Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit

ISBN: 978-88-470-0185-5 (Print) 978-88-470-0361-3 (Online)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XX

  2. Essentials in Clinical Microbiology

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      Pages 1-1

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      Glossary of Terms and Definitions

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      Pages 15-36

      Carriage

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      Pages 37-48

      Colonization and Infection

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      Pages 49-60

      Classification of Micro-Organisms According to Their Pathogenicity

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      Pages 61-71

      Classification of ICU Infections

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      Pages 73-87

      Gut Microbiology: Surveillance Samples for the Detection of the Abnormal Carrier State

  3. Antimicrobials

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      Pages 89-89

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      Pages 91-154

      Systemic Antibiotics

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      Pages 155-170

      Systemic Antifungals

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      Pages 171-187

      Enteral Antimicrobials

  4. Infection Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189

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      Pages 191-211

      Evidence-Based Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit

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      Pages 213-230

      Device Policies

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      Pages 231-246

      Antibiotic Policies in the Intensive Care Unit

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      Pages 247-296

      Outbreaks of Infection in Intensive Care Units—Usefulness of Molecular Techniques for Outbreak Analysis

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      Pages 297-312

      Prevention of Infection Using Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract

  5. Infections on ICU

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      Pages 313-313

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      Pages 315-335

      Lower Airway Infection

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      Pages 337-377

      Bloodstream Infections Including Endocarditis and Meningitis

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      Pages 379-414

      Infections of the Peritoneum Including Pancreas, Mediastinum, Pleura, Wounds, and Urinary Tract

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      Pages 415-428

      Infection on the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units

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      Pages 429-454

      Immediate Adequate Antibiotics Control Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Pancreatitis, Extensive Burns, Trauma, Exacerbated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or Liver Transplantation

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      Pages 455-468

      Intensive Care Unit Patients Following Transplantation

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