Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Simon Nadel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Cheryl Jones
    Pages 59-96
  3. Andrew C. Steer, Nigel Curtis
    Pages 113-142
  4. Shelley Segal, Matthew Snape, Dominic Kelly, Andrew J. Pollard
    Pages 143-175
  5. Jan A. Hazelzet
    Pages 176-193
  6. Mary E. Hartman, R. Scott Watson, Joseph A. Carcillo, Derek C. Angus
    Pages 194-212
  7. Shamez N. Ladhani, Robert Booy
    Pages 225-311
  8. Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Octavio Ramilo
    Pages 312-331
  9. Karyn Moshal, Olaf Neth, David Cubitt, Nigel Klein
    Pages 332-349
  10. Steven B. Welch, E. G. Hermione Lyall
    Pages 350-369
  11. Kathryn Maitland, Bridget Wills
    Pages 370-437
  12. Laura M. Ibsen, Irving Shen
    Pages 438-464
  13. Thomas Iolster, Robert C. Tasker
    Pages 465-486
  14. D. R. O’Donnell, R. G. Branco
    Pages 487-520
  15. Liz Whittaker, Simon Nadel
    Pages 521-557
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 559-580

About this book


Many children are admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with serious infections or with a high chance of acquiring nosocomial infection once admitted. Any infection can be serious in an immunocompromised patient, while any delay in therapy may produce more severe infection in an immunocompetent patient. The increasing numbers of PICU admissions mean that knowledge of pediatric infections is vitally important for all involved to enable them to understand the reasons for admission, risks of nosocomial infection, infection control, modes of therapy, and outcomes.

Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has brought together all the current knowledge in the diagnosis and management of infectious disease on the PICU. Taking a practical and evidence-based approach, the editor and his renowned team of contributors provide a comprehensive clinical review of the subject in one easily accessible reference work from neonatal to adolescent and immunocompromised toimmunocompetent. It is therefore relevant to all clinicians working in intensive care, including pediatricians, PICU clinicians, emergency physicians, anesthetists, adult intensivists and nursing and care-based staff.


HIV Sepsis fungal infection infection infection control infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases intensive care medicine nosocomial infection respiratory infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Nadel
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Mary’s HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-916-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-917-0
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