The role of echocardiography in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia at Auckland City Hospital.

  title={The role of echocardiography in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia at Auckland City Hospital.},
  author={Nicholas J. Gow and Boris S. Lowe and Joshua O. Freeman and Sally K. Roberts},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={128 1416},
AIMS Current guidelines recommend echocardiography in all episodes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB). This study aimed to determine whether a very low-risk group of patients with SAB could be found in whom echocardiography was of no incremental diagnostic value for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. METHODS Using the ANZCOSS dataset, we identified 574 eligible episodes of adult SAB at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) between 2007 and 2012, and retrospectively obtained… CONTINUE READING
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