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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054235/acquired-cor-triatriatum-sinister-after-the-fontan-operation-and-successful-resection-in-a-child
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S Javed Zaidi, Rishi R Adhikari, Chawki El-Zein, Saad Siddiqui
Cor triatriatum sinister is a rare congenital lesion encountered in children. It consists of a fibromuscular membrane that separates the left atrium into two chambers resulting in a triatrial heart and often occurs with other structural cardiac anomalies. The acquired form is uncommon and has only been reported after orthotopic heart transplantation or as a complication of infective endocarditis in adults. These cases were mostly because of hypertrophied atrial tissue or suture lines and torsion of the atrium...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050737/-lead-related-infective-endocarditis-with-massive-vegetation-causing-severe-functionnal-tricuspid-stenosis
#2
F Aboukhoudir, V Boulet, S Rekik, M Pansieri
Lead-related infective endocarditis with negative hemocultures constitutes a severe condition potentially associated with a pejorative prognosis. It may induce a functional tricuspid stenosis caused by an important obstructive vegetation. We report the case of an 82 year-old woman in whom the lead-related endocarditis produced massive vegetation causing a severe functional tricuspid stenosis. We describe the medical history, diagnosis and treatment.
October 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050727/surgical-treatment-of-active-native-mitral-infective-endocarditis-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis-of-current-evidence
#3
Jian-Zhou Liu, Xiao-Feng Li, Qi Miao, Chao-Ji Zhang
BACKGROUND: The native mitral lesion of active infective endocarditis implies a poor prognosis and is associated with adverse short- or long-term results without surgical treatment. Both mitral valvuloplasty (MVP) and mitral valve replacement (MVR) have been performed in the treatment of active native mitral infective endocarditis (ANMIE). However, the outcomes of the two approaches remain unclear. The aim of this study was to systematically review the two procedures with mortality and survival as the primary endpoints...
October 16, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050353/combined-efficacy-of-c-reactive-protein-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-prognosis-of-patients-with-culture-negative-infective-endocarditis
#4
Xue-Biao Wei, Yuan-Hui Liu, Peng-Cheng He, Ying-Ling Zhou, Ning Tan, Ji-Yan Chen, Dan-Qing Yu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the combined effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) on the prediction of in-hospital and long-term poor outcomes in patients with blood culture-negative infective endocarditis (BCNE). RESULTS: Patients with high CRP and high RDW has the highest incidence of in-hospital death (2.3% vs. 7.8% vs. 5.6% vs. 17.5%, P < 0.001). CRP > 17.8 mg/L (odds ratio [OR]=2.41, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.06-5...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049819/treatment-of-a-degenerated-sutureless-sorin-perceval%C3%A2-valve-using-an-edwards-sapien-3
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Norman Mangner, David Holzhey, Martin Misfeld, Axel Linke
Valve-in-valve implantation is an alternative to reoperation for patients with degenerated bioprostheses. This case report presents a 75-year-old woman presenting with worsening dyspnoea according New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III after she had received a Sorin Perceval® S sutureless valve due to severe aortic valve stenosis 5 years ago. Echocardiography revealed a degenerated Perceval valve with severe valvular aortic regurgitation and stenosis. After exclusion of acute infective endocarditis, an Edwards SAPIEN 3 was implanted leading to an immediate haemodynamic improvement...
October 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049527/quadruple-valve-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-abiotrophia-defectiva
#6
Mislav Planinc, Marko Kutlesa, Bruno Barsic, Igor Rudez
Quadruple-valve endocarditis is a challenging condition, for which there is limited treatment experience and poor overall survival. We report the first case caused by Abiotrophia defectiva that has been surgically treated both with the replacement of the aortic and pulmonary valves and the repair of the mitral and tricuspid valves with a good outcome. The patient's clinical course is described and a review of literature on this rare causative agent is given.
