you'll find clear guidance on exactly what to consider and how to proceed when faced with a host of common symptoms such as cough, fever, headache, chest pain, gait disturbances, and many more.show more

the harriet lane handbook mobile medicine series

johns hopkins hospital

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written "by residents, for residents" and reviewed by expert faculty at the johns hopkins hospital, lauren kahl, md and helen k. hughes, md, mph, the harriet lane handbook, 21st edition, remains your #1 source of pediatric point-of-care clinical information. updated and expanded content, as well as increased online coverage, keeps you fully current with new guidelines, practice parameters, and more. easy to use, concise, and complete, this is the essential manual for all health care professionals who treat children.show more

illustrated textbook of paediatrics

tom lissauer

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thoroughly revised and updated, the fifth edition of this prize-winning title retains the high level of illustration and accessibility that has made it so popular worldwide with medical students and trainees approaching clinical specialty exams. illustrated textbook of paediatrics has been translated into eight languages over its life.show more

pediatric endocrinology and inborn errors of metabolism 2

kyriakie sarafoglou

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the acclaimed clinical guide to managing both pediatric endocrine disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. no other text so skillfully blends the disciplines of endocrinology and inborn metabolic disorders into one clinically focused, highly visual resource as pediatric endocrinology and inborn errors of metabolism. in this practical, user-friendly tutorial, a team of international contributors delivers the latest information and clinical insights clinicians need to confidently diagnose and manage pediatric patients. this full-color resource guides readers through the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic laboratory examinations, and treatments regimens of each disorder. pediatric endocrinology and inborn errors of metabolism successfully balances authority and comprehensiveness with a strong clinical, practical approach that delivers an unmatched integrated discussion of the fields.it includes full-color presentation with numerous photos, illustrations, diagnostic algorithms, tables, and text boxes that summarize key concepts and assist in the decision-making process; at-a-glance feature beginning each disease-based chapter summarizes all the clinical information you need to differentiate between disorder sub-types in one easy-to-find place; complete and detailed information on all laboratory and radiographic testing used to diagnose disorders in both disciplines. editors kyriakie sarafoglou, md, is director, leo fung center for congenital adrenal hyperplasia and disorders of sex development, division of pediatric endocrinology, division of genetics and metabolism, university of minnesota medical school, minneapolis, minnesota. georg f. hoffmann, md, univ.-prof. dr. med., prof. h.c. mult. (rch) is professor and chair, university children's hospital, ruprecht-karls-university heidelberg, heidelberg, baden-wurttemberg, germany. karl s. roth, md is professor and chair (retired), department of pediatrics, creighton university school of medicine, omaha, nebraska.show more

fetal neonatal lung development clinical correlates and technologies for the future

alan h. jobe

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lung disease affects more than 600 million people worldwide. while some of these lung diseases have an obvious developmental component, there is growing appreciation that processes and pathways critical for normal lung development are also important for postnatal tissue homeostasis and are dysregulated in lung disease. this book provides an authoritative review of fetal and neonatal lung development and is designed to provide a diverse group of scientists, spanning the basic to clinical research spectrum, with the latest developments on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of normal lung development and injury-repair processes, and how they are dysregulated in disease. the book covers genetics, omics, and systems biology as well as new imaging techniques that are transforming studies of lung development. the reader will learn where the field of lung development has been, where it is presently, and where it is going in order to improve outcomes for patients with common and rare lung diseases.show more

cardiac pacing and defibrillation in pediatric and congenital heart disease

maully shah

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with a growing population of young patients with congenital heart disease reaching adulthood, this unique new book offers an in-depth guide to managing the challenges and issues related to device therapy in this patient group. * the only book resource dedicated to pacing, cardiac resynchronization therapy and icd therapy for the pediatric and congenital heart disease patient * contains practical advice for pacemaker and icd implantation, programming, trouble-shooting, managing complications and follow up * up-to-date with the latest in device technology * contains multiple graphics, device electrogram tracings, and radiographic images for clarity * includes video clips and over 150 multiple choice questions with extended answers on companion website, ideal for self test * an invaluable resource for both the specialist pediatric cardiologist and the general cardiologist responsible for children with heart disease and pacing devicesshow more

