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Overview

Access expert coverage of all aspects of the basic science and management of neonatal pulmonary care -- including complications, nutrition, transport, outcomes, follow-up, and parental education. Ventilatory management case studies let you test and hone your diagnostic and clinical abilities with problems drawn from actual patients. Plus, more than 30 appendices let you quickly find normal values, assessment charts, ICU flow sheets, procedure steps, and other useful tools.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Reviewer: Mrijana Nesin, MD (Weill Medical College of Cornell University)
Description: This important subspecialty book provides updated essential information about the advances in the fast moving field of assisted ventilation of the neonate. The book makes two important contributions: for the novice in the field, it provides essential information on physiologic principles governing selection and use of different modalities of mechanical ventilation, and for experienced practitioners it should provide up-to-date information on the latest modalities and technologies and algorithms on how to use them. However, this is a fast moving field and thus, by the time the book is published, it may omit some modalities already in use and this is the case with this edition. It is also missing some essential references and approaches published during the last two years. One wonders if this book would be more helpful if published in an electronic version with a possibility for more frequent updates (like the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics e-dition, 17th Edition (Elsevier, 2003)).
Purpose: The purpose is to teach physicians essential principles of lung physiology and mechanisms of lung pathology and educate healthcare providers how to use appropriate technology to initiate mechanical ventilation, assess its efficacy, and develop weaning strategies. The objectives are very important and this is one of the very few books that provide comprehensive information. It is essential for anyone involved as a primary care provider or a consultant in the field of neonatal ventilation. The book in general meets the objectives without being overwhelmingly long.
Audience: According to the editors, this book is for neonatal fellows, residents, neonatal nurse practitioners, bedside nurses, and respiratory therapists. It is also a useful teaching tool and source of updated information for practicing neonatologists. The editors and most of the contributors are well known and highly respected authorities in the field.
Features: The book covers a lot of different topics related to neonatal ventilation from ethical and legal issues to advanced technologies and modalities and neonatal outcomes. The best part of the book is that provides essential information on new modalities of assisted ventilation and how to use them effectively and safely. The shortcoming is that it undertakes to deal with too many topics. Some, like ethical and legal issues and nutritional support, may not be essential and in the current form are somewhat superficial. Other topics, such as physiological principles and control of breathing, could be expanded.
Assessment: This essential book provides information about different types of respirators and algorithms on how to use them — information that is not available in any other book. Its weakness is that new types of ventilators and devices are continuously introduced and by the time a new edition is published, some information is outdated. This book may be even more useful if updated electronically every 6 months to a year.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721655932
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 543

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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