Items Tagged ‘infective endocarditis’

June 12, 2012

Most Don’t Need Antibiotics Before Dental Work

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Recommendations restricting the use of antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures to only a handful of patient groups did not appear to increase rates of infective endocarditis caused by viridans group streptococci, researchers found. Among 22 patients diagnosed with the infection over a 12-year period in Olmsted County, Minn., only three received the diagnosis after […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Dr. Daniel DeSimone, infective endocarditis, invasive dental procedures, MedPage Today


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