- Name of the Textbook: Essential Pediatrics
- Edition: 7th
- Author(s): O. P. Ghai
- ISBN: 8123917775
- Pages: 768
- Language: English
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Essential Pediatrics is one of the most popular academic reference books in the field of pediatrics. It has been in print for than 2 decades, and this title is the 7th edition. Having been updated with all the latest changes made in the field of pediatrics, this book consists of a number of useful feature for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students of medicine. Additionally, this book can also be used by seasoned pediatricians as a trustworthy source of reference.
This book marks the gradual shifting of pediatric importance from merely nutritional health and diseases to emerging areas such as genetics and intensive care. The chapter on development and growth has been revised and rewritten as per the latest norms laid out by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The chapter featuring the vast topic of infection has been entirely reworked after keeping in mind the latest advancements made in the field of epidemiology, which is the study of diseases.
The latest guidelines laid down by the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) and WHO have been implemented throughout the course of the book. This edition also features new chapters on ocular and dermatological disorders. Leading academics have put in their combined resources in order to make this book as comprehensive as it is.
The chapters on hematology and the endocrine system have been revised and updated as well. The 7th edition of Essential Pediatrics was published by CBS in 2010, and is available in hardcover.