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Endocarditis prophylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10752424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article attempts to simplify the decision-making process regarding endocarditis prophylaxis. Cardiac conditions are stratified as to risk and oral procedures for which prophylaxis is or is not recommended are outlined. The cardiac conditions are paired with various oral procedures to clarify which require prophylaxis. Antibiotic regimens are described. A distinction is made between MVP patients who require prophylaxis and those who do not. Finally, the value of professional oral healthcare for cardiac patients is confirmed.
J Rothstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dentistry today     Volume:  17     ISSN:  8750-2186     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent Today     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-11     Completed Date:  2000-04-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005357     Medline TA:  Dent Today     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-3     Citation Subset:  D    
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MeSH Terms
American Hospital Association
Antibiotic Prophylaxis / utilization*
Cardiovascular Diseases*
Decision Making
Dental Care for Chronically Ill*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / prevention & control*
Mitral Valve Prolapse
United States

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