Growth Disorders C. Kelnar

ISBN: 9780340812402

Published: August 2nd 2007

Hardcover

704 pages


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Growth Disorders  by  C. Kelnar

Growth Disorders by C. Kelnar
August 2nd 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 704 pages | ISBN: 9780340812402 | 10.31 Mb

Linear growth is a biological process of fundamental importance to the physical and psychological make-up of a child and adolescent but which can be subject to a number of interruptions and disorders. The management and treatement of patients withMoreLinear growth is a biological process of fundamental importance to the physical and psychological make-up of a child and adolescent but which can be subject to a number of interruptions and disorders. The management and treatement of patients with growth disorders constitutes a major, and important, part of practice in clinical pediatrics, while in public health terms growth assessment remains one of the most useful indices of health and economic well being in both developed and the developing world.

This book approaches growth and its disorders from both a physiological and pathophsyiological standpoint. The book outlines in detail the fundamental biological mechanisms of normal and abnormal linear growth, how to assess growth accurately fundamental to the early detection of abnormatlity and, importantly, how to manage disorders leading to short and tall stature, and disorders of the timing of puberty.

Throughout, emphasis is given on achieving a satisfactory outcome for the child and parent by keeping them fully informed as to what is possible from a particular treatment strategy. The result is a wide-ranging and balanced account of this challenging field drawing on the expertise of a team of international specialists from a variety of backgrounds.



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