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Title:
Children's health.
Author:
Jefferson, Thomas C.
Publication Information:
Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Medical consultant, Thomas C. Jefferson ; project editor, Tracy Irons-Georges."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780893569440

9780893569457

9780893569464
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Book

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Summary

This two-volume work is a medical encyclopedia designed for anyone concerned about the physical and emotional health of children of all ages, from birth to eighteen. It surveys the broad range of diseases, disorders, and defects that can affect infants, young children, or teenagers and charts the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social stages of development that most children follow. Glossary. Resources Appendix. Comprehensive Index.


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Booklist Review

The 352 entries in this encyclopedia cover children's health topics in a series of alphabetically arranged essays. Ninety of the essays have been adapted from the 1998 revised edition of Magill's Medical Guide (Salem, 1998). Entries fall under one of six categories: child development, anatomy, disease/disorder, biology, medical specialty, or procedure. In each entry's headnotes, the category designation is followed by the body system, the medical specialty involved, and the ages affected. Essays range in length from 100 to 3,500 words. For those with more than 1,000 words, brief definitions of key terms and a bibliography are included. Bibliographies for essays with more than 2,500 words are critically annotated. The text of articles that are more than 350 words is divided into several subsections. Disease/disorder entries describe causes, symptoms, treatment options, and pertinent diagnostic tests. Procedure entries discuss the circumstance under which the procedure is performed on children. Basic steps are described, and possible complications are given. Throughout the text, there are see also references to related entries. Each volume contains an alphabetical list of contents, a list of entries by medical specialty, and one by anatomy or body system affected. Volume two has a glossary and a resource appendix that lists organizations. Drawings, photographs, tables, and graphs supplement the text. The tone and focus of this set differ from that of titles such as the American Medical Association Complete Guide to Your Children's Health (Random, 1999). It is not designed to provide parents or caregivers with a quick, comprehensive look at children's health topics. It offers an insightful and timely overview of those topics from a less-consumer-oriented perspective. Articles often include statistical information, detailed descriptions of biological functions, discussions of psychological and clinical theories, and, where appropriate (e.g., Abortion, teenage), an examination of ethical and legal issues. Entries are written in language suitable for secondary-school and older students and will be useful primarily to students in health or child care and development programs. Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.


