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Severe Pneumonia
edited by Michael S. Niederman

Severe Pneumonia explores factors that lead to the development of severe pneumonia, the most effective treatment methods for the condition, and recent efforts to improve disease outcomes-describing patients at risk for severe pneumonia, mortality predictors in ventilator-associated pneumonia, and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in the intensive care unit.

Features:

  • Examines the pathogenesis, bacteriology, and key clinical features associated with severe pneumonia
  • Details the role of mechanical ventilation in the pathogenesis of illness
  • Reviews appropriate dosing and dosing regimens for antibiotic therapy
  • Discusses controversies surrounding the use of mono vs. combination therapy for the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Examines the role of microbiological surveillance in the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Analyzes controversies in the diagnosis of pneumonia
  • Considers the optimization of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic approaches for the treatment of patients with severe pneumonia
  • Presents new approaches in the treatment and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Contents

  • Severe Pneumonia: Definition of Severity
  • Why do Some Patient Get Severe Pneumonia
  • What is the Role of Mechanical Ventilation in Pneumonia Pathogenesis and How can Non-Invasive Ventilation be Used to Prevent Nosocomial Pneumonia
  • Defining the Patient at Risk of Severe Illness and the Role of Mortality Prediction Models in Patient Management
  • The Bacteriology of Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia and the Choice of Appropriate Empiric Therapy
  • Risk Factors for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
  • Attributable Mortality and Mortality Predictors in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
  • Establishing the Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
  • Establishing the Clinical Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associate Pneumonia: An Invasive/Microbiologic Approach
  • Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in the Intensive Care Unit
  • What are the Optical Regimens for Adequate Empiric Therapy of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and How can Descalation Therapy be Achieved

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Severe Pneumonia
edited by Michael S. Niederman
2005 448 pages $228.95 + shipping
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