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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637845/successful-conservative-management-of-a-permanent-pacemaker-pocket-infection-a-less-invasive-approach
#1
Alexander James Keeley, Daniel Hammersley, Madhava Dissanayake
We present a successful conservative management strategy for a frail elderly patient with a cardiac resynchronisation pacemaker who presented with evidence of an Enterobacter cloacae pacemaker pocket infection. A device washout and debridement procedure was performed, with reburial of the device in a new prepectoral pocket and creation of a closed-loop continuous antibiotic infusion into the infected pacemaker pocket. This was followed by a 6-week course of ambulatory intravenous antibiotic therapy. This conservative management strategy avoided the need for a more invasive and high-risk full device extraction, which the patient clearly stated he did not wish to have...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634536/telavancin-a-novel-semisynthetic-lipoglycopeptide-agent-to-counter-the-challenge-of-resistant-gram-positive-pathogens
#2
REVIEW
Biswadeep Das, Chayna Sarkar, Debasmita Das, Amit Gupta, Arnav Kalra, Shubham Sahni
Telavancin (TD-6424), a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide vancomycin-derivative, is a novel antimicrobial agent developed by Theravance for overcoming resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections, specifically methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had approved telavancin in 2009 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA (S. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus anginosus group, or Enterococcus faecalis)...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633210/value-of-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-in-dialysis-patients
#3
Sajjad Raza, Syed T Hussain, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Asif Ansari, Matteo Trezzi, Amr Arafat, James Witten, Kirthi Ravichandren, Haris Riaz, Hoda Javadikasgari, Sunil Panwar, Sevag Demirjian, Nabin K Shrestha, Thomas G Fraser, José L Navia, Bruce W Lytle, Eugene H Blackstone, Gösta B Pettersson
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) in patients on hemodialysis by comparing the nature and invasiveness of endocarditis in hemodialysis and nonhemodialysis patients and their hospital and long-term outcomes, and identifying risk factors for time-related mortality after surgery. METHODS: From January 1997 to January 2013, 144 patients on chronic hemodialysis and 1233 nonhemodialysis patients underwent valve surgery for IE at our institution...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631632/risk-of-cardiac-pacemaker-pocket-infection-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#4
Jaswinder Singh Gill, Navreet Singh, S P Khanna
BACKGROUND: The risk of pacemaker pocket infections (PPIs) is rare with good antisepsis techniques and use of advanced antibiotics. However, injudicious antibiotic usage leads to the rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria, which may cause PPI. Few reports exist about the microbial spectrum of the PPI from our country, prompting us to study the same. METHODS: We conducted this retrospective observational study for 3 years (January 2013-February 2016) from all the patients with PPI...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623610/a-singular-role-of-ik1-promoting-the-development-of-cardiac-automaticity-during-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-by-ik1-induced-activation-of-pacemaker-current
#5
Yu Sun, Valeriy Timofeyev, Adrienne Dennis, Emre Bektik, Xiaoping Wan, Kenneth R Laurita, Isabelle Deschênes, Ronald A Li, Ji-Dong Fu
The inward rectifier potassium current (IK1) is generally thought to suppress cardiac automaticity by hyperpolarizing membrane potential (MP). We recently observed that IK1 could promote the spontaneously-firing automaticity induced by upregulation of pacemaker funny current (If) in adult ventricular cardiomyocytes (CMs). However, the intriguing ability of IK1 to activate If and thereby promote automaticity has not been explored. In this study, we combined mathematical and experimental assays and found that only IK1 and If, at a proper-ratio of densities, were sufficient to generate rhythmic MP-oscillations even in unexcitable cells (i...
June 16, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603001/low-lateral-thoracic-site-for-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-implantation-a-viable-alternative-in-patients-with-limited-access-options-after-infected-device-extraction
#6
Jackson J Liang, Robert D Schaller, Danesh S Modi, Andres Enriquez, Gregory E Supple, Joshua M Cooper
BACKGROUND: Device reimplantation after extraction due to cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection in pacemaker-dependent patients can be challenging in patients with limited access options. OBJECTIVE: We describe a straight-forward, low lateral thoracic implantation technique for patients with a patent axillary vein but unavailable bilateral pectoral sites. METHODS: We included 9 pacemaker-dependent patients (mean age 70±13, 7 male) who underwent CIED extraction and low lateral thoracic reimplant, in whom bilateral pectoral sites were unavailable...
