Clinical Reasoning of Infectious Diseases Physicians Behind the Use or Nonuse of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

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Abstract

In this prospective cohort with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was performed in 24% of cases. Consulting Infectious Diseases physicians most frequently cited low suspicion for endocarditis due to rapid clearance of blood cultures and the presence of a secondary focus requiring an extended treatment duration as reasons for foregoing TEE.

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