Infection in the Critically Ill: an Ongoing Challenge

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ISBN: 978-88-470-0138-1 (Print) 978-88-470-2242-3 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages N2-XIII

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    Pages 1-7

    Pneumonia Management in the Intensive Care Unit: an Integrated Approach

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    Pages 9-14

    Diagnostic Tools for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

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    Pages 15-22

    Cost-Effectiveness of New Technology to Reduce Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections due to Central Venous Catheters

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    Pages 23-33

    Peritonitis: Priorities and Management Strategies

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    Pages 35-45

    Bacterial Translocation

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    Pages 47-58

    Practical Aspects of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in High-Risk Surgical Patients

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    Pages 59-80

    The Usefulness of Surveillance Cultures: a Prospective Cohort Study on the ICU

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    Pages 81-93

    Microbiology for the Critically Ill Patient Receiving Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract

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    Pages 95-103

    The Role of Surveillance Cultures in Containing Antibiotic Resistance

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    Pages 105-111

    Multi-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli: Impact of Antibiotic Restriction

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    Pages 113-119

    Multi-Drug-Resistant Staphylococci and Enterococci

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    Pages 121-127

    Therapeutic Options for the Treatment of Gram-Positive Infections

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    Pages 129-138

    Control of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outbreaks

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    Pages 139-145

    Oral Vancomycin in the Control of MRSA Outbreaks in the ICU

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    Pages 147-159

    Control of Acinetobacter Outbreaks with Oral Polymyxin

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    Pages 161-171

    An Approach to Controlling Acinetobacter Outbreaks in the ICUs

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    Pages 173-179

    Prevention of the Emergence of Resistance

  19. Back Matter

    Pages 181-185