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Catheter-Related Infections

2nd Edition, October 27, 2004

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ISBN: 978-0-8247-5854-7
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  • Revision: 2nd Edition, October 27, 2004
  • Published Date: October 27, 2004
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 643
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Published in 1997, the first edition of Catheter-Related Infections was well received by those with a special interest in this topic because of their work in hospital epidemiology and infection control and/or infectious diseases. Others finding the first edition useful were intensive care specialists whose patients frequently require central venous or pulmonary artery catheters and others who care for patients requiring chronic central venous catheterization. These included hematologists, oncologists, nephrologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists and physicians in training. The first edition covered topics ranging from the basic science of catheter-related infections, such as factors like fibronectin that mediate the adherence of certain microbes to catheters (more to some catheter materials than to others) to data from epidemiologic studies and recommendations regarding the diagnosis, prevention and management of these infections.

The second edition addresses these same topics as well as some new ones, providing five chapters covering basic principles, five chapters focusing on different groups of pathogens implicated in catheter-related infections, and nine chapters discussing infections associated with different types of catheters including peritoneal dialysis catheters and central nervous system shunts as well as different types of vascular catheters. The second edition adds three new chapters - one on the epidemiology and impact of catheter-related infections by Philippe Eggimann and Didier Pittet, a second on the management of vascular catheter-related infections by Leonard Mermel and Barry Farr, and a third focusing on catheter-related urinary tract infections by Carol Chenoweth and Sanjay Saint.

Newer methods of diagnosis such as differential time-to-positivity are described in detail. Situations in which removal of the indwelling catheter is essential for cure are also contrasted with those in which the catheter may be salvaged using other types of therapy such as parenteral plus antibiotic lock therapy.

Chapter authors include some of the world's most renowned authorities in the area of catheter-related infections with representation from several continents. Many studies on catheter infections have been published in the seven years that have elapsed since publication of the first edition, so the authors of chapters from the first addition have updated their chapters with additional important references.We hope that this second edition will appeal to the same types of clinicians that found the first edition useful.