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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820653/fibrous-skeleton-of-the-heart-anatomic-overview-and-evaluation-of-pathologic-conditions-with-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Farhood Saremi, Damián Sánchez-Quintana, Shumpei Mori, Horia Muresian, Diane E Spicer, Cameron Hassani, Robert H Anderson
The fibrous skeleton is concentrated at the base of the ventricular mass. It provides electrical insulation at the atrioventricular level and fibrous continuity for the leaflets of the mitral, aortic, and tricuspid valves. Its components include the fibrous trigones, the fibrous area of aortic-mitral continuity, the subvalvar collar of the mitral valve, the membranous septum, the interleaflet triangles, the tendon of Todaro, and likely the conus ligament. The majority of the mitral annulus is fibrous, but the only true fibrous part of the tricuspid annulus is where the valvar leaflets are attached to the central fibrous body...
August 18, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820551/fungal-endocarditis-due-to-aspergillus-oryzae-the-first-case-reported-in-the-literature
#2
Andrea Mazza, Nicola Luciani, Marco Luciani, Federico Cammertoni, Alessia Giaquinto, Natalia Pavone, Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe disease with high mortality and morbidity. Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a life-threatening complication which can occur in less than 10% of patients with valve prosthesis. A fungal etiology of IE is rare and accounts for only 2-4% of all case of endocarditis, but is associated with a higher mortality and morbidity. Herein is reported the first case of fungal endocarditis of aortic valve prosthesis due to Aspergillus oryzae in a 67-year-old caucasian man who nine years previously underwent mitral and aortic valve replacement with mechanical prostheses, and tricuspid annuloplasty for acute IE due to Enterococcus spp...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810106/a-case-of-silent-q-fever-endocarditis
#3
Kashif Shaikh, Henry Travers, Amornpol Anuwatworn, Kalyan Potu, Brandy Pownell, Maria Stys, Adam Stys, Anoop Kumar
Q fever endocarditis is a rare, culture negative endocarditis caused by Coxiella burnetii, a spore-forming gram negative coccobacillus. Presenting symptoms can be very non-specific; thus, diagnosis may be delayed. We present a case of a 65-year-old male patient with history of aortic aneurysm who complained of chronic fatigue. He was found to have aortic valve vegetation on routine echocardiography. Q fever endocarditis was diagnosed based on elevated Q fever serology; there was absence of fever. This case illustrated a rare, under-recognized and atypical manifestation of Q fever endocarditis...
December 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803167/igg4-related-disease-a-new-etiology-underlying-diffuse-intracranial-dilating-vasculopathy
#4
Evan S Marlin, Davis Dornbos, Daniel S Ikeda, Norman L Lehman, Ciarán J Powers
BACKGROUND: Diffuse intracranial aneurysmal vasculopathy is a rare condition, previously described in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. IgG4 related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recognized inflammatory disease of systemic organs, leading to fibrosis of connective tissues. It has also been linked to inflammatory dilating aortic aneurysms, coronary vascular disease, hypophysitis, orbital pseudotumor and pachymeningitis. It has not yet been described as a cause of diffuse intracranial dilating vasculopathy...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800983/gastrointestinal-complications-after-cardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-analysis-of-morbidity-and-mortality-predictors
#5
Rabail Chaudhry, John Zaki, Robert Wegner, Greesha Pednekar, Alex Tse, Roy Sheinbaum, George W Williams
OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) complications in cardiac and aortic surgery using recent versions of the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) to provide clinicians with a better understanding of these uncommon but potentially serious complications. DESIGN: Population-based study. SETTING: NIS database 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing cardiac and aortic aneurysm repair surgeries...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797443/retraction-notice-to-aortic-valve-endocarditis-and-coronary-angiography-with-cerebral-embolic%C3%A2-protection
#6
Joost Daemen, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy). This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief, as well as the authors. The article was published with pathology slides submitted by the authors. After publication, the authors notified the journal that the wrong pathology slides were submitted to the article in error. In the process, the correct slides were no longer available and therefore the authors and the Editor required a retraction of the article...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794364/an-ineffective-differential-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-after-streptococcal-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
#7
Tetsuya Suzuki, Momoko Mawatari, Toshihiko Iizuka, Tatsuya Amano, Satoshi Kutsuna, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Norio Ohmagari
We herein report the case of a 68-year-old woman with a skin and soft tissue infection at her extremities. The blood culture results were positive for Streptococcus pyogenes, and we started treatment using ampicillin and clindamycin, although subsequent auscultation revealed a new-onset heart murmur. We therefore suspected rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis. The case met both the Jones criteria and the modified Duke criteria. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed vegetation on the aortic valve, although the pathological findings were also compatible with both rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792178/isolated-supravalular-aortic-stenosis-with-infective-endocarditis-presenting-as-pyrexia-of-unknown-origin
