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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719311/infective-endocarditis-in-french-west-indies-a-13-year-observational-study
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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/28714498/chondrodysplasia-punctata-a-case-report-of-fetal-warfarin-syndrome
#2
S Songmen, O B Panta, S S Paudel, R K Ghimire
Chondrodysplasia punctata is abnormal calcification in the cartilage of developing bones and has been seen in association with deranged vitamin K metabolism. Warfarin, an oral anticoagulant acting on vitamin K dependent clotting factors is known to cause chondrodysplasia punctata. Despite the knowledge of the condition the management of patients with prosthetic heart valves might require use of the drug for anticoagulation. Here, we present a case of a fetal warfarin syndrome in a second born child of a 27 year lady under warfarin for prosthetic heart valve...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713108/current-prescribing-practices-for-antibiotic-prophylaxis-a-survey-of-dental-practitioners
#3
Leah S Spittle, Kathleen B Muzzin, Patricia R Campbell, Janice P DeWald, Francisco Rivera-Hidalgo
AIM: Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines have been developed for health care and dentistry. The authors examined whether dentists were following the 2007 American Heart Association (AHA) and the 2012 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was sent to 600 dentists in the south-central region of the United States. The survey examined dentists' prescribing practices for patients with cardiac and prosthetic joint replacements, antibiotic regimen prescribed, confidence in their prescription decisions, and dentistry's contribution to antibiotic resistance...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706868/tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
#4
Syed T Hussain, James Witten, Nabin K Shrestha, Eugene H Blackstone, Gösta B Pettersson
Right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) is less common than left-sided infective endocarditis (IE), encompassing only 5-10% of cases of IE. Ninety percent of RSIE involves the tricuspid valve (TV). Given the relatively small numbers of TVIE cases operated on at most institutions, the purpose of this review is to highlight and discuss the current understanding of IE involving the TV. RSIE and TVIE are strongly associated with intravenous drug use (IVDU), although pacemaker leads, defibrillator leads and vascular access for dialysis are also major risk factors...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705798/a-mass-obstructing-mechanical-prosthetic-heart-valve-thrombus-or-pannus
#5
Kunal Mahajan, Sanjeev Asotra, Prakash Negi, Prince Kumar Paul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697893/mechanical-valves-in-the-pulmonary-position-an-international-retrospective-analysis
#6
Hanna Pragt, Joost P van Melle, Hoda Javadikasgari, Dong Man Seo, John M Stulak, Igor Knez, Jürgen Hörer, Christian Muñoz-Guijosa, Mahyar G Dehaki, Hong Ju Shin, Joseph A Dearani, Maziar G Dehaki, Petronella G Pieper, Christine Eulenburg, Laura Dos, Tjark Ebels
OBJECTIVE: Life expectancy of patients with congenital heart disease has improved over the past decades, increasing the need for a durable pulmonary prosthetic valve. Biological valves in various forms have become the valve of choice for pulmonary valve replacement (PVR), but structural valve deterioration is unavoidable in the long term. Use of a mechanical valve could be an alternative, but data on long-term outcomes are sparse. METHODS: We retrospectively collected and analyzed data on 364 patients with mechanical valves implanted in the pulmonary position between 1965 and 2014...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691911/a-novel-synchronized-diastolic-injection-method-to-reduce-contrast-volume-during-aortography-for-aortic-regurgitation-assessment-in-vitro-experiment-of-a-transcatheter-heart-valve-model
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Yosuke Miyazaki, Mohammad Abdelghani, Ellen S de Boer, Jean-Paul Aben, Math van Sloun, Todd Suchecki, Marcel van 't Veer, Carlos Collet, Taku Asano, Yuki Katagiri, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Osama I I Soliman, Yoshinobu Onuma, Robbert de Winter, Pim Tonino, Frans N van de Vosse, Marcel C M Rutten, Patrick W Serruys
AIMS: In the minimalist transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) era, the usage of transesophageal echocardiography becomes restricted. Conversely, aortography gains clinical ground in quantifying prosthetic valve regurgitation (PVR) during the procedure. In a mock circulation system, we sought to compare the contrast volume required and the accuracy of aortographic videodensitometric PVR assessment using a synchronized diastolic and standard (non-synchronized) injection aortography...
