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Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care
Fourth edition
edited by David G. Nichols

Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Fourth edition contains detailed discussions of the scientific principles of pediatric critical care translated into practical clinical applications.

This new edition has an international roster of over 250 contributors and emphasizes areas of collaboration between critical care physicians and nurses.

Other highlights of this edition include:

  • a new section on basic concepts of critical care, including genetic medicine
  • a new section on PICU systems, organization, and management
  • chapters on worldwide threats to children's health
  • sections on life support technologies and invasive procedures

Partial Contents

Part One: Critical Care Integration

Section I: Introduction to the Practice of Pediatric Critical Care

  1. The History of Pediatric Intensive Care Around the World
  2. Pediatric Intensive Care: A Global Perspective
  3. Impact of Pediatric Critical Care on the Family, Community, and Society

Section II: Professionalism, Leadership, and Systems-Based Practice

  1. Professionalism, Simulation Training, and Leadership in Pediatric Critical Care
  2. Physical Design and Personnel Organization of the PICU
  3. Practice Management: The Business of Pediatric Critical Care
  4. Research Design and Statistical Analysis
  5. Evidence-based Medicine
  6. Severity-of-Illness Scoring Systems
  7. Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Medical Error
  8. Information Technology in the PICU

Section III: Ethical and Compassionate Care of the Critically Ill Child

  1. Pain and Sedation Management in the Critically Ill Child
  2. Rehabilitation of Children with Critical Illness
  3. Ethics
  4. Organ Donation

Section IV: Basic Concepts of Pediatric Critical Care

  1. Genomic Medicine
  2. Innate Immunity and Inflammation Ch
  3. Cellular Adaptations to Stress
  4. Shock and Reperfusion Injury
  5. Pharmacology
  6. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Part Two: Emergency Care and Acute Management

Section I: Initial Stabilization

  1. Airway Management
  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  3. Transport
  4. Invasive Procedures
  5. Recognition and Initial Management of Shock

Section II: Environmental Crises

  1. Multiple Trauma
  2. Drowning and Near Drowning: Submersion Injuries
  3. Burns, Electrical Injuries, and Smoke Inhalation
  4. Terrorism and Mass Casualty Events
  5. Poisoning
  6. Thermoregulation
  7. Envenomation Syndromes

Section III: Life-Support Technologies

  1. Mechanical Ventilation
  2. Inhaled Gases
  3. Extracorporeal Life Support
  4. Renal Replacement Therapies
  5. Blood Products in the PICU
  6. Plasmapheresis and Transfusion Therapy

Part Three: Critical Care Organ Systems

Section I: Respiratory Disease

  1. The Molecular Biology of Acute Lung Injury
  2. Respiratory Physiology
  3. Respiratory Monitoring
  4. Status Asthmaticus
  5. Neonatal Respiratory Failure
  6. Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia
  7. Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  8. Chronic Respiratory Failure
  9. Sleep and Breathing

Section II: Neuromuscular Disease

  1. Acute Neuromuscular Disease
  2. Chronic Neuromuscular Disease

Section III: Neurologic Disease

  1. Developmental Neurobiology, Neurophysiology,and the PICU
  2. Molecular Biology of Brain Injury
  3. Evaluation of the Comatose Child

Section IV: Cardiac Disease

  1. Cardiac Anatomy
  2. Cardiovascular Physiology
  3. Cardiorespiratory Interactions in Children with Heart Disease

Section V: Immunologic Deseases

  1. Neurohormonal Control in the Immune System
  2. The Immune System
  3. The Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte in Critical Illness

Section VI: Infectious Diseases

  1. Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
  2. Bacterial Sepsis and Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
  3. Critical Viral Infections

Section VII: Nutritional and Gastrointestinal Disorders

  1. Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism
  2. Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Child
  3. The Acute Abdomen

Section VIII: Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic Disorders

  1. Adrenal Dysfunction
  2. Disorders of Glucose Homeostasis
  3. Disorders of Water, Sodium, and Potassium Homeostasis

Section IX: Oncologic and Hematologic Disorders

  1. Cancer Therapy: Mechanisms, Toxicity, and Ethics in the PICU
  2. Oncologic Emergencies and Complications


Also available:
Rogers' Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, 4th edition

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Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care
Fourth edition
edited by David G. Nichols

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