Fungal infections in surgical patients

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Abstract

Fungal infections account for 8% to 15% of bloodstream infections in surgical patients. Risk factors for fungal infections include critical illness, gastrointestinal surgery, acute renal failure, and the presence of a triple lumen central venous catheter. Fungal infections can be prevented by the use of enteral fluconazole in high-risk critically-ill patients. Fluconazole and Amphotericin-B are useful in surgical patients with fungal infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-102
Number of pages11
JournalProblems in General Surgery
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

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Mycoses
Fluconazole
Critical Illness
Central Venous Catheters
Amphotericin B
Acute Kidney Injury
Small Intestine
Infection

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Fungal infections in surgical patients. / Lipsett, Pamela A.

In: Problems in General Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2002, p. 92-102.

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