Quick Reference Guide to Pediatric Care

Quick Reference Guide to Pediatric Care
2nd Ed.
2018 © American Academy of Pediatrics
Deepak M. Kamat MD, PhD, FAAP
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-111-1
Pediatrics, Point of Care


Significantly revised and updated, the second edition of this popular quick reference guide provides information and advice on 190 areas of current pediatric care, everything from abdominal pain and ADHD, to herpes infections and headache, to weight loss and wheezing. This indispensable resource delivers practical, action-orientated, clinical solutions for healthcare professionals to use during or between patient encounters.

Authoritative content is presented in a concise outline format that helps speed and simplify decision-making.

Regardless of the patient presentation you're confronted with, you'll have quick access to the help you need to:

  • • Efficiently evaluate signs and symptoms.
  • • Order the right screening/diagnostic tests.
  • • Implement approved therapeutic strategies.
  • • Prescribe safe and effective medications.
  • • Recommend proven prevention measures.
  • • Confidently respond to parent questions.

35 new chapters including:

Adjustment disorder, Anxiety, Ataxia, Coagulation disorders, Cyanosis, Dental problems, Depression, Drug interactions and adverse effects, Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Fragile X syndrome, Hemangiomas, Hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia, and hypercalciuria, Inattention, Inflammatory bowel disease, Klinefelter syndrome, Learning difficulty, Learning disorders, Metabolic disorders beyond the newborn period, Munchausen syndrome by proxy: medical child abuse, Neural tube defects, Oppositional defiant disorder, Pancreatitis, Papulosquamous disease, Pierre Robin syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Screening for genetic-metabolic diseases, Self-harm, Sexual abuse of children, Sleep disturbances, Speech and language concerns, Substance use, Symptoms of emotional disturbances in young children (birth to 5), Temper tantrums and breath-holding spells, Turner syndrome and Noonan syndrome & Vitamin D inadequacy

Doody's Reviews

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"In sum, this is an extraordinarily helpful, practical, concise, go-to resource for busy pediatric providers. It covers an extensive list of varied topics, signs, and symptoms and is written in a manner that likely will make it a trusted real-time resource. The easy-to-read style lends itself to a wide audience, from beginning students to practiced providers, and no doubt pediatric, family medicine, and med-peds providers alike will find it incredibly useful. Lastly, this second edition benefits from an even more streamlined approach, and the updated information, as well as expanded mental health, behavioral, and psychiatric topics, are much-needed additions."

-- Maria Alkureishi, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) - Doody's Review

"This book will certainly be useful as a quick reference for busy pediatricians and family practice physicians to guide initial management and plan therapy for their patients."

-- Rajasekharan Warrier, MD (Ochsner for Children) Doody's Review - Previous edition


Although busy outpatient pediatric, family medicine or internal medicine-pediatrics (med-peds) providers would likely benefit most from this book, it is written so clearly and simply that it stands as a helpful and educational resource for anyone seeing pediatric patients in that setting, including residents, students, and midlevel providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. As a publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics, there really is no better-trusted source for up-to-date and on-point information.

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