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Fungal Infection in the Intensive Care Unit / Edition 1
     

Fungal Infection in the Intensive Care Unit / Edition 1

by Rosemary A. Barnes, David W. Warnock
 

ISBN-10: 1402070497

ISBN-13: 9781402070495

Pub. Date: 09/05/2007

Publisher: Springer US

Fungal infections are an increasing problem in critically ill patients and these infections carry an attributable mortality that is much higher than corresponding bacterial infections. In both Europe and North America, Candida infections predominate and much of this book concentrates on the epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of these infections.

Overview

Fungal infections are an increasing problem in critically ill patients and these infections carry an attributable mortality that is much higher than corresponding bacterial infections. In both Europe and North America, Candida infections predominate and much of this book concentrates on the epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of these infections. Particular reference is made to the cross-infection problems of Candida infection and the importance of infection control and preventative measures. However, other fungal infections are increasingly being seen in critically ill patients.
This book is designed to offer a European and North American perspective on each topic. There are many similarities in experience and clinical practice but also significant differences that we hope will stimulate further thought and study. We hope the book will be of interest to intensivists, infectious disease specialists, medical microbiologists, and all those with an involvement in critical care. Progress in intensive care medicine is resulting in a growing population of critically ill patients at risk of fungal infection. Further improvements in survival will require a multidisciplinary approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402070495
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/05/2007
Series:
Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases Series , #6
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Epidemiology of Candida Infections in the Intensive Care Unit North American Perspective; R.A. Hajjeh, G.M. Lyon. Cross-Infection with Candida in the Intensive Care Unit European Perspective; J. Bille. Risk Factors for Candida Infection in the Intensive Care Unit North American Perspective; R.V. Fleming, T.J. Walsh. Risk Factors for Candida Infections in the Intensive Care Unit European Perspective; R.A. Barnes. Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infection in the Intensive Care Unit North American Perspective; C.J. Morrison. Clinical Diagnosis of Fungal Infection in the Intensive Care Unit European Perspective; P.G. Flanagan. Management of Candida Infections in the Intensive Care Unit North American Perspective; J.E. Edwards. Management of Candida Infections in the Intensive Care Unit European Perspective; N. Soni. Non-Candida Fungal Infections in the Intensive Care Unit North American Perspective; M.I. Restrepo, J.R. Graybill. Non-Candida Fungal Infections in the Intensive Care Unit European Perspective; H. Humphreys. Index

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