Eric J Okum

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Despite improvements in cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) design, application of timely infection control practices, and administration of antibiotic prophylaxis at the time of device placement, CIED infections continue to occur and can be life-threatening. This has prompted the study of all aspects of CIED infections. Recognizing the(More)
Executive Summary I n spite of the evolution of antimicrobial therapy and sepsis prevention, infections affecting the heart and the valves continue to create significant morbidity and mortality, leading to valvular incompetence, emboliza-tion, cerebrovascular accidents and congestive heart failure. Based upon a review of the literature from January 2000 to(More)
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