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Chapter 18. Respiratory Tract & MediastinumMonica J. Federico, MD Gwendolyn S. Kerby, MD Robin R. Deterding, MD Christopher D. Baker, MD Vivek Balasubramaniam, MD Edith T. Zemanick, MD Scott D. Sagel, MD Keith L. Cavanaugh, MD Frank J. Accurso
Sections: Growth & Development, Diagnostic Aids, Physical Examination of the Respiratory Tract, Pulmonary Function Tests, Assessment of Oxygenation & Ventilation, Culture of Material from the Respiratory Tract, Imaging of the Respiratory Tract, Laryngoscopy & Bronchoscopy, General Therapy of Pediatric Lung Diseases, Oxygen Therapy, Inhalation of Medications, Airway Clearance Therapy, Avoidance of Environmental Hazards, Disorders of the Conducting Airways, Extrathoracic Airway Obstruction, Intrathoracic Airway Obstruction, Congenital Disorders of the Extrathoracic Airway: Stridor & Noisy Breathing, Laryngomalacia, Other Congenital Problems, Acquired Disorders of the Extrathoracic Airway, Croup Syndrome, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Subglottic Stenosis, Laryngeal Papillomatosis, Congenital Disorders of the Intrathoracic Airways, Malacia of Airways, Vascular Rings & Slings, Bronchogenic Cysts, Acquired Disorders of the Intrathoracic Airways, Foreign Body Aspiration, Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance, Cystic Fibrosis, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, Bronchiectasis, Bronchiolitis Obliterans, Congenital Malformations of the Lung Parenchyma, Pulmonary Agenesis & Hypoplasia, Pulmonary Sequestration, Congenital Lobar Emphysema, Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Acquired Disorders of the Lung Parenchyma, Bacterial Pneumonia, Viral Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis, Atypical Pneumonias: Chlamydial Pneumonias, Atypical Pneumonias: Mycoplasmal Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Aspiration Pneumonia, Children's Interstitial Lung Disease Syndrome, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Eosinophilic Pneumonia, Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised Host, Lung Abscess, Diseases of the Pulmonary Circulation, Pulmonary Hemorrhage, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Edema, Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia, Disorders of the Chest Wall, Scoliosis, Pectus Excavatum, Pectus Carinatum, Neuromuscular Disorders, Eventration of the Diaphragm, Disorders of the Pleura & Pleural Cavity, Parapneumonic Effusion & Empyema, Hemothorax, Chylothorax, Pneumothorax & Related Air Leak Syndromes, Mediastinum, Mediastinal Masses, Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infancy, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Excerpt:"Pediatric pulmonary diseases account for almost 50% of deaths in children younger than age 1 year and about 20% of all hospitalizations of children younger than age 15 years. Approximately 7% of children have a chronic disorder of the lower respiratory system. Understanding the pathophysiology of many pediatric pulmonary diseases requires an appreciation of the normal growth and development of the lung...."
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