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From The CriticsReviewer: David T. Tanaka, MD (Duke University School of Medicine)
Description: 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.
Purpose: 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.
Audience: 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.
Features: 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.
Assessment: 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 during the next few years.