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Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in adults and children undergoing interventional procedures [CG64]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.1.3

Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis is not recommended: • for people undergoing dental procedures • for people undergoing non-dental procedures at the following sites[1]: • upper and lower gastrointestinal tract • genitourinary tract; this includes urological, gynaecological and obstetric procedures, and childbirth • upper and lower respiratory tract; this includes ear, nose and throat procedures and bronchoscopy.

What was measured: Patients who did not receive antibiotic prophylaxis for the purposes of their congenital heart disease
Number that met the criteria: 51 / 51
Area covered: Local
Source: Darbyshire R et al (2012) Clinician understanding and compliance with NICE guidance regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for interventional procedures in children with congenital heart disease. Archive of Disease in Childhood Vol 97 Suppl 1 pA131

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