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paediatrics

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.

paediatrics

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.

pe·di·at·rics

(pē'dē-at'riks)
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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I am pleased to announce with Federal Minister Nash the opening of a new paediatrics ward that provides a contemporary, family friendly facility for sick children, their visitors and staff," Ms Fyles said.
Emeritus Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
4] HOD and Professor, Department of Paediatrics, MGM Hospital, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Telangana State, India.
In addition to his role as executive director of HMC's Medical Research Center, he is the deputy chair of Paediatrics at HMC and the head of Paediatric Pulmonology for HMC and Sidra Medical and Research Center.
In yet another endeavour to recognize the contribution of medical practitioners towards Paediatrics and Obstetrics, the Board of Directors of Cloudnine have instituted 'Cloudnine Distinguished Awards'.
I was interested in paediatrics, had good grade and hence got residency in paediatrics said Prof.
Results: In a total of 133 respondents, 78 (59%) doctors and nurses were interviewed from the Obstetric department and 55 (41%) doctors and nurses were interviewed from the Paediatrics department.
The participants were told to choose only one from the following list of possible specialties: surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, public health, psychiatry, radiology, anaesthesiology, pathology, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, ophthalmology, immunology, and 'other' (a write-in option); 'not yet decided' was given as a final option.
If paediatrics are not centralised, children's lives will be put at risk by the chronic shortage of middle-grade doctors.
Dr Hubail is certified by the American Board in general paediatrics and paediatrics cardiology, and did his residency and fellowship in US.
Paediatrician, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Starship Children's Hospital.
The new paediatrics outpatient department has also been designed to give more light and space for staff to work in.