A pilot study to develop a prediction instrument for endocarditis in injection drug users admitted with fever.

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OBJECTIVE Seeking to evaluate the feasibility of a prediction instrument for endocarditis in febrile injection drug users (IDUs), we determined (1) the frequency percentage of IDUs admitted with fever diagnosed with endocarditis and (2) whether individual or combinations of emergency department (ED) clinical criteria (patient history, physical examination… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2010.04.006

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@article{Rodriguez2011APS, title={A pilot study to develop a prediction instrument for endocarditis in injection drug users admitted with fever.}, author={Robert Rodriguez and Harrison J. Alter and Kaija-Leena Romero and Bory Kea and William Chiang and Jonathan Fortman and Christina Marks and Paul T Cheung and Simon L. Conti}, journal={The American journal of emergency medicine}, year={2011}, volume={29 8}, pages={894-8} }