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Pocket Pediatrics: The Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatrics (Pocket Notebook Series) [Ring-bound]

Paritosh Prasad MD DTM&H
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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July 20, 2009 1605474967 978-1605474960 1 Spi Lslf

Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Pocket Pediatrics follows the style of Pocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents. This pocket-sized looseleaf can be used on the wards and by candidates reviewing for pediatric board exams.

In bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms, Pocket Pediatrics provides key clinical information about common pediatric problems in cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology as well as on the well patient and the patient in the ICU. The six-ring binder resembles the familiar "pocket brain" notebook that most students and interns carry and allows users to add notes.

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Product Details

  • Series: Pocket Notebook Series
  • Ring-bound: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1 Spi Lslf edition (July 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605474967
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605474960
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.5 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good but not great September 20, 2009
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I am med-peds trained, practicing hospital and emergency medicine for both adults and kids. I have also practiced primary care. This book has pros and cons:



Ringed binder allows you to leave out pages you don't need or add others to it (if you see adults and kids, you can put MGH's Pocket Medicine book along with these pages in one binder).

Contains some very good info in table and outline format


Index is not very helpful (lists every page that mentions a topic even in passing, without letting the reader know which pages are devoted to the topic).

Missing important info (two examples: next to nothing for AAP neonatal jaundice guidelines, just refers you to the seminal Bhutani paper; a similar lack of info on indications for antibiotics in neonates...these are common, important clinical situations)

Pricey for the size
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best pocket-sized resource October 7, 2009
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Much like the pocket medicine book we all love, this book contains all of the high-yield, easily-readable information you need to know to take care of your patients as a House Officer. While I have piles of medical books collecting dust, this is one of the four books I ACTUALLY use and one of the two books I keep in my pocket. It's weak in neonatology, but it makes up for it in PICU material. If it only had a few pages dedicated to medication dosing, I'd be leaving my Harriet at home. If I had to pick one book to carry with me, this would be it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pocket Peds September 28, 2009
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Exactly like pocket medicine for pediatrics. I survived med school rotations with pocket medicine and am now doing the same as a peds resident with this new version. Great review and references on every topic. The most comprehensive and condensed book you can carry around. I would take it over my harriet lane any day.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent resource April 20, 2010
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I am a Med/Peds resident who was looking for a good companion to my Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine (Pocket Notebook Series) (Ring-bound). My Pocket Medicine is very well used and an excellent resource. I have had Pocket Pediatrics in my coat for the last two months and have referred to it a couple of times. As with Pocket Medicine, there are many subjects not covered or not covered in great detail, but a comprehensive resource is not what this book is meant to be. So far, it's usefulness on the wards has been adequate and I hope to update this review when I have had more time with it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most pocket-sized there is July 17, 2011
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I am just too lazy to carry around a heavy Harriet Lane or other handbook. There is no formulary which makes this book much lighter. For on the go reading and quick reference, it is my favorite. My current white coat won't hold any other peds book I've seen. Good quality, light, and small enough for a small pocket white coat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pocket Pediatrics September 30, 2011
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I thought that the book will be as good as Pockect Medicine but it is not. It is too scanty with paucity of information. Will not recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pocket source for pediatrics February 9, 2011
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I'm a PA student and this was recommended by my instructor. I have referenced it several times already. It gives dosages for tx and covers nicu to the older limit of pediatrics. Would recommend.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pocket Peds May 13, 2014
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Not very helpful for physical therapy. Needs to have better tabs for referencing information. I would only recommend it as a guideline not as a quick resource.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars More than I expected.
This is a "right to the point" medicine reference for pediatrics. Great for hospitalists. More detailed than most clinic/office providers need.
Published 6 months ago by Edna Streit
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
On par with pocket medicine for usefulness and ease of use. Good size and weight for on the go reference.
Published 9 months ago by John Posten
5.0 out of 5 stars great study book
fast look into a topic and easy to use as you can pull some pages out as needed.
Detailed yet concise,good combo
Published 18 months ago by moimeme
1.0 out of 5 stars Mehhhh
Bought this book thinking I was going to need it and use it during my peds rotation and guess what?? Harriett Lane was MUCH more useful!! You don't need this book at all... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the non Paediatrician
Great for the non Paediatrician. For doctors or nurse practitioners that want that extra layer of 'reference' security when treating kids, this book is gold.
Published 19 months ago by Dr Jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL
Pocket Pediatrics is an excellent textbook for the pediatric resident or intern. It is well organized and easy to read. It covers the topic in great detail. By Gregg L. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Julie L. Friedman
5.0 out of 5 stars Review Book
I bought this book because I loved the Pocket Medicine Book. This book was very helpful to me during my inpatient Pediatric months in residency. Read more
Published 22 months ago by J. HUSSAIN
4.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied
I am very satisfied with my book. Even though i has some toubles with my adress, because of the earthquake. I got my package without any trouble. Thank u Amazon
Published on April 9, 2010 by Sara Diaz Cortes
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