Modern epidemiology, prophylaxis, and diagnosis and therapy for infective endocarditis.

@article{Winston2006ModernEP,
  title={Modern epidemiology, prophylaxis, and diagnosis and therapy for infective endocarditis.},
  author={Lisa G. Winston and Ann F. Bolger},
  journal={Current cardiology reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={102-8}
}
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare disease. Although its incidence and bacteriology have remained relatively stable in outpatient populations without injection drug use, health care-associated infections, particularly with staphylococcus, are becoming more common. Large-scale prospective clinical trials are unavailable to guide strategies for preventing IE, timing surgical intervention, and avoiding complications. We continue to rely on new data from smaller series and large observational… CONTINUE READING

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