Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Hendrick K.F. van Saene
  • Luciano Silvestri
  • Miguel A. de la Cal
  • Antonino Gullo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Essentials in Clinical Microbiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. E. Sarginson, N. Taylor, M. A. de la Cal, H. K. F. van Saene
      Pages 3-16
    3. L. Silvestri, H. K. F. van Saene, J. J. M. van Saene
      Pages 17-28
    4. M. A. de la Cal, E. Cerdà, A. Abella, P. Garcia-Hierro
      Pages 29-40
    5. L. Silvestri, H. K. F. van Saene, A. J. Petros
      Pages 41-51
    6. H. K. F. van Saene, G. Riepi, P. Garcia-Hierro, B. Ramos, A. Budimir
      Pages 53-63
  3. Antimicrobials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. A. R. De Gaudio, S. Rinaldi, C. Adembri
      Pages 67-97
    3. C. J. Collins, Th. R. Rogers
      Pages 99-122
    4. M. Sánchez García, M. Nieto Cabrera, M. A. González Gallego, F. Martínez Sagasti
      Pages 123-142
  4. Infection Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. A. R. De Gaudio, A. Casini, A. Di Filippo
      Pages 159-171
    3. H. K. F. van Saene, N. J. Reilly, A. de Silvestre, F. Rios
      Pages 173-187
    4. V. Damjanovic, N. Taylor, T. Williets, H. K. F. van Saene
      Pages 189-202
    5. L. Silvestri, H. K. F. van Saene, D. F. Zandstra
      Pages 203-215
  5. Infections on ICU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. J. Almirall, A. Liapikou, M. Ferrer, A. Torres
      Pages 219-232
    3. J. Vallés, R. Ferrer
      Pages 233-249
    4. G. Sganga, G. Brisinda, V. Cozza, M. Castagneto
      Pages 251-287
    5. A. J. Petros, V. Damjanovic, A. Pigna, J. Farias
      Pages 289-303
    6. R. Reina, M. A. de la Cal
      Pages 305-313
    7. A. Martinez-Pellus, I. Cortés Puch
      Pages 315-332
    8. C. Y. W. Tong, S. Schelenz
      Pages 333-352
    9. F. E. Arancibia, M. A. Aguayo
      Pages 353-372
    10. J. H. Rommes, N. Taylor, L. Silvestri
      Pages 373-388
  6. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. A. Gullo, A. Paratore, C. M. Celestre
      Pages 401-409
    3. A. Gullo, C. M. Celestre, A. Paratore
      Pages 411-422
    4. D. F. Zandstra, P. H. J. van der Voort, K. Thorburn, H. K. F. van Saene
      Pages 423-432
    5. N. J. Reilly, A. J. Nunn, K. Pollock
      Pages 433-449
    6. N. Taylor, I. Cortés Puch, L. Silvestri, D. F. Zandstra, H. K. F. van Saene
      Pages 451-468
    7. J. C. Marshall, K. A. M. Marshall
      Pages 469-483
    8. A. J. Petros, K. G. Lowry, H. K. F. van Saene, J. C. Marshall
      Pages 485-505
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 507-513

About this book


Intensive care is a rapidly changing area of medicine; this third edition of "Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit" has the same format as the previous one but covers a wider scope of infection prevention, from lower airways to bloodstream.

This edition condenses and updates the information of the previous edition, with the addition of new tables and figures, and contains two completely new chapters on microcirculation and mechanisms of action behind the efficacy of Selective Decontamination of the Tract.

SDD is an antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent severe infections that has been proved to reduce inflammation; there is now evidence that SDD using parenteral and enteral antimicrobials reduces rather than increases antimicrobial resistance. Latest results are here taken into account; 10 new randomised controlled trials and 2 recent meta-analyses with endpoints of multiple organ failure and resistance. The outbreak chapter is substantially reduced and builds on the previous issue; it now includes polyclonality within outbreaks.

This up-to-date and comprehensive study will be welcomed by intensive care specialists, clinical microbiologists, infection disease specialists and clinical pharmacists who wish to learn about the most recent discoveries and advances in infection control. It will also be of interest to advanced undergraduates wanting to learn more about the subject.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hendrick K.F. van Saene
    • 1
  • Luciano Silvestri
    • 2
  • Miguel A. de la Cal
    • 3
  • Antonino Gullo
    • 4
  1. 1., Institute of Aging and Chronic DiseasesUniversity LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Dept. EmergencyHospital GoriziaGoriziaItaly
  3. 3., Department of Intensive Care MedicineHospital Universitario de GetafeGetafeSpain
  4. 4.Policlinico di Catania, UCO di Anestesia e RianimazioneAzienda Ospedaliero-UniversitariaCataniaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1600-2
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1601-9
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