The Respiratory Tract in Pediatric Critical Illness and Injury

Editors: Wheeler, Derek S., Wong, Hector R., Shanley, Thomas P. (Eds.)

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The field of critical care medicine is in the midst of a dramatic change. Technological and scientific advances during the last decade have resulted in a fundamental change in the way we view disease processes, such as sepsis, shock, acute lung injury, and traumatic brain injury. Pediatric intensivists have been both witness to and active participants in bringing about these changes and it is imperative that all physicians caring for critically ill children in this new era have a thorough understanding of the applicability of these modern developments to the care of patients at the bedside and to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of critical care medicine.

The respiratory system is unique in that it is constantly exposed to a barrage of foreign substances from both the internal and external environment. Many diseases affect the pediatric respiratory system, a large number of whom are not associated with acute respiratory failure. Nevertheless, these constitute a major portion of the practice of pediatric critical care medicine and can account for significant morbidity and mortality. The Respiratory Tract in Pediatric Critical Illness and Injury has been written by an international panel of experts to provide an in-depth review of respiratory disease in the critically ill or injured child. This book is therefore an ideal reference for all involved in the management of the pediatric critically ill patient, from physicians, residents and fellows in critical care, pulmonology, and cardiology, and pediatricians to specialist nurses and support personnel on the pediatric intensive care unit and all medical professionals who are involved in the management of these patients.

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"Pulmonary issues including mechanical ventilation and pediatric respiratory disease are the focus of this softcover book … . Senior trainees and practitioners managing critical ill children are an appropriate audience for this work … . This book provides an excellent review of critical care physiology in a discussion of mechanical ventilation and other therapies." (David J. Dries, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Respiratory Tract in Pediatric Critical Illness and Injury
Editors
  • Derek S. Wheeler
  • Hector R. Wong
  • Thomas P. Shanley
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-925-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-925-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84800-924-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 254
Number of Illustrations
107 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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