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Title Infection control in the intensive care unit / H.K.F. van Saene ... [and others], editors ; foreword by Julian Bion
Edition Third edition
Published Milan : Springer, [2012]


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 W'PONDS  614.48 Van/Ici 2011  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 513 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Contents note continued: 13.Preventing Infection Using Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract / D.F. Zandstra -- pt. IV Infections on ICU -- 14.Lower Airway Infection / A. Torres -- 15.Bloodstream Infection in the ICU Patient / R. Ferrer -- 16.Infections of Peritoneum, Mediastinum, Pleura, Wounds, and Urinary Tract / M. Castagneto -- 17.Infection in the NICU and PICU / J. Farias -- 18.Early Adequate Antibiotic Therapy / M.A. de la Cal -- 19.ICU Patients Following Transplantation / I. Cortes Puch -- 20.Clinical Virology in NICU, PICU and AICU / S. Schelenz -- 21.AIDS Patients in the ICU / M.A. Aguayo -- 22.Therapy of Infection in the ICU / L. Silvestri -- pt. V Special Topics -- 23.The Gut in the Critically III: Central Organ in Abnormal Microbiological Carriage, Infections, Systemic Inflammation, Microcirculatory Failure, and MODS / R.E. Sarginson -- 24.Nonantibiotic Measures to Control Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia / C.M. Celestre --
Contents note continued: 25.Impact of Nutritional Route on Infections: Parenteral Versus Enteral / A. Paratore -- 26.Gut Mucosal Protection in the Critically III Patient: Toward an Integrated Clinical Strategy / H.K.F. van Saene -- 27.Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract: Role of the Pharmacist / K. Pollock -- 28.Antimicrobial Resistance / H.K.F. van Saene -- 29.ICU-Acquired Infection: Mortality, Morbidity, and Costs / K.A.M. Marshall -- 30.Evidence-Based Medicine in ICU / J.C. Marshall
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Essentials in Clinical Microbiology -- 1.Glossary of Terms and Definitions / H.K.F. van Saene -- 2.Carriage, Colonization and Infection / J.J.M. van Saene -- 3.Classification of Microorganisms According to Their Pathogenicity / P. Garcia-Hierro -- 4.Classification of ICU Infections / A.J. Petros -- 5.Gut Microbiology: Surveillance Samples for Detecting the Abnormal Carrier State in Overgrowth / A. Budimir -- pt. II Antimicrobials -- 6.Systemic Antibiotics / C. Adembri -- 7.Systemic Antifungals / Th. R. Rogers -- 8.Enteral Antimicrobials / F. Martinez Sagasti -- pt. III Infection Control -- 9.Evidence-Based Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit / R.P. Cooke -- 10.Device Policies / A. Di Filippo -- 11.Antibiotic Policies in the Intensive Care Unit / F. Rios -- 12.Outbreaks of Infection in the ICU: What's up at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century? / H.K.F. van Saene --
Summary Intensive care is a rapidly changing area of medicine, and after four years from the 2nd edition the volume editors and authors have deemed necessary to update it. In the recent years, in fact, five new randomised controlled trials and five new meta-analyses demonstrate that selective decontamination of the digestive tract [SDD] is an antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent severe infections of not only lower airways but also of blood. Additionally, SDD has been shown to reduce inflammation including multiple organ failure and mortality. An intriguing observation is the evidence that SDD using pa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Critical care medicine.
Intensive care units.
Nosocomial infections -- Prevention.
Infection Control -- methods.
Critical Care.
Cross Infection -- prevention & control.
Intensive Care Units.
Critical Care.
Cross Infection -- prevention & control.
Intensive Care Units.
Author Van Saene, H. K. F. (Hendrik K. F.)
LC no. 2011929635
ISBN 8847016002 (alk. paper)
8847016010 (e-ISBN)
9788847016002 (alk. paper)
9788847016019 (eISBN)