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Daptomycin as successful treatment for a refractory case of prosthetic valve endocarditis because of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20800283     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report on an intravenous drug user who presented with methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis of a prosthetic tricuspid valve, with a 4-cm vegetation refractory to standard antibiotic treatment. The patient responded to intravenous daptomycin therapy clinically and microbiologically, despite an absence of surgical intervention.
Authors:
Ling Ling Cheung; Chiu Sun Yue; Kitty Fung; Chung Ming Chu; Eugene Yuk Keung Tso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.
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