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Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 15;63(8):1072-1075. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw431. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

Current Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections by Infectious Disease Specialists.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases.
2
Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
3
Emerging Infections Network, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Abstract

Management guidelines for cardiac implantable electronic device infections exist, but practice patterns of infectious disease (ID) specialists are not well known. We found that while many ID specialist practices mirror existing guidelines, a combination of complete device removal and prolonged antimicrobial therapy is favored when Staphylococcus aureus is involved.

KEYWORDS:

cardiac implantable electronic device; device-related infection; infectious disease specialists

PMID:
27358347
PMCID:
PMC5853587
DOI:
10.1093/cid/ciw431
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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