July 11, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674625/gender-related-differences-in-self-reported-dental-care-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-at-increased-risk-of-infective-endocarditis
#8
Susann Schmidt, Marlies Ramseier-Hadorn, Corina Thomet, Kerstin Wustmann, Markus Schwerzmann
OBJECTIVE: Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at increased risk of infective endocarditis (IE). Women with CHD have a lower IE risk, potentially due to gender-related differences in dental care. We aimed to assess self-reported dental hygiene measures in adults with CHD, and to identify factors associated with good oral hygiene. METHODS AND RESULTS: Descriptive study includes 187 adults with CHD at increased risk of IE. The patients' IE knowledge was assessed using an adapted version of the Leuven Knowledge Questionnaire for CHD...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673782/percutaneous-closure-of-periprosthetic-paravalvular-leaks-a-viable-alternative-to-surgery
#9
Ana Isabel Azevedo, Pedro Braga, Alberto Rodrigues, Lino Santos, Bruno Melica, José Ribeiro, Francisco Sampaio, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Marlene Fonseca, Adelaide Dias, Vasco Gama Ribeiro
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a possible complication after prosthetic valve implantation. PVL can cause significant symptoms of congestive heart failure and/or hemolysis. Medical therapy is palliative and reoperation has a high mortality rate. Percutaneous transcatheter closure is a promising alternative for symptomatic patients at high surgical risk. We aim to review the efficacy and safety of percutaneous PVL closure in a consecutive series of patients referred to our center...
June 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671807/valvular-heart-disease-in-adults-infective-endocarditis
#10
Zubair A Khan, Steven M Hollenberg
A variety of microorganisms can cause infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with native valves. Staphylococci and streptococci are most common in community-acquired IE; staphylococci are most common in nosocomial IE. Microbiology of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) depends on timing. Early-onset PVE (ie, 60 days or fewer postsurgery) typically is nosocomial, with Staphylococcus aureus infection being most common. Intermediate-onset PVE (ie, 60 to 365 days postsurgery) typically involves a mix of nosocomial and non-nosocomial organisms...
June 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671806/valvular-heart-disease-in-adults-management-of-prosthetic-heart-valves
#11
John F Trujillo, Steven M Hollenberg
Patients undergoing cardiac valve replacement may receive mechanical or bioprosthetic valves. Mechanical valves require lifelong anticoagulation but are durable and the need for a second surgery is up to eightfold times less than with bioprosthetic valves. Bioprosthetic valves do not require lifelong anticoagulation and thus are associated with fewer bleeding complications but they are less durable and associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates, particularly in younger patients. Anticoagulation with mechanical valves is achieved using warfarin; use of direct-acting oral anticoagulants is not indicated...
June 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671788/-therapeutic-news-in-infective-endocarditis
#12
Stella Marchetta, Alessandra Iovino, Patrizio Lancellotti, Luc Piérard
The European recommendations for the management of infective endocarditis have been updated in 2015. The therapeutic modalities depend on both a better prevention in high-risk population, a faster diagnosis through new approaches in medical imaging, and interdisciplinary collaboration by an « endocarditis team. » Treatment involves antimicrobial therapy which can be complex, initially empirical and then targeted, depending on local infectious epidemiology, and whether the infringement affects a native or a prosthetic valve...
August 24, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668170/aortic-stenosis-indications-and-results-of-percutaneous-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi
#13
L Salido Tahoces, R A Hernández Antolín, J L Zamorano Gómez
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular heart disease in developed countries. Its prevalence increases progressively due the aging of the population. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), however, has revolutionised the treatment of AS. With the current data, we can confirm that TAVI is the treatment of choice for patients with severe symptomatic AS considered inoperable or with high surgical risk. In recent years, the use of TAVI has grown exponentially and is spreading to patients of intermediate surgical risk due to the procedure's good results, the reduced number of complications and the low incidence of prosthetic degeneration...
