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Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide

Text and Review

  • True compendium of all that is needed to know in pediatric critical care

  • Clear and concise presentation of key clinical information

  • Of use to all staff within the pediatric critical care unit

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (42 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption in Pediatric Critical Care

    • Juan A. Gutierrez, Andreas A. Theodorou
    Pages 19-38
  3. Hemodynamics

    • Scott A. Hagen, Timothy E. Corden
    Pages 39-64
  4. Regional Circulations

    • Demetris Yannopoulos, Vinay M. Nadkarni
    Pages 65-93
  5. Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

    • Frank A. Maffei
    Pages 94-132
  6. Overview, Structure and Function of the Nephron

    • Megan Rashid, George J. Schwartz
    Pages 133-168
  7. Physiology of Skeletal Muscle and the Neuromuscular Junction

    • Ellen D. Iannoli, Michael P. Eaton
    Pages 169-177
  8. Assessment of Neurologic Function

    • Elizabeth E. Scarlett, Brandi N. Peachey, Jill M. Gotoff
    Pages 178-201
  9. Endothelial Interactions and Coagulation

    • Trung C. Nguyen, Joseph A. Carcillo
    Pages 202-217
  10. The Inflammatory Response

    • Mark W. Hall
    Pages 218-241
  11. Genetic Predisposition to Critical Illness in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

    • Neal J. Thomas, Mary K. Dahmer, Michael W. Quasney
    Pages 242-261
  12. Conventional Mechanical Ventilation

    • Joseph D. Tobias
    Pages 262-284
  13. Non-conventional Mechanical Ventilation

    • Michael D. Dettorre
    Pages 285-298
  14. Mechanical and Electrical Myocardial Support

    • Sabrina S. L. Tsao, Kendra M. Ward, Denise M. Goodman
    Pages 299-321
  15. Renal Replacement Therapies and Other Extracorporeal Therapies

    • Andrew L. Schwaderer, Marc B. Lande
    Pages 322-333
  16. Pharmacology

    • Gretchen L. Brummel, Steven E. Lucking
    Pages 334-351
  17. Cardiovascular Drug Therapy

    • Frank A. Maffei
    Pages 352-381
  18. Sedation and Analgesia

    • Richard L. Lambert, Lela W. Brink, Frank A. Maffei
    Pages 382-405
  19. Neuromuscular Blockade

    • Michael P. Eaton, A. Marika Stone
    Pages 406-426

About this book

Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide; Text and Review is an invaluable resource for pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM) practitioners.  Allowing for concise reading on specific topics this book acts as both text and study guide with the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level PCCM practitioner.

This Text and Review is physiologically based covering major pediatric critical care principles and specific disease entities commonly encountered by the PCCM practitioner. Pathophysiologic aspects unique to the pediatric patient are emphasized.

The high number of illustrations and detailed coverage of each topic allow the reader to gain an insight into the normal physiology, abnormalities in the disease process, treatment strategies and case-orientated questions that will reinforce important ideas learned in the chapter. 

Keywords

  • Acute Pediatric Medicine
  • Critical Care Study Guide
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care

Reviews

From the reviews:

“For individuals seeking to master the essentials, pediatric Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review will serve as an enormously valuable resource. … a highly informative, accessible, and enjoyable guide that will complement the intensivist’s library of cornerstone texts and high-impact journals. For the young intensivist, the guide will serve as a means of learning the essentials of the field … . For the more experienced intensivist, it will serve as a practical resource for regular reference as well as a review text for recertification.” (Carley Riley and Derek S. Wheeler, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 308 (17), November, 2012)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Children's Heart Group, Div. Pediatric Critical Care, Penn State Children's Hospital, Hershey, USA

    Steven E. Lucking

  • Janet Weis Children's Hospital @ Geising, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Danville, USA

    Frank A. Maffei

  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, USA

    Robert F. Tamburro

  • College of Medicine, Penn State Children's Hospital, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, USA

    Neal J. Thomas

About the editors

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 an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Janet Weis Children's Hospital at Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA.  His special interests include life-threatening asthma, meningitis, traumatic brain injury and the use of bedside ultrasound in the critically ill infant and child.

Robert F. Tamburro is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital  in Hershey, PA.  He has special interests in oncologic critical care, clinical research and pediatric palliative care. He is also certified in Pediatric Palliative Care.

Neal J. Thomas is  Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA. He has special interest in  acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis/shock, type IV phosphodiesterase inhibition, closed head injury and pediatric critical care medicine research.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide

  • Book Subtitle: Text and Review

  • Editors: Steven E. Lucking, Frank A. Maffei, Robert F. Tamburro, Neal J. Thomas

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-923-9

  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-85729-923-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 952

  • Number of Illustrations: 168 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Intensive Care Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-85729-923-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout