Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook 18th
Carol Taketomo, Jane Hodding, Donna Kraus
ISBN 978-1591952978 or
|First published in 1992 this comprehensive guide to usage
and dosing of medicines in children and neonates is now in
its 19th edition. Available in two editions –
with and without an International Trade Names Index, the
former listing drug trade names form over 100 countries –
the books contains 944 comprehensive monographs, with 16 new
to this edition, with a vast amount of information for each
drug, e.g. the gentamicin monographs runs to two and a half
pages. Over 100 monographs contain an extemporaneous
formulation to prepare a liquid solution where no licensed
product is available
In addition to the drug monographs there are nearly 300
pages of appendices covering topics such as compatibility of
chemotherapy and related support medications, paediatric
HIV, carbohydrate content of medication and a new appendix
containing the WHO model formulary for children
Drug monographs are arranged alphabetically, by generic
name, but the book also contains a therapeutic category and
key word index listing, e.g. all preservative free medicines
Previously known as the ‘Pediatric Dosage Handbook’ the 18th
edition includes a separate neonatal dosing field in over
250 monographs, which allows easy access to specific
neonatal dosing. To emphasise the change the title of the
book has been changed.
The book is available for purchase at
www.bookdepository.co.uk at £41.13 (ISBN 978-1591952978)
or www.amazon.com at
$58.12 for the International Trade Names Index edition (ISBN
978-1591952992). Whilst not pocket size, and it would be
impossible to fit the 1900 pages of information contained in
this volume into a pocket sized edition, this book is a very
useful addition to the neonatal and paediatric pharmacist’s
knowledge resources and should be on the shelf of anyone
using medicines in this speciality.
Manual of Childhood Infections: The Blue Book
(Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics)
Mike Sharland, Andrew Cant, Delane
Shingadia and E. Graham Davies
The new, 3rd, edition was published in April
978-0199573585, it can be purchased at
www.amazon.co.uk for £33.20.
Did you know……….
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) accounts for over 50%
of all cases of bronchiolitis….. studies have shown that
adrenaline, bronchodilators and oral, inhaled and IV
steroids offer no benefit and may even be harmful in the
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) can be clinically
Diarrhoea associated (D+) or typical
Without diarrhoea (D-) or atypical.
In the UK most D+ HUS is caused by E.Coli H7 0157 strain. Supportive management is of key
importance; antimotility agents should be avoided as by
reducing gut motility there is prolonged contact of the
pathogenic bacteria with the intestinal mucosa. Antibiotics
for gut decontamination are not recommended.
All this, and much, much more…….in this
excellent little book. It was produced by the European
Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases in collaboration
with The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The
book is split into two sections: Clinical Syndromes and
Specific Infections and for each pulls together
Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, Investigation and
Management of a multitude of common childhood infections.
There is fascinating background information for each chapter
supported by up to date management considerations including
reference to new agents being trialled. There are also
references at the end of each section for further reading.
The book has some useful Appendices for
Guidance on infection control in schools (recommended
time period a child should stay away from school,
nursery or childminders)
Immunisation of the Child
Formulary (Medicines Guide)
This Medicines Guide was drawn up using
expertise from NPPG members and is designed to complement
rather than replace individual country specific formularies
such as BNF for Children.
My only minor criticism is that there
appear to be some gaps. For example, I could not find
reference to cystic fibrosis and empyema does not appear in
the index (but is mentioned in the section on lower
respiratory tract infections).
Overall, – this is a great book and
good value for money. It is highly recommended to have in
any pharmacy, particularly if you have junior or trainee
Pharmacists in Child Health. As a pharmacist experienced in
Paediatrics I have already used it loads of times!
Rowena McArtney, Jan
Guide to Paediatric Clinical Research-
Editors Klaus Rose, John N van den Anker
government and the EU have made it mandatory for the
pharmaceutical industry to investigate medicines in
children, thus exposing a multitude of different
institutions to paediatric research. Written by exponents of
academia as well as the pharmaceutical industry, regulators
and patient advocacy groups, this book explains the
background of the US and EU paediatric legislations, gives
an analysis of their probable short-, mid- and long-term
impact, addresses key operational challenges in paediatric
research, and develops a tentative vision where paediatric
drug development needs to go.
Helping to understand the role of the different
stakeholders, the spectrum of readers to profit from this
book ranges from paediatricians, general medical personnel
and pharmacologists to those involved in regulatory affairs
and clinical trials, pharmaceutical company management,
patient advocacy groups, ethical committees, politicians
and interested lay persons.
For a table
of contents and a preview of each section go to
ISBN: 978-3-8055-8201-8 €65.50
Algorithms In Pediatric Nephrology
Editors – Zelikovic I, Eisenstein I
This book is
meant as a pragmatic text for use at the patient's bedside.
It classifies common clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory
abnormalities and issues of management as they present
themselves in daily practice. Special emphasis is given to
new knowledge that has accumulated on the molecular
pathophysiology and molecular genetics of various kidney
diseases in order to deepen and strengthen the practical
approach to common problems in pediatric nephrology. .
Aimed at an
audience of general and family practitioners, pediatricians
and trainees who are not exposed on a day-to-day basis to
pediatric nephrology problems, it provides a logical,
concise and cost-effective approach from which they can
profit and acquire medical reasoning.
www.karger.com/pap-neph ISBN978-3-8055-8539-2 €38