Is there a role for surgery in the acute management of infective endocarditis? A decision analysis and medical claims database approach.

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In the absence of good clinical evidence from a randomized trial, the authors performed a decision analysis to determine the potential value of early elective surgery (OPNOW) for patients with left-sided Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis. Initial impressions (before performance of decision analysis) and initial runs at the formal models using… (More)

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