Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit

  • Hilary Humphreys
  • Bob Winter
  • Mical Paul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 1-8
  3. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 9-23
  4. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 25-42
  5. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 43-54
  6. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 55-81
  7. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 83-93
  8. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 95-111
  9. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 113-144
  10. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 145-158
  11. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 159-175
  12. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 177-195
  13. Hilary Humphreys, Bob Winter, Mical Paul
    Pages 197-205
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 207-212

About this book

Introduction

Infections in critically ill patients are more common than in most other parts of the hospital, and are often the most complicated to manage.  Underlying disease and the reasons for admission make the diagnosis, management and prevention of infection challenging. Developments in technology, the treatment of previously untreatable malignancies, complex surgery procedures, and an increasing age profile result in more patients vulnerable to infection and a greater number of patients needing critical care support.

 

Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit is designed to help trainee and practicising physician, surgeon or other medical professional manage the acutely ill patient in the critical care unit, before transfer from the emergency department, or on the hospital ward where effective management may avoid admission to the critical care unit. It has been co-authored by a clinical microbiologist, intensivist and clinical infectious diseases physician to cover some of the major infections presenting in the adult critical care unit.  It provides broad principles to be used based on the latest evidence combined with common sense and the results of many years of combined experience.

Keywords

Critical Care Infections

Authors and affiliations

  • Hilary Humphreys
    • 1
  • Bob Winter
    • 2
  • Mical Paul
    • 3
  1. 1.Beaumont HospitalDublinIreland
  2. 2.Queen's Medical CentreUniversity Hospital NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Beilinson Hospital, Dept. NeurologyRabin Medical CenterPetach TikvaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4318-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4317-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4318-5
  • About this book