Library Journal Review

Following the same format and style as Magill's Medical Guide: Health and Illness, this two-volume set contains 352 essays covering a variety of diseases and disorders affecting infants, children, and teenagersÄfrom baby teeth and jaundice to mononucleosis and port-wine stains. Ninety of these essays already appear in Magill's, while the remaining 262 entries were specially commissioned. Varying in length from 1000 to 2000 words, the essays are clearly written; each includes a definition, age(s) affected, information about the part of the body affected, and medical specialties that deal with the disease. The bibliographic references, which draw from medical journals and textbooks as well as from popular sources, are uniformly current. This is a densely worded text, with occasional stock black-and-white photographs or line drawings, most of which are not especially helpful; a number of entries, such as frostbite, would have benefited from an illustration. Topics such as abortion, gender identification, tattoos, and body piercing are sensitively covered. Also included is a selective list of groups and organizations that offer information and support for pediatric concerns ranging from albinism to twinless twins. By comparison, the single-volume Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons' Complete Guide to Early Child Care (Crown, 1990) covers similar topics in an entirely different format, and the excellent Complete Guide to Your Children's Health (Random, 1999), from the American Medical Association, is a superb reference including many relevant line drawings and decision trees. Though not essential, Children's Health is recommended as an additional purchase for reference collections in large public libraries and for consumer health libraries.ÄMartha Stone, Massachusetts General Hosp. Lib., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Volume 1 Publisher's Notep. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Abortion, teenagep. 1
Acnep. 3
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)p. 7
Albinismp. 14
Alcohol abusep. 14
Allergiesp. 18
Amenorrheap. 22
Anemiap. 23
Anorexia nervosap. 26
Antibioticsp. 28
Anxietyp. 31
Apgar scorep. 32
Appendicitisp. 33
Appetite lossp. 34
Arthritis, juvenile rheumatoidp. 35
Asthmap. 37
Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)p. 42
Autismp. 45
Baby teethp. 50
Bacterial infectionsp. 50
Bed-wettingp. 56
Behavioral problemsp. 58
Birth defectsp. 64
Birthmarksp. 69
Bites and stingsp. 71
Bleedingp. 73
Blindnessp. 73
Blood and blood disordersp. 76
Blue baby syndromep. 79
Bondingp. 80
Bowlegsp. 82
Breast-feedingp. 82
Bronchiolitisp. 86
Bronchitisp. 87
Bulimiap. 87
Burns and scaldsp. 88
Cancerp. 91
Cardiology, pediatricp. 96
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)p. 98
Cardiovascular systemp. 98
Cavitiesp. 103
Celiac spruep. 104
Cerebral palsyp. 104
Chickenpoxp. 108
Child abusep. 109
Childbirthp. 114
Childbirth, complications ofp. 119
Childhood infectious diseasesp. 121
Chokingp. 125
Circumcisionp. 126
Cleft lip and palatep. 128
Clubfootp. 132
Cognitive developmentp. 132
Colicp. 138
Color blindnessp. 140
Common coldp. 140
Concussionp. 145
Congenital heart diseasep. 145
Conjunctivitisp. 150
Constipationp. 150
Coughingp. 151
Cradle capp. 151
Craniosynostosisp. 152
Cretinismp. 152
Cri du chat syndromep. 154
Critical care, pediatricp. 154
Crohn's diseasep. 156
Croupp. 158
Cystic fibrosisp. 159
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)p. 164
Deafness and hearing lossp. 167
Death and dyingp. 172
Dehydrationp. 176
Dentistry, pediatricp. 178
Depressionp. 180
Dermatitisp. 182
Dermatology, pediatricp. 186
Developmental stagesp. 188
Diabetes mellitusp. 194
Dialysisp. 198
Diaper rashp. 201
Diarrheap. 202
Diphtheriap. 204
Disciplinep. 205
Dizziness and faintingp. 209
Down syndromep. 210
Drowningp. 214
Drug abusep. 216
Dwarfismp. 222
Dyslexiap. 227
Dysmenorrheap. 231
E. coli infectionp. 232
Ear infections and disordersp. 232
Ears, nose, and throatp. 236
Eating disordersp. 241
Eating habitsp. 245
Electrical shockp. 247
Emergency medicine, pediatricp. 248
Emotional developmentp. 250
Encephalitisp. 255
Endocrine systemp. 260
Endocrinology, pediatricp. 265
Enterocolitisp. 267
Epidermolysis bullosap. 267
Epiglottitisp. 267
Epilepsyp. 267
Ewing's sarcomap. 270
Exercisep. 271
Eyes and visual disordersp. 274
Failure to thrivep. 279
Fallsp. 279
Fetal alcohol syndromep. 280
Feverp. 280
Fifth diseasep. 283
First aidp. 284
Flat feetp. 286
Floppy infant syndromep. 287
Fluoride treatmentsp. 287
Fontanellesp. 287
Food poisoningp. 288
Foot disordersp. 292
Fracture and dislocationp. 293
Fragile X syndromep. 297
Frostbitep. 298
Fungal infectionsp. 299
Galactosemiap. 304
Gastroenterology, pediatricp. 304
Gastrointestinal systemp. 305
Gender identificationp. 311
Genetic diseasesp. 315
Genetics and inheritancep. 321
Giardiasisp. 326
Gigantismp. 327
Glands, swollenp. 329
Growthp. 329
Gynecomastiap. 334
Hand-foot-and-mouth diseasep. 335
Hay feverp. 335
