Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics (4th Edition) by Tom Lissauer, Graham Clayden

By Tom Lissauer, Graham Clayden

Winner of the 2012 British scientific organization e-book awards' first prize within the paediatrics category!

This is the fourth variation of a hugely renowned 'must have textbook for paediatrics for clinical students'. the former version has been translated into 8 languages and in addition gained British scientific organization and Royal Society of medication prizes for the simplest paediatrics textbook.

New part on baby protection
New part on worldwide paediatrics
Over fifty new images
Thoroughly revised and up-to-date all through

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Gross motor Vision and fine motor Hearing, speech and language Social, emotional and behavioural. Gross motor skills are the most obvious initial area of developmental progress. As fine motor skills require good vision, these are grouped together; similarly, normal speech and language development depends on reasonable hearing and so these are also considered together. Social, emotional and behavioural skills are a spectrum of psychological development. The acquisition of developmental abilities for each skill field follows a remarkably constant pattern between children, but may vary in rate.

3) Rhythm – sinus arrhythmia (variation of pulse rate with respiration) is normal • Volume – small in circulatory insufficiency or aortic stenosis; increased in high-output states (stress, anaemia); collapsing in patent ductus arteriosus, aortic regurgitation. Cyanosis Inspection Observe the tongue for central cyanosis. Look for: Clubbing of fingers or toes • • Check if present. 7 The splitting of the second heart sound is easily heard in children. Features of heart failure in infants: • Poor feeding/failure to thrive • Sweating • Tachypnoea • Tachycardia • Gallop rhythm • Cardiomegaly • Hepatomegaly.

Dink (e) Two to three words other than 'dada' or 'mama' Normal child development, hearing and vision (c) At 7 months, sounds used indiscriminately. At 10 months, sounds used discriminately to parents (f) 6–10 words. 6 Hearing, speech and language (median ages). 5–3 YEARS Dry by day. Pulls off some clothing (h) Parallel play. Interactive play evolving. 7 Social, emotional and behavioural development (median ages). 8 Diagram highlighting the ages when there is the most rapid emergence of skills in each developmental field.

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