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Intensive Care Infections H. Humphreys, S. Willatts, JL Vincent A practical guide to diagnosis and management in adult patients 2000 Published by WB Saunders 225 Printed in China. Price Rs 2.260/-
With the constant change in the medical world, it is important to be updated on the latest protocols, diagnostic modalities and antimicrobial principles pertaining to infections, more so in the setting of the Intensive Care Patients. The spread of HIV, Hepatitis B & C viruses, besides the ravages of multi resistant nosocomial bacteria invading our patient clientele, have brought into focus the issue of infection in critically ill patients as a major challenge to all health care professionals dealing with them. This hand book is an excellent guide which lays down easy to use evidence based principles for managing infections in the ICUs. The book is divided into two parts, the first dealing with general issues of pathogenesis. epidemiology, control and diagnosis of infection. The second part deals with infections related to specific systems like respiratory, abdominal, CNS etc. The chapters on multiple trauma and soft tissue infections and infections in immunosuppressed patients have been well written by the authors and will be useful in dealing with a large number of ICU patients. Overall the book is lucid, precise with tremendous practical utility for all critical care physicians, anaesthesiologists, clinical microbiologists, surgeons, residents, ICU nurses and all other health care professionals who sincerely wish to face the challenge of infections of intensive care patients with a determined effort.