Pediatric Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain: Standardization in Clinical Practice

  • Marinella Astuto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Intensive Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniele De Luca, Federico Visconti, Marco Piastra, Giorgio Conti
      Pages 27-35
    3. Cesare Gregoretti, Maria Adele Figini, Fabrizio Racca, Edoardo Calderini
      Pages 37-45
    4. Andrea Messeri, Marinella Astuto
      Pages 47-59
    5. Fabrizio Racca, Cesare Gregoretti, Elena Capello, Cristina Bella, Ida Salvo, Edoardo Calderini et al.
      Pages 71-91
  3. Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Adrian T. Bosenberg
      Pages 95-103
    3. Paolo Murabito, Marinella Astuto, Giuliana Arena, Antonino Gullo
      Pages 105-112
    4. Noemi Vicchio, Valeria Mossetti, Giorgio Ivani
      Pages 113-118
    5. Adrian T. Bosenberg
      Pages 119-129
    6. Andrew J. Davidson
      Pages 145-156
    7. Nicola Disma, Leila Mameli, Alessio Pini-Prato, Girolamo Mattioli, Giovanni Montobbio
      Pages 157-163
    8. Marinella Astuto, Concetta Gullo
      Pages 165-181
    9. Pablo Mauricio Ingelmo, Carmelo Minardi, Stefano Scalia Catenacci, Andrew J. Davidson
      Pages 183-196
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-199

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of current standards of anesthesia and intensive care in neonates and children, with a view to promoting standardization in clinical practice.

The first part of the book, devoted to issues in intensive care, opens by considering scoring systems for the assessment of sick children. The diagnosis, prevention, and management of ventilator-associated pneumonia are then discussed, and the roles of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and noninvasive respiratory support are reviewed. Further chapters address procedural sedation and analgesia in children, the progress toward ‘open’ ICUs with liberal visiting policies, and advances in long-term home mechanical ventilation.

In the second part of the book, a range of important topics in anesthesia and perioperative medicine are discussed. After a review of safety issues, current trends in pediatric regional and locoregional anesthesia are described and a synopsis is provided on current knowledge regarding the use of central blocks in infants and children. Subsequent chapters are devoted to awareness monitoring, single-lung ventilation techniques, anesthesia in the context of severe prematurity, and emergence delirium.

Pediatric Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain: Standardization in Clinical Practice will be an extremely useful source of information for both novices and more experienced practitioners in the field.


Anesthesia Children Intensive care Neonate Perioperative medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Marinella Astuto
    • 1
  1. 1.Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care Section, and Postgraduate SchoolUniversity of Catania, AOU Policlinico-Vittorio EmanueleCataniaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Milan 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2684-1
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2685-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2281-1788
  • Series Online ISSN 2281-1796
  • Buy this book on publisher's site