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Excellent prognosis of culture negative endocarditis in hemodialysis patients: a case series.
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PMID:  17763177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite improved diagnostic methods, antimicrobial agents and more sophisticated echocardiographic studies, the incidence of infective endocarditis remains high, especially in a uremic and end stage renal disease (ESRD) population. Culture negative endocarditis (CNE) patients with normal renal function have increased morbidity and mortality, but clinical features and outcome in hemodialysis patients remains unclear. This study reported five survival cases of CNE in hemodialysis patients. The prognosis of all dialysis-related CNE patients enrolled in this study was excellent.
I-Wen Wu; Yung-Chang Chen; Ming-Yang Chang; Ya-Chung Tian; Ji-Tseng Fang; Mai-Szu Wu; Chih-Wei Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Renal failure     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0886-022X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ren Fail     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-31     Completed Date:  2007-11-05     Revised Date:  2008-05-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701128     Medline TA:  Ren Fail     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  767-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  diagnosis,  microbiology
Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis*

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