Infections Associated with Indwelling Medical Devices, 3rd Edition

Price: $99.95
Catalog No.: P50001
Publisher/Vendor: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Author: Francis A. Waldvogel and Alan L. Bisno
Pages: 471
Format: Hardcover Book
 
Infections Associated with Indwelling Medical Devices, 3rd Edition (P50001)

Indwelling prosthetic devices such as catheters, heart valves, vascular bypass grafts, ocular lenses, artificial joints, and central nervous shunts have become a common part of medical care. The development and implantation of prosthetic aids and materials are likely not only to continue but also to increase in the near future. Associated with these prosthetic materials is an increased risk of infection after implantation.

Infections Associates with Indwelling Medical Devices, 3rd Edition reviews the available information about these infections. This volume covers the physical factors responsible for bacterial adherence; the molecular and genetic basis of adherence of staphylococci; clinical problems; novel therapeutic or preventive approaches, such as treatment of ambulatory-care prosthetic material-associated osteomyelitis; identification and therapy of infected dental implants; and prevention and treatment of catheter-related infections.