43. Liver Transplantation: Prevention and Treatment of Infection

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine2,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist3,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine2 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine4
  1. Antoni Rimola and
  2. Miquel Navasa

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch43

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Rimola, A. and Navasa, M. (2010) Liver Transplantation: Prevention and Treatment of Infection, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 4

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. Liver Unit, Institut de Malalties Digestives i Metaboliques, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, CIBEREHD, Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • Risk factors for infection;
  • Time of infection occurrence;
  • Liver transplantation: Prevention and treatment of infection;
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV);
  • Incidence and special risk factors;
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA);
  • Peri-operative antibiotic prophylaxis;
  • Selective bowel decontamination and administration of probiotics and prebiotics;
  • Prophylactic measures for multi-drug resistant bacteria;
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis for invasive procedures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Risk factors for infection

  • Time of infection occurrence

  • Bacterial infection

  • Viral infections

  • Fungal infections

  • Acknowledgment

  • References