#8
Deepak Kumar Mishra, Vishal Khullar, Shalima Gautam, Tamanna Khullar
Supravalvular aortic stenosis is a less common form of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO); commonest being the valvular aortic stenosis followed by valvular and subvalvular forms respectively. Most of the supravalvular aortic stenosis is associated with Williams syndrome; isolated supravalvular aortic stenosis is further rarer. We present a case of isolated SVAS with infective endocarditis (1.6) as the cause of pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789610/management-of-refractory-bleeding-post-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-an-acute-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-type-ii-renal-failure-patient-who-underwent-urgent-cardiac-surgery-with-bivalirudin-angiox-%C3%A2-anticoagulation
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Kimberly Hassen, Maria R Maccaroni, Haytham Sabry, Smitangshu Mukherjee, Shankari Serumadar, Inderpaul Birdi
Acute heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) patients present myriad anticoagulation management challenges in clinical settings where unfractionated heparin (UFH) is the traditional drug of choice. UFH use in cardiac surgery is a known entity that has been subject to rigorous research. Research has, thus, led to its unparalleled use and the development of well-established protocols for cardiac surgery. In comparison to UFH, bivalirudin use for acute HIT patients requiring urgent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is still in its infancy...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775090/missed-aortic-valve-endocarditis-resulting-in-complete-atrioventricular-block-and-redo-mechanical-valve-replacement
#10
Amer Harky, Megan Garner, Miruna Popa, Alex Shipolini
Infective endocarditis is a rare disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. As a result, early diagnosis and prompt antibiotic treatment with or without surgical intervention is crucial in the management of such condition.We report a case of missed infective endocarditis of the aortic valve. The patient underwent mechanical aortic valve replacement, with the native valve being sent for histopathological examination. On re-admission 16 months later, he presented with syncope, shortness of breathing and complete heart block...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764880/risks-and-challenges-of-surgery-for-aortic-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
#11
Herko Grubitzsch, Waharat Tarar, Benjamin Claus, Davide Gabbieri, Volkmar Falk, Torsten Christ
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic valve endocarditis is the most severe form of infective endocarditis. This study assessed the risks and challenges of surgery for aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis. METHODS: In total, 116 consecutive patients (98 males, age 65.2±12.7years), who underwent redo-surgery for active aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis between 2000 and 2014, were reviewed. Cox regression analysis was used to identify factors for aortic root destructions as well as for morbidity and mortality...
June 21, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761772/a-rare-case-of-aortoatrial-fistula-from-streptococcal-endocarditis
#12
Hammad Arshad, Meilin Young, Parth Rali
We represent an unfortunate case of postinfluenza streptococcal endocarditis in a 34-year-old healthy male. He presented with hypoxic respiratory failure and was found to have mitral and aortic valve vegetation. Hospital course was complicated by the presence of an aortoatrial fistula from an aortic root abscess, persistent septic shock, and multiorgan failure.
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745694/-difficulties-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-kidney-injury-in-a-patient-with-infective-endocarditis-associated-with-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies
#13
T V Androsova, L V Kozlovskaya, M V Taranova, L A Strizhakov, S V Gulyaev, A V Russkikh
Infective endocarditis (IE) may be accompanied by the production of a broad spectrum of autoantibodies, including antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). ANCA detection creates difficulties in the differential diagnosis of IE, especially in relation to kidney injury, the determination of the mechanism of which is important for choosing a treatment policy and estimating a prognosis. The paper describes a clinical case of a 57-year-old man who was found to have higher proteinase-3 (PR-3) ANCA titers along with the symptoms of anemia, purpura, and kidney injury during his hospitalization; echocardiography revealed vegetation on the aortic valve...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740070/surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-outcomes-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-360-consecutive-patients
#14
Mina Farag, Tobias Borst, Anton Sabashnikov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Bastian Schmack, Rawa Arif, Carsten J Beller, Aron-Frederik Popov, Klaus Kallenbach, Arjang Ruhparwar, Pascal M Dohmen, Gábor Szabó, Matthias Karck, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND A retrospective analysis was conducted of the early and long-term outcomes after surgery for infective endocarditis (IE). MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 360 patients with IE operated upon between 1993 and 2012. The primary endpoint was overall cumulative postoperative survival at 30 days. Secondary endpoints were early postoperative outcomes and complication rates. Factors associated with 30-day mortality were analyzed. RESULTS Mean age was 58.7±14.7 years and 26.9% (n=97) were female. The mean follow-up was 4...
