18-Fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography: an additional tool in the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis.

@article{Ricciardi201418Fluoro2deoxyglucosePE,
  title={18-Fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography: an additional tool in the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis.},
  author={Alessandra Ricciardi and Pasquale Sordillo and Laura Ceccarelli and Gaetano Maffongelli and Giorgio Calisti and Barbara di Pietro and Cristiana Ragano Caracciolo and Orazio Schillaci and Antonio Pellegrino and Luigi Chiariello and Massimo Andreoni and Loredana Sarmati},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={219-24}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role of 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET-CT) in the diagnosis of infectious endocarditis (IE). METHODS We retrospectively examined 27 consecutive patients who were admitted to the Infectious Diseases Department of Tor Vergata University Hospital between 2009 and 2013 with a suspicion of IE. The final IE diagnosis was defined according to the modified Duke criteria, and the microbiological and diagnostic results… CONTINUE READING
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