The Second Edition is an invaluable compilation of clinical experience on the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in critical and intensive care units. Emphasizing differential diagnostic approaches rather than therapy, this reference presents information required by clinicians as they evaluate patients with these conditions - providing authoritative sections on specific clinical syndromes and antibiotic selection.
GENERAL CONCEPTS. Infection Control Considerations: Isolation/Precaution. Fever in the Critical Care Unit. Sepsis and Mimics of Sepsis. CLINICAL SYNDROMES. Meningitis and Fever and the Mimics. Encephalitis and its Mimics. PostneurosurgicalInfections. Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Nosocomial Pneumonia. Lung Abscess/Pleural Empyema. Acute Myocarditis and Acute Pericarditis. Infective Endocarditis and Mimics of Endocarditis.Central Intravascular Line Infections. Intra-Abdominal Surgical Infections and Mimics of Intra-Abdominal Infections. C. difficile Diarrhea/Colitis. Urosepsis. Severe Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. SPECIAL PROBLEM AREAS. Fever and Rash. Infections inReturning Travelers. Infections in AIDS Patients. Infections in Cirrhosis. Infections in Uremic Patients. Infections in Asplenics. Infected Multiple-System Trauma Patient. Bioterrorism. THERAPEUTIC CONSIDERATIONS. Antibiotic Selection in the IntensiveCare Unit. Antibiotic Resistance in the Intensive Care Unit. Antibiotic Dosing in Hepatic/Renal Insufficiency. Antibiotic Therapy in Penicillin-Allergic Patients. Antibiotic Side Effects