Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Nontender Rash on the Soles of the Feet in a Febrile Adult [Photo Quiz]

A patient with multiple medical conditions presented with nonpurulent cellulitis and MRSA bacteremia.

May 15, 2012 Issue
Infectious Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Infectious endocarditis results from bacterial or fungal infection of the endocardial surface of the heart and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Risk factors include the presence of a prosthetic heart valve, structural or congenital heart disease, intravenous drug use, and a r...

Feb 15, 2008 Issue
AHA Releases Updated Guidelines on the Prevention of Infective Endocarditis [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released updated guidelines on the prevention of infective endocarditis. Many studies have questioned the effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis in patients undergoing dental or gastrointestinal (GI) or genitourinary (GU) tract procedures.

Sep 15, 2005 Issue
AHA Scientific Statement on Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of patients with endocarditis. The updated recommendations reflect the evolving nature of the condition and new issues that physicians face when treating patients with infective endocarditis.

Mar 15, 2000 Issue
Management of Bacterial Endocarditis [Article]

Most cases of bacterial endocarditis involve infection with viridans streptococci, enterococci, coagulase-positive staphylococci or coagulase-negative staphylococci. The choice of antibiotic therapy for bacterial endocarditis is determined by the identity and antibiotic susceptibility of the infecti...

Feb 1, 1998 Issue
Preventing Bacterial Endocarditis: American Heart Association Guidelines [Article]

The American Heart Association recently revised its guidelines for the prevention of bacterial endocarditis. These guidelines are meant to aid physicians, dentists and other health care providers, but they are not intended to define the standard of care or to serve as a substitute for clinical judgm...

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