Microbiology for Surgical Infections

1st Edition

Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment

Print ISBN: 9780128103210
eBook ISBN: 9780124116429
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th March 2014
Page Count: 324
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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.

Key Features

  • Provides a multi-dimensional view of myriad topics pertinent to surgical infections, including questions of etiology, pathogenesis, host-microbial interactions, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prophylaxis
  • Delivers cutting-edge commentary from eminent surgeons, microbiologists, and infectious disease specialists, with global contributions from both the developed and developing worlds
  • Presents comprehensive research informed by the most recent technological and scientific advances in the field


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

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Section I: Infection Control Measures for the Prevention of Surgical Infections

    • Chapter 1. Infection Control Measures for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

      • Consequences of Surgical Site Infections
      • Infection Control Measures Before the Start of the Surgical Procedure
      • Infection Control Measures During the Surgical Procedure
      • Infection Control Measures After the End of the Surgical Procedure
      • Adherence to Infection Control Recommendations
      • References
    • Chapter 2. Microbiological Assessment before Surgical Intervention

      • Introduction
      • Purpose of Microbiological Assessment
      • Patient Factors in Microbiological Assessment of a Surgical Patient
      • Organizational Factors in the Microbiological Assessment of a Surgical Patient (Table 2.2B)
      • Conclusions and Future Prospects
      • References
    • Chapter 3. Bacterial Adherence to Biomaterials Used in Surgical Procedures

      • Introduction
      • The Role of Bacterial Properties in Adherence
      • The Role of Biomaterial Properties
      • Prevention of Biomaterial Infection
      • Conclusions and Future Prospects
      • References
  • Section II: Intra-Abdominal Infections

    • Chapter 4. Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in Pancreatic Surgery

      • Introduction
      • The Impact of Preoperative Biliary Drainage (Pbd) on Bile Bacteriology and Outcome
      • The Etiology of MDR Infections
      • MDR Microorganisms
      • Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL) Producing Enterobacteriaceae
      • Treatment Options
      • Treatment Strategies – Recommendations for MDR Microorganisms – Taragona Strategy
      • Conclusions and Future Prospects
      • References
    • Chapter 5. Anastomotic Leakage after Colonic and Rectal Surgery: Operative and Conserv


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"Those involved in practice, research, or education concerned with prevention or management of surgical infections would benefit from reading this book...Rating: 5 Stars"--Doody's.com,September 5 2014