Infectious Diseases in Critical Care

  • Jordi Rello
  • Marin Kollef
  • Emili Díaz
  • Alejandro Rodríguez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. J. Guardiola, M. Saad, J. Yu
      Pages 11-21
    3. L. Hammer, J.-F. Timsit
      Pages 22-28
    4. O. Len, J. Gavaldà, A. Pahissa
      Pages 35-50
    5. P. Castro Rebollo, J. M. Nicolás, J. M. Gatell
      Pages 51-64
    6. R. A. Barnes, J. Sinha
      Pages 65-77
    7. S. Blot, P. Depuydt, K. Vandewoude
      Pages 85-89
  3. Use of Anti-infective Therapy in Critically III Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. A. M. Bal, I. M. Gould
      Pages 93-99
    3. J. A. Paiva, J. M. Pereira
      Pages 100-121
    4. J.-E. Baños, N. Cruz, M. Farré
      Pages 168-182
    5. G. W. Waterer
      Pages 183-190
    6. O. J. Pérez-Jimenez
      Pages 191-196
  4. Infection Control/Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. C. E. Edmiston Jr, P. J. Wilson, B. F. Grahn
      Pages 199-211
    3. J. Vila, F. Marco
      Pages 212-217
    4. R. G. Wunderink, D. L. Mendoza
      Pages 218-225
    5. J.-R. Zahar, J.-F. Timsit
      Pages 226-232
    6. J. Garnacho-Montero, C. O. Leyba, J. A. Martín
      Pages 233-239
  5. Bloodstream Infections and Infection Disease Emergencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. L. M. Mundy, S. J. Bersoff-Matcha
      Pages 243-251
    3. C. Feldman, G. A. Richards
      Pages 252-262
    4. K. B. Laupland, H. Dele Davies
      Pages 263-270
    5. C. N. Gentry, J. R. McDonald
      Pages 271-283
    6. P. R. Brookmeyer, K. F. Woeltje
      Pages 284-291
    7. R. Lombardi
      Pages 313-323
    8. P. Domingo, N. Barquet
      Pages 341-371
    9. M. Llewelyn, J. Cohen
      Pages 372-382
  6. Respiratory Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. L. Morrow, D. Schuller
      Pages 385-393
    3. M. Bodí, J. Rello
      Pages 394-403
    4. J. Roig, M. Sabria, X. Castella
      Pages 404-412
    5. G. W. Waterer, R. G. Wunderink
      Pages 413-419
    6. J. M. Cisneros, E. Cordero, J. Pachón
      Pages 427-434
    7. J. Rello, L. Vidaur, E. Díaz, A. Rodríguez
      Pages 449-455
    8. M. L. Groth, M. S. Niederman
      Pages 456-465
    9. M. Valencia, T. T. Bauer, A. Torres
      Pages 466-474

About this book


Infections and their complications are a very important clinical area in the intensive care unit setting. Community-acquired infections and nosocomial infections both contribute to the high level of disease acquisition common among critically ill patients. The accurate diagnosis of nosocomial infections and the provision of appropriate therapies, including antimicrobial therapy effective against the identified agents of infection, have been shown to be important determinants of patient outcome.

Critical care practitioners are in a unique position in dealing with infectious diseases. They are often the initial providers of care to seriously ill patients with infections. Additionally, they have a responsibility to ensure that nosocomial infections are prevented and that antimicrobial resistance is minimized by prudently employing antibiotic agents. It is the editors' hope that this book will provide clinicians practicing in the intensive care unit with a reference to help guide their care of infected patients. To that end they have brought together a group of international authors to address important topics related to infectious diseases for the critical care practitioner.


COPD Malaria Sepsis antibiotics antimicrobial antimicrobial prophylaxis infection infection control infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases infective endocarditis respiratory infection surgical infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Jordi Rello
    • 1
  • Marin Kollef
    • 2
  • Emili Díaz
    • 3
  • Alejandro Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Critical Care DepartmentJoan XXIII University HospitalTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Medical Intensive Care UnitWashington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish HospitalSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Intensive Care DepartmentJoan XXIII University HospitalTarragonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34405-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34406-3
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