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Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions

A Practical Guide

Editors: Pilapil, M., DeLaet, D.E., Kuo, A.A., Peacock, C., Sharma, N. (Eds.)

  • Addresses the unique healthcare needs of  adults with chronic childhood illnessess   
  • Serves as a practical guide for the busy adult clinician in the care of adults with chronic childhood illnesses
  • Outlines the management of specific diseases, including epidemiology, preventive screening, and common medical complications and co-morbiditiess  
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About this book

This book addresses the unique healthcare needs of adults with chronic childhood illnesses. It presents a model of primary and secondary prevention for emerging adulthood—primary prevention in which all young adults are screened for high-risk behaviors and health needs and secondary prevention in which young adults with chronic childhood conditions are optimized through coordinated care, connections to community resources and social/family support.


This book is organized in five parts. Part I provides a detailed overview of the health care transition from pediatrics to adult medicine from both a policy and practice perspective. In Part II, the concept of emerging adulthood as a developmental period is explored and strategies for providing improved comprehensive care for this age group are discussed. Part III reviews specific chronic childhood conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes mellitus, and offers clinical cases and summary reports that can be used as a quick guides to each condition. In Part IV, additional clinical considerations that are not necessarily condition-specific but are highly relevant to the care of young adults with chronic childhood conditions are examined. Part V describes the socio-legal issues involved in caring for this population. 


Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions provides primary care providers with a new framework for the care of young adults and identifies opportunities to influence patient health outcomes over a life trajectory.

About the authors

Mariecel Pilapil, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY, USA

David DeLaet, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA 

Alice A. Kuo, MD, PhD, Professor and Chief, UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics, Director, UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center, Health Care Transitions Research Network (HCT-RN), UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, Santa Monica, CA, USA 

Cynthia Peacock, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Niraj Sharma, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA 




Reviews

“This very timely compendium discusses the long‐term care and complications in adult patients who developed serious medical conditions as children. … This book is focused on primary care and specialty practitioners who will have the opportunity to care for these patients. … a useful guide for relatives, parents, spouses, etc., of the patients who have reached adulthood despite their early medical challenges. … It is one of the most interesting books I have read since my residency training.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)


Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Facilitating the Transition from Pediatric-Oriented to Adult-Oriented Primary Care

    White, Patience H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Care of the Emerging Adult

    Weinstein, Stacey (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Stein, David S. (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Autism

    Crapnell, Tara (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Tolentino, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 67-85

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43827-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43825-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Editors
  • Mariecel Pilapil
  • David E. DeLaet
  • Alice A Kuo
  • Cynthia Peacock
  • Niraj Sharma
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43827-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43827-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-43825-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 436
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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