Clinical Symptoms and Results of Bacteria Culture in Patients with Local Pocket Infection of the Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device

@article{Saito2011ClinicalSA,
  title={Clinical Symptoms and Results of Bacteria Culture in Patients with Local Pocket Infection of the Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device},
  author={T. Saito and M. Shoda and B. Yashiro and O. Wakisaka and D. Yagishita and K. Ejima and T. Manaka and N. Hagiwara},
  journal={Journal of Arrhythmia},
  year={2011},
  volume={27}
}
  • T. Saito, M. Shoda, +5 authors N. Hagiwara
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Arrhythmia
  • Aims: Bacteria culture examinations are important to identify the bacteria and its focus of infection in patients with device infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between results of culture and clinical symptoms in patients with local pocket infection. Methods and Results: Between January 2005 and June 2010, 42 patients (mean age 61 yr; male n=33) were diagnosed of device infection in our hospital. Twenty four (57%) patients had only local inflammatory changes or… CONTINUE READING

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