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Prioritizing echocardiography in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

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Objectives Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe complication in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) and recent guidelines from the BSAC recommend all patients undergo echocardiography. We assessed the use of echocardiography at a major tertiary referral centre and sought to identify those patients most likely to have positive findings.

Methods We retrospectively evaluated all cases of SAB at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust between Sept...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jac/dks408

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
2
Pages:
444-449
Publication date:
2012-10-30
Acceptance date:
2012-09-14
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
Source identifiers:
358334
Language:
English
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pubs:358334
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uuid:7af99466-fe0a-4915-882f-c25b29060213
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pubs:358334
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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