Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation

From Basics to Clinical Practice

  • Peter C. Rimensberger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Basics of Respiratory Physiology and Mechanics in the Neonate and the Growing Child

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David A. Turner, Ira M. Cheifetz
      Pages 43-54
    3. Alastair A. Hutchison, Francis Leclerc, Véronique Nève, J. Jane Pillow, Paul D. Robinson
      Pages 55-112
  3. Basics of Respiratory Support and Mechanical Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Xavier Durrmeyer, Claude Danan
      Pages 115-121
    3. Stacey Peterson-Carmichael, Ira Cheifetz, Laurent Storme
      Pages 123-134
    4. Sherry E. Courtney
      Pages 135-148
    5. Jean-Michel Arnal, Eduardo Bancalari, Katherine C. Clement, Sherry E. Courtney, Claude Danan, Steven M. Donn et al.
      Pages 149-274
    6. Andreas Schulze
      Pages 275-281
  4. Respiratory Mechanics in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Katherine C. Clement, Sherry Courtney, Peter A. Dargaville, Mark Heulitt, Robinder G. Khemani, Christopher J. L. Newth et al.
      Pages 293-371
  5. Respiratory Monitoring in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Ira M. Cheifetz, John Salyer, Gerd Schmalisch, Joseph D. Tobias
      Pages 375-419
    3. Peter C. Rimensberger, Sven M. Schulzke, David Tingay, Britta S. von Ungern-Sternberg
      Pages 421-440
    4. Peter A. Dargaville, Inéz Frerichs, David Tingay
      Pages 441-471

About this book


Written by outstanding authorities from all over the world, this comprehensive new textbook devoted to pediatric and neonatal ventilation puts the focus on the effective delivery of respiratory support to children, infants, and newborns. In the early chapters, developmental issues concerning the respiratory system are considered, physiological and mechanical principles are introduced, and airway management and conventional and alternative ventilation techniques are discussed. Thereafter, the rational use of mechanical ventilation in various pediatric and neonatal pathologies is explained, with the emphasis on a practical step-by-step approach. Respiratory monitoring and safety issues in ventilated patients are considered in detail, and many other topics of interest to the bedside clinician are covered, including the ethics of withdrawal of respiratory support and educational issues. Throughout, the text is complemented by numerous illustrations and key information is clearly summarized in tables and lists, providing the reader with clear "take home messages".


Cardio-pulmonary interactions Development of the respiratory system Lung diseases Mechanical ventilation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter C. Rimensberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Service of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care, Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital of GenevaGeneveSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01218-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01219-8
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