Fungal Infection in the Intensive Care Unit

  • R. A. Barnes
  • D. W. Warnock

Part of the Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases book series (CCID, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rana A. Hajjeh, G. Marshall Lyon
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rhonda V. Fleming, Thomas J. Walsh
    Pages 23-43
  4. Marcos I. Restrepo, John R. Graybill
    Pages 165-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-198

About this book

Introduction

Fungal infections are an increasing problem in critically ill patients and these infections carry an attributable mortality that is much higher than corresponding bacterial infections. In both Europe and North America, Candida infections predominate and much of this book concentrates on the epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of these infections. Particular reference is made to the cross-infection problems of Candida infection and the importance of infection control and preventative measures. However, other fungal infections are increasingly being seen in critically ill patients.
This book is designed to offer a European and North American perspective on each topic. There are many similarities in experience and clinical practice but also significant differences that we hope will stimulate further thought and study. We hope the book will be of interest to intensivists, infectious disease specialists, medical microbiologists, and all those with an involvement in critical care. Progress in intensive care medicine is resulting in a growing population of critically ill patients at risk of fungal infection. Further improvements in survival will require a multidisciplinary approach.

Keywords

bacteria bacterial infection bacterial infections fungal infection infection infection control infections infectious infectious disease intensive care medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • R. A. Barnes
    • 1
  • D. W. Warnock
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK
  2. 2.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0977-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5333-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0977-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2501
  • About this book