This unique reference book takes the reader from the relevant basic sciences of cardiac anatomy, physiology and pharmacology through to the initial clinical assessment and investigation of children with known and suspected heart disease. It covers the core curricula for paediatricians in training at all levels and is ideal as a revision aid for MRCPCH and DCH examination candidates.Highly practical, the book includes clinical examination and cardiac investigations followed by an A to Z of specific conditions and procedures. Key topics are outlined for quick reference and contain a list of differential diagnoses associated with common presentations. The appendix contains vital information for daily practice such as blood pressure centile tables, ECG reference ranges and basic cardiac catheter data.
The MRCPCH clinical examination assesses whether candidates have reached the standard in clinical skills expected of a newly appointed specialist registrar, while the DCH recognises the competence of GPs and other health professionals in caring for children. Success in communication skills is vital to achieve overall success in these examinations. This revised and expanded Second Edition includes over a dozen new scenarios for both examinations, a new chapter on the general approach to effective communication, an expanded clinical exam mark sheet, anchor statements and exam circuit diagrams. Although written to aid candidates for the clinical MRCPCH and DCH examinations, this book will also be useful to paediatric trainees in their day-to-day clinical encounters.
Author: Myung K. Park
Release Date: 2009-07-13
The Pediatric Cardiology Handbook: Mobile Medicine Series, 4th Edition, by Myung K. Park, MD, FAAP, FACC, is a pediatrics reference that provides the practical knowledge you need to diagnose and manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease. It emphasizes new medical management and surgical techniques, as well as the results of surgery for a number of cardiac conditions. A user-friendly organization helps to facilitate the decision making process, while revised coverage and new chapters reflect the rapid changes taking place in the field. Based on Dr. Park's larger reference, Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners, this pocket-sized book is a portable, succinct, and practical resource. Features a user-friendly organization designed to facilitate the decision making process. Offers comprehensive and reliable information in a quick-access format. Includes abundant illustrations that offer a quick and in-depth understanding of the material covered. Provides portable access to practical, clinical information that you can consult on the go. Offers new chapters covering palpitation, dyslidemia and other cardiovascular risk factors, athletes with cardiac problems, and cardiac transplantation, providing you with the most up-to-date guidance. Emphasizes new medical management and surgical techniques, as well as the results of surgery for a number of cardiac conditions, to keep you current.
Author: Walter H. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Caring for children with heart disease is extremely complex, requiring a different and often tailor-made approach compared with adults with similar cardiac problems. Built on the success of previous editions and brought to you by a stellar author team, Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide provides a unique, concise and extremely practical overview of heart disease in children. From history-taking, physical examination, ECG, and chest X-ray – the basics that enable clinicians to uncover possible problems and eliminate areas of false concern – it goes on to examine the range of more complex topics in the diagnosis and treatment/management of childhood cardiovascular disease. New to this edition you’ll find: An enhanced section on imaging including recent advances in cardiac MRI and fetal echocardiography. New techniques in genetic testing for heart disease in special populations. Much more emphasis on the importance of echocardiography in understanding the pathophysiology of congenital cardiac malformations. Expanded section on cardiac conditions in the neonate, specifically on prenatal diagnosis and management, neonatal screening for congenital heart disease, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Expanded and updated congestive cardiac failure section, including the latest in genetic and metabolic causes of heart failure, and medical/surgical treatment options; discussion of bridging therapies; essentials of transplantation, including common drug treatment regimens, clinical recognition of treatment complications and rejection, outcomes, morbidity and survival. In addition, every chapter is fully updated with the very latest clinical guidelines and management options from the AHA, ACC and ESC. Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide, 3rd edition, is quite simply a must-have guide for all members of the multidisciplinary team managing children suffering from heart disease.
Author: Ali Khavandi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2014-04-10
As the first revision text aimed specifically at the Knowledge-Based Assessment, Essential Revision Notes for Cardiology KBA is the cornerstone of your revision for this new and compulsory examination. Each chapter exactly maps the core cardiology training curriculum, giving measurable assurance that you are getting the information you need to pass. Each chapter is written by a senior cardiology trainee in collaboration with a senior consultant who has expertise in that specific field, ensuring that the content is both authoritative and accessible. Drawing on the latest guidelines and documents, the concise, bullet-pointed layout allows easy access to and digestion of the key points you'll need during revision. Numerous tables, boxes and figures make this the ideal accompaniment to retaining the large and varied amount of information needed to pass the examination.
This revision tool helps readers strengthen their existing knowledge of childhood disorders through Extended Matching Questions (EMQs) on topics frequently asked in Paediatrics examinations, ranging from neonatology to emergency medicine and public health. Detailed answers in each section build comprehension and knowledge. Many medical schools now examine undergraduates using EMQs, but they also feature highly in postgraduate examinations. This revision aid will therefore also be useful to those preparing for postgraduate examinations such as the Diploma of Child Health (DCH) and Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), as well as foundation doctors on their first paediatric rotations and all those wishing to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of Paediatrics.
