Pediatric Critical Care

Current Controversies

  • Christopher W. Mastropietro
  • Kevin M. Valentine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Respiratory Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Christopher W. Mastropietro
      Pages 43-62
    3. I. Federico Fernandez Nievas, Allison Fahy, Michelle Olson, K. J. S. Anand
      Pages 63-81
  3. Cardiovascular Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Fabio Savorgnan, Paul A. Checchia
      Pages 85-96
    3. Juan M. Lehoux, Kimberly D. Beddows, Jacqueline M. Lamour
      Pages 97-116
    4. Peter Sassalos, Richard G. Ohye
      Pages 117-134
  4. Gastrointestinal Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Kimberly I. Mills, Nilesh M. Mehta
      Pages 137-154
    3. Heli Bhatt, Girish S. Rao
      Pages 155-173
  5. Renal Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Tennille N. Webb, Rajit Basu, David Askenazi
      Pages 177-191
    3. Grace L. Ker, Sandeep Gangadharan
      Pages 193-209
  6. Hematologic Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Rania K. Abbasi, Anne E. Cossu, Scott G. Walker
      Pages 213-230
    3. Danny Eytan, Gail M. Annich
      Pages 231-241
  7. Immunologic Controversies

  8. Endocrinologic Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Lauren Jacobs, Hector Wong, Kusum Menon
      Pages 271-284
    3. Laura Kitzmiller, Courtney Frye, Jeff Clark
      Pages 285-292
  9. Neurologic Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Rita V. Alvarez, Chani Traube
      Pages 295-308
    3. Anthony A. Sochet, Alexandra K. Glazier, Thomas A. Nakagawa
      Pages 309-321
    4. Jessica S. Wallisch, Ericka L. Fink
      Pages 323-339
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 341-350

About this book


This volume provides an overview of the most important current controversies in the field of pediatric intensive care. Organized into sections based on organ systems, the text focuses on controversies surrounding disease processes of the cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematologic / immunologic, endocrine, and neurologic systems. Each chapter reviews the pros and cons of specific management approaches through case studies and the most up-to-date evidence-based resources, and concludes with bulleted take-home points for ease of use. 
Written by experts in the field, Pediatric Critical Care: Current Controversies is a valuable resource for intensivists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other health care providers involved in the care of critically-ill children.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher W. Mastropietro
    • 1
  • Kevin M. Valentine
    • 2
  1. 1.Riley Hospital for ChildrenIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Riley Hospital for ChildrenIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96498-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96499-7
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