Pediatric drowning

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Drowning is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide, with tremendous discrepancy by demography. The epidemiology, pathoyphysiology, and outcome of drowning in children is reviewed. Evaluation and treatment of the drowning victim at various locations of care is discussed. Prediction of neurologic outcome is often difficult but important for decision making. Various means of predicting outcome, including clinical assessment, radiologic examination, and neurophysiological testing are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1: Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781447163626
ISBN (Print)9781447163619
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Cardiac arrest
  • Drowning
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Submersion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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