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

8th Edition

Authors: Robert Wilmott Andrew Bush Thomas Boat Robin Deterding Felix Ratjen Victor Chernick
Print ISBN: 9781437719840
eBook ISBN: 9780323249478
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th April 2012
Page Count: 1168


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.

Key Features

  • Tackle the toughest challenges and improve patient outcomes with coverage of all the common and rare respiratory problems found in newborns and children worldwide.
  • Get a solid foundation of knowledge to better understand and treat your patients through coverage of the latest basic science and its relevance to clinical problems.

Table of Contents

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


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About the Author

Robert Wilmott

Affiliations and Expertise

IMMUNO Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, St. Louis University; Chief Pediatrician, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Andrew Bush

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatric Respirology, Imperial College, Consultant Pediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Thomas Boat

Affiliations and Expertise

Christian R. Holmes Professor, Vice President for Health Affairs , Dean of the College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Robin Deterding

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Breathing Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

Felix Ratjen

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Sellers Chair of Cystic Fibrosis, Professor, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Victor Chernick

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada