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ERS Handbook of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine 2nd Edition

  • Edited by Ernst Eber and Fabio Midulla

    Table of contents (subject to change)

    Structure and function of the respiratory system

    Anatomy and development of the respiratory system

    Applied respiratory physiology

    Immunology and defence mechanisms

    Respiratory symptoms and signs

    Patient history and physical examination

    Evaluation and management of acute and chronic cough

    Evaluation and management of wheezing, stridor, snoring and hoarseness

    Evaluation and management of dyspnoea, respiratory distress and respiratory insufficiency

    Questionnaires in clinical assessment

    Pulmonary function and diagnostic testing

    Static and dynamic lung volumes

    Respiratory mechanics

    Respiratory muscle function

    Reversibility and bronchial provocation testing

    Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

    Blood gas assessment and oximetry

    Single- and multiple-breath washout techniques

    Pulmonary function testing in infants and preschool children

    Forced oscillation techniques

    Exhaled nitric oxide, induced sputum and exhaled breath analysis

    Assessing respiratory risks of air travel, altitude and diving

    Airway endoscopy

    Flexible airway endoscopy

    Bronchoalveolar lavage: techniques and indications

    Bronchial brushing and bronchial and transbronchial biopsies

    Rigid and interventional airway endoscopy

    Moderate sedation and deep sedation


    Conventional chest radiography

    Lung/chest ultrasonography

    Chest computed tomography

    Magnetic resonance imaging

    Isotope imaging methods

    Chest interventional radiology

    Respiratory infections

    Upper respiratory tract infections

    Acute lower respiratory tract infections

    Acute viral bronchiolitis

    Pleural infection, necrotising pneumonia and lung abscess

    Mycobacterial infection and disease

    Protracted bacterial bronchitis and non-CF bronchiectasis

    Lung involvement in the immunocompromised host

    Microbiology and infectivity

    Immunisation against respiratory pathogens

    Bronchial asthma and wheezing disorders

    Epidemiology and phenotypes of asthma and wheezing disorders

    Genetic and environmental factors in asthma and wheezing disorders

    Preschool wheezing

    Bronchial asthma

    Difficult and severe asthma

    Allergic disorders


    Allergic rhinitis

    Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

    Diagnosis and basic management of associated allergic conditions

    In vivo and in vitro diagnostic tests in allergic disorders

    Prevention measures in allergic disorders: allergen avoidance and specific immunotherapy

    Cystic fibrosis

    Epidemiology, genetics, pathophysiology and prognosis of CF

    Screening and diagnosis of CF

    CF lung disease

    Extrapulmonary manifestations of CF

    Microbiology, cross-infection and hygiene in CF

    Congenital malformations

    Airway malformations

    Lung malformations

    Vascular malformations

    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia/chronic neonatal lung disease

    BPD: epidemiology, aetiology, prevention, diagnosis, management and complications

    BPD: long-term respiratory outcomes

    Respiratory presentation or complications of systemic/extrapulmonary conditions

    Respiratory presentation or complications of systemic/extrapulmonary conditions

    Aerodigestive disorders

    GOR-associated lung disease and chronic pulmonary aspiration syndrome

    Laryngeal clefts, tracheooesophageal fistula and oesophageal atresia

    Foreign body aspiration

    Rare diseases

    Primary ciliary dyskinesia

    Bronchiolitis obliterans

    Interstitial lung diseases

    Surfactant dysfunction syndromes and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

    Pulmonary vascular disorders

    Pulmonary haemorrhage

    Pleural effusion, chylothorax, haemothorax and mediastinitis

    Pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum

    Drug- and radiation-induced lung disease

    Neuromuscular disorders

    Chest wall disorders

    Plastic bronchitis

    Haemangiomas, lymphangiomas and papillomatosis

    Lung and mediastinal tumours

    Sickle cell disease

    Sleep medicine and breathing control disorders

    Physiology and pathophysiology of sleep


    OSAS and upper airway resistance syndrome

    Central sleep apnoeas and hypoventilation syndromes

    Breathing pattern disorders

    Long-term management in chronic respiratory disorders

    Rehabilitation programmes and nutritional management

    Respiratory physiotherapy

    Sports medicine

    Lung transplantation and management after transplantation

    Inhalation therapy

    Inhalation therapy

    Technology-dependent children

    Home oxygen therapy, noninvasive and invasive ventilation, and home ventilatory support


    Epidemiology and environment

    Epidemiology of lower respiratory tract infections

    Impact of indoor and outdoor pollution on respiratory health

    Prevention and cessation of smoking

    ISBN 978-1-84984-130-6

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