pediatric cancer in africa 2016 a case based guide to diagnosis and management

daniela cristina stefan

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this text is the only book of its kind to provide specific guidance applicable to limited resource settings and builds up from the foundation of general practitioner or general pediatrician competence. written and edited by leaders in the field, this manual educates physicians on the essential components of the discipline, filtered through the experience of specialists from developing countries, with immediate applicability in the specific healthcare environment in these countries. typically, manuals of pediatric hematology-oncology are written by specialists from high-income countries, and usually target an audience with a sub-specialist level of training, often assisted by cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment facilities. however, approximately 80% of new cases of cancer in children appear in mid- and low-income countries. almost invariably, general practitioners or general pediatricians without special training in oncology will look after children with malignancies who enter the health care system in these countries. the diagnostic facilities are usually limited, as are the treatment options.
the survival figures in these conditions are somewhere below 20%, while in high-income countries they are in the range of 80% for many childhood cancers. this book includes simplified therapy protocols, pain therapy and palliation, as well as ward procedures such as bone marrow aspiration/biopsies, intravenous therapy and chemotherapy drugs mixing. it provides an overview of pediatric cancer epidemiology, cancer registration and organizing support networks and features the management of cancers with associated pathology like aids, malnutrition, malaria and tuberculosis.show more

breastfeeding and human lactation enhanced fifth edition

karen wambach

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breastfeeding and human lactation, enhanced fifth edition continues as the leading reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice for lactation consultants and specialists. thoroughly updated and revised with current research, references, and photos, it contains a clear clinical focus with more than 2,000 research studies supporting the clinical recommendations found in the text. topics include placing breastfeeding in its historical context, workplace-related issues, anatomical and biological imperatives of lactation, the prenatal and perinatal periods and concerns during the postpartum period, the mother's health, and sociocultural issues. with contributions from the foremost experts in the field, breastfeeding and human lactation, enhanced fifth edition is also an excellent resource to prepare for certification and practice as an international board certified lactation consultant (ibclc). each new print copy includes navigate 2 preferred access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive ebook and navigate 2 testprep.show more

pediatric critical care

bradley p. fuhrman

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still the #1 resource for today's pediatric icu teams, pediatric critical care, 5th edition covers the entire field, from basic science to cutting-edge clinical applications. drs. bradley p. fuhrman and jerry j. zimmerman, accompanied by an expert team of editors and contributors from around the world, bring you today's best information on the current and future landscape of pediatric critical care so you can consistently deliver optimum care to your young patients.show more

pediatricians guide to discussing research with patients

christina a. di bartolo

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with the proliferation of research studies posted online, media outlets scrambling to pick up stories, and individuals posting unverified information via social media, the landscape for parents trying to understand the latest science as it pertains to their children has never been more challenging to navigate. this book is intended to assist pediatricians when discussing research findings with parents. it provides an overview of research practices and terminology, clarifies misconceptions about studies and findings, and explains the limitations of research when applied to medical decision making. through this framework, physicians can explain their reasoning behind specific clinical recommendations. in addition to examining the broad concepts comprising research literacy, this book reviews the current findings in topics that pediatricians report discussing most often with parents, such as vaccines, diet, medications, and sleep. pediatrician's guide to discussing research with patients is a unique resource for pediatricians in encouraging the development of research literacy in their patients.show more

pediatric and adolescent oncofertility 2017 best practices and emerging technologies

teresa k. woodruff

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reflecting the increasing interest in fertility management for pediatric and adolescent patients and fulfilling an urgent need to have a comprehensive guide to the management of these individuals, this is the first book of its kind to present a comprehensive discussion of pediatric and adolescent oncofertility. it carefully examines the impact of pediatric cancer and cancer therapy on fertility and presents both current and emerging fertility preservation techniques for both males and females, such as cryopreservation. fertility concerns beyond cancer are also discussed, including disorders of sexual differentiation, gender dysphoria and thalassemia. practical chapters on pediatric oncofertility in the clinic round out the book, covering setting up a practice, counseling and consent, disclosure and insurance considerations. concluding chapters document fertility preservation techniques and outcomes internationally, with contributions from portuguese, brazilian and japanese authors.
timely and wide-ranging, pediatric and adolescent oncofertility is an ideal resource for reproductive medicine specialists, pediatric oncologists, and primary care physicians treating pediatric and adolescent cancer patients looking to protect fertility options.show more

