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Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate, 5th Edition, by Drs. Jay P. Goldsmith and Edward Karotkin, guides you through the latest innovations in ventilatory assistance, helping you improve outcomes and quality of life in newborns. With a new emphasis on prevention of chronic lung disease and long term neurologic damage, this edition covers basic concepts of pulmonary pathophysiology and offers practical guidance on both basic and advanced ventilation management strategies. Quality improvement strategies such as non-invasive ventilation, early extubation, oxygen targeting and prevention of intraventricular hemorrhage are reviewed. You’ll also have easy access to the complete contents and illustrations online at

  • Access expert coverage of all aspects of neonatal pulmonary care-including complications, nutrition, transport, outcomes, follow-up, and parental education.
  • Sharpen your diagnostic and clinical skills with case studies drawn from actual patients.
  • Find key facts fast with more than 30 quick-reference appendices: normal values, assessment charts, ICU flow charts, procedure steps, and other useful tools.
  • Learn how to best use assisted ventilation equipment and pharmacologic agents to prevent long-term pulmonary and neurologic damage.
  • Benefit from Drs. Goldsmith and Karotkin’s widely acknowledged expertise in neonatology and pulmonology.
  • Incorporate the latest innovations in ventilatory strategies in your practice.
  • Gain new insight into today’s hottest topics including Ventilator Associated Pneumonia; Quality Improvement; Ventilation of Neonates in Developing Countries; and Human Interactions with Mechanical Ventilators.
  • Access the complete contents and illustrations online at - fully searchable!
  • Understand the pros and cons of non-invasive ventilation and earlier extubation.
  • Avoid ventilator-associated illness and injury with practical guidance in this vital area.
  • Get coverage of basic concepts and advanced neonatal ventilation management strategies in one volume.

Master the art of mechanical ventilation with the latest innovations in ventilatory assistance and improve outcomes and quality of life in newborns.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Akhil Maheshwari, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This new edition of the leading textbook on neonatal ventilation with worldwide readership adds new chapters on ventilator-associated pneumonia, evidence-based quality improvement, human factors in the management of ventilators, and neonatal ventilation in under-resourced settings, while updating the rest.
Purpose: As in previous editions, the editors aim to provide the best-validated information on ventilatory management of newborn infants.
Audience: The book is potentially useful for a wide range of readers, including students, residents, and clinicians practicing neonatology, pediatric critical care, pulmonology, anesthesia, and emergency medicine.
Features: It covers physiological principles of neonatal ventilation, strategies for ventilatory management of neonates, use of volume-targeted and high-frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, ECMO, and complications of ventilatory therapy. In addition, useful chapters focus on the interpretation of blood gases, pharmacological adjuncts, and nutritional support. Despite its many strengths, the book has a number of readily evident weaknesses. Although the wide range of topics the book covers creates a unique resource for readers, the progressive addition of peripheral themes seems to be diluting its focus on ventilatory management, which should form its core. Several chapters, including the ones on patient-triggered ventilation and pulmonary function, and the graphics can be improved with updated information. The format is densely packed, which makes it harder to read. The book's readability could be improved by careful pruning of information that is being retained for its historical perspective. The use of color, even if monochromatic, also might be helpful. Although the number of figures and highlighted boxes has increased over time, the ratio of space dedicated to illustrations vs. text is still very small and can be improved.
Assessment: This is a leading resource on ventilatory management of the neonate. This edition, which has been revised extensively, maintains its strengths in sections on conventional and new modalities of ventilation. Addressing the format issues would improve its readability and eliminating the sections on peripheral themes would refocus the book on ventilatory management, which should be the logical core. The editors may need to decide whether they envision this as a book on neonatal pulmonology or wish to maintain its current place as the leading, management-focused book on ventilatory management of the neonate.
David T. Tanaka
In the nine years since the last edition of this book, important new advances in the neonatal ventilator and in respiratory care have virtually revolutionized the management of the acutely ill neonate. In this new edition on assisted ventilation in the neonate, the editors have again assembled recognized experts in the field to relate these important new advances in their proper perspective. Although the third edition represents a major revision, the purpose of the book remains the same: to present in a clear and concise manner the theory and application of physiological principles relating to the respiratory management of the sick neonate. Neonatologists, pediatric critical care specialists, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and all other providers of respiratory care to the sick infant will appreciate the thoughtfulness and thoroughness with which the authors and contributors have presented their topics. This revised edition includes many new charts, tables, and algorithms to illustrate various procedures and management strategies. The references are exhaustive and remarkably up-to-date in this fast-paced area of clinical advances. The collection of casework and other inclusions of clinical anecdotes throughout the other chapters are especially useful in illustrating important clinical tenets. As with past editions, all serious students involved with the respiratory care of the sick neonate will find this a valuable addition to their libraries. The book successfully forges the link between the physiologic and biochemical foundation responsible for rational clinical decision making and provides intriguing insights into the exciting advances we can expect duringthe next few years.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416056249
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,008,546
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Assisted Ventilation 1
2 Physiologic Principles 15
3 Control of Ventilation and Apnea 41
4 Resuscitation 61
5 Ethical and Legal Issues 81
6 Pulmonary Care 91
7 Nursing Care 107
8 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure 127
9 Positive-Pressure Ventilation: Pressure-Limited and Time-Cycled Ventilation 149
10 Volume-Controlled Ventilation 171
11 High Frequency Ventilation 183
12 Special Ventilatory Techniques and Modalities I: Patient-Triggered Ventilation 203
13 Special Ventilatory Techniques and Modalities II: Lung Protective Strategies and Liquid Ventilation 219
14 Special Ventilatory Techniques and Modalities III: Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy 235
15 Ventilatory Strategies 249
16 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation 261
17 Blood Gases: Technical Aspects and Interpretation 279
18 Pulmonary Function and Graphics 293
19 Pharmacologic Adjuncts I 311
20 Pharmacologic Adjuncts II: Exogenous Surfactants 329
21 Complications 345
22 Surgical Management of the Airway 379
23 Cardiovascular Aspects 395
24 Nutritional Support 413
25 Central Nervous System Morbidity 429
26 Intraoperative Management 449
27 Transport of Ventilated Infants 479
28 Pulmonary Outcome and Follow-Up 491
29 Ventilatory Management Casebooks 507
Appendices 531
Index 579
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