Infection Control in the ICU Environment / Edition 1

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Infection Control in the ICU Environment provides the details of the most common infection control problems facing intensive care units. Authors include noted scientists, intensivists and epidemiologists from the United States and Europe as well as infection control experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Acinetobacter, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant enterococci are examined in detail. This volume also includes cutting edge information regarding the potential for prophylactic and pre-emptive therapy of fungal infections in intensive care units.
Innovations in vascular catheter care and prevention of bloodstream infections are discussed in this volume as well as the newest information in mathematical modeling to understand the epidemiology and control of infections in intensive care units.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
1 Scope and Magnitude of Nosocomial ICU Infections: U.S. Perspective 1
2 Scope xand Magnitude of Nosocomial ICU Infections: European Perspective 15
3 Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci: A Threat for the ICU?: U.S. Perspective 33
4 Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Europe: A Changing Epidemiology?: European Perspective 49
5 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Is Control Necessary?: U.S. Perspective 57
6 Acinetobacter: Epidemiology and Control: U.S. Perspective 67
7 Acinetobacter: Epidemiology and Control: European Perspective 77
8 Fungal Infections: The Role of Prophylactic and Empiric Antifungal Therapy in ICU Patients: U.S. Perspective 93
9 Fungal Infections: The Role of Prophylaxis and Empiric Therapy in ICU Patients: European Perspective 107
10 Newer Approaches to Preventing Vascular Catheter-Related Sepsis: U.S. Perspective 115
11 Newer Approaches to Preventing Intravascular Device-Related Bloodstream Infections: European Perspective 129
12 Is Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Cost Effective?: North American Perspective 141
13 Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Is Prevention Cost Effective?: European Perspective 155
14 Cross-Colonization in Intensive Care Units: Fact or Fiction?: U.S. Perspective 169
15 Cross-Colonization: Fact or Fiction?: European Perspective 181
16 Conventional Infection Control Measures: Value or Ritual?: U.S. Perspective 195
17 Conventional Infection Control Measures: Value or Ritual?: European Perspective 213
18 Modeling of Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: U.S. Perspective 231
19 Mathematical Models in the ICU: Dynamics, Infection Control and Antibiotic Resistance: European Perspective 245
Index 267
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