Prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis. Awareness of need.

  title={Prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis. Awareness of need.},
  author={Gary Fred Sholler and John M. Celermajer},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={140 11},
The parents or guardians of attenders at a paediatric cardiac clinic were surveyed over five months. Ninety-six patients who were at risk of bacterial endocarditis were identified. In 46% of these, the parents or guardians had insufficient knowledge to ensure that their children will receive prophylaxis at times of risk. A first language other than English, a lower level of education of the main family wage- earner , lack of exposure to previous dental extractions and non-cardiac operations… CONTINUE READING

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