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Om Berkowitz's Pediatrics
The reference of choice for pediatricians, pediatric residents, and medical students, the newly revised and expanded 5th editon provides clear, practice-oriented guidance of the core knowledge in pediatrics. Comprehensive coverage of hundreds of topics ranging from temper tantrums and thumb-sucking to diabetes and kidney disease make this an ideal reference for students, pediatric residents, pediatric nurse practitioners and nurses. More than 140 clinical chapters review pertinent epidemiology and pathophysiology, then gives concise guidelines on what symptoms to look for, what alternative diagnoses to consider, what tests to order, and how to manage your patient. Outcomes-centric focus - chapters open with a case presentation and a list of focal questions, and close with the case resolution. Quick reference organization - Signs and symptoms are grouped by body system for fast look-up; head, neck and respiratory system; cardiovascular system; hematologic, genitourinary, orthopedic, gastrointestinal, neurologic, dermatologic disorders. Consistent solution-oriented format - Steps through clinical presentation; pathophysiology; differential diagnosis; evaluation; lab tests; management; and prognosis. Illuminating visuals - Superb figures illustrate patient presentations and clinical procedures.An ideal reference for pediatricians, family physicians, medical students, residents, residency program directors, physician assistants, pediatric nurse practitioners and nurses.