Infective endocarditis: prevention and antibiotic prophylaxis.

Sendi, Parham; Hasse, Barbara; Frank, Michelle; Flückiger, Ursula; Boggian, Katia; Guery, Benoit; Jeger, Raban; Zbinden, Stephan; Agyeman, Philipp Kwame Abayie; Knirsch, Walter; Greutmann, Matthias (2021). Infective endocarditis: prevention and antibiotic prophylaxis. Swiss medical weekly, 151(w20473), w20473. EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag 10.4414/smw.2021.20473

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The Swiss societies of Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiology and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Group of Switzerland present the current update on infective endocarditis prophylaxis in a joint initiative. The major focus of the revised recommendations is a comprehensive prevention campaign for all patients at risk for infective endocarditis. Antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended only for individuals at high risk. Within this high-risk group there is a ranking order, and the conditions are presented accordingly. Antibiotic prophylaxis is no longer recommended for patients with unrepaired ventricular septal defects and patent ductus arteriosus. Recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of infective endocarditis are categorized in dental and non-dental interventions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Research
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine > Paediatric Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Sendi, Parham and Agyeman, Philipp Kwame Abayie

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1424-7860

Publisher:

EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christoph Aebi

Date Deposited:

11 Aug 2021 16:08

Last Modified:

15 Aug 2021 03:10

Publisher DOI:

10.4414/smw.2021.20473

PubMed ID:

33705562

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/157808

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/157808

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