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Pediatric Respiratory Diseases

A Comprehensive Textbook

  • Pablo Bertrand
  • Ignacio Sánchez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Fernando Iñiguez Osmer, Ignacio Sánchez
    Pages 5-15
  3. Pablo Bertrand, Ignacio Sánchez
    Pages 17-27
  4. Mara Cvejic, Christian Guilleminault
    Pages 37-46
  5. Arturo Borzutzky Schachter, Pamela Morales Matamala
    Pages 47-53
  6. Andrew Bush, Luis Enrique Vega-Briceño
    Pages 55-71
  7. Alejandro Teper, Carlos Kofman, Alejandro Colom
    Pages 73-83
  8. Marcela Linares Paserini, Solange Caussade Larraín
    Pages 85-96
  9. Cristián García Bruce, Rodrigo Parra Rojas
    Pages 107-126
  10. Christian Poets, Pablo Brockmann Veloso
    Pages 127-133
  11. Óscar Sans Capdevila, David Gozal
    Pages 135-144
  12. Cecilia Perret Pérez
    Pages 145-150
  13. Pablo Bertrand, Nils Linus Holmgren Palmen, Francisco Prado Atlagic
    Pages 151-160
  14. Harlan Muntz, Constanza Beltrán Morales
    Pages 161-167
  15. Juan Andrés Carrasco Orellana, Andrés Castillo Moya
    Pages 169-176
  16. Katalina Bertrán Salinas, Ricardo Saranz, Alejandro Lozano, José Antonio Castro-Rodríguez
    Pages 177-186
  17. Pablo Bertrand, Ana Moya Olivares
    Pages 187-191

About this book


This book is a comprehensive and authoritative textbook on pediatric pulmonology. Edited by Pablo Bertrand and Ignacio Sánchez, renowned academics and pediatricians from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, it encompasses five sections and 74 chapters, presenting and discussing the most important topics related to pediatric respiratory diseases. Written and presented in a simple and didactic format, it intends to that ease learning and settlement of doubts in pediatric respiratory diseases. The reader is naturally introduced into the physiology, diagnosis, syndromes, diseases and the treatment associated to the respiratory pathologies affecting children. The chapters within this book includes algorithms for the treatment of syndromes and updated treatment proposals grounded on evidence-based medicine for more than 50 pulmonary diseases of pediatric importance.
Pediatric Respiratory Diseases – A Comprehensive Textbook is an essential material for the proper clinical approach of respiratory diseases in children. It is intended for all interns, residents and fellows with interest in pediatric pulmonary medicine, as well as to physicians, general practitioners, pediatricians and pulmonologist who face pediatric respiratory disorders on their clinical practice.


Pulmonology Pneumology Children Child Adolescent Adolescents Paediatric Asthma Breathing Respiration Lung Disorders Infections Pediatric sleep disorders Pediatric respiratory syndromes Pediatric respiratory infections Pediatric respiratory lung function

Editors and affiliations

  • Pablo Bertrand
    • 1
  • Ignacio Sánchez
    • 2
  1. 1.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

About the editors

Pablo Bertrand graduated as a Physician in 1992 and as a Pediatrician in 1994 at the Universidad Católica de Chile and performed a Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship in University of Miami (USA) in 2000. He has been working in clinical and academic duties since then, becoming Chief of the Pediatric Respiratory Diseases Unit and Director of the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship. He has done research in RSV bronchiolitis and cytokine production, as well as asthma. He was President of the Chilean Pediatric Pulmonology Society 2006-2009 and has organized several courses and congresses in Chile. 

Ignacio Sanchez graduated as a Physician in 1986 and as a Pediatrician in 1989 at the Universidad Católica de Chile and performed a Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship at the University of Manitoba (Canada) in 1991. He has been working in clinical and academic duties since then, becoming Chief of the Pediatric Department, Director of the School of Medicine, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and in 2010 was appointed President of the University. He has done research in respiratory sounds and bronchiolitis. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Respiratory Diseases
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Textbook
  • Editors Pablo Bertrand
    Ignacio Sánchez
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-26960-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-26963-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-26961-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 807
  • Number of Illustrations 89 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Ediciones Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago. Original Spanish edition published by Ediciones Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, 2016
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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