Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics 3e (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198789888

Robert C. Tasker; Carlo L. Acerini; Edward Holloway; Asma Shah; Pete Lilitos
1040 ページ
108 x 185 mm
Oxford Medical Handbooks

Now fully revised and updated with the latest guidelines, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics is an easy-to-use and compact guide to all aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. The team of specialist contributors and editors have successfully condensed many years of clinical experience into a pocket-sized compendium of clinical problems and treatment options. Taking a child-centred approach to the subject, the book provides comprehensive coverage of areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations, along with the treatment of children in the community, the psychological effects of illness on the child and family, child safeguarding, and ethical and legal issues, all in a user-friendly and succinct style. All chapters have been updated for this new edition, which now includes a new chapter comprehensively covering allergies, with new dedicated chapters on audiology, ophthalmology, and rheumatology. Child safeguarding has been thoroughly revised in line with latest guidance, with a new topic on manslaughter by gross negligence. The practical advice and experience contained within this handbook will be invaluable to all those involved in the care of the younger patient.


1 Practising paediatrics
2 Practical procedures
3 Emergency and high dependency care
4 Neonatology
5 Cardiology
6 Respiratory medicine
7 Gastroenterology and nutrition
8 Nephrology
9 Neurology
10 Endocrinology
11 Diabetes mellitus
12 Inherited metabolic disease
13 Allergy
14 Haematology
15 Oncology
16 Infectious diseases
17 Rheumatology/vasculitis
18 Child development
19 Child and family psychiatry
20 Adolescent health and wellbeing
21 Dermatology
22 Paediatric surgery
23 Audiology
24 Clinical genetics
25 Community child heath
26 Child safeguarding
27 Pharmacology & therapeutics
28 International child health
29 Paediatrics, ethics, and the law
30 Ophthalmology


After undergraduate studies in Cambridge University Robert Tasker undertook his graduate medical education in London and higher professional specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. His first Hospital Consultant post was in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street. After 7 years he moved back to Cambridge where he is now University Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician specialising in Intensive Care. For the last 9 years he has directed undergraduate education in paediatrics at the Cambridge University Clinical School, and more recently he has been extensively involved in developing a new undergraduate curriculum and examination in Paediatrics. He is Director of Medical Studies for undergraduates at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is educational supervisor for higher professional trainees in Paediatrics in his Department.