Diagnosis of Aortic Graft Infection: A Case Definition by the Management of Aortic Graft Infection Collaboration (MAGIC).

@article{Lyons2016DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of Aortic Graft Infection: A Case Definition by the Management of Aortic Graft Infection Collaboration (MAGIC).},
  author={Oliver Lyons and M S Baguneid and Tara D. Barwick and Rachel E. Bell and Nathan Foster and Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam and Samuel Hopkins and Abid Hussain and Konstantinos Katsanos and Bijan Modarai and Jonathan A T Sandoe and Stephanie D Thomas and Nicholas Martin Price},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={758-763}
}
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND The management of aortic graft infection (AGI) is highly complex and in the absence of a universally accepted case definition and evidence-based guidelines, clinical approaches and outcomes vary widely. The objective was to define precise criteria for diagnosing AGI. METHODS A process of expert review and consensus, involving formal collaboration between vascular surgeons, infection specialists, and radiologists from several English National Health Service hospital Trusts… CONTINUE READING
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