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Multidisciplinärt endokarditteam på plats i Skåne - Första årets erfarenhet visar riktningen framåt

Ragnarsson, Sigurdur LU ; Åkesson, Per LU ; Gilje, Patrik LU ; Nozohoor, Shahab LU ; Mörtsell, David LU ; Stagmo, Martin LU ; Ostenfeld, Ellen LU and Rasmussen, Magnus LU (2019) In Lakartidningen 116.
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International guidelines recommend that the treatment of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) should be directed by a multidisciplinary endocarditis team. The aim of this study was to describe the first-year experience of multidisciplinary rounds by the endocarditis team in Scania, Sweden. This was a retrospective study on all possible and definitive IE episodes that were assessed by the endocarditis team from January 1st to December 31st, 2017. Descriptive statistics were used. A total of 145 multidisciplinary rounds were held and addressed 100 episodes in 97 patients. The median age was 71 years and 66% were males. The most common causative pathogens were alpha-hemolytic streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative... (More)

International guidelines recommend that the treatment of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) should be directed by a multidisciplinary endocarditis team. The aim of this study was to describe the first-year experience of multidisciplinary rounds by the endocarditis team in Scania, Sweden. This was a retrospective study on all possible and definitive IE episodes that were assessed by the endocarditis team from January 1st to December 31st, 2017. Descriptive statistics were used. A total of 145 multidisciplinary rounds were held and addressed 100 episodes in 97 patients. The median age was 71 years and 66% were males. The most common causative pathogens were alpha-hemolytic streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci, and enterococci. The endocarditis team recommended surgery in 40 % of episodes. The transfer of patients between different hospitals was facilitated by the team.  The IE team evaluated a large proportion of patients with IE in the region and provided a rapid expert opinion on the optimal management of complicated cases of IE.

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Endocarditis team in the Scania region - experiences from the first year
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  author       = {Ragnarsson, Sigurdur and Åkesson, Per and Gilje, Patrik and Nozohoor, Shahab and Mörtsell, David and Stagmo, Martin and Ostenfeld, Ellen and Rasmussen, Magnus},
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  publisher    = {Swedish Medical Association},
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  title        = {Multidisciplinärt endokarditteam på plats i Skåne - Första årets erfarenhet visar riktningen framåt},
  volume       = {116},
  year         = {2019},
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