What Is Cardiovascular System

History Ask for presenting symptoms in a lucid and chronological order. Identify the age at onset of congestive heart failure to decide whether patient is having congenital or acquired heart,…

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

History Identify the precise timing and onset of the neurological disease, whether acute, subacute or insidious. Ask in detail the development status of the child before the onset of the…

SKIN AND ITS APPENDAGES

Skin is the largest body organ providing protective covering to the underlying structures. It is thin and more delicate in children. Over 10 per cent of children reporting to the…

What Is The Respiratory System

History Ask history of present illness with special emphasis on onset (sudden, acute, subacute, or insidious), evolution of disease and response to therapy. The major symptoms of respiratory system disorder…

ALIMENTARY SYSTEM AND ABDOMEN

History Obtain a lucid account of history of present illness in a chronological order without distorting the facts by asking too many direct or leading questions. Special attention should be…

THE DIAGNOSIS OF DEATH

Despite advances in medical technology, the medical science can never achieve immortality. Death indeed is the ultimate truth of life and we as pediatricians are quite used to facing children…

MEDICAL HISTORY TAKING

“Methods of physicians are like those of a detective, one seeking to explain a disease, other a crime”. History taking is an art and demands skills of a lawyer, detective…

GENERAL PHYSICAL EXAM

There are no short cuts for physical diagnosis. It is learnt only by practice, not a dull, dreary monotonous practice but practice with all the five senses aleart. Principles and…

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Children, as opposed to adults, are characterized by a continuous process of growth and neuromotor development. The maturation of central nervous system is characterized by coordination of motor activity and…