diseases of the liver biliary system in children

deirdre a. kelly

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this market-leading book, with comprehensive coverage of the entire spectrum of liver disease in children, returns with 12 brand new chapters covering key areas in liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, and liver disease in infancy. authored by the world s leading hepatologists and pediatricians and expertly edited by deirdre kelly, it covers the entire topic from pathology to diagnosis and clinical management, and in all stages of childhood from the unborn baby through to infancy, and from childhood to the transition into adolescence. hepatologists, pediatricians and gastroenterologists of all levels will find it an essential tool to consult time and time againshow more

the massgeneral hospital for children adolescent medicine handbook 2017

mark a. goldstein

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the second edition of this definitive guide for clinical care of adolescents builds upon the practical knowledge and guidance of the first edition, and expands into new subjects of adolescent care. the handbook is divided into three sections: general adolescent medicine, sexuality, and mental health, and contains relevant, practical knowledge, covering those areas most often seen in the practice of adolescent medicine. the massgeneral hospital for children adolescent medicine handbook, 2nd edition details best practices in regards to diagnostic evaluations and clinical care, but also instructs practitioners on the best methods to connect, communicate, and continue that care with adolescents, in order to provide optimal treatment, and instill healthy lifetime behaviors. each chapter is written by clinicians who have been trained at, or are members of the staff of massachusetts general hospital, and this edition has nearly doubled the amount of skilled physician authors.
while this title has been revised and updated, entirely new chapters devoted to hypertension, immunizations, breast disorders, hiv, and resilience have also been added, reflecting new and changing contributions to the field of adolescent medicine. this second edition brings together the practical, hands-on knowledge of the first edition, along with new information and additional subject areas to create a balanced, multi-specialty method to treating and engaging adolescent patients.show more

pediatric rheumatology 2016 a clinical viewpoint

sujata sawhney

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this book on rheumatology in children is intended to be a handy tool for all professionals interested in this field. it is divided into five sections: general considerations, arthritic problems, connective tissue diseases, systemic vasculitides and finally a section that covers miscellaneous issues such as immunodeficiencies, bone heath and uveitis. the book has an easy format with each chapter having one or more clinicalvignettes at the start of the chapter. in addition each chapter outlines the learning objectives and key take home messages. at the end of each section a collection of cases to highlight important issues in the clinic are included. the colorful charts, pictures and tables make reading this book an easy task. the authors are leading experts in their fields working at best practices centers globally to provide the reader with state-of-the-art information.show more

pediatric cns tumors 2017

nalin gupta

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pediatric cns tumors is a detailed review of childhood brain tumors that offers a biologically based perspective on their management. for each tumor type, epidemiology, pathological features, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed. particular emphasis is placed on the provision of treatment algorithms that reflect current best practice, and controversies and therapeutic agents under development are also addressed. the closing chapters consider many of the diagnostic and treatment modalities common to all tumors, with special attention to experimental and emerging techniques. this third edition of the book has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account the latest advances in knowledge and treatment.show more

care of adults with chronic childhood conditions a practical guide

alice a. kuo

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this book addresses the unique healthcare needs of adults with chronic childhood illnesses. it presents a model of primary and secondary prevention for emerging adulthood-primary prevention in which all young adults are screened for high-risk behaviors and health needs and secondary prevention in which young adults with chronic childhood conditions are optimized through coordinated care, connections to community resources and social/family support. this book is organized in five parts. part i provides a detailed overview of the health care transition from pediatrics to adult medicine from both a policy and practice perspective. in part ii, the concept of emerging adulthood as a developmental period is explored and strategies for providing improved comprehensive care for this age group are discussed. part iii reviews specific chronic childhood conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes mellitus, and offers clinical cases and summary reports that can be used as a quick guides to each condition.
in part iv, additional clinical considerations that are not necessarily condition-specific but are highly relevant to the care of young adults with chronic childhood conditions are examined. part v describes the socio-legal issues involved in caring for this population. care of adults with chronic childhood conditions provides primary care providers with a new framework for the care of young adults and identifies opportunities to influence patient health outcomes over a life trajectory.show more

