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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549764/effect-of-the-american-heart-association-2007-guidelines-on-the-practice-of-dental-prophylaxis-for-the-prevention-of-infective-endocarditis-in-olmsted-county-minnesota
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Daniel C DeSimone, Abdelghani El Rafei, Douglas W Challener, Alan B Carr, James A Kelly, Walter A Rocca, Jennifer L St Sauver, Cynthia M Bock-Goodner, Brian D Lahr, James M Steckelberg, Walter R Wilson, Larry M Baddour
OBJECTIVE: To determine the adherence of dental providers to the 2007 American Heart Association (AHA) infective endocarditis prevention guidelines regarding antibiotic drug administration before invasive dental procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included all adults (≥18 years old) with a moderate-risk (MR) or high-risk (HR) cardiac condition who received dental care at participating dental offices from January 1, 2005, through June 1, 2015, in Olmsted County, Minnesota...
May 10, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549763/can-changes-in-guidelines-on-the-use-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-before-invasive-dental-procedures-tell-us-whether-antibiotic-prophylaxis-is-effective-in-preventing-infective-endocarditis
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EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549630/-the-successful-saga-of-percutaneous-pulmonary-valvulation-in-congenital-heart-diseases
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Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Younes Boudjemline
With new surgical techniques, more and more complex congenital heart defects are treated requiring sometimes right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit implantation. In order to extend RV to PA conduit lifespan, 15 years ago a valved stent was developed. The implantation technique was progressively standardized to decrease risks of procedural complications. Medium and long-term hemodynamic results of the stent were so good that indications were broadened to native or complex right ventricular outflow tracts...
May 23, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549450/the-left-atrial-bacterial-vegetative-mass-due-to-corynebacterium-striatum-as-a-presentation-of-myxoma-a-case-report
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Jun Xu, Qing Yang, Jun Li, Xia Zheng
BACKGROUND: Corynebacterium striatum is a member of the non-diphtherial corynebacteria, which are ubiquitous in nature and generally colonize the skin and mucous membranes of humans. Rarely, it causes infective endocarditis (IE). We report a case of rare left atrial bacterial vegetative mass due to C. striatum masquerading as a myxoma identified through a tortuous diagnostic process, and present a brief review of the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of 63-year-old man who presented with progressively worsening dyspnea on exertion and lower leg edema, and was diagnosed with heart failure...
May 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549029/a-contemporary-approach-to-reoperative-aortic-valve-surgery-when-is-less-more
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Deane E Smith, Michael S Koeckert, Patrick F Vining, Elias A Zias, Eugene A Grossi, Aubrey C Galloway
OBJECTIVE: Although the benefits of minimally invasive valvular surgery are well established, the applicability of extending these techniques to reoperative aortic valve surgery is unknown. We evaluated our experience with a minimally invasive approach to this patient population. METHODS: From January 2010 to September 2015, 21 patients underwent reoperative isolated aortic valve replacement via a minimally invasive approach by a single surgeon. All patients had preoperative evaluation with computerized tomography and coronary catheterization...
May 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548471/recurrent-mitral-paravalvular-leak-benefits-of-leak-site-repair-compared-to-re-replacement
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Jae-Woong Choi, Ho Y Hwang, Kyung H Kim, Ki-Bong Kim, Hyuk Ahn
BACKGROUND: Mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) recurrence after surgical correction has not yet been well demonstrated. The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate the long-term results of surgical mitral PVL correction, including recurrent PVL, and (2) to elucidate the factors including surgical technique that affect the risk of recurrent PVL. METHODS: Eighty-six patients who underwent surgical treatment for mitral PVL were enrolled in this study. Thirty-six patients underwent leak site repair (MVP group), and 50 patients underwent re-replacement (MVR group)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546336/the-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-diagnosis-and-during-follow-up-in-273-patients-with-chronic-q-fever
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Ilse Kouijzer, Linda Kampschreur, Peter Wever, Corneline Hoekstra, Marjo van Kasteren, Monique de Jager-Leclercq, Marrigje Nabuurs-Franssen, Marjolijn Wegdam-Blans, Heidi Ammerlaan, Jacqueline Buijs, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Wim Oyen, Chantal Bleeker-Rovers
In 1-5% of all acute Q fever infections, chronic Q fever develops, mostly manifesting as endocarditis, infected aneurysms, or infected vascular prostheses. In this study, we investigated the diagnostic value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) in chronic Q fever at diagnosis and during follow-up. Methods: All Dutch adult patients suspected of chronic Q fever who were diagnosed since 2007 were retrospectively included until March 2015 when at least one (18)F-FDG-PET/CT was performed...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544844/image-of-the-month-concomitant-tricuspid-and-mitral-native-valve-infective-endocarditis
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Su-Jin Jeong, Sang-Hoon Seol, Pil Sang Song
