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Clinical Manual of Fever in Children
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This book discusses the latest scientific evidence related to fever and presents the principles of clinical practice, covering different types of fever and its possible complications. The book adopts a clearly defined, practical and effective approach to the management of fever, helping the clinician improve the care for the febrile child. The reader will learn about the guidelines on antipyretics and their side-effects and differential diagnoses, with problem-setting and solving as a case presentation.The second edition of this well-received book has been fully updated to include exciting new information of the pathogenesis of fever, including functions of interleukin and all the latest guidelines from NICE and Cochrane Library, as well as all the most up-to-date information and guidelines on febrile seizures. This reader-friendly reference on the disorders of body temperature in children covers the entire spectrum of subjects related to fever. It gives an overview of the best treatment options in order to achieve the best results. Containing a core message at the start of each chapter and with and a reader-friendly format this is an indispensable guide for paediatricians, family doctors and other professionals who are regularly consulted because of febrile children.


Fever: definitions, pattern.- Hyperthermia, classification, definitions.- Pathogenesis.- Temperature Measurement.- Fever in Common Infectious Diseases.- Fever in non-Infectious Diseases.- Febrile Seizures.- Hypothermia.- Is Fever Beneficial?.- Management of Fever.- Fever and Complementary Medicine.- Differential Diagnosis of Febrile Diseases.- History of fever.- Glossary of the Term Fever.


ISBN-13: 9783319923352
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing AG)
Publication date: January, 2019
Pages: 315
Weight: 799g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Nursing, Paediatrics and Neonatal


Dr AS El-Radhi MRCPCH, DCH, PhD is a consultant paediatrician who qualified at the Free University of West Berlin, Germany. He has worked in many countries including Germany, Finland, Iraq, Kuwait and England, gaining wide-ranging experience in general paediatrics. While working in Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, Kent, he was in charge of an "enuresis clinic" that received referral of children with UTI, nocturnal enuresis and day-time incontinence, and other urinary problems. He has also been working at the BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital, Orpington, Kent over the past 20 years. Recently he has granted practice privileges at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, Middlesex. About 20% of his clinical activities there are related to management of children with urinary problems including UTI and bedwetting. Of particular interest has been the subject of fever and fever-related topics. Dr El-Radhi has sat on several academic task forces and has lectured both nationally and internationally on his special interests. He has published five books; the last one was entitled "Essential Paediatrics in Primary Care". He has published over 50 papers in national and international medical journals covering various paediatric aspects mainly on fever-related topics. He is an undergraduate lecturer and examiner of DCH and MRCPCH for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He is peer-reviewer of several and medical journals. He spent most of his medical career in research performing numerous controlled and multi-centre studies. As he worked for some years in the Middle East, he has long-standing experience in managing febrile children irrespective of the aetiologies.


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