Table of Contents

Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
Liver Failure in Infants and Children.
Acute Pancreatitis.
Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Children.
Obesity in Critical Illness.
Nutrition in the PICU.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Hyperglycemia, Dysglycemia and Glycemic Control in Pediatric Critical Care.
The Adrenal Glands in Critical Illness and Injury.
Thyroid and Growth Hormone Axes Alteration in the Critically Ill Child.
Applied Renal Physiology in the PICU.
Electrolyte Disorders in the PICU.
Acid-Base Disorders in the PICU.
Acute Kidney Injury.
Kidney Disorders in the PICU: Thrombotic Microangiopathies and Glomerulonephritis.
Kidney Pharmacology.
Renal Replacement Therapy.
Transfusion Medicine.
Hematologic Emergencies in the PICU.
Coagulation Disorders in the PICU.
Therapeutic Apheresis in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Thromboembolic Disorders in the PICU.
Care of the Oncology Patient in the PICU.
Critical Illness as a Result of Anti-Neoplastic Therapy.
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Syndromes.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the PICU.
The Immune System in Critical Illness and Injury.
Primary and Secondary Immunodeficiencies.
Thrombocytopenia-Associated Multiple Organ Failure Syndrome.
Toxic Shock Syndrome in Children.
Hospital-Acquired Infections and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Rheumatologic Disorders in the PICU.
Infectious Disease-Associated Syndromes in the PICU.
Life Threatening Tropical Infections. The Editors and contributors of this book take seriously the statement that 'For all of the science inherent in the specialty of pediatric critical care medicine, there is still art in providing comfort and solace to our patients and their families. No technology will ever replace the compassion in the touch of a hand or the soothing words of a calm and gentle voice.' The four volumes of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence, 2nd Edition detail the continued growth and evolution of the pediatric critical care medicine speciality. They reveal the technological innovations in monitoring and information management and gives witness to the rapid evolution and adoption of novel monitoring techniques, such as continuous venous oximetry and near-infrared spectroscopy. They also cover advances in molecular biology that have led to the era of personalized medicine with the ability to individualize treatment to the unique and specific needs of a patient. As such this volume and its three sister titles will be of immense value to all studying and practicing pediatric critical care medicine or those involved in the management of this group of patients.