ovarian cancers 2017 advances through international research cooperation gineco engot gcig

eric pujade-lauraine

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this book provides an overview of the latest developments in the concepts and management of ovarian cancer. the new data presented throughout opens the way to radically different therapeutic approaches. surgery remains the core of ovarian cancer treatment, but its ultimate goal and the standard surgical procedure have evolved, giving rise to the question of how to label expert centers for debulking surgery. neo-adjuvant chemotherapy is becoming more popular and is also a new field for testing novel drug combinations. over recent years, ovarian cancer management has embraced molecular biology. it is now more correct to talk about cancers of the ovary rather than ovarian cancer, since it is not a unique disease but several entities with different molecular drivers. the significant advances in drugs targeting the microenvironment or the tumor cell dna repair mechanisms are presented in detail together with exciting future perspectives. all these advances would not have been possible without collaborative groups such as the gineco group in france and their integration in wider clinical research networks at the european (engot) and international (gcig) level.show more

cancer in adolescents and young adults 2017

archie bleyer

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this is the second edition of the only book to be devoted exclusively to the total cancer picture in adolescents and young adults (aya), now expanded from the age range 15-29 to that of 15-39 years. for each of the diverse spectrum of cancers encountered in the aya group, the epidemiology, natural progression, diagnostic approaches, and treatment options are described, with special emphasis on strategies for early detection and prevention. comparison is made with management of both younger and older patients, and model programs are presented that address common diagnostic, staging, treatment, and psychosocial shortcomings in the aya group. detailed attention is also paid to principles and practices of care, with consideration of psychosocial and quality of life issues, social support systems, rehabilitation, late effects, insurance, and economic aspects of health care, among other topics. the authors make compelling arguments for integrated strategies that allow young adults to benefit from the combined expertise of pediatric and adult oncologists in systems that identify both the complex disease and the social issues specific to this population.
the proposed models of care include relationships with other specialties that do not specifically target this age group, i.e., infectious disease, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, gastroenterology, thoracic and abdominal surgery, urology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery. new patterns of communication are advocated and endorsed as essential for productive interaction involving these specialties. references are extensive and are oriented toward users in pediatric hematology-oncologymedical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, oncology nursing, psycho-oncology, social work, epidemiology, public health and health services research. the contributing authors are from the united states, the united kingdom, canada, italy, france, israel, switzerland and australia, germany, japan and the netherlands.p>show more

organization and management of ivf units 2016 a practical guide for the clinician

steven d. fleming

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bringing together the latest information on the organization, management and quality of in-vitro fertilization (ivf) units, this is the first true field guide for the clinician working in assisted reproductive technologies (art). divided thematically into four main sections, part one discussed the establishment and organization of the ivf unit, including location, design and construction, practical considerations for batching ivf cycles, and regulations and risk management. part two, the largest section, covers the many aspects of overall quality management and its implementation – staff and patient management, cryobank and pgd/pgs management, and data management – as well as optimization of treatment outcomes and statistical process control analysis to assess quality variation. part three addresses the relationship between ivf units and society at large, including the ethics of ivf treatment, as well as public/low-cost and private/corporate ivf units. advertising and marketing for ivf units is discussed in part four, including the building and managing of websites and the use of traditional print and social media.
with approximately five thousand ivf units worldwide and a growing number of training programs, organization and management of ivf units is a key resource for clinic directors, unit managers, embryologists, quality experts, and students of reproductive medicine and clinical embryology.show more

