Case Studies in Pediatric Critical Care presents a spectrum of real and interesting case studies relating to critically ill children. Each case study includes details of the presenting history and symptomatology, results of investigations and the subsequent critical care management of the patient. Cases have been chosen to illustrate the increasingly diverse range of problems that may be encountered by pediatric critical care physicians throughout the world. Alongside each case is a comprehensive discussion of the various treatment strategies available, and a short list of invaluable learning points summarize the key take-home messages of each case. Concise, practical and relevant, and written by expert pediatric intensivists, Case Studies in Pediatric Critical Care is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of critically ill children.
• Gives a list of learning points for each case discussed, enabling quick reference for the reader • Follows critically ill children from admission to pediatric intensive care until their discharge which gives a more realistic view of management of specific illnesses than can be found in larger textbooks • The case histories are varied and interesting - much easier to read than a textbook
Preface; 1. Respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis Roddy O'Donnell and Michael Roe; 2. The infant with meningococcal septicaemia Mehrengise Cooper and Simon Nadel; 3. A two-year old child with acute bacterial meningitis Stephen C. Marriage; 4. Management of neonate with hypoplastic left heart syndrome Ulf Theilen and Lara Shekerdemian; 5. Child with a head injury Lisa Dyke and Peter Skippen; 6. Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in a child Peter J. Davis; 7. Tricyclic antidepressant poisoning in children Ian A. Jenkins; 8. Management of haemolytic uraemic syndrome Gabrielle A. Nuthall; 9. Management of severe acute asthma in children Christian Stocker and Mike South; 10. The neonate with total anomalous venous connection Robert Mazor, Gordon Cohen and Lynn D. Martin; 11. Critical care for a child with 80% burns Heather Duncan; 12. Coarctation of the aorta Matt Oram and Andrew Wolf; 13. The two-month old with severe pertussis (whooping cough) Emma J. Bould and Mark J. Peters; 14. Pericardial effusion in a child Patricia M. Weir; 15. Management of non-accidental injury on the paediatric intensive care unit Robert Ross-Russell and Duncan McAuley; 16. Management of a three year-old child with near-drowning Margrid Schindler; 17. Child with dengue hemorrhagic fever Adrian Y. Goh; 18. The child with HIV infection Mark Hatherill; 19. Refractory narrow complex tachycardia in infancy Trevor Richens; 20. The neonate with hyperammonaemia Stephen D. Playfor and Andrew A. M. Morris; 21. Management of acute heart failure in paediatric intensive care Matthew Fenton and Michael Burch; 22. Tetralogy of fallot Roger Langford; 23. The child with thermal injury and smoke inhalation Sanjay M. Bhananker and Sam R. Sharar; 24. A child with multiple trauma Joshua C. Uffman and Monica S. Vavilala; 25. Management of the patient with a failing fontan – morbidities of a palliative procedure Heather A. Dickerson and Anthony C. Chang; 26. Sepsis in a BMT patient admitted to PICU Farhan Bhanji and Sam D. Shemie; 27. Management of sagittal sinus thrombosis in a child David J. Grant; Index.