Current features of infective endocarditis in persons on hemodialysis: a prevalence study with case control design from the prospective multicenter SEI cohort

@article{DuranteMangoni2015CurrentFO,
  title={Current features of infective endocarditis in persons on hemodialysis: a prevalence study with case control design from the prospective multicenter SEI cohort},
  author={Emanuele Durante-Mangoni and Pia Clara Pafundi and Veronica Ravasio and Francesco Barbaro and Matteo Bassetti and Pierangelo Chinello and Marco Aurelio Falcone and Maria Bruna Pasticci and Pier Giorgio Scotton and Roberto Stellini and M. -F. Tripodi and Riccardo Utili and Marco Rizzi},
  journal={Infection},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={467-474}
}
Persons on hemodialysis (HD) are at high risk of infective endocarditis (IE). In non-comparative retrospective studies, a higher rate of mortality was reported in IE on HD. We assessed risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of IE in HD. This was a prevalence study with a case control methodology on a set of data from the prospectively followed cohort of the Studio Endocarditi Italiano (SEI), conducted between 2004 and 2011. Included were 42 consecutive cases of IE HD subjects and… CONTINUE READING
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