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The 22nd 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.

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INTENDED AUDIENCE

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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 healthcare providers who work with infants and children will find CDTP a useful reference on management aspects of pediatric medicine.

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COVERAGE

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Forty-six 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, etiologies, 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.

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NEW TO THIS EDITION

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The 22nd 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.

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CHAPTERS WITH MAJOR REVISIONS INCLUDE:

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3 Child Development & Behavior

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6 Eating Disorders

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9 Ambulatory & Office Pediatrics

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10 Immunization

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13 Poisoning

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14 Critical Care

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15 Skin

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19 Respiratory Tract & Mediastinum

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21 Gastrointestinal Tract

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22 Liver & Pancreas

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25 Neurologic & Muscular Disorders

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26 Orthopedics

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31 Neoplastic Disease

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32 Pain Management & Pediatric Palliative & End-of-Life Care

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33 Immunodeficiency

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37 Genetics & Dysmorphology

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38 Allergic Disorders

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39 Antimicrobial Therapy

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40 Infections: Viral & Rickettsial

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41 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

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42 Infections: Bacterial & Spirochetal

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43 Infections: Parasitic & Mycotic

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CHAPTER REVISIONS

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The 22 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. Especially important are updates to the chapters on immunizations, diabetes, and endocrinology. The chapter on HIV includes current guidelines for prevention and treatment of HIV, and updates information on the new antiretroviral therapies that have become available. The chapter on immunizations contains the most recently published recommendations, discusses the contraindications and precautions relevant to special populations, and includes the new vaccines licensed since the last edition of this book. Chapters on Skin, Immunodeficiency, and Neoplastic Disease are markedly updated with the latest information. All laboratory tables in Chapter 46 Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, including Reference Ranges and Reference Intervals, have been updated. All other chapters are substantially revised and references have been updated. Nineteen new authors have contributed to these revisions.

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Acknowledgments

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The editors would like to thank Bonnie Savone for her expert assistance in managing the flow of manuscripts and materials among the chapter authors, editors, and publishers. Her attention to detail was enormously helpful. The editors also would like to thank Tia Brayman at Children's Hospital Colorado who produced the cover photographs.

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William W. Hay, Jr., MD
Myron J. Levin, MD
Robin R. Deterding, MD
Mark J. Abzug, MD
Denver, Colorado
June 2014

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