June 28, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648426/percutaneous-closure-of-symptomatic-large-tricuspid-paravalvular-regurgitation-using-two-muscular-vsd-occluders
#14
Aritra Mukherji, Rajaram Anantharaman, Raghavan Subramanyan
Paravalvular leaks are common following valve replacement surgery. Majority are benign and do not require any active intervention. However, occasionally severe paravalvular regurgitation can produce heart failure and/or hemolysis, needing closure of the defect. It is more commonly associated with aortic and mitral prosthesis, symptomatic tricuspid paravalvular regurgitation being a rare entity. In this report we present the successful percutaneous transcatheter closure of a large paravalvular tricuspid regurgitation in a 59-year old lady with history of multiple previous operations...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644382/metal-ion-loaded-nanofibre-matrices-for-calcification-inhibition-in-polyurethane-implants
#15
Charanpreet Singh, Xungai Wang
Pathologic calcification leads to structural deterioration of implant materials via stiffening, stress cracking, and other structural disintegration mechanisms, and the effect can be critical for implants intended for long-term or permanent implantation. This study demonstrates the potential of using specific metal ions (MI)s for inhibiting pathological calcification in polyurethane (PU) implants. The hypothesis of using MIs as anti-calcification agents was based on the natural calcium-antagonist role of Mg(2+) ions in human body, and the anti-calcification effect of Fe(3+) ions in bio-prosthetic heart valves has previously been confirmed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631145/biaxial-mechanical-properties-of-bovine-jugular-venous-valve-leaflet-tissues
#16
Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, Jiaqi Lu
Venous valve incompetence has been implicated in diseases ranging from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) to intracranial venous hypertension. However, while the mechanical properties of venous valve leaflet tissues are central to CVI biomechanics and mechanobiology, neither stress-strain curves nor tangent moduli have been reported. Here, equibiaxial tensile mechanical tests were conducted to assess the tangent modulus, strength and anisotropy of venous valve leaflet tissues from bovine jugular veins. Valvular tissues were stretched to 60% strain in both the circumferential and radial directions, and leaflet tissue stress-strain curves were generated for proximal and distal valves (i...
June 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629781/position-paper-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-oral-status-in-patients-with-valvular-disease-groupe-de-travail-valvulopathies-de-la-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-cardiologie-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-chirurgie-orale-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-parodontologie-et-d-implantologie
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Sarah Millot, Philippe Lesclous, Marie-Laure Colombier, Loredana Radoi, Clément Messeca, Mathieu Ballanger, Jean-Luc Charrier, Philippe Tramba, Stéphane Simon, Alain Berrebi, Fabien Doguet, Emmanuel Lansac, Christophe Tribouilloy, Gilbert Habib, Xavier Duval, Bernard Iung
Oral health is of particular importance in patients with heart valve diseases because of the risk of infective endocarditis. Recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis before dental procedures have been restricted, but the modalities of oral evaluation and dental care are not detailed in guidelines. Therefore, a multidisciplinary working group reviewed the literature to propose detailed approaches for the evaluation and management of buccodental status in patients with valvular disease. Simple questions asked by a non-dental specialist may draw attention to buccodental diseases...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615887/an-unusual-cause-of-chest-discomfort-case-report-of-oesophageal-hirudiniasis
#18
Cristóvão Figueiredo, Joana Alves, Cláudia Carvalho, António Sarmento
Hirudiniasis is caused by sanguivorous leeches feeding on mucous membranes with possible severe obstructive or haemorrhagic manifestations. Few cases have been reported in humans, and most occur in tropical countries. A seventy-year-old female patient presented to our Emergency Department (ED) with retrosternal discomfort. She was taking warfarin for a mechanical prosthetic heart valve. While in the ED, a leech was spontaneously extruded from her mouth, with symptomatic resolution. Endoscopy revealed an area of previous leech attachment in the distal oesophageal, without severe bleeding...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610762/early-trifecta-valve-failure-report-of-a-cluster-of-cases-from-a-tertiary-care-referral-center
#19
Ankur Kalra, Hasan Rehman, Mahesh Ramchandani, Colin M Barker, Gerald M Lawrie, Ross M Reul, Michael J Reardon, Neal S Kleiman
BACKGROUND: The Trifecta valve (St Jude Medical, Inc, St Paul, Minn) was approved for commercial use by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2011. Several isolated cases have been reported since then, describing early structural valve deterioration. We report a case series of 8 Trifecta valve failures, describing patients' clinical substrate and management, and the pathologic characteristics of the explanted valves. METHODS: Trifecta valve failure occurred in 7 patients (8 valves) receiving 19-mm (n = 2), 21-mm (n = 3), 23-mm (n = 1), and 25-mm (n = 2) valves...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592753/recent-surgical-results-for-active-endocarditis-complicated-with-perivalvular-abscess
#20
Daisuke Yoshioka, Koichi Toda, Jun-Ya Yokoyama, Ryohei Matsuura, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yukitoshi Shirakawa, Toshiki Takahashi, Taichi Sakaguchi, Hirotsugu Fukuda, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment for endocarditis patients with a perivalvular abscess is still challenging.Methods and Results:From 2009 to 2016, 470 patients underwent surgery for active endocarditis at 11 hospitals. Of these, 226 patients underwent aortic valve surgery. We compared the clinical results of 162 patients without a perivalvular abscess, 37 patients who required patch reconstruction of the aortic annulus (PR group) and 27 who underwent aortic root replacement (ARR group)...
June 8, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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