Pediatric Critical Care / Edition 3

Pediatric Critical Care / Edition 3

by Bradley P. Fuhrman, Jerry J. Zimmerman

ISBN-10: 0323018084

ISBN-13: 9780323018081

Pub. Date: 12/23/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of pediatric critical care in a well-illustrated easily readable format. Organ-specific sections address basic functions and common disorders, and specific problems encountered in the ICU are discussed. Special topics such as immunity and infection, pharmacology, trauma and burns, and environmental hazards are also…  See more details below


This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of pediatric critical care in a well-illustrated easily readable format. Organ-specific sections address basic functions and common disorders, and specific problems encountered in the ICU are discussed. Special topics such as immunity and infection, pharmacology, trauma and burns, and environmental hazards are also covered.

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Table of Contents

1Multidisciplinary critical care and the role of the subspecialist in the pediatric intensive care unit3
2History of pediatric critical care7
3Pediatric critical care and the intensivist in the new hospital environment15
4The nurse in pediatric critical care20
5Research in pediatric critical care29
6Proving the point : evidence-based medicine in pediatric critical care58
7Outcome prediction in pediatric critical care65
8Safety and quality assessment in the pediatric intensive care unit73
9Information technology in critical care84
10Family-centered care in the pediatric intensive care unit106
11Ethics in pediatric intensive care117
12Ethical issues in death and dying126
13Pediatric transplantation and organ donation132
14Pediatric transport : shifting the paradigm to improve patient outcome141
15Pediatric vascular access and centeses
16Pediatric intensive care in developing countries183
17Structure and function of the heart203
18Regional circulation225
19Principles of invasive monitoring251
20Assessment of cardiovascular function265
21Echocardiography and noninvasive diagnosis273
22Diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization285
23Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system298
24Cardiopulmonary interactions332
25Myocardial dysfunction, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and ventricular assist devices346
26Disorders of cardiac rhythm365
27Shock states394
28Cardiac bypass for repair of congenital heart disease in infants and children411
29Cardiac intensive care419
30Cardiac transplantation465
31Structure of the respiratory system475
32Pediatric airway management485
33Physiology of the respiratory system510
34Control of breathing and acute respiratory failure521
35Assessment and monitoring of respiratory function530
36Ventilation/perfusion mismatch536
37Mechanical dysfunction of the respiratory system543
38Noninvasive monitoring in children557
39Specific diseases of the respiratory system : upper airway571
41Neonatal respiratory disease608
42Pneumonitis and interstitial disease630
43Diseases of pulmonary circulation659
44Mechanical ventilation and respiratory care683
45Ventilator-induced lung injury719
46Acute respiratory distress syndrome in children731
47Extracorporeal life support744
48Development, structure, and function of the brain and neuromuscular systems767
50Pediatric neurologic assessment and monitoring804
51Congenital malformations of the brain and spinal cord817
52Intracranial hypertension and brain monitoring828
53Postoperative neurosurgical intensive care846
54Coma and depressed sensorium855
55Status epilepticus865
56Acute neuromuscular diseases and disorders876
57Acute pediatric central nervous system infections891
58Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy : pathobiology and therapy of the postresuscitation syndrome in children904
59Renal structure and function929
60Electrolyte management in pediatric critical illness939
61Acid-base disorders958
62Tests of renal function990
63Renal pharmacology999
64Glomerulotubular dysfunction and acute renal failure1007
65Pediatric renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit1032
66Hypertension in the pediatric intensive care unit1040
67Cellular bioenergetic pathways and processes1054
68Nutrition in the critically ill child1068
69Inborn errors of metabolism1085
70Disorders of the endocrine system relevant to pediatric critical illness1105
71Diabetic ketoacidosis1125
72Structure and function of hematopoietic organs1145
73Thromboembolism in pediatric critical care patients1156
74Hematology and oncology problems in the intensive care unit1173
75Basics of transfusion medicine1185
76Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation1199
78Gastrointestinal structure and function1227
79Disorders and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver1243
80Gastrointestinal pharmacology1258
81Acute liver failure, liver transplantation, and extracorporeal liver support1272
82Acute abdomen1285
83The innate immune system1293
84Infection and the host response1299
85Congenital immunodeficiency1320
86Acquired immune dysfunction1330
87Bacterial infection, antimicrobial use, and antibiotic-resistant organisms in the pediatric intensive care unit1348
88Life-threatening viral disease and its treatment1361
89Infectious syndromes in the pediatric intensive care unit1374
90Nosocomial infection in the pediatric intensive care unit : epidemiology and control1394
91Rheumatic diseases and their treatment1422
92Genomic and proteomic medicine in critical care1434
93Molecular foundations of cellular injury : apoptosis and necrosis1444
95Neuroendocrine-immune mediator coordination and disarray in critical illness1462
97Pediatric multiple organ dysfunction syndrome1494
98Principles of toxin assessment and screening1511
99Toxidromes and their treatment1521
100Bites and stings1532
101Heat injury1544
102Cold injury1551
104Burn and inhalation injuries1565
105Evaluation, stabilization and initial management after multiple trauma1579
106Child abuse and neglect1586
107Severe traumatic brain injury in infants and children1595
108Thoracic injuries in children1618
109Abdominal trauma in pediatric critical care1626
110Principles of drug disposition in the critically ill child1639
111Molecular aspects of drug actions : from receptors to effectors1659
112Adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions1678
113Organ system considerations that affect anesthetic management1707
114Anesthetic principles and operating room anesthesia regimens1719
115Neuromuscular blocking agents1729
116Sedation and analgesia1748
117Malignant hyperthermia1780
118Physiologic foundations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation1795
119Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation1824

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