Healthcare-associated prosthetic heart valve, aortic vascular graft, and disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infections subsequent to open heart surgery.

@article{Kohler2015HealthcareassociatedPH,
  title={Healthcare-associated prosthetic heart valve, aortic vascular graft, and disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infections subsequent to open heart surgery.},
  author={Philipp Kohler and Stefan P. Kuster and Guido Vincent Bloemberg and Bettina Schulthess and Michelle A Frank and Felix C. Tanner and Matthias Roessle and Christian B{\"o}ni and Volkmar Falk and Markus J. Wilhelm and Rami Sommerstein and Yvonne Achermann and Jaap ten Oever and Sylvia B. Debast and Maurice J. H. M. Wolfhagen and George J. Brandon Bravo Bruinsma and Margreet C. Vos and A. J. J. C. Bogers and Annerose Serr and Friedhelm Beyersdorf and Hugo Sax and Erik C B{\"o}ttger and R. Weber and Jakko van Ingen and Dirk Wagner and Barbara Katharina Hasse},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 40},
  pages={2745-53}
}
AIMS We identified 10 patients with disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infections subsequent to open-heart surgery at three European Hospitals. Infections originated from the heater-cooler unit of the heart-lung machine. Here we describe clinical aspects and treatment course of this novel clinical entity. METHODS AND RESULTS Interdisciplinary care and follow-up of all patients was documented by the study team. Patients' characteristics, clinical manifestations, microbiological findings, and… CONTINUE READING
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