bone health assessment in pediatrics guidelines for clinical practice 2016

aenor j. sawyer

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the gold-standard resource for evaluating bone health in children and adolescents, this practical and highly anticipated second edition offers a comprehensive, fully updated resource for addressing bone health in these populations. developed by a renowned international panel of experts in measuring and analyzing bone density in the pediatric patient and reflecting the 2013 international society for clinical densitometry (iscd) guidelines for pediatric dxa assessment, interpretation and reporting, this indispensable reference covers all the important changes in the field over the last 9 years. some highlights of this edition include: an entire chapter on the assessment of infants and toddlers, a chapter devoted to the assessment of children with disabling conditions, an in-depth discussion of vertebral fracture and its etiologies, and a thorough review of the advantages and limitations of densitometry techniques including dxa, pqct, hrpqct, and mri. new fracture prediction software, including trabecular bone score and finite element analysis, is described.
in this edition, the limitations of dxa are addressed as are the most recent strategies for handling them including proposed dxa adjustments such as height z-score. solidifying itself as the leading text in the field, bone health assessment in pediatrics: guidelines for clinical practice, 2nd edition provides all of the critical basic analysis and evaluation tools, images, and calculations necessary for clinical practice.show more

obstetric emergencies 2016 a practical guide

diogo ayres-de-campos

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this book will serve as a pocket guide, offering rapid advice on appropriate emergency care for a wide range of obstetric situations, including acute fetal hypoxia, uterine rupture, shoulder dystocia, eclampsia, amniotic fluid embolism, pulmonary thromboembolism, retention of the aftercoming head, major postpartum hemorrhage, and uterine inversion. for each emergency, the definition, diagnosis, and recommended management strategy are reviewed from a pan-european perspective. regular review and training in obstetric emergencies is the only effective way to develop and maintain clinical competence in these rare and life-threatening situations, thus improving their management and the resulting outcomes. healthcare professionals will find this book offers a practical and reliable source of information for dealing with dangerous and acute complications of pregnancy and childbirth.show more

nurse educators guide to best teaching practice 2016 a case based approach

keeley c. harmon

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this book presents essential teaching skills and tools for nurse educators. it begins with a discussion of the trends in nursing education and the principles of teaching and learning. the book then explores topics such as classroom teaching, clinical experiences, teaching in the simulation laboratory, and online learning. each chapter discusses the basics of teaching and learning in the specific environment, followed by scenarios that focus on the issues encountered by nursing faculty in these settings. the scenarios present the key issues under consideration, recommend actions that faculty members can institute to address the issues, and describe rationales and solutions based on best evidence. the book also includes specific tools designed to assist nurse educators in preparation for the teaching role, such as examples of course syllabi, program outcomes, clinical contracts, and action plans. nurse educator's guide to best teaching practice is a valuable resource for novice and experienced educators in managing the challenges inherent in nursing education.show more

non surgical ablation therapy for early stage breast cancer 2016

takayuki kinoshita

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covering the history of breast cancer, theory of radiofrequency ablation (rfa), resection of carcinoma, imaging before and after non-surgical ablation therapy and quality of life, this book focuses on extensive breast-conserving treatment for the preservation of a cosmetically acceptable breast. it investigates the feasibility of percutaneous, minimally invasive techniques to ablate breast tumors and several modalities such as cryosurgery, laser ablation, thermoablation and high-intensity focused ultrasound. non-surgical ablation therapy for early-stage breast cancer centers on rfa and provides insights into cryoablation and focused ultrasound surgery. rfa has been shown to be effective for treating tumors in many types of tissue, including liver, bone, brain, kidney, pancreas and prostate. as such this book is a valuable resource for breast and general surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists in all areas. the extensive discussions enable scholars to gain radiological expertise and a basic understanding of molecular biology, leading to better surgery without scalpels.show more

neonatal transfusion practices 2017

deborah a. sesok-pizzini

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this book provides a concise yet comprehensive review of neonatal transfusion medicine. the text covers major areas of the field, including chapters dedicated to pre transfusion testing, manufacturing, standards and storage; blood product administration; special congenital and acquired disorders in the neonate; hemolytic disease of the newborn; intrauterine transfusions; adverse reactions; and ecmo. the volume features contributions from a diverse group of experts in the field and include pathologists, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist, and a high-risk obstetrician. these authors contribute their unique expertise and perspectives to the practice of neonatal transfusion medicine and allow the reader to experience an in depth introduction to each of the chapter topics. neonatal transfusion practices is a valuable, go-to reference that addresses some of the more frequent questions asked by clinicians and professionals who have limited exposure to neonatal transfusion practices.show more

