Vivian Hou Chu, MD

Associate Professor
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Duke Box 102359, DIV of Infectious Diseases, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-7174
Email address vivian.chu@duke.edu

Dr. Chu's clinical research is focused on staphylococci and endocarditis (IE).  She is the director of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE), a group of investigators from 78 sites in 32 countries worldwide that is dedicated to further the understanding of infective endocarditis.  The ICE database comprises > 5000 cases of endocarditis and is designed to answer questions that could not be answered from a single-center study. The current focus of this group is surgical-decision making in the treatment of endocarditis. Another major focus of Dr. Chu's research is on the relationship between oral hygiene and risk for developing infective endocarditis.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Duke University, 2003 - 2006
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 2000 - 2003
  • M.D., Columbia University, 2000

Publications

Holland, Thomas L., Issam Raad, Helen W. Boucher, Deverick J. Anderson, Sara E. Cosgrove, P Suzanne Aycock, John W. Baddley, et al. “Effect of Algorithm-Based Therapy vs Usual Care on Clinical Success and Serious Adverse Events in Patients with Staphylococcal Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial..” Jama 320, no. 12 (September 25, 2018): 1249–58. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.13155.

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30264119
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Aslam, Saima, Rongbing Xie, Jennifer Cowger, James K. Kirklin, Vivian H. Chu, Stephan Schueler, Theo de By, et al. “Bloodstream infections in mechanical circulatory support device recipients in the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Mechanically Assisted Circulation Support Registry: Epidemiology, risk factors, and mortality..” J Heart Lung Transplant 37, no. 8 (August 2018): 1013–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2018.04.006.

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29936085
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Pericàs, J. M., J. A. Messina, C. Garcia-de-la-Mària, L. Park, B. K. Sharma-Kuinkel, F. Marco, D. Wray, et al. “Influence of vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration on the outcome of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus left-sided infective endocarditis treated with antistaphylococcal β-lactam antibiotics: a prospective cohort study by the International Collaboration on Endocarditis..” Clin Microbiol Infect 23, no. 8 (August 2017): 544–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2017.01.017.

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28159672
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Hannan, M. M., R. Xie, J. A. Cowger, S. Schueler, Tm De By, A. I. Dipchand, V. H. Chu, et al. “The Epidemiology of Infection in MCS from the IMACS Database: January 2013 to December 2015.” In Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 36:S27–S27. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Carugati, M., C. A. Petti, C. Arnold, J. M. Miro, J. M. Pericàs, C. Garcia de la Maria, Z. Kanafani, et al. “Antistaphylococcal β-Lactams versus Vancomycin for Treatment of Infective Endocarditis Due to Methicillin-Susceptible Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci: a Prospective Cohort Study from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis..” Antimicrob Agents Chemother 60, no. 10 (October 2016): 6341–49. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.01531-16.

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27527083
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Romaine, Andrew, Daniel Ye, Zachary Ao, Francia Fang, Octavious Johnson, Taylor Blake, Daniel K. Benjamin, et al. “Safety of histamine-2 receptor blockers in hospitalized VLBW infants..” Early Hum Dev 99 (August 2016): 27–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2016.05.010.

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27390109
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Limeres Posse, J., M. Álvarez Fernández, J. Fernández Feijoo, J. Medina Henríquez, P. B. Lockhart, V. H. Chu, and P. Diz Dios. “Intravenous amoxicillin/clavulanate for the prevention of bacteraemia following dental procedures: a randomized clinical trial..” J Antimicrob Chemother 71, no. 7 (July 2016): 2022–30. https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkw081.

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27029851
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Park, Lawrence P., Vivian H. Chu, Gail Peterson, Athanasios Skoutelis, Tatjana Lejko-Zupa, Emilio Bouza, Pierre Tattevin, et al. “Validated Risk Score for Predicting 6-Month Mortality in Infective Endocarditis..” J Am Heart Assoc 5, no. 4 (April 18, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.115.003016.

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27091179
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