June 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598855/risk-for-complications-after-pacemaker-or-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantations-in-patients-with-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
#7
Maximilien Sochala, Karim Wahbi, Emmanuel Sorbets, Arnaud Lazarus, Henri-Marc Bécane, Tanya Stojkovic, Abdallah Fayssoil, Pascal Laforêt, Anthony Béhin, Marjorie Sroussi, Bruno Eymard, Denis Duboc, Christophe Meune
BACKGROUND: Pacemakers (PM) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) may be indicated for sudden death prevention in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), however the risk of complications after the placement of these devices is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of device-related complications between PM and ICD implantations in patients with DM1. METHODS: Among 914 patients with DM1 included in the DM1 Heart Registry between January 2000 and January 2010, we retrospectively selected 23 patients who were implanted with an ICD and matched them to 46 controls with a PM on age, gender, and year of device placement...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592789/are-sutureless-aortic-valves-suitable-for-severe-high-risk-patients-suffering-from-active-infective-aortic-valve-endocarditis
#8
Alexander Weymann, Johanna Konertz, Michael Laule, Karl Stangl, Pascal M Dohmen
BACKGROUND Sutureless aortic valves were introduced to facilitate minimally invasive aortic valve surgery. Since sutureless aortic valves are a feasible procedure, we evaluated if any benefits could be identified in severe high-risk patients with active infective endocarditis of the aortic valve. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between April 2014 and April 2015, a total of 42 patients received a sutureless Perceval® aortic valve (Sorin Biomedica Cardio Srl, Saluggia, Italy) for different indications. Nine of these patients (median age 71 years, range 47-83 years) suffered from active infective endocarditis, including four patients with prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis...
June 8, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582500/comparison-of-epicardial-vs-endocardial-reimplantation-in-pacemaker-dependent-patients-with-device-infection
#9
Tilman Perrin, Baptiste Maille, Coralie Lemoine, Noémie Resseguier, Frédéric Franceschi, Linda Koutbi, Jérôme Hourdain, Jean-Claude Deharo
Aims: Reimplantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) after extraction due to device infection is a major issue in pacemaker-dependent patients. We compared in-hospital and long-term outcomes with two techniques: epicardial reimplantation (EPI) before CIED extraction and temporary pacing (TP) with a view to delayed endocardial reimplantation. Methods and results: Two cohorts of consecutive pacemaker-dependent patients who underwent transvenous lead extraction at our tertiary centre were included in this retrospective cohort study...
June 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569386/risk-score-to-assess-mortality-risk-in-patients-undergoing-transvenous-lead-extraction
#10
Ewa Oszczygieł, Andrzej Kutarski, Andrzej Oszczygieł, Beata Mańkowska-Załuska, Michał Chudzik, Jerzy Krzysztof Wranicz, Iwona Cygankiewicz
AIMS: The main aim of a study was to assess one-year mortality and its predictors in a cohort of patients who underwent transvenous lead extraction (TLE) procedure. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical characteristics and 1-year follow up of patients referred for a TLE procedure in a single high volume center between June 2006 and October 2014 was performed. RESULTS: The studied population included 130 patients (82 males; mean age 64 ±15 years) implanted with pacemakers (74%), implantable cardioverter defibrillators (15%), or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (11%)...
June 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558916/microbiological-diagnosis-of-biofilm-related-infections
#11
María D Macià, José Luis Del Pozo, María Díez-Aguilar, Jesús Guinea
Biofilm-related infections represent a serious health problem, accounting for 65- 80% of all infections. The infections are generally chronic and characterized by the persistence of the microorganism, due to the increased resistance of biofilms to both the immune system and antimicrobials. Biofilms can be located to almost every human body tissue and on exogenous devices such as catheters, pacemakers, prosthetic material, implants, urinary catheters, etc. Traditional antimicrobial susceptibility studies in clinical microbiology laboratories have lied on the study of planktonic form of microorganisms...
May 27, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552416/case-of-pacemaker-pocket-infection-caused-by-finegoldia-magna
#12
Seyed Hamed Hosseini Dehkordi, Georgina Osorio
Finegoldia magna (formerly called Peptostreptococcus magnus) is a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus which is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic pathogen. We present a case of F. magna associated non-valvular cardiovascular device-related infection in an 83 year-old male who received a permanent pacemaker for sick sinus syndrome seven weeks prior to his presentation. Five weeks after the implantation, the pacemaker and leads were explanted because of clinical evidence of pacemaker pocket infection. He was initially treated with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim based on the Gram stain results from the removed pacemaker...
May 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546233/a-case-of-confusion-paraneoplastic-encephalomyelitis-in-an-elderly-patient-suspected-of-having-urinary-tract-infection-associated-delirium
#13
Chris McKinnon, Simmie Manchanda
Acute confusion is a common symptom of physical illness in the older patient. In the majority, it is transient and resolves on treatment of precipitants. In a subset of patients, however, neurological decline is progressive, raising concern about a serious underlying cause. We describe the case of a 71-year-old woman who developed progressive cognitive impairment following insertion of a permanent pacemaker for sinoatrial arrests. An initial diagnosis of delirium secondary to a urinary tract infection was suspected; however, the patient became increasingly confused despite treatment...
