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Sepsis

New Strategies for Management

  • Jordi Rello
  • Marcos I. Restrepo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Marcos I. Restrepo, Eric M. Mortensen, Grant W. Waterer, Richard G. Wunderink, Antonio Anzueto
    Pages 1-17
  3. Eric M. Mortensen, Marcos I. Restrepo, Antonio Anzueto
    Pages 19-28
  4. Carlos Agustí, Oriol Sibila, Antoni Torres
    Pages 45-51
  5. Angela J. Rodriguez, Carlos J. Orihuela
    Pages 53-68
  6. Xosé Luis Pérez-Fernandez, Joan Sabater Riera, Rafael Mañez
    Pages 69-84
  7. Alejandro Rodríguez, Mónica Magret, Jordi Rello
    Pages 85-95
  8. Andrew Udy, Jason Roberts, Robert Boots, Jeffrey Lipman
    Pages 97-136
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 137-142

About this book

Introduction

Sepsis is an important public health problem around the world. Severe sepsis carries significant morbidity, mortality and high costs. The incidence of sepsis is increasing because of the aging population, the growing number of immunocompromised hosts, the increasing use of invasive procedures, and, to a lesser extent, antibiotic resistance among pathogens. Despite recent advances in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapeutic approaches the mortality rate associated with this condition remains high. Therefore, the goal of Sepsis: New Strategies is to review novel targets to be considered in patients with severe sepsis and to assess new developments for patients with sepsis originating in the respiratory tract.

Keywords

Antimicrobial therapy Immunomodulation Inflammation Pneumonia Sepsis antibiotic use antibiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jordi Rello
    • 1
  • Marcos I. Restrepo
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Critical Care Department – Joan XXIII University HospitalUniversidad Rovira & Virgili and Institut Pere Virgili CIBER Enfermedades RespiratoriasTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Division Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineSan AntonioUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  4. 4.South Texas Veterans Health Care System Audie L. Murphy DivisionVeterans Evidence-Based Research Dissemination Implementation Center (VERDICT)San AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79001-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79000-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79001-3
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