Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit

Editors: van Saene, Hendrick K.F., Silvestri, Luciano, de la Cal, Miguel A. (Eds.)

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Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit has been entirely rewritten in this second edition. All statements are justified by the best available evidence, avoiding unsubstantiated expert opinion. The book contains a new section dedicated to the microbiology of the critically ill, specifically, how to process and interpret surveillance cultures to distinguish the ‘normal’ from the ‘abnormal’ carrier state. There are five totally new chapters dealing with evidence-based infection control molecular techniques for outbreak analysis; clinical virology in neonatal, paediatric and adult intensive care; the six basic principles of the therapy of an infection; and the role of the pharmacist in infection control. Attention is given to special topics such as nutrition, gut mucosal protection and the control of antimicrobial resistance. The addition of enteral to parenteral antimicrobials contributes to the control of multi-resistant micro-organisms. This completely revised second edition is a ‘must have’ for anyone requiring in depth knowledge in the ever expanding field of infection control.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Colonization and Infection

    L. Silvestri, G. Mino, H.K.F van Saene

    Pages 37-48

  • Systemic Antibiotics

    A.R. de Gaudio, S. Rinaldi, A. Novelli

    Pages 91-154

  • Evidence-Based Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit

    J. Hughes, N. Taylor, E. Cerda, M.A. de la Cal

    Pages 191-211

  • Prevention of Infection Using Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract

    L. Silvestri, S. Kerr, A. Gullo

    Pages 297-312

  • SIRS/Sepsis: Metabolic and Nutritional Changes and Treatment

    F. Iscra, A. Randino

    Pages 549-564

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit
Editors
  • Hendrick K.F. van Saene
  • Luciano Silvestri
  • Miguel A. de la Cal
Series Title
Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-0361-3
DOI
10.1007/b139061
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 640
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