Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Paperback | April 10, 2015

byJeremy Hull, Julian Forton, Anne Thomson

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Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Second edition remains the first point of reference for those faced with treating acute or chronic respiratory problems. The handbook discusses the approach to clinical problems, specific conditions, supportive care and practical procedures, and includes vitalappendices covering specific tests and statistics. Designed as a practical guide, it serves general and specialist paediatricians at both consultant and trainee level.The book is divided into five parts. Part I provides a practical approach to acute and non-acute clinical problems. Part II provides detailed information about common and more rare clinical conditions. Part III provides useful information on supportive care, including for example, use ofnon-invasive ventilation and the care of a child with a tracheotomy. Part IV gives details on how to perform several practical procedures, such as ciliary brush biopsy, flexible bronchoscopy, and inserting a chest drain. The appendices provide information on lung function testing and tables ofage-corrected normal values for several respiratory parameters.Written by three consultants in paediatric respiratory medicine, their expertise in the subject provides all levels of paediatricians with practical guide on a subject that is increasingly relevant in paediatrics.

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Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Second edition remains the first point of reference for those faced with treating acute or chronic respiratory problems. The handbook discusses the approach to clinical problems, specific conditions, supportive care and practical procedures, and includes vitalappendices covering specific tests and statis...

Dr Hull is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital in Oxford. He trained in several different centres in the UK and in Melbourne. He has interests in genetics and respiratory syncytial virus infection. Dr Forton is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine based at the Children's Hospital for Wa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 1.07 inPublished:April 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199687064

ISBN - 13:9780199687060

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Part I. Approach to clinical problems1. Examining the respiratory system2. Poorly controlled asthma3. Recurrent or persistent 'chest infection'4. Chronic cough5. Stridor6. Infant apnoea7. Cystic fibrosis: poor weight gain8. Cystic fibrosis: loss of lung function9. Chest pain10. Haemoptysis11. The immuno-compromised child12. Muscle weakness13. Pneumonia on the intensive care unitPart II. Specific conditions14. Asthma15. Cystic fibrosis16. Respiratory pathogens17. Community-acquired pneumonia18. Bacterial infection19. Viral infection20. Fungal infection21. Parasitic and protozoal infection22. Tuberculosis23. Human immunodeficiency virus infection24. Structural problems of upper and lower airway25. Sleep disordered breathing and other sleep problems26. Respiratory control disorders27. Sudden infant death syndrome28. Apparent life-threatening events29. Cerebral palsy30. Gastro-oesophageal reflux and aspiration lung disease31. Foreign body aspiration32. Inhalational lung disease33. Non-cystic bronchiectasis34. Primary ciliary dyskinesia35. Primary immune deficiency36. Post-infectious bronchiolitis obliterans37. Pleural effusion38. Pneumothorax39. Chronic lung disease of prematurity40. Chest wall deformity and scoliosis41. Congenital lung anomalies42. Craniofacial abnormalities43. Atopic eczema and allergic rhinitis44. Food allergy45. Heart disease46. Interstitial lung disease47. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis48. Neuromuscular weakness49. Thoracic tumours50. Pulmonary complications of cancer treatment51. Pulmonary hypertension52. Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia53. Sickle-cell disease54. Rare diseases affecting lungs or airway55. Lung transplantationPart III. Supportive care56. Use of oxygen57. Inhalers and nebulizers58. Airway clearance techniques59. Immunization60. Dealing with non-adherence to therapy61. Non-invasive ventilation62. TracheostomyPart IV. Practical procedures63. Airway management64. Bronchoscopy65. Chest drain66. Changing a tracheostomy tube67. Ciliary brush biopsy68. Lower airway samples69. Exercise testing70. Exhaled and nasal nitric oxide measurement71. Skin prick testingAppendices1. Blood gas and acid-base balance2. Fitness to fly3. Polysomnography4. Measuring lung function5. Lung function - reference values