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Kendig and Chernick’s Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children

Kendig, Chernick’s Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children is the definitive medical reference book to help you confront critical challenges using the latest knowledge and techniques. You’ll get the state-of-the-art answers you need to offer the best care to young patients.


Respiratory medicine

Pulmonary, thoracic medicine


Pediatric Radiologist

Hardbound, 1168 Pages

Published: April 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1984-0


  • Section I General Basic Considerations

    1 Molecular Determinants of Lung Morphogenesis

    2 Basic Genetic and Epigenetics of Childhood Lung Disease

    3 Gene by Environment Interaction in Respiratory Diseases

    4 The Surfactant System

    5 The Structural and Physiologic Basis of Respiratory Disease

    6 Biology and Assessment of Airway Inflammation

    7 Lung Defenses: Intrinsic, Innate, and Adaptive

    Section II General Clinical Considerations

    8 The History and Physical Examination

    9 Bronchoscopy and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Pediatric Patients

    10 Diagnostic Imaging of the Respiratory Tract

    11 Pulmonary Function Tests in Infants and Preschool Children

    12 Pulmonary Function Testing in Children

    13 Exercise and Lung Function in Child Health and Disease

    14 Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Research and Clinical Practice

    15 Children Dependent on Respiratory Technology

    16 Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

    17 Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Respiratory Disease

    18 Drug Administration by Inhalation in Children

    19 Physical Therapies in Pediatric Respiratory Disease

    20 Modern Molecular Therapies for Respiratory Disease

    Section III Respiratory Disorders in the Newborn

    21 Congenital Lung Disease

    22 Respiratory Disorders in the Newborn

    23 Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

    Section IV Infections of the Respiratory Tract

    24 Microbiologic Diagnosis of Respiratory Illness: Practical Applications

    25 Acute Infections That Produce Upper Airway Obstruction

    26 Bronchitis

    27 Bronchiolitis

    28 Viral Pneumonia

    29 Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

    30 Bronchiectasis and Chronic Suppurative Lung Disease

    Section V Infections of the Respiratory Tract Due to Specific Organisms

    31 Influenza

    32 Atypical Pneumonias in Children

    33 Tuberculosis and Nontuberculosis Mycobacterial Disease

    34 The Mycoses

    35 Pertussis and Other Bordetella Infections of the Respiratory Tract

    36 Toxocariasis, Hydatid Disease of the Lung, Strongyloidiasis, and Pulmonary Paragonimiasis

    Section VI Noninfectious Disorders of the Respiratory Tract

    37 Atelectasis

    38 Pulmonary Edema

    39 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    40 Lung Injury from Hydrocarbon Aspiration and Smoke Inhalation

    41 Drowning

    42 Tumors of the Chest

    43 Chest Wall Function and Respiratory Muscle Disorders

    Section VII Asthma

    44 The Epidemiology of Asthma

    45 The Immunopathogenesis of Asthma

    46 Asthma in the Preschool-Age Child

    47 Wheezing in Older Children: Asthma

    48 Severe Asthma

    49 The Influence of Upper Airway Disease on the Lower Airway

    Section VIII Cystic Fibrosis

    50 Genetics and Pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis

    51 Diagnosis and Presentation of Cystic Fibrosis

    52 Pulmonary Disease in Cystic Fibrosis

    53 Nonpulmonary Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis

    Section IV chILD

    54 New Concepts in Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease and Diffuse Lung Disease

    55 Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Disorders More Prevalent in Infancy

    56 Lung Diseases Associated with Disruption of Pulmonary Surfactant Homeostasis

    57 Pulmonary Involvement in the Systemic Inflammatory Diseases of Childhood

    58 Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in Children

    59 Environmental Exposures in the Normal Host

    60 Rare Childhood Lung Disorders

    Section X Disorders of the Immunocompromised Child

    61 Primary Immunodeficiency: Chronic Granulomatous Disease and Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorders

    62 Pulmonary Disease in the Pediatric Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency States

    63 Respiratory Disorders in Pediatric HIV Infection

    64 Pediatric Lung Transplantation

    Section XI Aerodigestive Disease

    65 The Aerodigestive Model

    66 Aspiration

    67 Feeding, Swallowing, and Voice Disorders

    68 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children with Complex Airway Disease

    69 Laryngeal and Tracheal Airway Disorders

    Section XII Other Diseases with a Prominent Respiratory Component

    70 Air and Liquid in the Pleural Space

    71 Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

    72 Childhood Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    73 The Lung in Sickle Cell Disease

    74 Lung Injury Caused by Pharmacologic Agents

    75 Disorders of the Respiratory Tract Caused by Trauma

    76 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Apparent Life-Threatening Events

    77 Disorders of Breathing During Sleep


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