Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Infection Control in Intensive Care Units by Selective Decontamination

The Use of Oral Non-Absorbable and Parenteral Agents

Editors: Saene, H.K.F. van, Stoutenbeek, C.P., Lawin, P., Ledingham, I.M. (Eds.)

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Selective decontamination is a technique which combines short-term and long-term antimicrobials to prevent or treat the acquisition and subsequent carriage of microorganisms causing late colonization and infections. The antimicrobials are selective in that they leave the indigenous, mostly anaerobic flora more or less intact, whilst the effective decontamination provides a genuine breakthrough in the endogenous route of pathogenesis. The improvements in decontamination techniques presented here offer significant reduction in infection related morbidity and mortality among trauma patients.

Table of contents (57 chapters)

  • Foreword

    Ledingham, I. McA.

    Pages 1-1

  • Introduction

    Saene, H. K. F.

    Pages 3-4

  • Classification of Microorganisms Based on Intrinsic Pathogenicity

    Washington, J. A.

    Pages 8-12

  • Defence Against Colonization and Infection

    Hart, C. A.

    Pages 13-21

  • Oropharyngeal/Gastrointestinal Carriage: Role in Endogenous Colonization and Infection

    Johanson, W. G.

    Pages 22-24

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infection Control in Intensive Care Units by Selective Decontamination
Book Subtitle
The Use of Oral Non-Absorbable and Parenteral Agents
Editors
  • Hendrik K.F.van Saene
  • C.P. Stoutenbeek
  • Peter Lawin
  • I.McA. Ledingham
Series Title
Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-83752-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-83752-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-51041-3
Series ISSN
0933-6788
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 235
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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