Infectious Diseases in Critical Care Medicine

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CRC Press, May 27, 1998 - Medical - 880 pages
This invaluable clinical guide offers the only reference on infectious diseases encountered in intensive care patients-discussing infectious disease problems in the critical care unit and therapy.
No other book describes in practical terms the mimics of infection and how to differentiate colonization from infection!
Written by internationally renowned experts, Infectious Diseases in Critical Care Medicine
  • differentiates between sepsis and conditions that can imitate sepsis
  • highlights key diagnostic findings in all major infectious disease problems in critical care
  • includes practical infection control measures
  • provides easy to use recommendations on empiric antibiotic therapy
  • furnishes a simple, effective method of adjusting drug doses in patients with abnormal hepatic and kidney function
  • presents strategies for controlling resistance in critical care
    With over 2500 bibliographic citations and more than 200 tables, drawings, photographs, micrographs, and x-rays, Infectious Diseases in Critical Care Medicine is an indispensable resource for infectious disease specialists; intensive and critical care physicians; pulmonologists; primary care physicians; internists; hospitalists; medical house officers; and pulmonary, critical care, and infectious disease fellows.
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    Contents

    Fever in the Critical Care Unit
    1
    Colonization vs Infection in the Critical Care Unit
    17
    Outbreak Investigation in the Intensive Care Unit
    35
    Sepsis Syndrome
    43
    Noninfectious Mimics of Sepsis
    57
    Physical Diagnostic Signs in Critical Care Medicine
    67
    Laboratory Tests for Infectious Diseases in the Critical Care Setting
    119
    Meningitis
    143
    Mimics of IntraAbdominal Infections
    489
    Nosocomial Diarrheas
    495
    Urosepsis
    501
    Severe Skin and SoftTissue Infections
    509
    Fever and Rash
    533
    LifeThreatening Infections in Returning Travelers
    547
    Infections in Febrile Neutropenia
    563
    Infections in the AIDS Patient
    599

    Encephalitis
    159
    Mimics of Central Nervous System Infections
    181
    Postneurosurgical Infections
    191
    Severe Head and Neck Infections
    215
    Severe CommunityAcquired Pneumonia
    233
    Nosocomial Pneumonia
    247
    Roentgenographic Mimics of Infectious Pneumonia in the Critically III
    285
    Lung Abscess
    303
    Pleural Empyema
    331
    Acute Myocarditis and Acute Pericarditis
    355
    Mediastinitis After Open Heart Surgery
    377
    Infective Endocarditis in Critical Care
    387
    Mimics of Endocarditis
    435
    Central Intravascular Line Infections
    445
    IntraAbdominal Surgical Infections
    461
    Fulminant Hepatic Failure
    645
    Acute Renal Failure
    655
    Infected MultipleSystem Trauma Patient
    665
    Neutrophil Dysfunction in Burn and Other Trauma Patients
    685
    Antibiotic Usage in the Intensive Care Unit
    701
    Antibiotic Kinetics in Fever
    717
    Selection of Antibiotics in the Critical Care Unit That Minimize Endotoxin Release
    727
    Antibiotic Resistance Problems in Intensive Care Units
    741
    Effects of Hepatic Dysfunction on Antimicrobial Agents
    761
    Drug Use in the Critically III Patient with Renal Dysfunction Application of the DREM System
    781
    Antibiotic Therapy in Penicillin Allergic Patients
    803
    Antibiotic Side Effects
    811
    Index
    831
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