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TitleCritical Care Infectious Diseases Textbook [electronic resource] / edited by Jordi Rello, Jordi Valles, Marin H. Kollef
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2001
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1679-8
Descript IX, 932 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Infections and their complications are a very Additionally, they have a responsibility to ensure important clinical area in the intensive care that nosocomial infections are prevented and unit setting. Community-acquired infections that antimicrobial resistance is minimized by and nosocomial infections both contribute to prudently employing antibiotic agents. It is our the high level of disease acquity common hope that this textbook will provide clinicians among critically ill patients. The importance practicing in the intensive care unit a reference of accurately diagnosing nosocomial infections to help guide their care of infected patients. To and providing appropriate therapies, to include that end we have brought together a group of antimicrobial therapy effective against the international authors to address important topics identified agents of infection, have been shown related to infectious diseases for the critical care to be important determinants of patient practitioner. outcome. Critical care practitioners are in a Jordi Rello, M. D. , Ph. D. unique position in dealing with infectious Jordi Valles, M. D. , Ph. D. diseases. They are often the initial providers of Marin H. Kolle!, M. D. care to seriously ill patients with infections. SECTION 1: GENERAL ASPECTS ]. Rello 1


CONTENT

Section 1: General Aspects -- 1. Opportunistic Infections: An Overview -- 2. Pathogenesis and Differential Diagnosis of Fever and Approach to the Febrile Patient in the Intensive Care Unit -- 3. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Infection -- 4. Fungal Infections -- 5. Infections in Critically I11 Solid Organ Transplant Recipients -- 6. Infections in the Neurosurgical Patient -- 7. Cardiovascular Monitoring of the Septic Patient -- 8. Role of Invasive Devices in the Pathogenesis of Nosocomial Pneumonia -- 9. AIDS in the Intensive Care Unit -- Section 2: Use of Anti-Infective Therapy in Critically III Patients -- 10. Antifungal Therapy in the ICU -- 11. Immunomodulation in Sepsis -- 12. Using Information Systems Technology to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing -- 13. Use of Antibiotics in Pregnant Patients in the ICU -- 14. Pharmacokinetics of Antibiotics in Seriously Infectious Patients -- 15. Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit -- 16. Prescription of Antimicrobial Agents in Patients Undergoing Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy -- Section 3: Infection Control/Epidemiology -- 17. Fundamentals of Infection Control and Surveillance Strategies for the ICU -- 18. Isolation and Handwashing -- 19. Sterilization and Disinfection in the ICU -- 20. Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU -- 21. Epidemic Infections in the ICU: Multiresistant Microorganisms -- 22. Challenges in Outbreak Investigations in Intensive Care Units -- Section 4: Infectious Diseases Emergencies -- 23. Septic Shock -- 24. Acute Bacterial Meningitis -- 25. Acute Infective Endocarditis -- 26. Falciparum Malaria -- 27. Toxic Shock Syndromes -- 28. Meningococcemia -- 29. Brain Abscess -- 30. Encephalitis -- Section 5: Bloodstream Infections -- 31. Nosocomial Bloodstream Infection in the ICU -- 32. Hemodialysis Catheter-Related Infections -- 33. Infection of Pulmonary Arterial Catheter and Peripheral Arterial Catheter -- 34. Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Total Parenteral Nutrition -- 35. Prevention of Catheter-Related Infections -- Section 6: Respiratory Infections -- 36. Tracheobronchitis in the ICU -- 37. Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- 38. Severe Legionellosis -- 39. Adjunctive and Supportive Measures for Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- 40. Therapy of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit -- 41. Respiratory Infection in Immunocompromised Neutropenic Patients -- 42. Respiratory Infections in Immunocompromised Non-Neutropenic Patients -- 43. Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia -- Section 7: Infections of the Digestive, Urinary Tract and Pelvis -- 44. Antibiotic Induced Diarrhea -- 45. Urinary Tract Infections -- 46. Pancreatic Infection -- 47. Biliary Tract Infections -- 48. Sepsis in Obstetrics -- 49. Peritonitis -- Section 8: Infections with Surgical Implications -- 50. Surgical Site Infection Control in the Critical Care Environment -- 51. Severe Soft Tissue Infections: A Syndrome-Based Approach -- 52. Infections in Burn Patients -- 53. Infectious Diseases in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis -- 54. Vascular Graft Infections -- 55. Acute Mediastinitis


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