BUFORD HALL, M.D.
The subsequent course of patients who are able to leave the hospital after bacteriologic cure of bacterial endocarditis has aroused considerable interest and some controversy, although relatively little published data exist. Most reports are concerned with a short period of follow-up of a few months to one year. The present study was undertaken in an attempt to provide more data on the long-term prognosis of patients with healed endocarditis.
During the seven years 1944 through 1950, 32 patients with bacterial endocarditis were admitted to the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospitals. Some of the diagnostic and
HALL B. LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP OF PATIENTS WITH HEALED BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:880–888. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-880
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(5):880-888.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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