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Clinical presentation, etiology, and outcome of infective endocarditis in the 21st century: the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study.
BACKGROUND We sought to provide a contemporary picture of the presentation, etiology, and outcome of infective endocarditis (IE) in a large patient cohort from multiple locations worldwide. METHODSExpand
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Incidence and characteristics of viral community-acquired pneumonia in adults
Background: In adults, viral causes of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are poorly characterised. The aims of this study were to characterise the viral aetiology of CAP in adults by using anExpand
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Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data
Objectives To assess the overall effect of vitamin D supplementation on risk of acute respiratory tract infection, and to identify factors modifying this effect. Design Systematic review andExpand
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Randomised controlled trial of specialist nurse intervention in heart failure
Abstract Objectives: To determine whether specialist nurse intervention improves outcome in patients with chronic heart failure. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Setting: Acute medical admissionsExpand
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  • D. Murdoch
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  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
  • 1 September 2002
Legionellae, which are important causes of pneumonia in humans, continue to be incorrectly labeled as exotic pathogens. The ability to diagnose Legionella infection is limited by the nonspecificExpand
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High-altitude illness.
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The etiology of febrile illness in adults presenting to Patan hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.
In Nepal, many infections remain poorly characterized, partly due to limited diagnostic facilities. We studied consecutive febrile adults presenting to a general hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Of theExpand
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Effect of metoprolol CR/XL in chronic heart failure: Metoprolol CR/XL Randomised Intervention Trial in Congestive Heart Failure (MERIT-HF)
BACKGROUND: Metoprolol can improve haemodynamics in chronic heart failure, but survival benefit has not been proven. We investigated whether metoprolol controlled release/extended release (CR/XL)Expand
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Current features of infective endocarditis in elderly patients: results of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study.
BACKGROUND Elderly patients are emerging as a population at high risk for infective endocarditis (IE). However, adequately sized prospective studies on the features of IE in elderly patients areExpand
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Non-HACEK Gram-Negative Bacillus Endocarditis
We found that non-HACEK organisms account for fewer than 2% of the cases of infective endocarditis from an international collaborative of 61 hospitals, and that most patients with non- HACEK infections had infections associated with health care. Expand
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