Central Nervous System Infections in Childhood (International Child Neurology Association) 1st Edition

This title has been developed with the International Child Neurology Association to provide information on all common CNS infections. It covers almost all CNS infections commonly seen in children across the world including those in developed and resource poor countries. It provides concise, state of the art overview of viral, bacterial, tubercular, fungal, parasitic and many other infections of the CNS. In addition involvement of the CNS secondary to other infections or vaccines has also been briefly covered. A chapter on Principles of Management of CNS Infections provides a practical and pragmatic approach to management of CNS infections in general. A chapter on ‘Neuroimaging of CNS Infections’ and ‘A brief account of Febrile Seizures in Children’ is included.

The book is intended to be of practical use to residents, physicians, paediatricians and paediatric neurologists across the globe. It should be particularly helpful in providing important information in an easily accessible and comprehensive format, with supporting references.



Helping Children with ADHD: A CBT Guide for Practitioners, Parents and Teachers 1st Edition

Combining the latest research evidence with the authors’ practical expertise, Helping Children with ADHD offers a complete intervention programme for flexibly delivering behavioural and cognitive interventions to children aged 6-12 with ADHD and associated conditions.

  • Redefines and develops best practice in the application of cognitive and behavioural techniques to help children aged 6-12 with ADHD and associated comorbid conditions, including learning difficulties
  • Offers a range of engaging resources within a pragmatic and practically-focused approach; modular structure allows the interventions to be selected and tailored according to the particular age, ability and needs of the individual child
  • An appendix of entertaining stories about Buzz, a boy with ADHD, provides structural narrative while also teaching core skills in areas such as keeping calm, planning, managing impulsivity and dealing with anxiety
  • Straightforward, accessible language allows the techniques to be used by those without expert clinical training; dedicated sections provide advice for using the approach in school, home and group contexts
  • A companion website provides downloadable materials including illustrated patient worksheets to accompany the narrative stories



Viral Infections in Children, Volume II 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This second one of a two volume set will be of interest to medical microbiologists, practitioners, medical students and other health care providers who are engaged in management and treatment of pediatric viral infections. New evidence on topics related to better clinical management of patients is presented. The book may double as a clinical guide to care with algorithms, Practice Points and photographs and therefore aid the clinical decision making in management of sick children.



Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, 5e 5th Edition

Thoroughly revised and updated, the fifth edition of this prize-winning title retains the high level of illustration and accessibility that has made it so popular worldwide with medical students and trainees approaching clinical specialty exams. Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics has been translated into eight languages over its life.

  • Case studies.
  • Summary boxes.
  • Tips for patient education.
  • Highly illustrated with 100s of colour images.
  • Diseases consistently presented by Clinical features; Investigations; Management; Prognosis; and, where appropriate, Prevention.
  • Comes with an e-book for portability and ease of reference on the move.

Separate chapters on

  • Accidents
  • Child protection
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism

New chapter on Global child health

New co-editor, Will Carroll, Chair of MRCPCH Theory Examinations.



Pediatric Anesthesiology Review: Clinical Cases for Self-Assessment 2nd ed. 2017 Edition

This text is designed for those who may become consultants in pediatric anesthesia. It is based on a curriculum developed since 1992 to illustrate the breadth and depth of the practice of pediatric anesthesia and the program is an integral part of the didactic series in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

This second edition has the same purpose as the first – to accompany the reader’s journey in attaining proficiency, expertise and finally, mastery in pediatric anesthesiology. The format of the book is designed to encourage the readers’ free flow of ideas and the written examinations, seen at the beginning of the text as a baseline in pediatric medicine, are primarily knowledge-based, reflecting factual medical information necessary for the subspecialty practice of pediatric anesthesiology. With this basic guidance, the reader can bring him or herself “into the operating room” and manage the patient in an expert fashion.



Manual of Childhood Infection: The Blue Book (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) 4th Edition

Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of child morbidity and mortality worldwide. Now in its fourth edition, Manual of Childhood Infections is a simple-to-use, evidence-based, and practical handbook on how to recognize, investigate, and manage both common and rare infectious diseases in children and babies. Endorsed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, this fully updated version of the established ‘Blue Book’ complements the Pan European initiatives and UK diploma courses to harmonise patient management and training in Paediatric Infectious Diseases (PID), making it essential reading for UK and European paediatricians.

Manual of Childhood Infections is divided into two alphabetized sections for easy access to information, covering key diagnosis and management features of infections alongside crucial points of epidemiology and clinical features. This fourth edition forms practical reading for practising paediatricians, featuring updates to all key chapters based on a literature review alongside new chapters focusing on emerging problems for Europe.



