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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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EiP brings together top academics, scientists and clinicians from services and centers of excellence across the globe and EiP's members provide global paediatric education to over 60,000 providers and campaign for healthcare improvements based on the latest scientific research.
It is not too much to ask, however, that we have access to such basic services as A& E, paediatrics and anaesthetics within easy reach of our homes?
Nurse Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Intensive Care Unit, Starship Children's Hospital.
Dr Tom Lee, Clinical Director for Paediatrics, also welcomed the new centre.
British paediatrician Harvey Marcovitch, an Oxford consultant and spokesman for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, agreed with the latest research.
In 1994 the Academy turned down a half million dollar contribution from Nestle when it hosted the 8th Asian Congress of Paediatrics.
Having completed his junior training, he went to the UK for two years, during which time he obtained a DCH (RCP, London) and an MRCP (Edinburgh), gaining experience in paediatrics at the then Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London.
Hamad Medical Corporation's efforts to provide the best healthcare services for children in the country has received a boost with the accreditation of its paediatrics residency programme by the US-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I).
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