May 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533930/early-onset-lyme-carditis-with-concurrent-disseminated-erythema-migrans
#14
Kinjan P Patel, Peter D Farjo, Joy J Juskowich, Ali Hama Amin, James D Mills
BACKGROUND: Lyme disease is an infection that is estimated to affect over 300,000 people in the United States annually. Typically, it presents with erythema migrans (EM), an annular rash at the site of tick attachment, within 3 to 30 days of inoculation. Untreated patients may progress to early disseminated disease. A further complication, Lyme carditis is rare but may occur several weeks later. It commonly manifests as a variable atrioventricular (AV) conduction block, with a high-grade AV block occurring in only 1% of untreated patients...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515847/pacemaker-recycling-a-notion-whose-time-has-come
#15
REVIEW
Mason W Runge, Timir S Baman, Sheldon Davis, Kevin Weatherwax, Ed Goldman, Kim A Eagle, Thomas C Crawford
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the need, feasibility, safety, legality, and ethical perspectives of pacemaker reutilization in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It will also describe, in-depth, Project My Heart Your Heart (PMHYH) as a model for pacemaker reuse in LMICs. The primary source of the discussion points in this paper is a collection of 14 publications produced by the research team at the University of Michigan and its collaborative partners. The need for pacemaker reutilization in LMICs is evident...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512722/status-of-cardiovascular-pet-radiation-exposure-and-strategies-for-reduction-an-information-statement-from-the-cardiovascular-pet-task-force
#16
James A Case, Robert A deKemp, Piotr J Slomka, Mark F Smith, Gary V Heller, Manuel D Cerqueira
Cardiovascular positron emission tomography (PET) imaging provides high-quality visual and quantitative myocardial perfusion and function images. In addition, cardiovascular PET can assess myocardial viability, myocardial inflammatory disorders such as cardiac sarcoid, and infections of implanted devices including pacemakers, ventricular assist devices, and prosthetic heart valves. As with all nuclear cardiology procedures, the benefits need to be considered in relation to the risks of exposure to radiation...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511449/management-of-accidental-and-iatrogenic-foreign-body-injuries-to-heart-case-series
#17
REVIEW
Rupesh Kumar, Sandeep Singh Rana, Sanjay Kumar, Deepanwita Das, Monalisa Datta
Accidental and iatrogenic foreign body injuries to heart require immediate attention and its timely management is cornerstone to the life of an individual. We describe in detail five cases of Accidental and iatrogenic foreign body injuries to heart encountered between January 2013 and July 2016. Our series included the following: needle stick injury to the right atrium (1 case) retained catheter fragments in the distal main pulmonary artery (1 case), right ventricle injury during catheterisation study (1 case), right ventricle injury during permanent pacemaker lead placement (1 case), device migration in atrial septal defect closure (1 case)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502871/a-leadless-pacemaker-in-the-real-world-setting-the-micra-transcatheter-pacing-system-post-approval-registry
#18
Paul R Roberts, Nicolas Clementy, Faisal Al Samadi, Christophe Garweg, Jose Luis Martinez-Sande, Saverio Iacopino, Jens Brock Johansen, Xavier Vinolas Prat, Robert Kowal, Didier Klug, Lluis Mont, Jan Steffel, Shelby Li, Dirk Van Osch, Mikhael F El-Chami
BACKGROUND: First-in-man studies of leadless pacemakers have demonstrated high rates of implant success, and safety and efficacy objectives were achieved. Outside of the investigational setting, there are concerns, particularly over cardiac effusion and perforation, device dislodgement, infection, telemetry, and battery issues. OBJECTIVE: The acute performance of the Micra transcatheter pacemaker from a worldwide postapproval registry is reported. METHODS: The registry is an ongoing prospective single-arm observational study designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of Micra in the postapproval setting...
May 11, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496930/percutaneous-vacuum-assisted-thrombectomy-device-used-for-removal-of-large-vegetations-on-infected-pacemaker-and-defibrillator-leads-as-an-adjunct-to-lead-extraction
#19
Raymond H M Schaerf, Sasan Najibi, John Conrad
This case series reports our early experience with a minimally invasive percutaneous method of safely removing large vegetations during lead extraction in septic cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED). Debate exists concerning the management of vegetations involving these devices. Lead extraction is mandated for infections, but vegetations may embolize, causing complications. Surgical debridement is recommended; alternatives include cardiopulmonary bypass, minimally invasive thoracotomy, or transatrial approaches...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491710/treating-an-infected-transcatheter-pacemaker-system-via-percutaneous-extraction
#20
Alan Koay, Surinder Khelae, Koh Kok Wei, Zulkeflee Muhammad, Rosli Mohd Ali, Razali Omar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
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