Global Health Estimate of Invasive Mycobacterium chimaera Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Devices in Cardiac Surgery.

Sommerstein, Rami; Hasse, Barbara; Marschall, Jonas; Sax, Hugo; Genoni, Michele; Schlegel, Matthias; Widmer, Andreas F (2018). Global Health Estimate of Invasive Mycobacterium chimaera Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Devices in Cardiac Surgery. Emerging infectious diseases, 24(3), pp. 576-578. U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid2403.171554

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Investigations of a worldwide epidemic of invasive Mycobacterium chimaera associated with heater-cooler devices in cardiac surgery have been hampered by low clinical awareness and challenging diagnoses. Using data from Switzerland, we estimated the burden of invasive M. chimaera to be 156-282 cases/year in 10 major cardiac valve replacement market countries.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Sommerstein, Rami and Marschall, Jonas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1080-6040

Publisher:

U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2018 13:50

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 01:21

Publisher DOI:

10.3201/eid2403.171554

PubMed ID:

29460746

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Mycobacterium chimaera Switzerland bacteria cardiac surgery endocarditis global health heater–cooler devices incidence prevalence prosthetic valve surgical site infection tuberculosis and other mycobacteria

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.112092

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112092

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