Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Editors: Nadel, Simon (Ed.)

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  • Covers the exceptional demands placed on pediatric intensive care medicine by infections and infectious disease
  • Offers highly illustrated, practical coverage on the management of infectious diseases in critically ill infants, children and adolescents
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About this book

Many children are admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with serious infections or with a high chance of acquiring nosocomial infection once admitted. Any infection can be serious in an immunocompromised patient, while any delay in therapy may produce more severe infection in an immunocompetent patient. The increasing numbers of PICU admissions mean that knowledge of pediatric infections is vitally important for all involved to enable them to understand the reasons for admission, risks of nosocomial infection, infection control, modes of therapy, and outcomes.

Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has brought together all the current knowledge in the diagnosis and management of infectious disease on the PICU. Taking a practical and evidence-based approach, the editor and his renowned team of contributors provide a comprehensive clinical review of the subject in one easily accessible reference work from neonatal to adolescent and immunocompromised toimmunocompetent. It is therefore relevant to all clinicians working in intensive care, including pediatricians, PICU clinicians, emergency physicians, anesthetists, adult intensivists and nursing and care-based staff.

About the authors

Simon Nadel is on the advisory board of Intensive Care Medicine and is the Clinical Director of St Mary's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, London, UK.

Reviews

From the reviews:

JAMA Review, March 5, 2008 - Vol 299, No 9 (Reprinted)

" ... The editor is joined by 35 chapter authors, with multicontinent bylines representing not only Europe, North America, and Australia, but also Latin America (Panama), Africa (Kenya), and Asia (Vietnam). The result is a book with international perspective that reminds readers of the challenges of caring for critically ill infants and children in settings with diverse disease epidemiologies and limited resources ... Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit will be of special interest and usefulness to the pediatric intensivist, to his or her infectious disease consultant, and to those in training who aspire to fill such roles" (Mark D. Widome, MD, MPH; JAMA 2008)

"This book, intended for those working in pediatric intensive care units, is designed to increase the understanding of reasons for infectious complications, including their epidemiology, host factors, and microbiologic causes. Moreover, it emphasizes new treatment modalities and prevention. … The authors’ intent, to offer readers useful information for the management of children cared for in intensive care units both in the developed and developing world, is certainly a worthy objective." (Russell Steele, MD, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2008)

"The purpose of the book is to provide a comprehensive overview of infectious diseases in critically ill neonates and infants. … is primarily directed at physicians working with children in intensive care facilities who are not infectious diseases specialists. … the book could also reach out to a larger audience, including medical students and infectious disease fellows who are not paediatricians. … It is a useful guide for paediatric intensive care fellows and physicians … ." (Walter Zingg and Stephan Harbarth, Critical Care, Issue 12, 2008)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Editors
  • Simon Nadel
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-917-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-917-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-916-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7122-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 580
Number of Illustrations
105 illustrations in colour
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