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Pediatric Critical Care
Fuhrman, Zimmerman
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Provide the latest in superior quality care for critically ill children with the full-color, updated 4th Edition of Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care. In print, and now online, Drs. Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman use a comprehensive, organ-systems approach to help you manage a full range of disease entities. Get up-to-the-minute knowledge of topics such as acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and more. Implement new clinical techniques and diagnostic tests, weigh the varying perspectives of six associate editors with expertise in the field, reference 1,000+ illustrations to aid diagnosis, and keep sharp with online access to board-style review questions. This definitive title will ensure that you consistently deliver the very best intensive care to your pediatric patients.

New to this edition





  • Keep current with the latest developments in palliative care, mass casualty/epidemic disease, acute respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation, neurocritical care, neuroimaging, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and much more.
  • Quickly find the information you need with sections newly reorganized for easier access.
  • Gain the perspectives of six expert associate editors on all the new developments in the field.
  • Understand complex concepts quickly and conclusively with a brand new full-color format and more than 1,000 illustrations.
  • Search the full text, download the image library, and access online board review questions targeting every relevant topic, all at
Author Info
By Bradley P. Fuhrman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology; Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and Jerry J. Zimmerman, PhD, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology; Directorof Critical Care, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Table of Contents:

Chapter Title

1 History of Pediatric Critical Care

2 The Intensivist in the New Hospital Environment: Patient Care and Stewardship of Hospital Resources

3 The Nurse in Pediatric Critical Care

4 Research in Pediatric Critical Care

5 Proving the Point: Evidence-Based Medicine in Pediatric Critical Care

6 "Outcomes in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine:

Implications for Health Services Research and Patient Care

7 Safety and Quality Assessment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

8 Information Technology in Critical Care

9 Family-Centered Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

10 Ethics in Pediatric Intensive Care

11 Ethical Issues in Death and Dying

12 Palliative Care

13 "The Process of Organ Donation and Pediatric Donor


14 Pediatric Transport: Shifting the Paradigm to Improve Patient Outcome

15 Pediatric Vascular Access and Centeses

16 Pediatric Intensive Care in Developing Countries

17 Educating the intensivist

18 Critical Care in Public Health Emergencies

19 Structure and Function of the Heart

20 Regional Circulation

21 Principles of Invasive Monitoring

22 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

23 Echocardiography and Noninvasive Cardiac Diagnostics

24 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiac Catheterization

25 Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System

26 Cardiopulmonary Interactions

27 Myocardial Dysfunction, Ventricular Assist Devices and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

28 Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm

29 Shock States

30 Cardiac Bypass for Repair of Congenital Heart Disease in Infants and Children

31 Critical Care After Surgery for Congenital Cardiac Disease

32 Cardiac Transplantation

33 Physiologic Foundations of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

34 Performance of CPR in Infants and Children

35 Structure and Development of the Upper Respiratory System in Infants and Children

36 Structure of the Respiratory System - Lower Respiratory Tract

37 Physiology of the Respiratory System

38 Control of Breathing and Acute Respiratory Failure

39 Assessment and Monitoring of Respiratory Function

40 Ventilation-Perfusion Inequality

41 Mechanical Dysfunction of the Respiratory System

42 Overview of Breathing Failure

43 Noninvasive Monitoring in Children

44 Specific Diseases of the Respiratory System: Upper Airway

45 Asthma

46 Neonatal Respiratory Disease

47 Pneumonitis and Interstitial Disease

47 Pneumonitis and Interstitial Disease

48 Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation

49 Mechanical Ventilation and Respiratory Care

50 Noninvasive Ventilation: Concepts and Practice

51 Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation

52 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Children

53 Extracorporeal Life Support

54 Pediatric Neurocritical Care

55 Pediatric Neurological Assessment and Monitoring

56 Neuroimaging

57 Development, Structure, and Function of the Brain and Neuromuscular Systems

58 Coma and Depressed Sensorium

59 Intracranial Hypertension and Brain Monitoring

60 Status Epilepticus

61 Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants and Children

62 Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Pathobiology and Therapy of the Post-Resuscitation Syndrome in Children

63 Stroke and Intracerebral Hemorrhage

64 Acute Neuromuscular Diseases and Disorders in Pediatric Critical Care

65 Acute Central Nervous System Infections

66 Renal Structure and Function

67 Fluid and Electrolyte Issues in Pediatric Critical Illness

68 Acid-Base Balance and Disorders

69 Tests of Kidney Function in Children

70 Renal Pharmacology

71 Glomerulotubular Dysfunction and Acute Kidney Injury

72 Pediatric Renal Replacement Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit

73 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

74 Cellular Respiration

75 Nutrition in the Critically Ill Child

76 Inborn Errors of Metabolism

77 Common Endocrinopathies in the PICU

78 Diabetic Ketoacidosis

79 Structure and Function of Hematopoietic Organs

80 Thromboembolism in Pediatric Intensive Care

81 Hematology and Oncology Problems in the Intensive Care Unit

82 Transfusion Medicine

83 Critical Illness Involving Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

84 Hemoglobinopathies

85 Gastrointestinal Structure and Function

86 Disorders and Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver

87 Gastrointestinal Pharmacology

88 Acute Liver Failure, Liver Transplantation, and Extracorporeal Liver Support

89 Acute Abdomen

90 The Innate Immune System

91 Infection and Host Response

92 Congenital Immunodeficiencies

93 Acquired Immune Dysfunction

94 Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

95 Life-Threatening Viral Diseases and Their Treatment

96 Infectious Syndromes in the PICU

97 "Healthcare Associated Infection in the PICU:

Epidemiology and Control - Keeping Patients Safe

98 "Autoimmune Diseases: Diagnosis, Treatment, and

Life Threatening Complications

99 Genomic and Proteomic Medicine in Critical Care

100 Molecular Foundations of Cellular Injury: Necrosis, Apoptosis and Autophagy

101 Endotheliopathy

102 Neuroendocrine Immune Mediator Coordination and Disarray in Critical Illness

103 Sepsis

104 Inflammation and Immunity: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Sepsis, Acute lung Injury and Multiple Organ Failure

105 Principles of Toxin Screening, Assessment and Detoxification

106 Toxidromes and Their Treatment

107 Bites and Stings

108 Heat Injury

109 Accidental Hypothermia

110 Drowning

111 Burn and Inhalation Injuries

112 Evaluation, Stabilization and Initial Management After Multiple Trauma

113 Child Abuse and Neglect

114 Thoracic Injuries in Children

115 Abdominal Trauma in Pediatric Critical Care

116 Principles of Drug Disposition in the Critically Ill Child

117 Molecular Aspects of Drug Actions: from Receptors to Effectors

118 Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug-Drug Interactions

119 Pediatric Airway Management

120 Organ System Considerations That Affect Anesthetic Management

121 Anesthesia Principles and Operating Room Anesthesia Regimens

122 Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

123 Sedation and Analgesia

124 Malignant Hyperthermia


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