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CONTEXT Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. The contemporary clinical profile and outcome of PVE are not well defined. OBJECTIVES To describe… (More)
Early diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) is based on the yielding of blood cultures and echocardiographic findings. However, they have limitations and sometimes the diagnosis is inconclusive,… (More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to analyse the characteristics of patients with IE in three groups of age and to assess the ability of age and the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) to predict… (More)
1Nuclear Medicine Department, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. 2Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona,Spain. 3Infectious Diseases… (More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus left-sided native valve infective endocarditis (LNVIE) has higher complication and mortality rates compared with endocarditis from other pathogens. Whether… (More)