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Clin Infect Dis. 2004 May 1;38(9):1323-7. Epub 2004 Apr 14.

Prognostic factors in 61 cases of Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic valve infective endocarditis from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis merged database.

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University Hospital of Besançon, France.

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic valve infective endocarditis (SA-PVIE) is associated with a high mortality rate, but prognostic factors have not been clearly elucidated. The International Collaboration on Endocarditis merged database (ICE-MD) contained 2212 cases of definite infective endocarditis (as defined using the Duke criteria), 61 of which were SA-PVIE. Overall mortality rate was 47.5%, stroke was associated with an increased risk of death, and early valve replacement was not associated with a significant survival benefit in the whole population; however, patients who developed cardiac complications and underwent early valve replacement had the lowest mortality rate (28.6%).

PMID:
15127349
DOI:
10.1086/383035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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