Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Second Edition

Robert C. Tasker, Robert J. McClure, Carlo L. Acerini

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Second Edition

Robert C. Tasker, Robert J. McClure, Carlo L. Acerini






14 Feb 2013




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Now fully revised and updated with the latest guidelines, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics provides a compact guide to all aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. The handbook's 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 authors provided comprehensive coverage of areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations, and child protection in a user-friendly and succinct style. Sections are also devoted to covering the treatment of children in the community, and the psychological effects of illness on both the child and their family.


1: Practising paediatrics
2: Epidemiology and statistics
3: Clinical assessment
4: Resuscitation
5: Emergency and High Dependency care
6: Neonatology
7: Practical procedures
8: Cardiology
9: Respiratory
10: Gastroenterology and nutrition
11: Nephrology
12: Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
13: Growth and sexual development
14: Neurology
15: Child development
16: Child and family psychiatry
17: Haematology
18: Oncology
19: Infectious diseases
20: Joints and bones
21: Adolescent medicine
22: Dermatology
23: Paediatric surgery
24: Special senses
25: Genetics and congenital malformations
26: Inherited metabolic disease
27: Community child health
28: Child protection
29: Pharmacology and therapeutics
30: International child health
31: Paediatric ethics and law


Edited by Robert C. Tasker , Professor of Neurology and Anaesthesia (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Robert J. McClure , Neonatologist, Paediatrician, and Anatomical Pathologist, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Carlo L. Acerini , University Senior Lecturer and Consultant Paediatrician, University of Cambridge, UK

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. After studying medicine at the University of Leeds Rob McClure trained both as a Paediatrician and then a Neonatologist at various centres including Leeds, Liverpool, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, and in both Perth and Sydney in Australia. His first consultant post was in Neonatal Medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, where he also ran the Paediatric Gastroenterology service for several years. After 6 years he moved to St John of God Hospital in Perth, Australia where he is currently Head of the Neonatal Department. He is a clinician and clinical researcher into Neonatal Nutrition. Dr Carlo Acerini studied pharmacology (BSc Hons, 1984) and medicine (MBChB, 1988) at the University of Dundee, Scotland. After postgraduate training in paediatric medicine in the West of Scotland, he trained and undertook research in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Oxford and at the University of Cambridge. Dr Acerini is currently University Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Consultant Paediatrician (Endocrinology & Diabetes) at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. His research interests are in Type 1 diabetes and endocrinology in children and adolescents.


`Review from previous edition It's changeover day, you're on the special baby care unit for the first time ever...what you want is the paediatric equivalent of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine to help steer you through the rapids of paediatrics...this handbook...gives succinct guidance [and] is the book I want in my back pocket on changeover day.' C K Bird, Archives of Diseases in Childhood