Profile of infective endocarditis at a tertiary-care hospital in Japan over a 14-year period: characteristics, outcome and predictors for in-hospital mortality.

@article{Hase2015ProfileOI,
  title={Profile of infective endocarditis at a tertiary-care hospital in Japan over a 14-year period: characteristics, outcome and predictors for in-hospital mortality.},
  author={Ryota Hase and Yoshihito Otsuka and Kazuki Yoshida and Naoto Hosokawa},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={62-6}
}
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to describe the epidemiological features and clinical characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) at a tertiary-care hospital in Japan and to identify the factors associated with in-hospital mortality. METHODS A retrospective observational study was conducted at a 925-bed tertiary-care teaching hospital in Japan. All adult patients diagnosed with definite IE between August 2000 and July 2014 according to the modified Duke criteria were included… CONTINUE READING
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