The Newborn Lung: Neonatology Questions and Controversies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416031666

The Newborn Lung: Neonatology Questions and Controversies

1st Edition

Authors: Eduardo Bancalari
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416031666
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 6th March 2008
Page Count: 512

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Lung Development

1. Molecular Basis for Normal and Abnormal Lung Development.

Martin Post, PhD
Martin Rutter, HBSC

2. Hereditary Disorders of Alveolar Homeostasis in the Newborn.

Jeffrey Whitsett, MD
Timothy Weaver, PhD

3. Growth and Development of the Lung Circulation Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

Steve Abman, MD
Christopher Baker, MD
Vivek Balasubramania, MD

4. Surfactant: The Basis for Clinical Treatment Strategies

Alan Jobe, MD, PhD

Section 2: Injury in the Developing Lung

5. Susceptibility of the Immature Lung to Oxidative and Mechanical Injury.

Jaques Belik, MD, FRCPC

6. Inflammation/Infection: Effects on the Fetal/Newborn Lung

Alan Jobe, MD, PhD
Suhas Kallapur, MD
Timothy J.M. Moss, PhD

7. Lung Fluid Balance During Development and in Neonatal Lung Disease

Richard Bland, MD
David P. Carlton, MD
Lucky Jain, MD

8. Role Of Inflammation In The Pathogenesis Of Acute And Chronic Neonatal Lung Disease

Christian Speer, MD, FRCPE

9. New Developments In The Presentation, Pathogenesis, Epidemiology And Prevention Of BPD

Ilene Sosenko, MD
Eduardo Bancalari, MD

10. What Is The Evidence For Drug Therapy In The Prevention And Management Of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Henry Halliday, MD, FRCP, FRCPE
Conner O’neill, MB, BCH, BAO, MRCPCH

11. Definitions and Predictors of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.

Michele Walsh, MD, MS

12. New Developments In The Pathogenesis And Management Of Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension.
Judy Aschner, MD
Candice Fike, MD

13. Impact of Perinatal Lung Injury in Later Life

Lex W. Doyle, MD, FRACP
Peter J. Anderson, PhD

Section 3: Management of Respiratory Failure

Unnumbered Section: Oxygen

14. The Oxygen Versus Room Air Controversy for Neonatal Resuscitation

Peter Fowlie, MB, ChB, MSc, DRCOG, MRCGP, FRCPCH
Dr. Hannah Shore, MB, CHB, MRCPCH

15. Optimal Levels Of Oxygenation In Preterm Infants: Impact On Short And Long-Term Outcomes.

Samir Gupta, MB, BS, MD, MRCP, FRCPCH

Unnumbered Section: Mechanical Respiratory Support

16. Non Invasive Respiratory Support: An Alternative To Mechanical Ventilation In Preterm Infants.

Peter Davis, MD, FRACP
Colin Morley, MD

17. High Frequency Ventilation in Neonatal Respiratory Failure.

Waldemar Carlo, MD
Ulrich Thome, MD

18. New Modalities of Mechanical Ventilation in the Newborn

Eduardo Bancalari, MD
Nelson Claure, PhD

19. Role of Pulmonary Function Testing in the Management of Neonates on Mechanical Ventilation

Tilo Gerhardt, MD
Nelson Claure, PhD

Section 4: Respiratory Control and Apnea of Prematurity

20. Neonatal Respiratory Control and Apnea of Prematurity

Richard J. Martin, MBBS, FRACP
Oded Mesner, MD
Juliann M. Di Fiore, BSEE

21. Strategies For Prevention Of Apneic Episodes In Preterm Infants: Are Respiratory Stimulants Worth The Risk?

Barbara Schmidt, MD, MSc
Dirk Bassler, MD, MSc


This exciting new reference brings you information about the most controversial pulmonary challenges you face in your practice. The book confidently tackles these subjects and gives seasoned advice on the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies using evidence-based medicine wherever possible. It gives you the latest information you need to keep pace with the fast-paced, dynamic environment of neonatology.

Key Features

  • Addresses controversial topics head on, so you can decide how to handle these difficult practice issues.
  • Serves as the bridge between the latest cutting-edge research and its application to clinical practice.
  • Assembles a world-class group of neonatologists, representing the true leaders of the specialty, to ensure the most authoritative content available.


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"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

About the Authors

Eduardo Bancalari Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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