Healthcare-Associated Infective Endocarditis: a Case Series in a Referral Hospital from 2006 to 2011

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Francischetto, Oslan; Silva, Luciana Almenara Pereira da; Senna, Katia Marie Simões e; Vasques, Marcia Regina; Barbosa, Giovanna Ferraiuoli; Weksler, Clara; Ramos, Rosana Grandelle; Golebiovski, Wilma Felix; Lamas, Cristiane da Cruz;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia - SBC
  • Subject: Endocarditis | Bacterial/mortality | Endocarditis Bacterial/etiology | Risk Factors | Cross Infection | Endocardite Bacteriana/mortalidade | Endocardite Bacteriana/etiologia | Fatores de Risco | Epidemiologia | Infecção Hospitalar

Background: Healthcare-associated infective endocarditis (HCA-IE), a severe complication of medical care, shows a growing incidence in literature. Objective: To evaluate epidemiology, etiology, risk factors for acquisition, complications, surgical treatment, and outco... View more
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