Roberta Casillo

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CONTEXT Heart failure (HF) is the most common complication of infective endocarditis. However, clinical characteristics of HF in patients with infective endocarditis, use of surgical therapy, and their associations with patient outcome are not well described. OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical, echocardiographic, and microbiological variables associated(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED)-related endocarditis is a growing challenge because of increasing incidence and significant mortality. Current treatment is based on complete hardware removal coupled with long-term administration of effective and safe antimicrobials. Daptomycin at the dose of 6 mg/kg/day has been found to be effective(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major complication of immunosuppression after heart transplant. Recent studies suggest the actual immunosuppressive regimen may affect the risk of CMV infection. OBJECTIVES To evaluate incidence, risk factors and clinical consequences of CMV infection and assess the possible differential effect of distinct(More)
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