TITLE

Commentary on endocarditis prophylaxis: a quaint custom or medical necessity?

AUTHOR(S)
Prendergast, B. D.; Harrison, J. I.; Naber3, C. K.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Heart;Jul2008, Vol. 94 Issue 7, p931
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on issues relating to endocarditis prophylaxis. It reveals that infective endocarditis (IE) is an elusive condition which continues to challenge all those involved in its investigation and management. The article discusses the changes in the demography of IE with increasing incidence of Staphylococcus aureus, and the limited evidence to support the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis.
ACCESSION #
32900189

 

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