Journal article

Health Care-Associated Native Valve Endocarditis: Importance of Non-nosocomial Acquisition

Natividad Benito, Jose M Miro, Elisa de Lazzari, Christopher H Cabell, Ana del Rio, Javier Altclas, Patrick Commerford, Francois Delahaye, Stefan Dragulescu, Helen Giamarellou, Gilbert Habib, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, A Sampath Kumar, Francisco M Nacinovich, Fredy Suter, Christophe Tribouilloy, Krishnan Venugopal, Asuncion Moreno, Vance G Fowler

ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE | AMER COLL PHYSICIANS | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The clinical profile and outcome of nosocomial and non-nosocomial health care-associated native valve endocarditis are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To compare the characteristics and outcomes of community-associated and nosocomial and non-nosocomial health care-associated native valve endocarditis. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: 61 hospitals in 28 countries. PATIENTS: Patients with definite native valve endocarditis and no history of injection drug use who were enrolled in the ICE-PCS (International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study) from June 2000 to August 2005. MEASUREMENTS: Clinical and echocardiographic findings, microbiology, complications, ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

By the National Institutes of Health (grant R01-AI068804); the American Heart Association (grant 0455802U); the Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spanish Network for the Research in Infectious Diseases (grant REIPI RD06/0008); and the Fundacion Privada Maximo Soriano Jimenez, Barcelona, Spain (grant supporting the Hospital Clinic Endocarditis database). Dr. Miro received a Research Grant from the Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer and the Conselleria de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.