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Infections in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Jaclyn Rosenzweig
  • Gregory J. Rossini
  • Rafik Samuel
  • Wissam Chatila
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Abstract

After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Understand the pathophysiology of specific infections in the ICU. Identify infectious complications in critically ill patients. Conduct appropriate diagnostic work-up for infections encountered in the ICU. Develop a systematic approach for managing ICU-related infections. Execute effective measures to prevent infectious complications in the ICU. Understand how to effectively work up and treat patients with sepsis. Choose the appropriate antimicrobial regimen for either empiric or culture-focused treatment of ICU infections.

Keywords

Antimicrobial Therapy Empiric Therapy Nosocomial Pneumonia Pseudomembranous Colitis Pneumonia Severity Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaclyn Rosenzweig
    • 1
  • Gregory J. Rossini
    • 2
  • Rafik Samuel
    • 3
  • Wissam Chatila
    • 4
  1. 1.Section of Infectious DiseasesTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pulmonary MedicineLancaster General HospitalLancasterUSA
  3. 3.Section of Infectious DiseasesTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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