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High Prevalence of Infective Endocarditis in E faecalis Bacteremia

Data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed a high prevalence of definite infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with Enterococcus faecalis bacteremia (26%), suggesting that echocardiography should be considered in patients with E faecalis infection. A multicenter study using echocardiography was conducted from January 2014 to December 2016 in 344 consecutive…
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Accuracy of Rapid MALDI-TOF Bacterial Identification for Bloodstream Infections

The MALDI-TOF (Vitek MS, bioMérieux) assay demonstrated accuracy in the rapid identification of the most commonly isolated strains of Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, and coagulase-negative staphylococci from colonies isolated from positive blood cultures, according to data presented at American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2019, held June 20-24 in San Francisco, California. To test the accuracy…
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