Indwelling prosthetic devices such as catheeters, heart valves, vascular bypass grafts, ocular lenses, artificial joints, and central nervous system shunts have become a common and indispensable 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 implementation. Completely revised and rewritten, the third edition of this best–selling volume reviews the available information about these infections. This new volume covers the physical factors responsible for bacterial adherence of staphylococci; new 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. Infections Associated with Indwelling Medical Devices offers an exhaustive and comprehensive treatment of the complex problems related to medical–devie infections and will be a valuable reference for clinicians and researchers.