July 19, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044345/first-report-of-granulicatella-sp-endocarditis-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient
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Flávio Jota de Paula, Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Ramaiane Aparecida Bridi, Alice Tung Wan Song, Elias David-Neto
Granulicatella and Abiotrophia are genera of fastidious Gram-positive cocci commensal of the oral, genitourinary, and intestinal flora. We report the first case of infective endocarditis caused by Granulicatella sp. in a kidney transplant recipient. A 67-year-old male kidney transplant recipient was admitted to the hospital for investigation of fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. On physical examination, he was dehydrated. Laboratory tests identified impaired renal function (creatinine level of 15.5 mg/dl; reference, 3...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044013/-acute-aortic-regurgitation-due-to-infective-endocarditis
#8
Claudia M Cortés, José H Casabé, Roberto R Favaloro, Héctor Raffaelli, Eduardo Dulbecco, José Abud, Fabián Salmo, Melina Riesco, Milagros Seijo, Eduardo Guevara
Acute aortic regurgitation (AAR) due to infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious disease and usually requires surgical treatment. Our study aims to compare the clinical, echocardiographic, and microbiological characteristics as well as in-hospital outcome of patients with AAR according to the severity of heart failure (HF) and to evaluate predictors of in-hospital mortality in a tertiary centre. In a prospective analysis, we compared patients with NYHA functional class I-II HF (G1) vs. functional class III-IV HF (G2)...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043211/native-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Caio Godoy Rodrigues, Jairo Rays, Marcia Yoshie Kanegae
Achromobacter xylosoxidans is a Gram-negative aerobic bacterium first described by Yabuuchi and Ohyama in 1971. A. xylosoxidans is frequently found in aquatic environments. Abdominal, urinary tract, ocular, pneumonia, meningitis, and osteomyelitis are the most common infections. Infective endocarditis is rare. As far as we know, until now, only 19 cases have been described, including this current report. We report the case of community-acquired native valve endocarditis caused by A. xylosoxidans in an elderly patient without a concomitant diagnosis of a malignancy or any known immunodeficiency...
July 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043145/anca-associated-pauci-immune-glomerulonephritis-in-a-patient-with-bacterial-endocarditis-a-challenging-clinical-dilemma
#10
Andrea Cervi, Dylan Kelly, Iakovina Alexopoulou, Nader Khalidi
PURPOSE: We report the case of a 59-year-old man with chronic hepatitis B and C infection presenting with acute kidney injury and enterococcus faecalis-infective endocarditis (IE). An elevated proteinase-3 (PR3)-ANCA and pauci-immune glomerulonephritis (GN) on renal biopsy were discovered, corresponding to ANCA-mediated GN. We conducted a literature review to assess the role of ANCA in IE and treatment implications. METHODS: On systematic review of the literature, we found five previous cases whereby IE caused by streptococcus and bartonella species were related to ANCA vasculitis-associated GN...
2017: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043144/plasmapheresis-for-treatment-of-immune-complex-mediated-glomerulonephritis-in-infective-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Meredith Halpin, Olga Kozyreva, Vanesa Bijol, Bertrand L Jaber
We report the case of a 57-year-old man who presented with subacute bacterial endocarditis secondary to Streptococcus mutans complicated by biopsy-proven immune complex-mediated glomerulonephritis (ICGN). Despite initial treatment with antibiotics and a short course of corticosteroids, the kidney function further deteriorated, and plasmapheresis was introduced as third-line therapy to remove circulating immune complexes. Following 7 treatment sessions, the patient recovered kidney function. We discuss the potential merit of plasmapheresis for patients with subacute bacterial endocarditis who develop ICGN...
2017: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042164/pediatrics-spanish-registry-of-percutaneous-melody-pulmonary-valve-implantation-in-patients-younger-than-18-years
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Ruth Solana-Gracia, Fernando Rueda, Pedro Betrián, Federico Gutiérrez-Larraya, María Jesús Del Cerro, Manuel Pan, Juan Alcíbar, José Félix Coserría, José Manuel Velasco, José Luis Zunzunegui
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: A decade has passed since the first Spanish percutaneous pulmonary Melody valve implant (PPVI) in March 2007. Our objective was to analyze its results in terms of valvular function and possible mid-term follow-up complications. METHODS: Spanish retrospective descriptive multicenter analysis of Melody PPVI in patients < 18 years from the first implant in March 2007 until January 1, 2016. RESULTS: Nine centers were recruited with a total of 81 PPVI in 77 pediatric patients, whose median age and weight were 13...
