Medical versus medical and surgical treatment for brucella endocarditis.

  title={Medical versus medical and surgical treatment for brucella endocarditis.},
  author={Maryam Keshtkar-Jahromi and Seyed-Mostafa Razavi and Sharareh Gholamin and Marzieh Keshtkar-Jahromi and Mian Bazle Hossain and Mohammad Mohseni Sajadi},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={94 6},
This review was undertaken to determine the role of surgery in the treatment of brucella endocarditis. All English and French articles reporting brucella endocarditis (1966 to 2011) in PubMed, Google, and Scopus were reviewed. In all, 308 cases were identified, and linear and logistic regression was performed. Surgery improved outcomes by decreasing mortality from 32.7% in the medical treatment only group to 6.7% in the combined surgical and medical treatment group (p<0.001). This association… CONTINUE READING
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