Long gone are the days of simply treating children as small adults. It is now well understood that they often require very different clinical management than the general patient population. Reflecting the special needs of the pediatric patient, The Pediatric Abacus: Review of Clinical Formulas and How to Use Them brings together - in a single resource - the basic mathematical formulas required for treating children in the clinical setting. Combining the convenient format of Dr. Rifkind's The Medical Abacus with Dr. Cohen's pediatric expertise, the book presents key clinical formulas with clear explanations and guidelines on how to interpret their results and use them for children. Each entry provides use, formula, interpretation, comparison between adult and child values when applicable, and references. Topics include: -Blood gas values -Height and weight norms for drug dosing and nutritional assessment -Erthyrocyte indices for differential diagnosis of anemia -Nitrogen balance and its relevance for assessing adequacy of protein intake -Recommended protein requirement -Pharmacokinetics and digoxin dosing -Creatinine clearance and estimating glomerular filtration Designed to meet the needs of pediatricians and other clinicians involved in treating pediatric patients, The Pediatric Abacus: Review of Clinical Formulas and How to Use Them is a comprehensive yet concise reference that gives you quick and easy access to vital information.