Challenging Concepts in Paediatric Critical Care: Cases with Expert Commentary

ISBN : 9780198794592

Hari Krishnan; Miriam R. Fine-Goulden; Sainath Raman; Akash Deep
288 ページ
189 x 246 mm
Challenging Concepts

Providing the inside track on how the experts approach and deal with real-life clinical scenarios, Challenging Concepts in Paediatric Critical Care explores eighteen common, complex and often contentious topics seen in hospitals, high dependency units, and PICU's worldwide. These include cases on 'Paediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome', 'Traumatic brain injury', and 'Safeguarding children in paediatric intensive care'. With a case-based approach, complex patient presentations are explored thoroughly so that assessment, diagnosis, and management are fully considered and explored with 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points', and 'Evidence Base' boxes. Throughout commentary from an international expert identifies and explains the key points and controversies of each case. Aligned to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's paediatric intensive care medicine curriculum in the UK, the curriculum of Paediatric Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) course, and the European Paediatric/ Neonatal Intensive Care Diploma (EPIC), this text is ideal for training and assessment preparation. Aimed primarily at trainees and registrars in paediatric intensive care medicine, this text will appeal to those in the related disciplines of anaesthesia, emergency medicine, and paediatrics, as well as consultants and senior nurses.


1 Sainath Raman and Mark J. Peters: Septic shock in children
2 Jon Lillie and Shane Tibby: The collapsed neonate
3 Crawford Fulton and Kentigern Thorburn: Bronchiolitis
4 Andrew J. Lautz, Ryan W. Morgan, and Vinay M. Nadkarni: Cardiac arrest
5 Andrew Nyman and Andrew Durward: Acute severe asthma
6 Christiane Eberhardt and Peter C. Rimensberger: Paediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome
7 Lisa A. DelSignore and Robert C. Tasker: Traumatic brain injury
8 Andrew Jones and Akash Deep: Acute liver failure
9 Reshma Bholah and Timothy E. Bunchman: Acute kidney injury
10 Elizabeth O'Donohoe, Thomas Breen, and Fiona Reynolds: Difficult airway in PICU
11 Omer Aziz and Rachel Agbeko: The Stem cell transplant patient in PICU
12 Samiran Ray, Miriam R. Fine-Goulden, and Joe Brierley: Ethical, legal and end-of-life decision-making
13 Arun Ghose and Adrian Plunkett: Low Cardiac Output State (LCOS) in a post-operative cardiac patient
14 Ryan P. Barbaro, Roxanne Kirsch, and Gail Annich: Extracorporeal life support
15 Justin Q. Y. Wang and Hari Krishnan: Status epilepticus in PICU
16 Thomas D. Jerrom and Padmanabhan Ramnarayan: Safeguarding children in paediatric intensive care
17 Dilanee Sangaran and Mike Champion: Managing children with inherited metabolic diseases in PICU
18 Ben D. Albert, Katelyn Ariagno, and Nilesh M. Mehta: Nutritional considerations


Dr Hari Krishnan is a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK.; Dr Miriam R. Fine-Goulden is a Consultant at the Paediatric Intensive Care and South Thames Retrieval Service, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.; Dr Sainath Raman is a Senior Medical Officer, Paediatric Intensive Care at Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.; Dr Akash Deep is Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, King's College Hospital, London, UK.