By Praveen Kumar, Barbara Burton
A concise, clinically-focused consultant to the assessment and administration of babies with congenital malformations four celebrity DOODY'S overview! "The presentation of malformations and syndromes during this effortless to exploit structure is really designated. Pediatricians and others who're occupied with the care of babies with malformations are frequently confronted with the duty of discovering a short reference sooner than assembly with involved mom and dad. This ebook will usually be utilized by clinicians comparing a baby with a standard malformation.... The tables that comprise the commonest linked syndromes with every one malformation are very worthy. So, with this publication at the shelf, any clinician might simply and speedy tell themselves approximately universal malformations encountered in nurseries and NICUs everywhere in the world.--Doody's assessment provider Congenital Malformations is a complete, sensible textual content that highlights key views at the clinical administration of babies with malformations. With its handy system-based association and evidence-based method, this clinically-focused advisor is designed to optimize the usage of constrained diagnostic assets. Easy-to-follow algorithms and tables allow you to quickly establish and deal with the numerous assorted malformations that mostly found in scientific perform, reminiscent of cleft lip, cardiac septal defects, and skeletal dysplasias. gains: Succinct, high-yield insurance allows effective evaluate of the commonest malformations Evidence-based orientation presents updated, clinically proper diagnostic and remedy suggestions which are in accordance with a meticulous evaluation of the clinical literature constant templated structure promises simply obtainable info on: Epidemiology/Etiology, medical Presentation, linked Malformations and Syndromes, evaluate, administration and diagnosis, and Genetic counseling equipped via malformation instead of syndrome - for a transparent, easy-to-follow diagnostic advisor (20081118)
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Congenital Malformations: Evidence-Based Evaluation and Management by Praveen Kumar, Barbara Burton