Septicaemia and Endocarditis: Clinical and Microbiological Aspects
D. C. Shanson
Oxford University Press, 1989 - Medical - 177 pages
In this volume, leading British and American authorities provide practical clinical information on two widespread health threats. Septicaemia is a life-threatening infection that has become an increasingly important problem in hospitals throughout the world. There is a great need for practitioners to have accurate and current information about its causative organisms and the management techniques that have proven effective in its treatment. Infective endocarditis, on the other hand, is at least as prevalent as in the pre-antibiotic era and is evidently evolving in terms of clinical presentation and causative organisms. There are several controversial areas concerning diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this disease. All of these aspects are discussed in this valuable, informative work.
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acute aerobic aminoglycoside Amphotericin anaerobic antibiotic therapy antibody antimicrobial Arch associated bacilli Bactec system bacteraemia bacteremic bacterial beta-lactam blood culture blood culture set blood culture system bloodstream invasion Bodey bone marrow Boston City Hospital bottles cancer Candida cardiac catheters caused cent cephalosporin chemotherapy Clin clinical coagulase-negative coli community-acquired complications conventional broth detection diagnosis diphasic media disease dose drug endotoxin Engl enterococci epidermidis episodes especially etal factors fever frequent fungaemia fungal fungi gentamicin Gram-negative Gram-positive granulocyte Haemophilus Hosp immunocompromised immunocompromised patients immunodeficiency immunosuppressed incidence increased infective endocarditis influenzae intravenous isolates Klebsiella laboratory Lancet lesions leukaemia Liquoid McGowan microbial Microbiol microbiological neutropenia neutropenic patients nosocomial infection organisms pathogens Pathol penicillin pneumococcal pneumonia prophylaxis prosthetic valve Pseudomonas aeruginosa recommended regimen renal reported risk sepsis septic shock septicaemia septicaemic serum Shanson Staph Staphylococcus aureus Strep subculture Suppl surgery syndrome Table therapeutic treatment vancomycin viridans streptococci Wenzel