Core Concepts of Pediatrics
2nd Edition

Core Concepts of Pediatrics


Virginia Niebuhr PhD and Mary Jo Urbani MS, Editors

Adolescent Medicine 
Richard Rupp MD and Elyssa Yantis MD

Ashraf Aly MD, PhD and Soham Dasgupta MBBS

Chronic Conditions: Emotional Responses
Christine Murphy MD and Sally Robinson MD

Development: Normal & Disordered
Virginia Niebuhr PhD

Olivia Ginnard DO and Aikaterini Nella MD

Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy
Marie Dawlett MD and Alok Kalia MD

Musculoskeletal Injuries
Sharon Sanchez, MD; Tamantha Arlata, MD; Saima Arshad, MD; Sarah Cheng, MD; and Andrea Saunders, MD

Manuela Murray MD and Joan Richardson MD

Nutrition in Infancy, Childhood and Youth
Patricia Beach MD and Krystal Revai MD, MPH

Well Child Care
Amber Hairfield DO and David McCormick MD

About Core Concepts of Pediatrics, 2nd Edition  

Core Concepts of Pediatrics, 2nd Edition is an online resource especially for medical students and interns in pediatrics. Chapter authors are faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch, a University of Texas System academic health science center in Galveston, TX.

History. In 1983, UTMB Pediatrics produced a paperback textbook, Pediatrics, An Approach to Independent Learning, edited by William Daeschner MD and Joan Richardson MD, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Second and third editions were published in 1991 and 1997. In 2008, a web-based book was developed, titled Core Concepts of Pediatrics, and published on the UTMB Pediatric Department website. Editors were Alok Kalia MD, Judith Rowen MD, and Virginia Niebuhr, PhD. Technical Assistant was Mary Jo Urbani MS.

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Cover page graphic created by M.D. Piazza for V. Niebuhr.

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For corrections or suggestions, contact the editors:

Virginia Niebuhr,

or Mary Jo Urbani,