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Iatrogenic Disorders of the Fetus, Infant, and Child

Volume I

  • E. George Kassner

Part of the Radiology of Iatrogenic Disorders book series (IATROGENIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. William H. McAlister, Marilyn J. Siegel
    Pages 1-37
  3. J. A. Gordon Culham, Robert M. Freedom
    Pages 39-60
  4. Gwendolyn C. Hotson, Sherman C. Stein
    Pages 61-79
  5. E. George Kassner, Jack O. Haller
    Pages 81-123
  6. E. George Kassner, Jack O. Haller
    Pages 125-190
  7. Ronald C. Ablow
    Pages 191-274
  8. Ambadas Pathak, Richard M. Bernstein, E. George Kassner
    Pages 275-338
  9. Andreas Athanasiou, John C. Leonidas, John E. Munzenrider
    Pages 339-379
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 381-401

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this series of volumes is to present a comprehensive view of the complications that result from the use of acceptable diagnostic and thera­ peutic procedures. Individual volumes will deal with iatrogenic complications involving (1) the alimentary system, (2) the urinary system, (3) the respiratory and cardiac systems, (4) the skeletal system and (5) the pediatric patient. The term iatrogenic, derived from two Greek words, means physician-in­ duced. Originally, it applied only to psychiatric disorders generated in the patient by autosuggestion, based on misinterpretation of the doctor's attitude and comments. As clinically used, it now pertains to the inadvertent side­ effects and complications created in the course of diagnosis and treatment. The classic categories of disease have included: (1) congenital and developmen­ tal, (2) traumatic, (3) infectious and inflammatory, (4) metabolic, (5) neoplastic, and (6) degenerative. To these must be added, however, iatrogenic disorders­ a major, although generally unacknowledged, source of illness. While great advances in medical care in both diagnosis and therapy have been accomplished in the past few decades, many are at times associated with certain side-effects and risks which may result in distress equal to or greater than the basic condi­ tion. Iatrogenic complications, which may be referred to as "diseases of medical progress," have become a new dimension in the causation of human disease.

Keywords

birth child childhood complications diagnosis diagnostic radiology fetus nutrition radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • E. George Kassner
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8259-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8261-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8259-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7656
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