Pediatric drowning

Jason Coryell, Laura M. Ibsen

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Abstract

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 publicationCare of the Critically Ill or Injured Child
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages665-676
Number of pages12
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781447163626
ISBN (Print)1447163613, 9781447163619
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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