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The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders 2013 Edition

  • Published: May 2013
  • 1000 Pages
  • Grey House Publishing Inc

This comprehensive, up-to-date directory provides parents and caregivers with comprehensive and useful information about common Pediatric Conditions, Disorders, Diseases and Disabilities.

This seventh edition of The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders provides current, understandable medical information, resources and support services for 212 pediatric disorders. A winner of the 17th Annual National Health Information Awards “Honoring the Nation's Best Consumer Health Information Programs and Materials,” this reference work provides vital information for afflicted children and their support network, including family, friends, and medical professionals.

The 212 disorders in this directory have been determined to be most prevalent in the pediatric population, ages 0-18. They include both physical and mental conditions, and range from life- threatening cancers to less serious disorders such as anxiety, allergies, and nightmares

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This carefully written directory is divided into four sections:

Section I: Disorders:

- This section includes 212 major disorder chapters that comprise more than 265 specific disorders, diseases, or conditions. They are arranged in alphabetical order, from Achondroplasia to Wilson Disease. Each chapter begins with an extensive description, written in understandable language. The descriptions in this fifth edition have been carefully reviewed and revised by medical professionals to include the most up-to-date methods of diagnoses and treatment. Each description includes: Disorder name and synonyms; Primary symptoms; Physical findings; Related Disorders; Cause: Body system affected; Standard treatment.

Section II: General Resources:

- This section includes 1,019 resources, including Government Agencies, National Associations, State Agencies, Support Groups, Newsletters, Books, Magazines, Camps and Wish Foundations. These may not be limited to a specific disorder, but offer information and support for categories of disorders.

Section III: The Human Body:

- This educational element is comprised of 14 detailed descriptions of body systems or medical categories. This section is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the human body, enabling the user to broaden his or her understanding of how a particular disorder affects a specific body system(s) and further, how it may relate to the body as a whole. It includes twelve specific body systems, from Cardiovascular to Urologic, plus two additional chapters: Human Cells and Child Growth & Development

Section IV: Glossaries:

- This guide to medical terminology provides important navigational tips and more than 200 commonly used medical prefixes, roots, and suffixes to help readers decipher terms they may encounter in the disorder descriptions, or in other resources they are using. The Second Glossary includes medical acronyms, especially as the relate to vaccines

Section IV: Indexes:

- The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders also includes three indexes: Entry Index, Subject Index and Geographic Index. Also included is a Glossary of Medical Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots.

For ease of use, each entry is cross-referenced to appropriate listings in other sections.

Whether in print or online, the completely updated Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders will provide immediate access to information crucial to families and caregivers when coping with children's illnesses.

"The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders is a valuable resource for medical, consumer health, and large public libraries."
-ARBA

"This type of reference should be widely available—in general and medical libraries, pediatricians' offices, and anywhere children receive care and service… This is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to provide parents and caregivers with an understandable description of any of the disorders included, and information about support groups and available resources… This directory will continue to serve its intended audience very well."
-Doody Publishing

"Since this volume has arrived at the Clearinghouse, it has been used almost daily. If you operate a consumer health library, this reference book is highly recommended."
-Illinois Early Childhood Intervention Clearinghouse

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