Surgical Infections provides a comprehensive, practical and timely review of latest best practice in the prevention and management of infection in the surgical patient.
This highly illustrated text covers the full range of infections that pose such a challenge in the care of patients undergoing a surgical procedure. From community-acquired infections to nosocomial infections at anatomic sites remote from the operation, the book provides authoritative guidance on how to identify and manage infectious complications in surgical care.
The book opens with a summary of relevant basic science before discussing infections by body region, by system and by pathogen. Each highly focussed chapter is written by a leader in the field and covers relevant pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Provides a definitive ‘go to’ reference for trainees and practicing surgeons, as well as internists and infectious disease physicians
Covers essential basic science and the latest diagnostic and management techniques
Arranged by anatomic site, body system, and causative agent as appropriate, with chapters devoted to particularly complex issues such as surgical site and hospital-acquired infections