February 1985

Pediatrics Update—Reviews for Physicians

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics New England Medical Center 171 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02111


edited by Arthur J. Moss, 400 pp, $150, New York, Elsevier Science Publishing Co, 1983.

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(2):159. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140040057027

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As is true of any collection of reviews with multiple authors (in this case, 29 authors of 20 reviews), the quality varies. In general, however, this is a valuable collection of reviews, is well edited, and covers some important topics.

Five of the reviews are in the field of neonatology (neonatal nutrition, toxoplasmosis in the fetus and newborn, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, physiologic considerations concerning neonatal intracranial hemorrhage, and heart disease in infants of diabetic mothers).

Four entries discuss topics in neuroscience (pharmacotherapy of attention deficit disorders, neonatal follow-up studies—the predictive value of neurologic abnormalities in the first year of life, multiple sclerosis and related diseases in childhood, and the diagnosis and management of Reye's syndrome).

Three are oriented toward adolescent medicine (eating disorders in adolescence, the physiology of puberty, and goiter in the euthyroid adolescent).

Two articles review newer imaging techniques (renal imaging of children and abdominal ultrasound in pediatrics), and

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