Chapter 13. Critical Care

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor3,4,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology3 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor3,5
  1. Jocelyn A. Srigley MD1 and
  2. Maureen O. Meade MD, MSc Associate Professor of Medicine Critical Care Consultant2

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch13

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Srigley, J. A. and Meade, M. O. (2009) Critical Care, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 5

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology Fellow, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

  2. 2

    Hamilton Health Sciences; McMaster University Hamilton, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • critical care;
  • infection, source of morbidity and mortality in intensive care unit (ICU);
  • pathophysiology of sepsis - involving uncontrolled inflammatory response;
  • management of septic patient and multifaceted approach;
  • goal-directed therapy in sepsis - correction of hemodynamic disturbances contributing to tissue hypoxia;
  • VAP - bacterial colonization of upper airways and aspiration;
  • clinical pulmonary infection score (CPIS);
  • patients with suspected VAP - requiring empiric antibiotic therapy to cover potential pathogens;
  • Haemophilus influenzae or Neisseria meningitides;
  • suspected CRBSI management - antimicrobial therapy and catheter removal

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sepsis

  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections

  • References