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LANGE medical book CURRENT ESSENTIALS PEDIATRICS Latest Edition PDF download

LANGE medical book CURRENT ESSENTIALS PEDIATRICS Latest Edition PDF download

LANGE medical book CURRENT ESSENTIALS PEDIATRICS Latest Edition PDF download

LANGE medical book CURRENT ESSENTIALS PEDIATRICS Latest Edition PDF download This is the first edition of Current Essentials: Pediatrics. Like the other books in this series, it has been created as a ready reference on pediatric
disease for trainees and professionals caring for pediatric in and out
patients. It is not a complete text of pediatric medicine. There is a great
body of information on normal growth, nutrition, development, and
behavior in children that is not included but is integral to good pediatric
practice. There is much about pediatric disease management that has not
been included.

Current Essentials: Pediatrics is a handbook of pediatric disorders.
It is based on its best-selling parent text, Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Pediatrics, proudly referred to locally as the “Denver Green Book.” Each page describes a single disorder with a list of its key clinical and laboratory features, disorders with similar features that require differentiation, and major components of treatment. I have not included detailed management instructions or drug doses as these vary with each child’s size, age, and medical status and are better described in other references. Some of the “pearls” appended to each disorder have been abstracted from Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Pediatrics and some are derived from my own experience as a pediatric gastroenterologist.

I hope that something telegraphically written on each page will raise
more questions about the disorder and will lead to more in-depth inves-
tigation. Inevitably, there were topics that could have been inserted in more
than one chapter and I made a number of arbitrary decisions on placement. Check the index and table of contents if a topic doesn’t appear in the chapter you anticipated. I welcome all suggestions that will make the second edition of Current Essentials: Pediatrics more complete and more useful.

LANGE medical book CURRENT ESSENTIALS PEDIATRICS Latest Edition PDF download

Respiratory Tract
Croup………………………………………………………………………………… 3
Bronchiolitis……………………………………………………………………….. 4
Bronchiectasis…………………………………………………………………….. 5
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) ……………………………………………………………… 6
Bacterial Pneumonia …………………………………………………………….. 7
Viral Pneumonia ………………………………………………………………….. 8
Lung Abscess ……………………………………………………………………… 9
Pulmonary Embolism …………………………………………………………… 10
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) …………………………………… 11
Pneumothorax …………………………………………………………………….. 12
Pulmonary Sequestration ……………………………………………………… 13
Eventration of the Diaphragm ………………………………………………… 14
Pulmonary Hypoplasia …………………………………………………………. 15
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) …………………………. 16
Bronchiolitis Obliterans with Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP) ……… 17
Asthma—Reactive Airways Disease ……………………………………….. 18
Pulmonary Tuberculosis (Pulmonary TB) ………………………………… 19

Essentials of Diagnosis
• Viral croup—inflammation of the larynx and upper airway struc-
tures causes sudden-onset barking cough, stridor, congestion,
± fever. Usually self-limited. Common in children <5 years
• Viral organisms causing croup—parainfluenza, respiratory syn-
cytial virus (RSV), influenza, rubeola, adenovirus, Mycoplasma
pneumoniae
• Bacterial infection of epiglottitis or trachea causes life-threatening
stridor (see Chap. 16, Epiglottitis)
• Spasmodic croup—recurrent episodes of stridor with/without
viral infection, may be allergic in origin
• Viral croup is a clinical diagnosis. Evaluation for other causes of
stridor is important and may require imaging, bronchoscopy
â–  Differential Diagnosis
• Laryngomalacia—common cause of stridor in newborns.
Immaturity of cartilage supporting epiglottis and other supra-
glottic structures improves with time
• Laryngeal cleft—failure of posterior cricoid fusion causes stridor
and recurrent aspiration
• Angioedema—histamine-mediated acute swelling of skin and/or
multiple other systems may involve the larynx and trachea. Caused
by allergy, C1 esterase deficiency, medications (angiotensin-
converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors), and cold exposure
• Laryngeal/esophageal foreign body
• Retropharyngeal abscess or tumor, mediastinal tumor
• Subglottic stenosis—congenital or secondary to endotracheal
intubation.

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