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Microbiology and infection control

Catherine Spoors and Kevin Kiff

in Training In Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199227266
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753176 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199227266.003.0016

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Microbiology and infection             control

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16.1 Microbiology and infection control 400

16.2 Antimicrobial therapy 402

16.3 Antimicrobial resistance 404

16.4 Antibiotic chemoprophylaxis in surgery 406

16.5 Infection control issues 408

16.6 Healthcare-associated infections 410

Infectious disease is one of the most common causes of human morbidity and mortality worldwide, and places a high burden on both community and hospital healthcare provision. Globally, infections are a leading cause of death in infants and children. World Health Organization figures show that the four major infective causes of death worldwide are respiratory tract infections, severe gastroenteritis, malaria, and measles....

Chapter.  9075 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Infectious Diseases

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