MORTON LEE PEARCE, M.D.; LUCIEN B. GUZE, M.D.
In reviewing the experience of a decade with 85 cases of bacterial endocarditis, a startling disparity was noted in the results of treatment in this hospital compared with those generally reported in the literature. Only 22% of patients were known to be alive at the end of one year, in contrast to estimates of 80 to 90% in the literature. The data from these 85 cases were analyzed for clues to the poor results obtained.
No attempt was made to present a detailed analysis of all the features of the cases in this series, since excellent monographs are already available
PEARCE ML, GUZE LB. Some Factors Affecting Prognosis in Bacterial Endocarditis. Ann Intern Med. ;55:270–282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-2-270
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(2):270-282.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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