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The specialty that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. Paediatrics in the UK differs from the US in that is a specialty rather than primary care medicine for children, as it is generally regarded in the US and countries which follow the American model of specialisation.
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The medical speciality concerned with all aspects of childhood diseases and disorders and with the health and development of the child in the context of the family and the environment.
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Medical specialty concerned with treatment of children in health and disease through adolescence.
Synonym(s): paediatrics.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + iatreia, medical treatment]
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Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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She maintained that care of patients with these diseases need a team of experts comprising paediatric cardiologists, paediatric cardiac surgeon, intensivist and others.
The paediatric emergency services include, rapid sequence intubation, airway management and mechanical ventilation, defibrillation, paediatric advanced life support, neonatal resuscitation, neonatology and paediatric services, haemodynamic monitoring, intravenous therapy, laboratory and radiology diagnostics and minor procedures.
The situation is even worse at weekends, with paediatric consultants being present during peak times in just 28.6% of units.
Although optimal training and education in paediatric surgery is difficult to define, the traditional approach to surgical training has been Halstedian in nature.
In Pakistan we have Fellowship in Dermatology and Fellowship in Paediatrics. Usually training in paediatric dermatology consists of prolonged residency or a sub-specialty fellowship after completing a formal Fellowship.
• Review the challenges in paediatric drug development developing new oncology drugs for children
Paediatric Emergency Medicine is a newly emerging field in Pakistan.
While there are many ICUs for neo-nates in Dubai, we lacked a dedicated paediatric ICU for critically ill children between one month to 16-17 year olds in the private sector.
With Gord's passing, paediatric urology has lost a close friend.
Pediatric dermatology clinics are needed as a significant number of children present with skin diseases both in general paediatric and general dermatology clinics.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization, a biotechnology organisation, and ViS Research, an American-based, multinational company that carries out clinical trial planning through an online feasibility platform, have expanded their Paediatric Clinical Research Group on the ViS platform to cover paediatric research sites, it was reported yesterday.
The conference will be preceded by workshops on different subspecialties of paediatric like, Advance Life Support, Emergency Care Updates, Haemodialysis, Bone Marrow, Short Stature, Renal Biopsy, Childhood Asthma, Childhood Behavioral Disorders and Perinatal Asphyxia.