Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit

  • H. K. F. van Saene
  • M. A. De La Cal
  • L. Silvestri

Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  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 3-13
    3. S. Rosseneu, G. Rios, P.E. Spronk, J.J.M. van Saene
      Pages 15-36
    4. L. Silvestri, G. Mino, H.K.F van Saene
      Pages 37-48
    5. M.A. de la Cal, E. Cerdà, A. Abella, P. Garcia-Hierro
      Pages 49-60
    6. L. Silvestri, M. Viviani, H.K.F. van Saene
      Pages 61-71
    7. H.K.F. van Saene, G. Izquierdo, P. Garcia-Hierro, F. Fontana
      Pages 73-87
  3. Antimicrobials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. A.R. de Gaudio, S. Rinaldi, A. Novelli
      Pages 91-154
    3. F. J. Cooke, T. Rogers
      Pages 155-170
    4. M. Sanchez, B.P. Pizer, S.R. Alcock
      Pages 171-187
  4. Infection Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. J. Hughes, N. Taylor, E. Cerda, M.A. de la Cal
      Pages 191-211
    3. A.R. De Gaudio, A. Di Filippo
      Pages 213-230
    4. H.K.F. van Saene, N.J. Reilly, A. de Silvestre, G. Nardi
      Pages 231-246
    5. V. Damjanovic, X. Corbella, J.I. van der Spoel, H.K.F. van Saene
      Pages 247-296
  5. Infections on ICU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. N. Fàbregas, A. Alcón, A. Torres
      Pages 315-335
    3. J. Vallés, R. Ferrer, P. Fernández-Viladrich
      Pages 337-377
    4. G. Sganga, G. Brisinda, G. Maria, M. Castagneto
      Pages 379-414
    5. A.J. Petros, V. Damjanovic, A. Pigna, J. Farias
      Pages 415-428
    6. A. Martínez-Pellús, M. Palomar
      Pages 455-468
    7. C.Y.W. Tong, S. Schelenz
      Pages 469-493
    8. L. Alvarez-Rocha, P. Rascado-Sedes, J. Pastor-Benavent, F. Barcenilla-Gaite
      Pages 495-513
    9. J.H. Rommes, A. Selby, D.F. Zandstra
      Pages 515-533
  6. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535
    2. G. Berlot, A. Tomasini, M. Viviani
      Pages 537-547
    3. D.F. Zandstra, P.H.J. van der Voort, K. Thorburn, H.K.F. van Saene
      Pages 565-574
    4. N.J. Reilly, A.J. Nunn, K. Pollock
      Pages 575-592
    5. H.K.F. van Saene, N. Taylor, N.J. Reilly, P.B. Baines
      Pages 593-604
    6. J.C. Marshall, K.A.M. Marshall
      Pages 605-620
    7. A. Petros, K.G. Lowry, H.K.F. van Saene, J.C. Marshall
      Pages 621-634
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 635-639

About this book


Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit has been entirely rewritten in this second edition. All statements are justified by the best available evidence, avoiding unsubstantiated expert opinion. The book contains a new section dedicated to the microbiology of the critically ill, specifically, how to process and interpret surveillance cultures to distinguish the ‘normal’ from the ‘abnormal’ carrier state. There are five totally new chapters dealing with evidence-based infection control molecular techniques for outbreak analysis; clinical virology in neonatal, paediatric and adult intensive care; the six basic principles of the therapy of an infection; and the role of the pharmacist in infection control. Attention is given to special topics such as nutrition, gut mucosal protection and the control of antimicrobial resistance. The addition of enteral to parenteral antimicrobials contributes to the control of multi-resistant micro-organisms. This completely revised second edition is a ‘must have’ for anyone requiring in depth knowledge in the ever expanding field of infection control.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. K. F. van Saene
    • 1
  • M. A. De La Cal
    • 2
  • L. Silvestri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of Liverpool Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, NHS TrustLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of Critical Care MedicineUniversity Hospital of GetafeMadridSpain
  3. 3.Emergency Department and Unit of Anesthesia and Intensive CarePresidio Ospedaliero of GoriziaGoriziaItaly

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