Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics 1st Edition
This convenient handbook helps you effectively evaluate patient complaints, and develop sound differential diagnoses and management strategies.
This practice-focused new resource provides must-know information and expert advice for confidently addressing more than 80 diagnostic challenges.
Discover all the pediatric issues you’re most likely to see
Look here for the essentials on everything from abdominal, back, and chest pain…to fever, fatigue, headache, and heart murmurs…to rash, red eye, sleep disturbances, and speech and language concerns…plus much more. Coverage also extends to evaluation of mental health symptoms, including anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, emotional disturbance, inattention and impulsivity, and self-harm.
Some 200 full-color images complement the concise text!
Work through patient problems efficiently and systematically
Designed to work the way you do, Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics guides you through every step in the diagnostic decision-making process. Information on each complaint is presented in the order in which you need to consider it as your evaluation proceeds.
- Pathophysiology and epidemiology
- Physical examination
- Laboratory tests
- Imaging studies
- Approaches to initial management
- Ongoing care and follow-up
- Suggestions on when to refer or admit
Ready-reference features help save time and enhance outcomes
- Presenting complaints are organized alphabetically for speedy look up.
- Easy-to-follow algorithms simplify clinical decision-making
- At-a-glance charts and data tables
- Text boxes highlighting potential differential diagnoses
·Alopecia and Hair Shaft Anomalies
·Anemia and Pallor
·Diarrhea and Steatorrhea
·Disruptive Behavior and Aggression
·Dizziness and Vertigo
·Failure to Thrive: Pediatric Undernutrition
·Fatigue and Weakness
·Fever of Unknown Origin
·Foot and Leg Problems
·Gender Expression and Identity Issues
·High Blood Pressure
·Inattention and Impulsivity
·Irritability and Fussiness
·Medically Unexplained Symptoms
·Petechiae and Purpura
·Puberty: Normal and Abnormal
·Red Eye/Pink Eye
·School Absenteeism and School Refusal
·Scrotal Swelling and Pain
·Speech and Language Concerns
·Temper Tantrums and Breath-holding Spells
·Red eye/pink eye
·Speech and language concerns
About the Author
Henry M. Adam, MD, FAAP: Until recently, Dr. Henry M. Adam was a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College and studying as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow at Yale University, he graduated from the State University of NY-Upstate Medical Center in 1979, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following pediatric residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC, he was a Fellow in general and behavioral pediatrics and then joined the faculty at Einstein.
He has directed the Pediatric Outreach Program (1984-86), the AIDS Day Care Center (1987-90), and the Pediatric AIDS Primary Care Program (1990-94), all at Jacobi Medical Center. As an educator, Dr. Adam directed the pediatric residency training program at Montefiore Medical Center (1994-2002), has received the Lewis Fraad Teaching Award, and has been elected to the Leo Davidoff Teaching Society.
Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP, has spent more than 35 years in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical teaching. Her special interests include mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings, access to health care for underserved populations, primary care of children with special health care needs, and residency training in mental health, community pediatrics, and advocacy.
Dr Foy received her bachelor of arts from Wellesley College and her doctorate of medicine from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at University of North Carolina hospitals. She has held several academic positions and is currently professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and medical director of the Northwest Community Care Network (a regional network of North Carolina Medicaid providers). She is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), having served as chair of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health from 2004 to 2010 and currently serving as past chair of the AAP National Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; member of the AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group, and member of the AAP Board of Directors. Roles in other organizations have included the presidency of the North Carolina Pediatric Society (North Carolina Chapter of the AAP) from 1998 to 2000 and cofounder and director of the School Health Alliance for Forsyth County from 1999 to 2011.