The 19th edition of Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatrics (CDTP) features practical, up-to-date, well-referenced information on the care of children from birth through infancy and adolescence. CDTP emphasizes the clinical aspects of pediatric care while also covering important underlying principles. CDTP provides a guide to diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of the medical problems of all pediatric patients in an easy-to-use and readable format.
Like all Lange medical books, CDTP provides a concise yet comprehensive source of current information. Students will find CDTP an authoritative introduction to pediatrics and an excellent source for reference and review. CDTP provides excellent coverage of The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) curriculum used in pediatric clerkships. Residents in pediatrics (and other specialties) will appreciate the detailed descriptions of diseases as well as diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses and nurse practitioners, and other health-care providers who work with infants and children will find CDTP a useful reference on management aspects of pediatric medicine.
Forty-four chapters cover a wide range of topics, including neonatal medicine, child development and behavior, emergency and critical care medicine, and diagnosis and treatment of specific disorders according to major problems and organ systems. A wealth of tables and figures provides quick access to important information, such as acute and critical care procedures in the delivery room, the office, the emergency room, and the critical care unit; anti-infective agents; drug dosages; immunization schedules; differential diagnosis; and developmental screening tests. The final chapter is a handy guide to normal laboratory values.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
The 19th edition of CDTP has been revised comprehensively by the editors and contributing authors. New references as well as up-to-date and useful Web sites have been added, permitting the reader to consult original material and to go beyond the confines of the textbook. As editors and practicing pediatricians, we have tried to ensure that each chapter reflects the needs and realities of day-to-day practice.
The eight chapters that have been extensively revised, with new authors added in several cases, reflect the substantially updated material in each of their areas of pediatric medicine. The Gastrointestinal Tract chapter, with contributions from a new author, has been thoroughly revised, particularly the sections on inflammatory bowel disease and gastroesophageal reflux, as well as new sections on cyclic vomiting syndrome and eosinophilic esophagitis. Especially important are updates to the chapters on Infectious Diseases, including information on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus and tropical diseases such as dengue and malaria. The Neonatology chapter includes a major revision on hyperbilirubinemia. The Poisoning chapter has been revised to include more references and guidelines. The Oral Medicine & Dentistry chapter has a new author and a focus on preventive dentistry. The Cardiovascular chapter has been streamlined and includes a thoroughly updated section on ultrasound and a new section on cardiac transplant and treatment of rejection. A new chapter on Pain Management & Palliative Care has been added. The Rehabilitation Medicine & Sports Medicine chapter has been separated into two chapters to clarify and emphasize the unique aspects of each. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders & Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatrics has been completely revised by two new authors.