Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit

Authors: Humphreys, Hilary, Winter, Bob, Paul, Mical

  • Up-to-date, evidence-based review of common infections encountered in critical care patients using a case-based approach written by experts in clinical microbiology, intensive care and infectious diseases
  • The basic pathophysiology of sepsis in critically ill patients, including systemic sepsis and bloodstream infections
  • A rational and practical approach to the use of diagnostic aids such as imaging and laboratory tests
  • Logical approach to the optimal therapy of infections, including the use of current antibiotics, the treatment of fungal and viral disease, and immunotherapy
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About this book

The book will provide some basic aspects of the pathophysiology of infection, but essentially the book will be practical-based and use case-illustrations to highlight key aspects of diagnosis, management and prevention. Through a combination of text, tables, figures/line drawings, clinical illustrations and other illustrations, it is hoped to provide a comprehensive, interesting and stimulating approach to this important subject. Guidance on the appropriate use of laboratory investigations, as well as radiology, together with templates to use for deciding on the optimal choice of anti-infective agents will be amongst the strengths of this book.

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From the reviews:

“This small book is devoted to the basic science and general epidemiology of infections that may complicate critical care practice. … Infectious disease consultants and laboratory staff supporting infection control programs are an appropriate audience for this work, written by three specialists from the U.K. … It emphasizes epidemiology and a scientific approach to infection in an effective presentation.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Basic Microbiology and Infection

    Humphreys, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Physiology of Sepsis and Its Implications

    Humphreys, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

    Humphreys, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 25-42

  • Microbiology Laboratory Diagnosis of Infection

    Humphreys, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • Principles of Treatment: Decision Making

    Humphreys, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 55-81

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4317-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5825-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4318-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4318-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4317-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5825-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 214
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