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Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Statement for Health Professionals From the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease, Council on
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Recommendations for the initial evaluation, treatment in the acute phase, and long-term management of patients with Kawasaki disease are intended to assist physicians in understanding the range of acceptable approaches for caring for patients withawasaki disease. Expand
Infective Endocarditis in Adults: Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association
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The recommendations provided in this document are intended to assist in the management of this uncommon but potentially deadly infection and must be used to support and not supplant decisions in individual patient management. Expand
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Statement for Health Professionals From the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease, Council on
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A new algorithm is proposed to aid clinicians in deciding which children with fever for ≥5 days and ≤4 classic criteria should undergo electrocardiography, receive intravenous gamma globulin (IVIG) treatment, or both for Kawasaki disease. Expand
Prevention of infective endocarditis: guidelines from the American Heart Association: a guideline from the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee,
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The AHA Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee concluded that only an extremely small number of cases of infective endocarditis might be prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures even if such prophyleactic therapy were 100% effective. Expand
Update on cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections and their management: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
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The American Heart Association commissioned this scientific statement to educate clinicians about CIED infections, provide explicit recommendations for the care of patients with suspected or established CIED infection, and highlight areas of needed research. Expand
Diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis and its complications.
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The variability in the clinical presentation of IE requires a diagnostic strategy that will be both sensitive for disease detection and specific for its exclusion across all the forms of the disease, and the current literature is reviewed. Expand
Periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease: does the evidence support an independent association?: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
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Whether available data support an independent association between ASVD and PD and whether PD treatment might modify ASVD risks or outcomes is assessed and mechanistic details of both PD and ASVD relevant to this topic are presented. Expand
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease
Background—Kawasaki disease is an acute self-limited vasculitis of childhood that is characterized by fever, bilateral nonexudative conjunctivitis, erythema of the lips and oral mucosa, changes inExpand
Prevention of bacterial endocarditis. Recommendations by the American Heart Association.
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Major changes were instituted to more clearly define when prophylaxis is or is not recommended, improve practitioner and patient compliance, reduce cost and potential gastrointestinal adverse effects, and approach more uniform worldwide recommendations. Expand
Prevention of infective endocarditis: guidelines from the American Heart Association: a guideline from the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease Committee,
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The committee concluded that only an extremely small number of cases of IE might be prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures even if suchProphylactic therapy were 100 percent effective. Expand
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