1. Genomics and Genetic Predisposition to Critical Illness in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
2. Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption in Pediatric Critical Care
3. Endothelial Interactions and Coagulation
4. The Inflammatory Response
5. Nutrition in Critical Illness
7. Pulmonary Structure and Function
8. Fundamentals of Gas Exchange and the Assessment of Oxygenation and Ventilation
9. Upper Airway Obstruction
10. Severe Asthma
11. Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
12. Conventional Mechanical Ventilation
13. Nonconventional Mechanical Ventilation
15. Regional Circulations
16. Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
17. Circulatory Failure/Shock
18. Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm
19. Postoperative Cardiac Care
20. Cardiovascular Agents
21. Mechanical and Electrical Myocardial Support
22. Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems: Development, Structure, and Function
23. Physiology of Skeletal Muscle and the Neuromuscular Junction
24. Assessment of Neurologic Function
25. Cerebral Resuscitation and Traumatic and Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury
26. Neurological Diseases in Pediatric Critical Care
27. Sedation and Analgesia
28. Neuromuscular Blockade
29. Overview, Structure, and Function of the Nephron
30. Fluid/Electrolyte/Acid-Base Abnormalities
31. Acute Kidney Injury
32. Renal Replacement Therapies
33. Acute Pulmonary Infections
35. Overwhelming Infections in Pediatric Critical Care
36. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
37. Healthcare-Associated Infections
38. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
39. Oncological Critical Care Considerations in Children
40. Care of the Critically Ill Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Patient
41. Transfusion Medicine
42. Acute Liver Injury and Failure in Children
43. Critical Care Endocrinology
44. Metabolic Crises
46. Toxicology for the Pediatric Intensivist
47. The Approach to the Critically Ill Infant
48. Child Abuse
49. Palliative Care in Pediatric Critical Care
50. Outcome-Based Clinical Decision-Making in Pediatric Critical Illness
51. Biostatistics and Evaluating Published Studies
This extensively updated textbook is a comprehensive study guide that covers pediatric critical care principles and specific disease entities commonly encountered by the pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM) practitioner. Pathophysiologic aspects unique to the pediatric patient are emphasized. The first edition has become a highly utilized text for pediatric critical care fellows. The second edition will prove even more valuable to the fellow in-training and indeed to any clinical pediatric intensivist. In addition to updating the chapters from the previous edition, there are new chapters on topics such as central nervous structure and function, palliative care, child abuse and practical biostatistics.
Pediatric Critical Care: Text and Study Guide is an invaluable clinically focused resource for PCCM practitioners. Allowing for concise reading on specific topics, this book acts as both text and study guide covering advanced physiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic considerations and treatment approaches that should be mastered by the higher level PCCM practitioner.
The large number of illustrations complements the text in each chapter that also includes key references and case-orientated questions that help reinforce important ideas learned in the chapter.
• Represents a current compendium of all that is needed to know in pediatric critical care
• Clear and concise presentation of key clinical information
• Useful to all staff within the pediatric critical care unit
• Steven E. Lucking is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital in Hershey, PA. He has special interests in brain injury, shock, bronchoscopy, outcomes evaluation and research.
• Frank A. Maffei is Professor of Pediatrics at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He is the Chair of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville, PA. His special interests include life-threatening asthma, hemodynamic monitoring, shock, traumatic brain injury and child abuse.
• Robert F. Tamburro is Professor of Pediatrics at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He is an Intensivist in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and the Division Chief of Pediatric Palliative Care at Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville, PA. He has special interests in oncologic critical care, clinical research, care of the medically complex child and pediatric palliative care.
• Arno L. Zaritsky is Professor of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He was the Senior Vice President for Clinical Services at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA. He has special interests in resuscitation, sepsis, patient safety and quality improvement.