Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review

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Steven E. Lucking, Frank A. Maffei, Robert F. Tamburro, Neal J. Thomas
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 12, 2012 - Medical - 952 pages
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This is the first comprehensive study guide covering all aspects of pediatric critical care medicine. It fills a void that exists in learning resources currently available to pediatric critical care practitioners. The major textbooks are excellent references, but do not allow concise reading on specific topics and are not intended to act as both text and study guide. There are also several handbooks available, but these are usually written for general pediatric residents and lack the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level pediatric critical care practitioner.

This study guide will bridge the gap between the current levels of books in press. It will be physiologically based covering major pediatric critical care principles and specific disease entities commonly encountered by the pediatric critical care practitioner. Pathophysiologic aspects unique to the pediatric patient will be emphasized. Chapters will contain ‘margin notes’ stressing important key points to the reader and study questions based on the chapter focus will conclude each chapter. The outline of each chapter will be dependent on the section of text as outlines below.

The condensed format of coverage is unique, involving heavily-illustrated text with self-assessment material to support learning objectives. The text is supported by case studies, tables and illustrations which describes the important theories and procedures on the pediatric critical care unit. This is useful for both pediatricians with patients either scheduled to enter the critical care unit or be discharged, pediatric critical care physicians and those in training and general critical care physicians who may see pediatric patients in their unit.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Gas Exchange and the Assessment of Oxygenation and Ventilation
1
Chapter 2 Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption in Pediatric Critical Care
19
Chapter 3 Hemodynamics
39
Chapter 4 Regional Circulations
65
Chapter 5 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
94
Chapter 6 Overview Structure and Function of the Nephron
133
Chapter 7 Physiology of Skeletal Muscle and the Neuromuscular Junction
169
Chapter 8 Assessment of Neurologic Function
178
Chapter 23 Severe Asthma
480
Chapter 24 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
499
Chapter 25 Acute Pulmonary Infections
514
Chapter 26 Circulatory FailureShock
535
Chapter 27 Sepsis
552
Chapter 28 Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
571
Chapter 29 Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm
583
Chapter 30 Postoperative Cardiac Care
607

Chapter 9 Endothelial Interactions and Coagulation
202
Chapter 10 The Inflammatory Response
218
Chapter 11 Genetic Predisposition to Critical Illness in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
242
Chapter 12 Conventional Mechanical Ventilation
262
Chapter 13 Nonconventional Mechanical Ventilation
285
Chapter 14 Mechanical and Electrical Myocardial Support
299
Chapter 15 Renal Replacement Therapies and Other Extracorporeal Therapies
322
Chapter 16 Pharmacology
334
Chapter 17 Cardiovascular Drug Therapy
352
Chapter 18 Sedation and Analgesia
382
Chapter 19 Neuromuscular Blockade
406
Chapter 20 Use of Blood Products
427
Chapter 21 Nutrition in Critical Illness
451
Chapter 22 Upper Airway Obstruction
463
Chapter 31 Cerebral Resuscitation and Traumatic Brain Injury
643
Chapter 32 Neurological Diseases in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
668
Chapter 33 The Approach to the Critically Ill Infant
690
Chapter 34 Nosocomial Infections
713
Chapter 35 FluidElectrolyteAcidBase Abnormalities
734
Chapter 36 Acute Kidney Injury
765
Chapter 37 Acute Liver Injury and Failure in Children
784
Chapter 38 Hematology and Oncology in Critical Illness
801
Chapter 39 Critical Care Endocrinology
851
Chapter 40 Metabolic Crises
870
Chapter 41 TraumaBurn
896
Chapter 42 Toxicology for the Pediatric Intensivist
912
Index
933
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Steven E. Lucking is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital in Hershey, PA. He has special interests in brain injury, shock, bronchoscopy, outcomes evaluation and research.

Frank A. Maffei is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Janet Weis Children's Hospital at Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA. His special interests include life-threatening asthma, meningitis, traumatic brain injury and the use of bedside ultrasound in the critically ill infant and child.

Robert F. Tamburro is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA. He has special interests in oncologic critical care, clinical research and pediatric palliative care. He is also certified in Pediatric Palliative Care.

Neal J. Thomas is Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA. He has special interest in acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis/shock, type IV phosphodiesterase inhibition, closed head injury and pediatric critical care medicine research.

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