Ibrahim ZalaSafeguarding Children
Ibrahim Zala (Consultant Paediatrician)

Zala Ibrahi's lecture is very comprehensive and looks at the problem of safeguarding children from a doctor's point of view, concentrating on the presentation of child abuse to medical services. The beginning of this lecture finds Zala getting used to delivering a lecture in a slightly different format from usual, but you will see that after a few initial slides her lecture takes off. It is a wealth of information that GPs will find extremely useful.
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Kate ArmonRecognising and managing the acutely ill child
Kate Armon (Paediatric Consultant)

Dr Kate Armon is a Consultant Paediatrician, specialising in Paediatric rheumatology and ambulatory/emergency paediatrics.

She obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree with research into common presenting problems to the paediatric A&E department, and developing evidence based and consensus ratified guidelines on two of the commonest presenting problems.

One of the most challenging aspects of a GPs workload is in the assessment of the ill child. It is a daunting task to have to decide whether to manage an unwell child oneself, or to refer on for a paediatric assessment. Kate shows how the initial assessment is undertaken in the paediatric department of a hospital and summarises the process in the "3 Minute Toolkit".

As a GP this lecture is one that you will want to watch on a regular basis, so as to update your basic skills and knowledge.

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K BalasubramanianRash in children
K Balasubramanian (Consultant Paediatrician)

A rash is a reaction of the skin. Many different agents can cause similar rashes because the skin has a limited number of possible responses. Very often the associated symptoms, in addition to the rash, help establish the diagnosis.

Dr Krishnan Balasubramanian is a Consultant Paediatrician at Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, Kent since 2008. Has special interest in Paediatric Cardiology and Nephrology.

This lecture is a comprehensive overview of the rashes that affect children and is split into 3 sections: rashes with an infective aetiology; rashes with a non-infective aetiology and rashes that affect babies.

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John ChapmanIntroduction to Paediatric Allergy
John Chapman (Consultant Paediatrician)

John Chapman is a consultant paediatrician whose main interest is in managing children with allergies. His talk here will give you a great insight into the current understanding and management strategies that are employed.

There is lot of information covered in these 3 lectures. You will cover a little bit of basic immunology and become acquainted with the essential terminology and concepts in use in Part 1. Invaluable background to help you when you discuss these issues with parents.

In Part 2 John concentrates on food allergies, aero-allergies and seasonal allergens, discusses skin prick testing and emergency planning.

In Part 3 John gives us a fascinating insight into how allergies can be treated, other than by simple avoidance behaviour. Not to be missed.

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Naomi EltonADHD: A Guide for GPs
Naomi Elton (Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Naomi Elton is an experienced Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is Associate Clinical Director for Community Children\'s Services at Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness Common symptoms of ADHD include:

  • a short attention span
  • restlessness or constant fidgeting
  • being easily distracted

ADHD can occur in people of any intellectual ability. However, many people with ADHD also have learning difficulties. They may also have additional problems such as sleep disorders.
Naomi\'s lecture on ADHD will bring you up-to-date with the current management of this condition, as well as discussing some of the controversies that surround it.

Part 1: What is ADHD?
Part 2: Assessment & Treatment
Part 3: Medication

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Tina IraniDepression in Adolescents
Tina Irani (Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist)

Childhood and adolescent depression is a problem that is often recurrent and which can continue into adulthood.
It can occur alongside other psychiatric disorders and is accompanied by increased risk of suicide, substance abuse and behavioural problems.

The prevalence of childhood depression has been estimated to be 1% in prepubertal children and about 3% in postpubertal young people, and is experienced by twice as many adolescent girls than boys.
The prevalence does seem to be increasing although this may be a result of better awareness within the medical profession and society in general.
Adolescents with depression frequently have psychological, social, education and family difficulties.

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Krystyna MatykaType 1 diabetes in childhood
Krystyna Matyka (Paediatric Consultant)

The UK has the world’s fifth highest rate of Type 1 diagnosis in children aged up to 14, according to a new data compiled by Diabetes UK. Krystyna Matyka is a Consultant Paediatrician and a Senior lecturer at Warwick medical School. Krystyna runs a weight management clinic for children with problems of excess weight and is a member of the Paediatric Diabetes Clinical team at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Krystyna is on the Committee of the Association of the Study of Obesity and is Chair of the Science and Research Working Group of the Professional Advisory Council of Diabetes UK.

Her research interests include the influence of physical activity in metabolic risk in children from different ethnic backgrounds and also hypoglycaemia in Type 1 diabetes and its impact on diabetes management.

This lecture is an expert overview of diabetes management in children. GPs will find the information of invaluable use to their management of their younger patients with insulin dependent diabetes, not to mention their older patients as well.

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