This new edition covers all areas associated with treating acute or chronic respiratory problems in children. It discusses the approach to clinical problems, specific conditions, supportive care and practical procedures, and includes vital appendices covering specific tests and statistics. Designed as a practical guide, it serves general and specialist paediatricians at both consultant and trainee level. Divided into five parts, it provides a practical approach to acute and non-acute clinical problems;, detailed information about common and more rare clinical conditions, useful information on supportive care, including the use of non-invasive ventilation and the care of a child with a tracheotomy; and 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 of age-corrected normal values for several respiratory parameters.
Table of Contents
- Part I Approach to clinical problems
Chapter 1 Examining the respiratory system Chapter 2 Poorly controlled asthma Chapter 3 Recurrent or persistent ‘chest infection’ Chapter 4 Chronic cough Chapter 5 Stridor Chapter 6 Infant apnoea Chapter 7 Cystic fibrosis: poor weight gain Chapter 8 Cystic fibrosis: loss of lung function Chapter 9 Chest pain Chapter 10 Haemoptysis Chapter 11 The immunocompromised child Chapter 12 Muscle weakness Chapter 13 Pneumonia on the intensive care unit
- Part II Specific conditions
Chapter 14 Asthma Chapter 15 Cystic fibrosis Chapter 16 Respiratory pathogens Chapter 17 Community-acquired pneumonia Chapter 18 Bacterial infections Chapter 19 Viral infections Chapter 20 Fungal infections Chapter 21 Parasitic and protozoal infections Chapter 22 Tuberculosis Chapter 23 Human immunodeficiency virus infection Chapter 24 Structural problems of upper and lower airways Chapter 25 Sleep-disordered breathing and other sleep problems Chapter 26 Respiratory control disorders Chapter 27 Sudden infant death syndrome Chapter 28 Apparent life-threatening events Chapter 29 Cerebral palsy Chapter 30 Gastro-oesophageal reflux and aspiration lung disease Chapter 31 Foreign body aspiration Chapter 32 Inhalational lung disease Chapter 33 Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis Chapter 34 Primary ciliary dyskinesia Chapter 35 Primary immune deficiency Chapter 36 Post-infectious bronchiolitis obliterans Chapter 37 Pleural effusion Chapter 38 Pneumothorax Chapter 39 Chronic lung disease of prematurity Chapter 40 Chest wall deformity and scoliosis Chapter 41 Congenital lung anomalies Chapter 42 Craniofacial abnormalities Chapter 43 Atopic eczema and allergic rhinitis Chapter 44 Food allergy Chapter 45 Heart disease Chapter 46 Interstitial lung disease Chapter 47 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis Chapter 48 Neuromuscular weakness Chapter 49 Thoracic tumours Chapter 50 Pulmonary complications of cancer treatment Chapter 51 Pulmonary hypertension Chapter 52 Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia Chapter 53 Sickle-cell disease Chapter 54 Rare diseases affecting the lungs or airway Chapter 55 Lung transplantation
- Part III Supportive care
- Part IV Practical procedures