Differential diagnosis texts for the MRCP can overload candidates with detailed information, making revision seem difficult and overwhelming. In contrast, this book avoids exhaustive lists of often rare causes and concentrates instead on a maximum of five of the most common causes in terms of prevalence for each scenario, making revision more structured and manageable. The book includes diagnostic hints - clinical or lab clues that point towards a specific diagnosis - and a unique chapter on key ECG causes and features. Although primarily intended for MRCP Part I & II and FCPS (Pakistan) Part II candidates, this book will also be useful for undergraduate students preparing for finals.
Author: Jonathan M. Fishman
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2017-11-22
This is a fully updated edition of the hugely successful OSCEs for the MRCS Part B: A Bailey and Love Revision Guide. The content has been revised in line with recent changes to the examination, such as the introduction of microbiology and applied surgical sciences and changes from patient safety to clinical and procedural skills.Popular with trainee surgeons preparing for the oral element of the MRCS (the objective structured clinical examination, or OSCE), this revision guide will maximise the chances of success in surgical examinations.
Author: Wayne Harris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-08-28
Examination Paediatrics is an essential guide for medical trainees undertaking paediatric clinical examinations. Aligned with current practice and examination format, this new edition provides guidance on history taking, examination procedure, relevant investigations, and management for the majority of chronic paediatric clinical problems encountered in paediatric hospital practice and community paediatric practice. Extended cardiology focus with over 50 colour images Catchy mnemonics to aid recall 5 new long cases, including hypopituitarism, neurofibromatosis type 1 and Rett syndrome 8 new short cases, including lymphadenopathy, ataxia and nystagmus Tips on body language, attitude and the motivation needed to pass your clinical exams
Author: R. M. Beattie
Release Date: 2000
In this second edition, new questions have been added and existing material has been updated. The book's hybrid format bridges the gap between standard MCQ books and textbooks. It contains 280 exam-based paediatric MCQs written by a team of subject specialists. Each question is accompanied by the correct answer, plus a page-long subject summary focusing on the specific topics likely to occur in the examination, including lists, mnemonics and bullet points. This new format is a response to requests from exam candidates for longer teaching notes to counteract the need to refer to unncessarily detailed textbooks.
Aimed at final year medical students preparing for the Objective structure Clinical Examinations, this concise work covers, in a self-test format, over 100 sample OSCE stations inclusing the standard history, examination and general skills stations.
Author: Beth C. Walker
Release Date: 2013
A solid knowledge base and good clinical skills don't necessarily guarantee examination success in the long case OSCE. This book really is the ultimate guide for medical students needing to combine their knowledge and skills with an ability to interpret the clinical findings, the proficiency to present them clearly and the confidence to deal with the examiners questions. Adopting a proven, highly effective approach, this revision aid uses role play with simulated patients to hone clinical examination and presentation skills. The fifty cases are divided into six areas; cardiology, respiratory, abdomen, neurology, musculoskeletal and surgery. Written by successful candidates and examiners, the guide poses a number of important and commonly asked examination questions for each case to assist in preparation and confidence, and model answers are provided to ensure an understanding of exactly what is required. Working in groups or independently, students will welcome the large, colourful format, the breakdown of marking schemes, an overview of examiners expectations, a guide to presenting clinical findings and innumerable insider' tips throughout.
In September 2009, the format of the written Radiology FRCR Part 2A examinations changed. The previous negatively-marked true-false MCQs have become obsolete, replaced by ‘single best answer’ (SBA)questions, with candidates selecting 1 of 5 options, without negativemarking. The author team have themselves recently successfully sat the FRCR exam, and have prior experience in the SBA format, making them ideally suited to write such a book, and have produced an excellent revision guide for the new format exam. There are 750 stem questions covering all 6 modules, including a separate section with a 75 questions-per-module ‘mock’ examination which readers can use to test themselves against the clock, under examination conditions, to hone their technique. The questions have been extensively researched and cross-checked, with relevant topics being drawn from major radiology textbooks, as well as current radiological journals such as Clinical Radiology and Radiographics. Answers are given with detailed explanations and references are provided, which can also be used for further reading as appropriate. As a bonus the authors pass on their own proven exam tips and techniques.Key Points• Authors recently sat exams themselves • Over 700 questions
There has been an exponential increase in the amount of information available on the pathophysiology and management of heart diseases. Meanwhile, understanding of the underlying pathology and physiology has deepened and broadened with new methodologies to monitor cardiac structure and function. These developments have led to an overwhelming amount of information available to students, trainees, and physicians. What is in short supply is a comprehensive yet concise and clear description of the important cardiac conditions and disorders, an approach to their management, and an easily consulted and well indexed summary to be used at the bedside or in the clinic. This book addresses that need.