Selective digestive tract decontamination in intensive care medicine [electronic resource] : a practical guide to controlling infection / Peter H.J. van der Voort, Hendrick K.F. van Saene, editors
- History of selective decontamination of the digestive tract -- Concept of SDD -- Infections in critically ill patients: should we change to a decontamination strategy? -- Gut microbiology: how to use surveillance samples for the detection of the carrier status of abnormal flora -- Compounding medication for digestive decontamination: pharmaceutical aspects -- Nursing and practical aspects in the application and implementation of SDD -- Effects of hand-washing, restrictive antibiotic use and SDD on morbidity -- Effects of SDD on mortality -- Antimicrobial resistance during 20 years of clinical SDD research -- Costs of SDD -- SDD for the prevention and control of outbreaks -- Preoperative prophylaxis with SDD in surgical patients -- Role of SDD in liver transplantation: a meta-analysis -- Do burn patients benefit from digestive tract decontamination? -- How to design an antibiotic strategy that respects the indigenous flora -- Two clinical cases.
- 9788847006539 and 8847006538
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. New York : Springer, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 1, 2008). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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