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Table 2 Review of literature regarding salvage of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices

From: Unusual conservative treatment of a complicated pacemaker pocket infection: a case report

Study Infection, n Management, n Complications, n Success Follow-up (months)
Present study, 2018 CIEDI (1) Partial removal + conservative therapy + sterilized generator reimplantation (1) 0 100% 6
Lopez [11], 2013 CIEDI (5) Scrubbing + pulsed lavage + closed antimicrobial irrigation system (5) 0 100% 19.2
Tan et al. [12], 2017 CIEDI (33) Chronic antibiotic suppression (33) Infection relapse (6) 82% 12
Peacock et al. [13], 2018 CIEDI (127) Device retention + antibiotics (127) Early failure of salvage (74); infection relapse (6); chronic suppression (7); death (14) 20% 6
Tascini et al. [14], 2012 CIED endocarditis (2) Daptomycin (2) 0 100% 17
Margey et al. [15], 2010 CIEDI (13) Partial removal or conservative therapy (13) Infection relapse (8); death (1) 25% 36
  1. CIED cardiovascular implantable electronic device, CIEDI cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection