This timely reference provides the latest information on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of nosocomial pneumonia, including risk factors, diagnostic tests used to make the definitive diagnosis, likely pathogens, and the most effective treatment options.Contains guidelines for the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia-emphasizing selected high-risk pathogens!Written by leading authorities in the field, Nosocomial Pneumoniacompares bacterial, mycobacterial, viral, and fungal pneumonias and defines hospital-acquired pneumonias through aspiration and contiguous spread, gastric colonization and sinusitis, infection rates, and rates of morbidity and mortality identifies patients with key risk factors such as age, underlying disease, severe illness and/or immunosuppression, diabetes, and smoking discusses how to reduce or eliminate device- and procedure-related risk factors, including nasogastric tubes, endotracheal tubes, mechanical ventilation, inhalation anesthesia, thoraco-abdominal surgery, and others examines antimicrobial therapy, including penicillin, ampicillin, amox-clavulanate, cefaclor, cefurox, ceftriaxone, erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, chloramphenicol, doxycycline, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, vancomycin, and other nonantimicrobial therapies clarifies the role of all health care workers in the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia, including the use of gloves, gowns, masks, isolation precautions, and proper disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment highlights unique settings and populations where control and prevention of nosocomial acquired pneumonia is essential, including operating rooms; immunocompromised patients, including neonates and pediatric patients; and ambulatory and nonambulatory patients Nosocomial Pneumonia is a required reference for pulmonologists, physiologists, infectious disease specialists, intensivists, critical care physicians, hospital epidemiologists, clinical microbiologists, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, infection control professionals, nurses, pediatricians, surgeons, internists, family physicians, hospital administrators, and medical students.

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