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Insidious risk of severe Mycobacterium chimaera infection in cardiac surgery patients.

Abstract:

Background

An urgent UK investigation was launched to assess risk of invasive Mycobacterium chimaera infection in cardiothoracic surgery and a possible association with cardiopulmonary bypass heater-cooler units following alerts in Switzerland and The Netherlands.

Methods

Parallel investigations were pursued: (1) identification of cardiopulmonary bypass–associated M. chimaera infection through national laboratory and hospital admissions data linkage; (2) cohort st...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/cid/ciw754

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; NDM Experimental Medicine
Oxford college:
New College
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
3
Pages:
335-342
Publication date:
2016-12-01
Acceptance date:
2016-11-11
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pmid:
27927870
Source identifiers:
666038

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