June 18, 2011

A 2010 working formulation for the standardization of definitions of infections in cardiothoracic transplant recipients


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There is variability in how bacterial, viral, and fungal infections are defined after cardiothoracic transplantation, leading to variation in reported incidences of disease and epidemiology of infections.  This consensus report attempts to standardize definitions of common and uncommon infections by combining clinical features, radiology, and microbiology.  These definitions can be used for future descriptive or interventional research in cardiothoracic patients.

 

Cardiac Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Transplant Infectious Disease

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