Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

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Oxford University Press, 2015 - Medical - 864 pages
Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, second edition remains the first point of reference for those faced with treating acute or chronic respiratory problems. The handbook discusses the approach to clinical problems, specific conditions, supportive care and practical procedures, and includes vital appendices covering specific tests and statistics. Designed as a practical guide, it serves general and specialist paediatricians at both consultant and trainee level. The book is divided into five parts. Part I provides a practical approach to acute and non-acute clinical problems. Part II provides detailed information about common and more rare clinical conditions. Part III provides useful information on supportive care, including for example, use of non-invasive ventilation and the care of a child with a tracheotomy. Part IV gives details on how to perform several practical procedures, such as ciliary brush biopsy, flexible bronchoscopy, and inserting a chest drain. The appendices provide information on lung function testing and tables of age-corrected normal values for several respiratory parameters. Written by three consultants in paediatric respiratory medicine, their expertise in the subject provides all levels of paediatricians with practical guide on a subject that is increasingly relevant in paediatrics.
 

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Contents

Part II Specific conditions
85
Part III Supportive care
651
Part IV Practical procedures
705
Appendices
757
Index
798
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Jeremy Hull, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Oxford Children's Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, Julian Forton, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital of Walles, Cardiff, UK, Anne Thomson, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Oxford Children's Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Dr Hull is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital in Oxford. He trained in several different centres in the UK and in Melbourne. He has interests in genetics and respiratory syncytial virus infection.

Dr Forton is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine based at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. His research interest is in the genetics of susceptibility to infection.


Dr Thomson is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital in Oxford. She is the director of the Cystic Fibrosis Centre and has interests in the management of respiratory infections including pneumonia and empyema

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