Saturday, January 14, 2017

Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit

The book will provide some basic aspects of the pathophysiology of infection, but essentially the book will be practical-based and use case-illustrations to highlight key aspects of diagnosis, management and prevention. Through a combination of text, tables, figures/line drawings, clinical illustrations and other illustrations, it is hoped to provide a comprehensive, interesting and stimulating approach to this important subject. Guidance on the appropriate use of laboratory investigations, as well as radiology, together with templates to use for deciding on the optimal choice of anti-infective agents will be amongst the strengths of this book.
Table of contents : 
Front Matter....Pages i-xviii
Basic Microbiology and Infection....Pages 1-8
The Physiology of Sepsis and Its Implications....Pages 9-23
Principles of Infection Prevention and Control....Pages 25-42
Microbiology Laboratory Diagnosis of Infection....Pages 43-54
Principles of Treatment: Decision Making....Pages 55-81
Lower Respiratory Tract Infections....Pages 83-93
Cardiovascular Infections....Pages 95-111
Abdominal Infections....Pages 113-144
Soft Tissue, Trauma and Orthopedic Infections....Pages 145-158
Immunocompromised Patients....Pages 159-175
Infections of the Nervous System....Pages 177-195
Obstetrical and Gynecological-Related Infections....Pages 197-205
Back Matter....Pages 207-212