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dc.contributor.authorEl-Chakhtoura, Nadimen_US
dc.contributor.authorYasmin, Mohamaden_US
dc.contributor.authorKanj, Souha Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaban, Taniaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSfeir, Jaden_US
dc.contributor.authorKanafani, Zeina Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-29T06:30:11Z-
dc.date.available2022-06-29T06:30:11Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.issn18760341-
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5841-
dc.description.abstractAlthough rare, infective endocarditis (IE) continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality. Previous data from the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) had shown predominance of streptococcal infection. As worldwide studies in developed countries show increasing trends in Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis, it becomes vital to continually inspect local data for epidemiological variations. We reviewed all IE cases between 2001 and 2014, and we performed a comparison to a historical cohort of 86 IE cases from 1987 to 2001. A total of 80 patients were diagnosed with IE between 2001 and 2014. The mean age was 61 years. The most commonly isolated organisms were streptococci (37%), compared to 51% in the previous cohort. S. aureus accounted for 11%. Only one S. aureus isolate was methicillin-resistant. In the historical cohort, 26% of cases were caused by S. aureus. Enterococci ranked behind staphylococci with 22% of total cases, while in the previous cohort, enterococcal IE was only 4%. Compared to previous data from AUBMC, the rates of streptococcal and staphylococcal endocarditis have decreased while enterococcal endocarditis has increased. This study reconfirms that in Lebanon, a developing country, we continue to have a low predominance of staphylococci as etiologic agents in IE.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNational Library of Medicineen_US
dc.subjectEndocarditisen_US
dc.subjectEnterococcusen_US
dc.subjectLebanonen_US
dc.subjectStaphylococcusen_US
dc.subjectStreptococcusen_US
dc.titleA 27-year experience with infective endocarditis in Lebanonen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jiph.2016.11.017-
dc.identifier.pmid28185820-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85011599358-
dc.identifier.urlhttps://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85011599358-
dc.contributor.affiliationFaculty of Medicineen_US
dc.description.volume10en_US
dc.description.issue6en_US
dc.description.startpage734en_US
dc.description.endpage739en_US
dc.date.catalogued2022-06-29-
dc.description.statusPublisheden_US
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dc.relation.ispartoftextJournal of Infection and Public Healthen_US
dc.description.campusSGH campusen_US
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