management of adrenal masses in children and adults 2017

electron kebebew

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this book is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to the management of adrenal neoplasms that provides a resource to the broad group of providers that will encounter such a patient. sections address issues that are faced by providers who encounter a patient with an adrenal neoplasm. these areas include an overview of the genetic basis and familial cancer syndrome-associated with adrenal neoplasms, pathobiology, advanced and tumor specific imaging approaches and technologies, biochemical analysis, standard medical and surgical therapies, and emerging technology and treatment approaches to benign and malignant adrenal neoplasms. written by experts in the field, each of these sections address level of clinical evidence and provide recommendations and treatment algorithms. extensive illustrations make this an interactive text. management of adrenal masses in children and adults will serve as a very useful resource for all providers dealing with, and interested in this common but challenging tumor.
it will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.show more

kawasaki disease 2016 current understanding of the mechanism and evidence based treatment

ben tsutomu saji

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this book provides the most up-to-date information on the clinical research into and medical management of kawasaki disease, and opens the door for new pathological insights. its nearly 50 sections cover basic research, genetic backgrounds, bacterial and biological evidence, and medical treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin, steroids, and recent anti-cytokine approaches. it offers an invaluable resource for general pediatricians, pediatric and adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, infectious disease specialists, pediatric rheumatologists, epidemiologists, and basic researchers in these disciplines.show more

headache in children and adolescents 2016 a case based approach

ishaq abu-arafeh

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this book assists appropriate headache assessment and decision-making in pediatrics. it covers many aspects and causes of headache disorders in children and adolescents using case studies to illustrate important points in history, examination, diagnosis, choice of management approach, therapy selection, and communication of the most helpful advice to the child and parents. case studies have been taken from real clinical practice and presented in a consistent style. they are discussed by the authors to highlight important points in history, important positive and negative points in examination, the diagnosis, and full analysis and justification of treatment options. headache in children and adolescents: a case-based approach is an ideal reference for primary care physicians, paediatricians, neurologists and paediatric neurologists in their daily practice, in their consulting rooms and wards.show more

sleep disorders in children 2016

sona nevsimalova

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this book is both an exam guide to children's sleep medicine and a practical manual for diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in children. an overview of the most frequent sleep disorders encountered in newborns, infants, children and adolescents is provided. this book discusses the main sleep disorders in detail, including insomnia, respiratory disturbances, movement disorders during sleep, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias, and disorders associated with increased sleepiness. it also covers sleep disorders associated with neurological, psychiatric, and medical diseases. this book is divided into two parts. the first part is an introduction to childhood sleep physiology and pathology, epidemiology of sleep disorders, and diagnostic procedures. the second part describes the most frequent sleep disorders in greater depth. sleep disorders in children is aimed at sleep researchers, pediatricians, child neurologists and child psychiatrists, as well as patient organizations and families with affected children.show more

fetal and hybrid procedures in congenital heart diseases 2016

gianfranco butera

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this book is an ideal, up-to-date guide to the application of fetal interventions and hybrid procedures, in which the surgeon and the interventional cardiologist work together, for the treatment of congenital heart diseases at a very early stage when disease outcome may be altered. state of the art data and clear instruction are offered on techniques such as fetal pulmonary and aortic valve dilatation, fetal interatrial septum stenting, hybrid defect closure, hybrid stent implantation, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome therapy. recognized experts describe the benefits of such early interventions, particularly evident in the case of valve disease, and explain how the hybrid strategy, by combining advantages and tools from each approach, can reduce invasiveness and risks and improve results. the book also looks ahead to the likely impact of new technologies, including nanotechnology, that will soon be available.
fetal and hybrid procedures in congenital heart diseases will be a rich source of knowledge, step-by-step guidance, and practical tips and tricks for obstetricians/gynecologists, fetal cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, congenital cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensivists.show more