The Newborn Lung: Neonatology Questions and Controversies

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  • Eduardo Bancalari, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, Director Division of Neonatology, Chief Newborn Service, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

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.
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Book information

  • 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

Table of Contents

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