Infective endocarditis in the intensive care unit: clinical spectrum and prognostic factors in 228 consecutive patients

@article{Mourvillier2004InfectiveEI,
  title={Infective endocarditis in the intensive care unit: clinical spectrum and prognostic factors in 228 consecutive patients},
  author={Bruno H Mourvillier and J. L. Trouillet and Jean-François Timsit and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Baudot and Jean Chastre and Bernard R{\'e}gnier and Claude Gibert and Michel Wolff},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={2046-2052}
}
To identify factors associated with in-hospital outcome of adult patients admitted to the ICU with infective endocarditis (IE). Retrospective study performed in the two medical ICUs of a teaching hospital. The charts of all 228 consecutive patients aged 18 years or older admitted with infective IE between January 1993 and December 2000 were reviewed. All patients satisfied the modified Duke’s criteria for definite IE. There were 146 episodes of native valve endocarditis and 82 of prosthetic… CONTINUE READING

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