CURRENT ESSENTIALS PEDIATRICS 1ST EDITION
This Current Essentials Pediatrics 1st edition is Like the other books in this series, it has been created as a ready reference on the pediatric disease for trainees and professionals caring for pediatric in and outpatients. It is not a complete text of pediatric medicine. There is a great body of information on healthy growth, nutrition, development, and behavior in children that is not included but is integral to good pediatric practice. Much about pediatric disease management has not been included.
Current Essentials Pediatrics 1st edition 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 it’s critical clinical and laboratory features, disorders with similar features that require differentiation, and significant components of treatment.
The author has 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.
The author hopes that something is telegraphically written on each page of Current Essentials Pediatrics 1st edition will raise more questions about the disorder and will lead to a more in-depth investigation. Inevitably, some topics could have been inserted in more than one chapter, and the author made some arbitrary decisions on placement. Check the index and table of contents if a topic doesn’t appear in the chapter you anticipated.