October 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040411/handoc-a-handy-score-to-determine-the-need-for-echocardiography-in-non-beta-hemolytic-streptococcal-bacteremia
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Torgny Sunnerhagen, Amanda Törnell, Maria Vikbrant, Bo Nilson, Magnus Rasmussen
Background: Non-beta-hemolytic streptococci (NBHS) are a common cause of infective endocarditis (IE). Echocardiography is used to diagnose IE, but it is not known which patients with NBHS bacteremia should undergo echocardiography. Method: Medical records of patients with NBHS bacteremia in southern Sweden from 2012-2014 were studied retrospectively. The patients were divided into two cohorts. In the first, correlations between the reported data and IE were studied...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
#14
Victoria S Byrd, Attila S Nemeth
A 57-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena. He reported taking high-dose ibuprofen for back pain and drinking several 24-ounce beers daily. Examination was remarkable for icteric sclera, poor dentition, tachycardia, and crescendo-decrescendo murmur at right upper sternal border, radiating to the carotids. Labs revealed leukocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver function tests and INR. Endoscopy demonstrated antral ulcers, duodenitis, and esophagitis. Blood cultures were obtained and broad-spectrum antibiotics started; cultures later grew Streptococcus mitis, and antibiotic coverage was narrowed...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037831/a-complex-case-of-pacemaker-lead-endocarditis
#15
Henrique Guedes, Adriana Pereira, Rui Pontes Dos Santos, Leonor Marques, Nuno Moreno, Alexandra Castro, Rui Cunha E Sousa, Aurora Andrade, Paula Pinto
Pacemaker lead endocarditis is an uncommon complication after pacemaker implantation, but is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The authors describe the case of a 68-year-old woman with a double-chamber pacemaker since 2007, admitted to an internal medicine department for spondylodiscitis and Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. During hospitalization, she had an episode of syncope; the 12-lead electrocardiogram showed pacemaker malfunction with ventricular undersensing and loss of capture...
October 13, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037763/aortic-pseudoaneurysm-endocarditis-caused-by-aerococcus-viridans-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Kapil Yadav, Megha Sharma, Sourabh Agarwal, Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Nitika Yadav
Aerococcus viridans is a gram positive microaerophilic lactic acid coccus which is known to cause an infection in lobsters called Gaffkaemia. Consumption of gaffekaemia affected lobsters is considered to be safe if properly cooked even though there hasn't been any research on potential transmission by this route. Though uncommon, A. viridans is capable of causing a virulent endocarditis associated with aortic valve destruction and abscess. There have been 11 worldwide reported cases of infective endocarditis, of which 6 were aortic and only one of them had aortic pseudoaneurysm (APA)...
August 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036951/-the-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-diagnosed-at-autopsy
#17
Y Jia, F Fang, H Wang
Objective: To study the characteristics and misdiagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Methods: Clinical and pathological data of 15 IE patients diagnosed by autopsy were collected, compared with the cohort of 29 regular IE cases. Results: In the autopsy patients, IE in the left heart was predominat (14/15, 93.3%). Arterial embolism was the most common comorbidity (10/15, 66.7%), followed by pneumonia, malignancies, pyelonephritis (9/15, 60.0%; 7/15, 46.7%; 6/15, 40.0% respectively). The age was elder [(64...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034726/an-atypical-pseudoaneurysm-as-complication-of-prosthetic-aortic-valve-endocarditis
#18
Andrea I Guaricci, Rita L Musci, Delia De Santis, Donatella Argentiero, Luca Sgarra, Concetta Losito, Vito Marangelli, Frida Nacci, Domenico Zanna, Stefano Favale
Endocarditis of a prosthetic heart valve is a life-threatening condition that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Perivalvular extension in infective endocarditis includes complications such as periannular or intramyocardial abscesses, pseudoaneurysms and fistulae. The incidence of perivalvular extension ranges from 10 to 30% in native valve endocarditis and 30 to 55% in prosthetic aortic-valve endocarditis. Herein, we describe a case of a 66-year-old man who presented endocarditis of a prosthetic aortic valve complicated by infective pseudoaneurysm with localization next to the right coronary sinus of Valsalva...
October 16, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034174/rare-case-of-rhizobium-radiobacter-bioprosthetic-mitral-valve-endocarditis
#19
Ryan Halas, Chris Jacob, Karun Badwal, Rafi Mir
Rhizobium radiobacter is an aerobic, gram negative, rod-shaped, bacterium typically found in the soil. Commonly a plant pathogen, it is also a rare human pathogen causing serious disease. Risk factors for infection include neutropenia, leukopenia, catheters, hospitalization, and low CD4+ lymphocyte count, especially in patients with malignancy or human immunodeficiency virus. There is currently limited literature to establish a definitive guideline for antimicrobial therapy and obtaining susceptibilities from a specialized laboratory is appropriate...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033518/a-rare-experience-of-infective-residual-sheath-in-the-wall-of-the-innominate-vein-after-extraction-of-implantable-defibrillators
#20
Yuan-Hao Liu, Wei-Shiang Lin, Yi-Chang Lin, Chih-Yuan Lin, Chien-Sung Tsai, Yi-Ting Tsai
BACKGROUND: Cardiac device-related infective endocarditis is an uncommon but potentially fatal complication. Therefore, cardiac devices should be removed as soon as a device-related infection is suspected. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old male with a history of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) 7 years earlier and re-implantation of ICDs due to dysfunction 18 months ago presented with erosion of the ICD pocket with Pseudomonas bacteremia...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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