Prevalence of infective endocarditis in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: the value of screening with echocardiography

Rasmus Vinther Rasmussen, Ulla Høst, Rolf Magnus Arpi, Christian Hassager, Helle Krogh Johansen, Eva Korup, Henrik Carl Schønheyder, Jens Berning, Sabine Gill, Flemming S Rosenvinge, Vance G Fowler, Jacob Møller, Robert L Skov, Carsten Toftager Larsen, Thomas F Hansen, Shan Mard, Jesper Smit, Paal S Andersen, Niels Eske Bruun

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Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis (IE) is a critical medical condition associated with a high morbidity and mortality. In the present study, we prospectively evaluated the importance of screening with echocardiography in an unselected S. aureus bacteraemia (SAB) population.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume12
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)414-20
Number of pages7
ISSN2047-2404
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Denmark
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Mass Screening
  • Odds Ratio
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Statistics, Nonparametric

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