Bacterial colonization and infection of electrophysiological cardiac devices detected with sonication and swab culture

Rohacek, Martin; Weisser, Maja; Kobza, Richard; Schoenenberger, Andreas W; Pfyffer, Gaby E; Frei, Reno; Erne, Paul; Trampuz, Andrej (2010). Bacterial colonization and infection of electrophysiological cardiac devices detected with sonication and swab culture. Circulation, 121(15), pp. 1691-7. Baltimore, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.906461

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Electrophysiological cardiac devices are increasingly used. The frequency of subclinical infection is unknown. We investigated all explanted devices using sonication, a method for detection of microbial biofilms on foreign bodies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Rohacek, Martin and Schoenenberger, Andreas

ISSN:

0009-7322

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:12

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.906461

PubMed ID:

20368521

Web of Science ID:

000276815000004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/2252 (FactScience: 204624)

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