Textbook of Respiratory and Critical Care Infections

by Francesco Blasi, George Dimopoulos

This book Respiratory and Critical Care Infections is evidence-based review of the topic with a focus on providing an updated understanding of respiratory infections in the community and hospital infections. It provides focused and up-to-date information on various aspects of this important aspect of management of patients in the ICU setting. Planned and designed according to the requirements of the physician who is dealing with respiratory and critical care infections, especially for the critical care practitioners. The book begins with the chapter on genetic predisposition to respiratory infections and moves on to important aspects such as upper respiratory tract infections, community acquired and atypical pneumonias, and healthcare-associated and CA-MRSA pneumonias. The chapters on respiratory infections in special populations provide useful insights for clinicians caring for these populations in the ICU setting. As the book progresses, it also dwells in to the preventive aspects such as the use of vaccines in the prevention of respiratory infections. Each chapter is illustrated with clear tables and figures to complement the text. This book is an essential reading for pulmonologists, intensivists, registrars, specialist nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in prevention and management of respiratory infections in the community and hospital setting.

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Book Detail

Editor
1. Blasi Francesco
2. Dimopoulos George
Editor's Affiliation
1. University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
2. University Hospital Attikon, Medical School Univeristy of Athens, Athens, Greece
ISBN
9789350902981
Speciality
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/12168
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2015
Pages
448
Book Type
Reference

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