New diagnostic criteria for infective endocarditis. A study of sensitivity and specificity.

@article{Cecchi1997NewDC,
  title={New diagnostic criteria for infective endocarditis. A study of sensitivity and specificity.},
  author={Enrico Cecchi and Iris Parrini and Alessandra Chinaglia and Franco Pomari and Giovanni Brusasco and Marco Bobbio and Rita Trinchero and Antonio Brusca},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={1149-56}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of new criteria proposed by Duke University for case definition of infective endocarditis as compared to the previously accepted Von Reyn criteria. PATIENTS A total of 143 consecutive suspected cases of infective endocarditis in 137 febrile patients were included. Of these, 69 had infective endocarditis, pathologically proven in 28, but with only a clinical diagnosis in 41. In the remaining 74 cases, the… CONTINUE READING

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