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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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He has over 200 publications in accredited journals, has written 30 chapters in books, and is co-editor of the only book published internationally on paediatric bone diseases.
"There is a slight modification in our plans and we are currently finalising the recruitment of senior staff as over 100 physicians have already joined and still signing on more medical staff to fill all our seven clinical departments comprising the obstetrics/gynaecology, paediatrics, anaesthetics, radiology, pathology, psychiatry and surgery," Dr Ogata said.
He also lectured to nurses undertaking postgraduate training for their diplomas in paediatrics, and served as examiner for the FCPaed (SA) and for the final-year medical student examinations.
George Swingler and Michael Hendricks are general paediatricians, and David Hall and Susan Hall Honorary Professors of Paediatrics, at the University of Cape Town.
Studies suggest that women are more inclined towards Paediatrics as compared to males.14 However, in our study out of the total 23 participants choosing paediatrics, 15(65.2%) were males and only 8(34.8%) were females.
THE Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government is ready to partner with the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), in delivering affordable, accessible maternal and child survival programmes to Edo people and residents.
Senior child specialist and head of the paediatrics department at LGH, Dr Yasmeen Kazi said that simple and cost-effective interventions can guarantee quality life for children.
The Georgia Power Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organisation and the third-largest corporate giving foundation in Georgia, has completed a three year investment of USD1m to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's newly-opened Advanced Paediatrics Centre.
Starcare Seeb has announced that Dr Sunil Kumar Bhatnagar has joined as a senior paediatric consultant.
Jalal Akber, Vice President, Pakistan Paediatrics Association, Sindh chapter, Dr.
Entrance is free, but the fee to enjoy the rides is e1/41 to e1/45 and the money collected will go towards helping the Centre for Preventive Paediatrics to continue to offer free prenatal and neonatal screening programmes to every neonate and pregnant woman all over Cyprus, both in the public and the private sector.
The Qatari embassy in the United States sponsored the 19th charity gala of the department of paediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital, which was held at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium.