100 Cases in Paediatrics PDF
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Paediatrics is a fascinating and multifaceted speciality. As well as dealing with the standard medical conditions that arise in children, it covers neonatology and the preterm infant (often newcomers to a neonatal intensive care unit see it as ‘another world’), genetics, ethics, child development, child protection, and child and adolescent psychiatry. During the short medical student paediatric attachments, and in the era of decreasing hours of work for junior doctors, the exposure to the diverse range of paediatric conditions is limited.
In the 100 cases that follow, we have tried to cover the majority of the key areas in paediatrics. We have tackled problems that arise in different settings, such as primary care, and emergency departments, paediatric outpatients, the paediatric ward and the maternity and neonatal intensive care units. We hope to have done so in a way that is interesting and that brings the cases alive. After reading through the case and questions, the reader should carefully consider their answer and ideally commit their thoughts to paper, prior to looking at the answers over the page. We have also tried to demonstrate how a senior paediatrician would approach and work their way through the clinical problem and to explain some underlying principles in a way that will help cement understanding and knowledge.
The book is aimed at medical students, foundation year doctors doing paediatrics and junior doctors studying for their MRCPCH. We hope that these cases will be enjoyable and that they will keep the ‘grey cells’ stimulated!
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