Pediatric and Adolescent Oncofertility: Best Practices and Emerging Technologies 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Reflecting the increasing interest in fertility management for pediatric and adolescent patients and fulfilling an urgent need to have a comprehensive guide to the management of these individuals, this is the first book of its kind to present a comprehensive discussion of pediatric and adolescent oncofertility. It carefully examines the impact of pediatric cancer and cancer therapy on fertility and presents both current and emerging fertility preservation techniques for both males and females, such as cryopreservation. Fertility concerns beyond cancer are also discussed, including disorders of sexual differentiation, gender dysphoria and thalassemia. Practical chapters on pediatric oncofertility in the clinic round out the book, covering setting up a practice, counseling and consent, disclosure and insurance considerations. Concluding chapters document fertility preservation techniques and outcomes internationally, with contributions from Portuguese, Brazilian and Japanese authors. Timely and wide-ranging, Pediatric and Adolescent Oncofertility is an ideal resource for reproductive medicine specialists, pediatric oncologists, and primary care physicians treating pediatric and adolescent cancer patients looking to protect fertility options.



Drug Therapy and Interactions in Pediatric Oncology: A Pocket Guide 1st ed. 2017 Edition

There are few publications about drug interactions in chemotherapy and even less about pediatric oncology treatment. For this reason, the present book is intended to offer guidelines about drug interactions for physicians, pharmacists and the other healthcare professionals involved in the chemotherapy of pediatric patients. In this book the reader will have access to a primary introduction for the major diseases in pediatric oncology, followed by the major therapeutic protocols. Following that, the most important drug interactions in pediatric oncology treatment are presented and discussed in detail. Finally, important topics such as Drug-Food Interactions are addressed.
Drug Therapy and Interactions in Pediatric Oncology focuses in great detail on the drug interactions in Pediatric Oncohematology and will be an indispensable resource in daily practice for a wide range of health providers.

About the Author

Carolina Witchmichen Penteado Schmidt: Oncology Pharmacist with extensive experience with Pediatric Oncohematology and Chemotherapy in Children. Oncological Hospital Pharmacy Specialist; Planning and Business Management Specialist. Extensive experience in hospitals and clinics, with Pharmacy, Drug Interactions, Pediatrics, Oncology, Hematology, Neonatology, Intensive Health Care and Infectology. Academic experience in the following fields: Pharmacy, Pediatrics, Oncology and Hematology.

Fabiana Gatti de Menezes: Graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Master in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas, Brazil; PhD in Pharmacology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences of University of São Paulo, Brazil; Specialization in Clinical Pharmacy at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil. Professor and researcher in the following areas: Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmaceutical Care. Professor of Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Research Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy at postgraduate courses: Hospital Pharmacy (Oswaldo Cruz College, Brazil); Hospital and Clinical Pharmacology (Gama Filho University, Brazil); Oncological Hospital Pharmacy (AC Camargo Cancer Center, Brazil). Experience in Clinical Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Care, Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoeconomics, Hospital Pharmacy, Drug Interactions, and Industry.



The SAGES Manual of Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This manual provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for adult and pediatric surgeons at all stages of experience with interest in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in children.  This book will review the pediatric surgical disorders that are currently treatable with these techniques.  After a basic summary of the disorder, the preoperative evaluation and preparation is presented.  Each chapter focuses on a detailed discussion of the surgical procedure, inclusive of anesthesia, positioning, instrumentation, and materials.  Emphasis is placed on technique and tips for particularly challenging aspects of the operation.  A description of the expected postoperative course and common complications of each procedure follows.  The outcomes literature to include any advances since the original outcomes and expected future advances for the diagnosis and procedure is presented.  It provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.  All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.



Recognizing Child Abuse in Radiology 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This book is both a personal review of experience in the diagnosis of child abuse and its differential diagnosis, intended to instruct beginners, and a reliable source of information for the more experienced health care provider. Emphasis is placed on normal findings that simulate abuse, true and false diagnoses of metabolic bone disease as the cause of fractures, abusive head trauma, and the problem of zealous abuse-denying “experts.” Plain radiography is emphasized, with appropriate mention of, ultrasound, CT, MRI, – in detecting childhood abuse is clearly explained, and individual chapters focus on neuroradiological evaluation and the radiological assessment of abdominal, thoracic, and subcutaneous abnormalities. Guidance is provided on how to exclude a range of alternative diagnoses, on the documentation of concerns over potential abuse, and on the needs of the clinician in relation to the radiologist. Recognizing Child Abuse in Radiology will be of value for radiologists in training and practice, for health care workers, and for other interested professionals.

About the Author

Alan E. Oestreich, MD, is a pediatric radiologist since 1980 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is Emeritus Professor of radiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. From 1972 – 1979 he was pediatric radiologist at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, Honorary Member of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology, emeritus member of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, and past chairman of the Radiology Section of the National Medical Association. He is a member of the Child Abuse Team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject of radiology of child abuse. Among his previous books are An Atlas of Pediatric Orthopedic Radiology, with co-author Alvin Crawford, MD. He received his MD from the Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1965.

Marguerite M. Caré, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Caré joined the CCHMC faculty after completing a pediatric radiology fellowship in 1998 and a pediatric neuroradiology fellowship in 2000 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has been the radiology representative to the multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team at the CCHMC Mayerson Center since 1998 and has recently become the radiology representation to the CCHMC Trauma Surgical Program. Caré has a major interest in the neuroimaging findings in child abuse and has presented at both local and national meetings on this topic. She also has research interests in Tuberous Sclerosis with her neurology colleagues. Caré serves on the CCHMC Radiology Department education committee with a primary role in third year medical student education for the department.