Clinical Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease
- Describes all aspects of congenital heart diseases in a uniform pattern. Elaborate description has been made on common diseases. Illustrations with simple hand drawn sketches are given wherever necessary depicting the abnormal anatomy and pathophysiological consequences for clear understanding of the anomaly. - A link between pre-echo era and present day investigatory tools as regards clinical diagnosis is concerned. - Pathophysiology of all diseases is well explained - Characteristic points of electrocardiography and radiography leading to correct clinical diagnosis are well-enlisted
Atlas of Pediatric and Youth ECG
by Gabriele Bronzetti
This book describes in detail the specific aspects of ECG during childhood and adolescence, pursuing an accessible, didactic and easy-to-read approach. Instructive, self-contained and intelligently written, it succeeds in making this diagnostic tool, the interpretation of which is especially complex in younger patients, more comprehensible, while also offering a sound and extensive reference guide for all those who diagnose young patients with electrocardiography. Though ECG produces a relatively simple set of readings, its interpretation and diagnosis are complex. If misinterpreted, a “butterfly effect” of hidden, often neglected heart signals can lead to important and sometimes devastating consequences. Featuring an exceptionally wide range of ECG recordings and examples, the volume sheds new light on the importance of electrophysiological examinations for patients still in their developmental years and provides advice on the use of ECG in connection with recent regulations on the participation of children, adolescents and young athletes in sports. Thanks to the variety of scenarios described, from the most frequent to the most insidious, this work will appeal to a broad readership, from cardiologists and pediatricians to family physicians, anesthesiologists, doctors in sports medicine, students and nurses.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Evidence and Practice
by Mark Lee Wolraich
Based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care: Child and Adolescent Version (DSM-PC), this state-of-the-art reference expertly guides you through normal and abnormal development and behavior for all pediatric age groups. See how neurobiological, environmental, and human relationship factors all contribute to developmental and behavioral disorders and know how to best diagnose and treat each patient you see.
- Accurately identify developmental and behavioral problems using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care criteria, and evidence-based guidelines.
- Gain a clear understanding of the "normal" boundaries and variations within specific disorders.
- Make informed therapeutic decisions with the integration of basic science and practical information and recommendations from the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Avoid legal and ethical implications by consulting the Law, Policy, and Ethics chapter.
Pediatric Ultrasound: Requisites and Applications
by Michael Riccabona
This book, now in a revised and updated second edition, systematically covers the use of ultrasound in all organ systems throughout childhood. After discussing the basics, including physics, ultrasound methods, and artifacts, it elucidates decision-making regarding the use of ultrasound by discussing diagnostic flow charts based on recommended imaging algorithms. The main part of the book addresses ultrasound investigations of the various organs. It documents the indications and prerequisites for specific examinations and offers practical tips and tricks. The normal, age-dependent ultrasound findings and typical appearances in different pathologies are presented in detail and illustrated by numerous high-quality images, with a particular emphasis on those findings that differ from the adult sonographic appearances. And finally, dedicated chapters explore point-of-care and emergency ultrasound, interventional ultrasound, and present orienting tables. This state-of-the-art book covers modern techniques and applications, like contrast-enhanced ultrasound, ultrasound elastography, and automated-image optimization, as well as all pediatric ultrasound applications from point-of-care ultrasound and orienting assessment also at the intensive care unit/emergency room to more detailed and advanced applications, e.g., in dedicated tertiary referral centers. Pediatric Ultrasound is an invaluable source of information and an indispensable aid to decision-making and diagnosis for radiology residents, (pediatric) radiologists, sonographers, pediatricians, (pediatric) surgeons, urologists, and all other physicians who deal with children as a part of their daily practice.
The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide to Your Childs
by Steven P. Shelov
From the most respected authority in pediatrics comes a must-have resource for all parents--The Big Book of Symptoms: What Every Parent Needs to Know. From time to time every parent has to evaluate their child’s symptoms and determine what action to take. This book is designed to help you distinguish minor everyday concerns with more serious conditions, and to suggest a reasonable course of action. Divided into 2 major sections—an A-Z directory of the most common childhood symptoms and an illustrated first aid manual and safety guide—The Big Book of Symptoms also has an extensive index to help find information quickly. An essential text for every home library, The Big Book of Symptoms will help parents determine the best way to help their sick child.