Catheter-Related Infections in the Critically Ill

  • Naomi P. O’Grady
  • Didier Pittet

Part of the Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases book series (CCID, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nasia Safdar, Leonard A. Mermel, Dennis G. Maki
    Pages 1-22
  3. Stephen O. Heard
    Pages 41-58
  4. Gérard Nitenberg, François Blot
    Pages 59-76
  5. Karin E. Byers, Barry M. Farr
    Pages 87-98
  6. Amar Safdar, Issam I. Raad
    Pages 99-112
  7. Phillippe Eggimann, Didier Pittet
    Pages 127-137
  8. Jean-François Timsit
    Pages 147-158
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 173-178

About this book


Catheter-Related Infections in the Critically Ill provides an overview from an international perspective on intravascular catheters and the risk of infection. This volume highlights:

Impact of Infection
Management and Treatment
Prevention - including Education as the Primary Tool for Prevention

The purpose of this book is to provide the practitioner with the most interesting and useful data in the field of catheter-related infection. It is hoped that the strategies to prevent infection detailed by the authors will be implemented and have a measurable impact in decreasing rates of infection in the intensive care unit setting.


care epidemiology infection infections intensive care pathogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Naomi P. O’Grady
    • 1
  • Didier Pittet
    • 2
  1. 1.Critical Care Medicine Department Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical CenterNational Institutes of HealthBethesda
  2. 2.University Hospital Infection Control Program Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Geneva HospitalsGeneva 14Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8009-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8010-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2501
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