Healthcare Associated Infections: A Case-based Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Paperback | January 23, 2013

EditorStephen G. Weber, Cassandra Salgado

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The field of healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention is evolving with the emergence of new pathogens, new resistance patterns, new treatment options, and new pressures for performance improvement. In addition to the changing landscape of the field, public and regulatory scrutiny hashighlighted the importance of following best clinical practices when managing patients with known or suspected healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).Healthcare Associated Infections aims to equip clinicians and healthcare workers to effectively manage commonly encountered HAIs through succinct, case-based discussion. The book is perfect for use as a quick reference for busy clinicians seeking advice on the management of challenging patients, forinfection preventionists wishing to learn more about the clinical management of these infections, or for trainees looking for an engaging introduction to a field that must be mastered by any clinician with an inpatient practice. Part of the Oxford American Infectious Disease Library, each chapter presents a series of cases to provide a framework for discussing commonly encountered pathogens that cause HAIs and the most important points regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients with these infections. Brief,clinically pertinent introductions to the prevention of HAI are integrated within the discussion of each case.

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The field of healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention is evolving with the emergence of new pathogens, new resistance patterns, new treatment options, and new pressures for performance improvement. In addition to the changing landscape of the field, public and regulatory scrutiny hashighlighted the importance of following best ...

Stephen G. Weber is Associate Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Medical Director of Infection Control and Clinical Quality at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Cassandra Salgado is Associate Professor, Division of Infectoius Diseases, Medical Director of Infection Contr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 23, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199796386

ISBN - 13:9780199796380

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Table of Contents

1. Overview - a general approach to the management of healthcare-associated infectionsa. Standard approach to the patient with suspected healthcare-associated infectionb. General principles of infection control and prevention2. Respiratory infectionsa. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)b. Aspiration pneumoniac. Healthcare-associated Legionellosisd. Healthcare-associated viral pneumoniae. Mycobacterium tuberculosis3. Endovascular infectionsa. Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)b. Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditisc. Candidemia in the intensive care unitd. Central-line tunnel infectionse. Intra-cardiac device infectionsf. Arteriovenous fistula and graft infections4. Skin, soft tissue, and orthopedic infectionsa. Necrotizing fasciitis after surgeryb. Varicella zoster among hospitalized patientsc. Scabies in the hospitald. Prosthetic joint infection5. Gastrointestinal and intra-abdominal infectionsa. Healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infectionb. Herpes simplex virus esophagitisc. Norovirus in the healthcare settingd. Post-surgical intra-abdominal abscess6. Urinary tract infectionsa. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection7. Infections in immunocompromised patientsa. Healthcare-associated infection after solid organ transplantb. Healthcare-acquired infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients8. Issues in pediatricsa. Sepsis in a very low birth weight neonateb. Bordetella pertussis in healthcarec. Respiratory syncytial virus in the neonatal intensive care unit9. Multidrug-resistant organisms and bioterrorisma. The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-colonized patientb. Extended spectrum beta-lactamase and other highly-resistant GNRc. Vancomycin-resistant enterococcid. Bioterrorism and hospital preparedness