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The Incidence of Infective Endocarditis in England is Increasing-An Assessment of the Impact of Cessation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Using Population Statistics

Dayer, MD, Jones, S, Prendergast, B, Baddour, L, Lockhart, PB and Thornhill, MH (2014) The Incidence of Infective Endocarditis in England is Increasing-An Assessment of the Impact of Cessation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Using Population Statistics Circulation, 23. p. 2110.

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Abstract

Introduction: Antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) at the time of invasive procedures in patients at risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE) has historically been the focus of IE prevention. Recent changes in IE prevention guidelines in the US and Europe have reduced by more than 80% the numbers for whom AP is recommended. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommended complete cessation of AP in the UK in March 2008. We report the impact of this on AP prescribing and describe the incidence of IE in England before

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Dayer, MDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jones, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Prendergast, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Baddour, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lockhart, PBUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Thornhill, MHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2 December 2014
Identification Number : 10.1161/01.cir.0000457464.79076.2c
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Additional Information : Copyright © 2014 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 04 Feb 2015 12:48
Last Modified : 02 Jun 2015 01:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/807123

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