Headachesp. 335
Hearing testsp. 337
Heart transplantationp. 339
Heat exhaustion and heat strokep. 341
Hematology, pediatricp. 342
Hemolytic disease of the newbornp. 344
Hemophiliap. 346
Hepatitisp. 347
Hermaphroditism and pseudohermaphroditismp. 351
Herniasp. 352
Herpesp. 353
Hiccupsp. 358
Hirschsprung's diseasep. 358
Hivesp. 359
Hodgkin's diseasep. 359
Hydrocephalusp. 361
Hymenp. 363
Hypochondriasisp. 363
Hypoglycemiap. 365
Hypospadias repairp. 368
Immune systemp. 370
Immunization and vaccinationp. 375
Impetigop. 382
Influenzap. 383
Intelligence and aptitude testingp. 388
Itchingp. 391
Jaundicep. 393
Kidney transplantationp. 396
Klinefelter syndromep. 398
Knock-kneesp. 399
Kwashiorkorp. 399
Lactose intolerancep. 400
Language developmentp. 400
Laryngitisp. 405
Lead poisoningp. 405
Learning disabilitiesp. 407
Leukemiap. 413
Lice, mites, and ticksp. 417
Lispingp. 421
Liver transplantationp. 421
Malabsorptionp. 424
Malnutritionp. 424
Marfan syndromep. 430
Masturbationp. 430
Measlesp. 431
Menarchep. 435
Meningitisp. 435
Menstruationp. 437
Alphabetical List of Contents
Entries by Anatomy or System Affected
Entries by Specialties and Related Fields
Volume 2 Mental retardationp. 443
Middle-ear infectionsp. 447
Mitral valve prolapsep. 448
Molesp. 449
Mononucleosisp. 449
Motion sicknessp. 451
Motor skill developmentp. 452
Multiple births, children ofp. 457
Mumpsp. 463
Munchausen syndrome by proxyp. 465
Muscular dystrophyp. 467
Musculoskeletal systemp. 471
Myopiap. 477
Myringotomyp. 478
Narcolepsyp. 479
Nausea and vomitingp. 480
Neonatologyp. 482
Nephrology, pediatricp. 488
Nervous systemp. 490
Neurofibromatosisp. 496
Neurology, pediatricp. 497
Night terrorsp. 499
Nightmaresp. 499
Nosebleedsp. 501
Nutritionp. 502
Obesityp. 509
Obsessive-compulsive disorderp. 512
Optometry, pediatricp. 514
Orchitisp. 516
Orthodonticsp. 516
Orthopedics, pediatricp. 520
Osteochondritis juvenilisp. 522
Osteogenesis imperfectap. 523
Osteomyelitisp. 524
Otoplastyp. 525
Pain managementp. 526
Parasitic diseasesp. 526
Pediatricsp. 532
Peer pressurep. 537
Phenylketonuria (PKU)p. 539
Phobiasp. 541
Physical examinationp. 545
Physical fitness testsp. 548
Pigeon toesp. 550
Pimplesp. 550
Pinwormp. 550
Pityriasis albap. 551
Pityriasis roseap. 551
Plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgeryp. 551
Pneumoniap. 555
Poisoningp. 559
Poisonous plantsp. 563
Poliomyelitisp. 565
Port-wine stainsp. 571
Precocious pubertyp. 571
Pregnancy, teenagep. 572
Premature infantsp. 577
Progeriap. 583
Psoriasisp. 583
Psychiatric disordersp. 585
Psychiatry, child and adolescentp. 590
Psychosomatic illnessp. 592
Ptosisp. 595
Puberty and adolescencep. 595
Pulmonary medicine, pediatricp. 601
Pyloric stenosisp. 603
Quinsyp. 604
Rabiesp. 605
Rashesp. 609
Reflexes, primitivep. 611
Reproductive systemp. 613
Respiratory distress syndromep. 618
Respiratory systemp. 619
Reye's syndromep. 625
Rheumatic feverp. 625
Ricketsp. 627
Ringwormp. 628
Roseolap. 629
Roundwormp. 629
Rubellap. 629
Safety measuresp. 632
Salmonellosisp. 638
Scabiesp. 641
Scarlet feverp. 641
Schizophreniap. 642
Scoliosisp. 644
Screeningp. 648
Scurvyp. 652
Seizuresp. 652
Sensesp. 656
Separation anxietyp. 662
Sexual developmentp. 663
Sexually transmitted diseasesp. 668
Shigellosisp. 673
Shynessp. 673
Sibling rivalryp. 675
Sickle-cell anemiap. 680
Skin and skin disordersp. 683
Sleep and sleep disordersp. 687
Sleepwalkingp. 690
Snakebitesp. 691
Sneezingp. 693
Social developmentp. 694
Soilingp. 699
Sore throatp. 701
Speech developmentp. 702
Speech disordersp. 707
Spina bifidap. 710
Spinal cord disordersp. 712
Spinal tapp. 715
Splenectomyp. 716
Sports injuriesp. 717
Sprainsp. 721
Stomachachep. 723
Strabismusp. 723
Stranger anxietyp. 724
Strawberry hemangiomasp. 724
Strep throatp. 724
Stutteringp. 725
Styesp. 726
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)p. 726
Suffocationp. 730
Suicidep. 730
Sunburnp. 735
Surgery, pediatricp. 736
Swimmers' earp. 738
Tantrumsp. 739
Tattoos and body piercingp. 740
Tay-Sachs diseasep. 742
Teeth and dental diseasesp. 742
Teethingp. 748
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndromep. 749
Testicles, undescendedp. 750
Testicular torsionp. 750
Tetanusp. 751
Thrushp. 753
Thumb suckingp. 753
Ticsp. 755
Tobacco usep. 757
Toilet trainingp. 758
Tonsillectomy and adenoid removalp. 760
Tonsillitisp. 762
Tooth decayp. 762
Toothachep. 764
Torticollisp. 764
Tourette's syndromep. 764
Toxoplasmosisp. 766
Transplantationp. 767
Tuberculosisp. 771
Turner syndromep. 774
Umbilical cordp. 775
Urinary systemp. 775
Urinary tract infectionsp. 780
Urology, pediatricp. 780
Viral infectionsp. 783
Vitamin and mineral deficienciesp. 788
Wartsp. 794
Weaningp. 795
Weight loss and gainp. 797
Well-baby examinationsp. 798
Wet dreamsp. 800
Whooping coughp. 800
Wisdom teethp. 801
Witches' milkp. 802
Wormsp. 802
Zoonosesp. 806
Glossaryp. 811
Resourcesp. 843
Alphabetical List of Contents
Entries by Anatomy or System Affected
Entries by Specialties and Related Fields
Index

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