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The Newborn Lung: Neonatology Questions and Controversies

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The Newborn Lung, a volume in Dr. Polin’s Neonatology: Questions and Controversies Series, offers expert authority on the toughest challenges in neonatal pulmonology and respiratory care. This medical reference book will help you provide better evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes with research on the latest advances.



Hardbound, 464 Pages

Published: March 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2682-4


  • "Every chapter contains a wealth of information compiled in a clear and readable fashion. that most readers will find novel and many interesting tidbits that will be new even to experienced clinicians...This is a well-written, easy-to-use reference book that fills a well-defined need. It is interesting enough to read straight through but well organized enough to read a chapter at a time." Reviews Forum, August 2009


  • Section A: Normal and Abnormal Lung Development

    1. Molecular Bases for Lung Development, Injury, and Repair

    2. Genetic Influences in Lung Development and Injury

    3. Perinatal Events and their Influence on Lung Development and Function

    4. Hypoxia and Hyperoxia: Effects on the Newborn Pulmonary Circulation

    5. The Role of Nitric Oxide in Lung Growth and Function

    Section B: Lung Injury - Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

    6. Prenatal and Postnatal Microbial Colonization and Respiratory Outcome in Preterm Infants

    7. Influence of Nutrition on Neonatal Respiratory Outcomes

    8. Patent Ductus Ateriosus and the Lung: Acute Effects and Long-Term Consequences

    9. Role Of Stem Cells in Neonatal Lung Injury

    10. New Developments In The Pathogenesis and Prevention Of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

    11. Long-Term Pulmonary Outcome of Preterm Infants

    Section C: Management of Respiratory Failure

    12. Respiratory and Cardiovascular Support in the Delivery Room

    13. Noninvasive Respiratory Support: An Alternative to Mechanical Ventilation in Preterm Infants

    14. Surfactant Replacement: Present and Future

    15. Oxygenation Targeting and Outcomes in Preterm Infants: The New Evidence 

    16. Hypoxemic Episodes in the Premature Infant: Causes, Consequences, and Management

    17. Patient-Ventilator Interaction

    18. Strategies for Limiting the Duration of Mechanical Ventilation

    19. Automation of Respiratory Support

    20. Management of the Infant with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

    21. Management of the Infant with Severe Pronchopulmonary Dysplasia


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