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Book Chapter: Surgical care of the paediatric patient

TitleSurgical care of the paediatric patient
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Issue Date2011
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Fundamentals of Surgical Practice, Thrid Edition, 2011, p. 564-607 How to Cite?
Abstract© Cambridge University Press, 1998, 2006, 2011. Introduction Paediatric surgery has developed as a specialty based on the facts that infants and children are different from adults. They differ in their anatomy, physiology and psychology. Unlike adults, children are growing organisms. Children also differ in the diseases they encounter: congenital anomalies (Figure 30.1) are common whereas malignancies are less common, and degenerative diseases are rare. Paediatric surgery is a broad specialty that is defined by age rather than by organ systems. There are two levels of specialization: specialist paediatric surgery and general paediatric surgery. Specialist paediatric surgery consists of: neonatal surgery from birth to postconceptional age of 44 weeks surgery of major or complex conditions in infants and older children, including neoplasms, hepatobiliary diseases, specialized gastrointestinal conditions, thoracic anomalies, major trauma, etc. paediatric urology. General paediatric surgery encompasses relatively common and less demanding disorders, including elective conditions such as inguinal hernia and emergency conditions such as appendicitis in older children. The outcome of infants and children requiring surgery has improved enormously in recent years as a result of a better understanding of the physiology of children, improvement of surgical techniques, advances in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care and the adoption of a multidisciplinary approach. Attention to the psychological needs of children, involvement of the family in the management process and more effective postoperative pain relief enhance the quality of care for these children.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/220718

 

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dc.contributor.authorTam, Paul K H-
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-16T06:50:22Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-16T06:50:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationFundamentals of Surgical Practice, Thrid Edition, 2011, p. 564-607-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/220718-
dc.description.abstract© Cambridge University Press, 1998, 2006, 2011. Introduction Paediatric surgery has developed as a specialty based on the facts that infants and children are different from adults. They differ in their anatomy, physiology and psychology. Unlike adults, children are growing organisms. Children also differ in the diseases they encounter: congenital anomalies (Figure 30.1) are common whereas malignancies are less common, and degenerative diseases are rare. Paediatric surgery is a broad specialty that is defined by age rather than by organ systems. There are two levels of specialization: specialist paediatric surgery and general paediatric surgery. Specialist paediatric surgery consists of: neonatal surgery from birth to postconceptional age of 44 weeks surgery of major or complex conditions in infants and older children, including neoplasms, hepatobiliary diseases, specialized gastrointestinal conditions, thoracic anomalies, major trauma, etc. paediatric urology. General paediatric surgery encompasses relatively common and less demanding disorders, including elective conditions such as inguinal hernia and emergency conditions such as appendicitis in older children. The outcome of infants and children requiring surgery has improved enormously in recent years as a result of a better understanding of the physiology of children, improvement of surgical techniques, advances in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care and the adoption of a multidisciplinary approach. Attention to the psychological needs of children, involvement of the family in the management process and more effective postoperative pain relief enhance the quality of care for these children.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofFundamentals of Surgical Practice, Thrid Edition-
dc.titleSurgical care of the paediatric patient-
dc.typeBook_Chapter-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/CBO9780511984785.031-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84928765338-
dc.identifier.spage564-
dc.identifier.epage607-

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