July 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734430/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-under-direct-visualization-in-homograft-valve-endocarditis
#15
Tarek Chami, Guilherme Attizzani, Benjamin Medalion, Salil V Deo
Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a very grave and often terminal disease. Surgical valve replacement remains the cornerstone treatment for this disease. However, it is often contraindicated. Herein, we describe the implantation under direct visualization of a self-expandable transcatheter heart valve in a prohibitive surgical risk patient with homograft aortic valve endocarditis.
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729377/abundant-dystrophic-calcifications-mimicking-aortic-valve-abscess-in-a-patient-undergoing-elective-aortic-valve-replacement
#16
Adam L Booth, Christine Q Li, Ghannam Ayed Al-Dossari, Heather L Stevenson
Dystrophic calcifications of the aortic valve may cause symptomatic aortic stenosis and account for a significant portion of patients who undergo elective valve replacement. Calcifications appearing grossly as a cloudy fluid surrounding the aortic valve leaflets are an uncommon finding. Normally, calcified aortic valves are characterised by large, nodular masses within the aortic cusps. We report a case of dystrophic calcifications on a stenotic aortic valve encountered intraoperatively, which was suggestive of infective endocarditis and abscess formation...
July 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719311/infective-endocarditis-in-french-west-indies-a-13-year-observational-study
#17
Elisabeth Fernandes, Claude Olive, Jocelyn Inamo, François Roques, André Cabié, Patrick Hochedez
We conducted an observational study to describe the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in French West Indies (FWI) and to identify variables associated with in-hospital case fatality. The records of the patients admitted for IE to the University Hospital of Martinique between 2000 and 2012 were collected using an electronic case report form. Only Duke-Li definite cases were considered for this analysis. Variables associated with in-hospital mortality were tested using univariate logistic regression analysis...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717038/a-human-biofilm-disrupting-monoclonal-antibody-potentiates-antibiotic-efficacy-in-rodent-models-of-both-staphylococcus-aureus-and-acinetobacter-baumannii-infections
#18
Yan Q Xiong, Angeles Estellés, L Li, W Abdelhady, R Gonzales, Arnold S Bayer, Edgar Tenorio, Anton Leighton, Stefan Ryser, Lawrence M Kauvar
Many serious bacterial infections are antibiotic-refractory due to biofilm formation. A key structural component of biofilm is extracellular DNA which is stabilized by bacterial proteins, including those from the DNABII family. TRL1068 is a high affinity human monoclonal antibody against a DNABII epitope conserved across both gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial species. In the current study, the efficacy of TRL1068 for disruption of biofilm was demonstrated in vitro in the absence of antibiotics by scanning electron microscopy...
July 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713024/to-retrieve-or-not-to-retrieve-system-revisions-with-the-micra-transcatheter-pacemaker
#19
Eric Grubman, Philippe Ritter, Christopher R Ellis, Michael Giocondo, Ralph Augostini, Petr Neuzil, Bipin Ravindran, Anshul M Patel, Pamela Omdahl, Karen Pieper, Kurt Stromberg, J Harrison Hudnall, Dwight Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Early experience with leadless pacemakers has shown a low rate of complications. However, little is known about system revision in patients with these devices. OBJECTIVE: To describe the system revision experience with the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). METHODS: Implanted patients from the Micra TPS and the Micra Continued Access study (N = 989) were analyzed and compared to 2667 patients with transvenous pacemakers (TVP)...
July 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711529/initial-treatment-strategy-for-intracranial-mycotic-aneurysms-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
#20
Makoto Ohtake, Kensuke Tateishi, Naoki Ikegaya, Junya Iwata, Shoji Yamanaka, Hidetoshi Murata
BACKGROUND: Intracranial mycotic aneurysm (IMA) is a rare neurovascular disease and a well-known complication following infective endocarditis. IMAs potentially carry a high mortality risk due to intracranial hemorrhage. Therefore, initial treatment is crucial for IMA patients, but an optimal treatment strategy remains unknown. Herein, we report two cases of IMA patients treated with the current usual modalities, and we provide a comprehensive literature review to propose an optimal initial treatment strategy for IMAs...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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