The Fragile Balance Between Cells, Organisms and Environment
Along different lines specialized units have been instituted providing intensive care for children with a large variety of bodyweight, age and disease entities. Not only the diseases treated in these units are very diverse, the same is through for the medical background of the physicians who are primary responsible for the care of these critically ill children. Due to local differences in set up pediatricians, pediatric surgeons or anesthesiologists have been appointed chairman of a specialized intensive care unit. Although new modes of treatment are continuously developed, in many instances the treatment modalities are symptomatic and as such not always based on a profound scientific basis.
KeywordsNitric Oxide Cystic Fibrosis Septic Shock Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
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