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Prognostic Factors in 61 Cases of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Prosthetic Valve Infective Endocarditis from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database

C. Chirouze, C. H. Cabell, V. G. Fowler, N. Khayat, L. Olaison, J. M. Miro, G. Habib, E. Abrutyn, S. Eykyn, G. R. Corey, C. Selton-Suty and B. Hoen

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 9, pages 1323-1327
Published in print May 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/383035
Prognostic Factors in 61 Cases of Staphylococcus aureus Prosthetic Valve Infective Endocarditis from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database

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Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic valve infective endocarditis (SA-PVIE) is associated with a high mortality rate, but prognostic factors have not been clearly elucidated. The International Collaboration on Endocarditis merged database (ICE-MD) contained 2212 cases of definite infective endocarditis (as defined using the Duke criteria), 61 of which were SA-PVIE. Overall mortality rate was 47.5%, stroke was associated with an increased risk of death, and early valve replacement was not associated with a significant survival benefit in the whole population; however, patients who developed cardiac complications and underwent early valve replacement had the lowest mortality rate (28.6%).

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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