Written expressly for trainees in pediatrics, "Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics, 3rd Edition" provides a broad information base with a symptom-complex orientation. It presents a pathophysiologic basis for the approach to differential diagnosis and makes liberal use of algorithms and tables to summarize important information. Perfect for students in the pediatric clerkship, "Rudolph's Fundamentals" is also relied upon by pediatric and family medicine residents, nurses, and anyone who needs quick, concise answers to a broad array of clinical pediatric questions. It is written expressly for medical students by leading educators in pediatrics. It discusses approaches to symptom presentations. A problem-oriented approach promotes a better understanding of clinical issues and differential diagnosis. It features extensive algorithms, tables, and illustrations. Pathophysiology is included to facilitate an understanding of the basis for selection of diagnostic studies and treatments. It includes six brand new chapters: Adolescence, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Rheumatic Diseases, Cancer in Children, The Nervous System, and Ophthalmology. All other chapters have been revised and updated.
"The book has 21 chapters devoted to major fields in pediatrics, with new chapters on adolescence, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, rheumatology, oncology, neurology, and ophthalmology. In addition, chapters on pediatric health supervision and ethics are provided. The chapters are well written, for the most part, with the proper amount of information so that reading is not laborious. The tables and algorithms are plentiful and are a key feature of this book. The figures are helpful and complement the text very well...Students who use this book will be well prepared for end-of-rotation exams and have a good foundation in pediatrics. For residents it is a beneficial book to review and assimilate much information."--Doody's Review Service Doody's 20030315
1. Pediatric Health Supervision, Kim J. Overby 2. Adolescence, William Adelman and Jonathan Ellen 3. Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Daniel L. Coury 4. The Perinatal Period, Augusto Sola, Marta R. Rogido, and John Colin Partridge 5. An Approach to Clinical Genetics, Cynthia R. Curry 6. A Clinical Approach to Inborn Errors of Metabolism, John Christodoulou 7. Immunologic Disorders, Anna Huttenlocher and Diane Wara 8. Rheumatic Diseases, Mary Denise Moore 9. Infectious Diseases, Allan S. Lau, Alan Uba, and Deborah Lehman 10. Injuries & Emergencies, Joel A. Fein, Dennis R. Durbin, and Steven M. Selbst 11. Skin, Judith V. Williams, Sheila Fallon Friedlander, and Lawrence F. Eichenfield 12. The Gastrointestinal Tract & Liver, Donald Wayne Laney, Jr. 13. Blood, Caroline A. Hastings and Bertram H. Lubin 14. Cancer in Children, Daniel C. West 15. Kidneys & Electrolytes, Anthony A. Portale, Robert S. Mathias, Donald E. Potter, and David r. Rozansky 16. Circulation, Michael M. Brook, Phillip Moore, and George F. Van Hare 17. Respiratory Diseases, Robert W. Wilmott, Mark E. Dato, and Barbara A. Chini 18. Allergy: Mechanisms & Disease Processes, Richard S. Shames 19. Endocrinology, Stephen M. Rosenthal and Stephen E. Gitelman 20. The Nervous System, Francis J. DiMario, Jr. 21. Ophthalmology, Ronald V. Keech 22. Orthopedic Problems in Children, John T. Smith 23. Ethical Issues in Pediatrics, Bernard Lo and Ann Alpers Index
Abraham M. Rudolph, MD Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus and Senior Staff Member Cardiovascular Research Institute University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, California Robert K. Kamei, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Director, Residency Training Program Department of Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, California Kim J. Overby, MD Medical Care Coordinator Child Welfare Division Elwyn, Inc. Elwyn, Pennsylvania