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Bacterial colonization and infection of electrophysiological cardiac devices detected with sonication and swab culture

Rohacek, Martin and Weisser, Maja and Kobza, Richard and Schoenenberger, Andreas W. and Pfyffer, Gaby E. and Frei, Reno and Erne, Paul and Trampuz, Andrej. (2010) Bacterial colonization and infection of electrophysiological cardiac devices detected with sonication and swab culture. Circulation, Vol. 121, H. 15. pp. 1691-1697.

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Abstract

Electrophysiological cardiac devices are increasingly used. The frequency of subclinical infection is unknown. We investigated all explanted devices using sonication, a method for detection of microbial biofilms on foreign bodies.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Further Research Groups at DBM > Signal Transduction (Resink/Erne)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Labormedizin > Klinische Mikrobiologie (Frei)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Labormedizin > Klinische Mikrobiologie (Frei)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie > Infektiologie (Battegay M)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie > Infektiologie (Battegay M)
UniBasel Contributors:Frei, Reno and Erne, Paul and Trampuz, Andrej
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0009-7322
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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