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January 8, 1997

Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care

Author Affiliations

George Washington University School of Medicine Washington, DC

JAMA. 1997;277(2):175. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540260089046

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Pediatric Intensive Care

This is the third edition of a well-known text that has become a standard in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs). Readers familiar with past editions will find this one much more user-friendly. It now consists of a single volume instead of two, and textual references to tables are in bold print, allowing the reader to refer more easily between table and text. Otherwise, the organization remains similar to the second edition, with significant basic science, physiology, and literature review followed by treatment suggestions.

Most chapters have been updated quite well, with a significant increase in the number of new tables and illustrations. I found the tables on the neuromuscular causes of respiratory failure to be very informative, allowing the physician to address the differential diagnosis more easily. The chapter "Cerebrovascular Disease and Vascular Anomalies" now appropriately includes the hypercoagulable states associated with pediatric strokes. In addition,