Microbiology for Surgical Infections

Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment

Edited by

  • Kateryna Kon, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Mahendra Rai, Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Maharashtra, India

Microbiology for Surgical Infections: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment explores current trends in etiology and antibiotic resistance of pathogens responsible for devastating and complex surgical infections. Clinicians and researchers report the most recent advances in diagnostic approaches to bacterial and non-bacterial surgical infections, including invasive fungal infections. Current guidelines for prophylaxis of community-acquired and nosocomial infections, complications in surgery, and improvement of diagnosis and treatment of these devastating surgical infections are also discussed.

The work gives specific attention to intra-abdominal and wound infections, as well as infections in cardiac surgery and neurosurgery. Taken together, these explorations inform the work of specialists in different surgical arenas, as well as those working in microbiology.

Microbiology for Surgical Infections provides a resource to those working to improve outcomes in this complicated arena by discussing prospects for future study and identifying targets for future research.

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academics and researchers in microbiology, infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance, medical students, clinicians, laboratory scientists, infection preventionists, public health specialists


Book information

  • Published: March 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-411629-0

Table of Contents

Section A: Infection control measures for the prevention of surgical infections
1. Infection control measures for the prevention of surgical site infections
2. Microbiological assessment before surgical intervention
3. Bacterial adherence to biomaterials used in surgical procedures
Section B: Intra-abdominal infections
4. Multidrug-resistant bacteria in pancreatic surgery
5. Anastomotic leakage after colonic and rectal surgery: operative and conservative management
6. Acute appendicitis: an open issue. Current trends in diagnostic and therapeutic options
7. Assessment of severity state and prognosis in surgical patients with secondary peritonitis
8. Pathogenesis and management of dialysis access infections
9. Microbiological diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy in acute pancreatitis
Section C: Cardiovascular infections
10. Infective endocarditis
Section D: Skin and soft tissue infections
11. Natural remedies for the treatment of wounds and wound infection
12. Bioactive molecules of herbal extracts with anti-infective and wound healing properties
13. Role of honey and propolis in the treatment of infected wounds
14. Necrotizing soft tissue infections
15. Significance of surgical intervention in the management of diabetic foot infections
Section E: Spinal infections
16. Spinal epidural abscesses
Section F: Surgical infections of non-bacterial origin
17. State of the art in the laboratory methods for the diagnosis of invasive fungal diseases