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.
Up-to-date, evidence-based review of common infections encountered in critical care patients using a case-based approach written by experts in clinical microbiology, intensive care and infectious diseasesThe basic pathophysiology of sepsis in critically ill patients, including systemic sepsis and bloodstream infectionsA rational and practical approach to the use of diagnostic aids such as imaging and laboratory testsLogical approach to the optimal therapy of infections, including the use of current antibiotics, the treatment of fungal and viral disease, and immunotherapy