A 33-year-old immunocompetent man was admitted to the authors' hospital with a one-month duration of fevers, chills, and non-productive coughs, and suddenonset weakness and ischemic pain of both lower extremities. Physical examination revealed crepitating rales heard over bilateral lung fields. On auscultation, a grade 2~3/6 systolic murmur was heard over the leftlower sternal border and apical area. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a mobile mass on the tricuspid valve compatible with vegetation, in addition to concomitant mitral valve vegetation (Video 1)...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544837/candida-endocarditis-a-review-of-twelve-episodes-in-eleven-patients
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Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Mateja Logar
BACKGROUND: Candida spp. are a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. The study aim was to describe pertinent clinical data on consecutive patients with Candida endocarditis treated at a tertiary referral center between 1984 and 2013. METHODS: A retrospective search of the authors' endocarditis database was performed and the medical records of patients with confirmed Candida endocarditis were reviewed. Important data relating to demographics, medical history and clinical data, as well as information on outcome and treatment, were extracted...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543399/baroreceptor-stimulation-in-a-patient-with-preexisting-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Kay F Weipert, Jens Andrick, Ritvan Chasan, Christopher Gemein, Astrid Most, Christian W Hamm, Damir Erkapic, Joern Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Many patients with severe heart failure (HF) have an indication for baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) and an ICD. Concerns about device-device interactions were addressed in a study with small sample size that concluded combined BAT and ICD therapy is safe. There are no published data, however, concerning device-device interactions between BAT and a subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD). Since BAT frequently interferes with surface ECG recordings there are doubts about compatibility of BAT and S-ICD devices...
May 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541598/pediatric-melody-mitral-valve-replacement-in-acute-endocarditis-alternative-surgical-hybrid-technique
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Ireneusz Haponiuk, Maciej Chojnicki, Radosław Jaworski, Mariusz Steffens, Konrad Paczkowski, Aneta Szofer-Sendrowska, Marta Paśko-Majewska, Katarzyna Gierat-Haponiuk, Anna Romanowicz, Wiktor Szymanowicz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Acute endocarditis (AE) is still rare disease in pediatric population, nevertheless the children suffering from AE usually need heart valves repair or replacement in emergency settings. METHODS: We present a case of emergency mitral valve replacement with the use of Melody balloon expandable stented bioprosthesis in a 2-years-old patient with acute endocarditis, subsequent mitral (bicuspid) valve incompetence after aggressive infective destruction with the symptoms of critical multiorgan failure...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541591/infective-endocarditis-cinderella-in-cardiology
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Amit Kaura, Dorota Dworakowska, Rafal Dworakowski
Infective endocarditis (IE) is uncommon, however, the incidence is on the rise [1]. Despite improvements in its management, infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with significant short- and long-term morbidity and mortality [2]. A definitive diagnosis of IE may be challenging and is often delayed due to the highly variable and non-specific symptoms at patient presentation, alongside limited availability of specialist services [3]. In addition to IE remaining a diagnostic challenge, the decisions about the treatment modality (medical vs surgical) and the timing of potential valve surgery are demanding, despite established national and international guidelines [4]...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540315/invasive-listeria-monocytogenes-gastroenteritis-leading-to-stupor-bacteremia-fever-and-diarrhea-a-rare-life-threatening-condition
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Hassan Mehmood, Asghar Dil Jan Khan Marwat, Noman Ahmed Jang Khan
Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive, rod-shaped organism that can cause serious infections such as meningitis, invasive gastroenteritis, and endocarditis. Every year 1600 people in the United States are affected, with significant mortality of 260 people annually. Listeria gastroenteritis has the third highest mortality rate among all the food-borne infection. Invasive listeriosis most commonly affect pregnant women, those in extremes of ages, people with comorbid diseases, and people with weakened immune response...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540258/horizontally-acquired-biosynthesis-genes-boost-coxiella-burnetii-s-physiology
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Abraham S Moses, Jess A Millar, Matteo Bonazzi, Paul A Beare, Rahul Raghavan
Coxiella burnetii, the etiologic agent of acute Q fever and chronic endocarditis, has a unique biphasic life cycle, which includes a metabolically active intracellular form that occupies a large lysosome-derived acidic vacuole. C. burnetii is the only bacterium known to thrive within such an hostile intracellular niche, and this ability is fundamental to its pathogenicity; however, very little is known about genes that facilitate Coxiella's intracellular growth. Recent studies indicate that C. burnetii evolved from a tick-associated ancestor and that the metabolic capabilities of C...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538044/mycobacterium-chimaera-infections-associated-with-heater-cooler-units-in-cardiac-surgery
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Peter W Schreiber, Hugo Sax
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mycobacterium chimaera infections following cardiac surgery have been reported from an increasing number of countries. These infections are characterized by a poor prognosis with a case fatality rate around 50% despite treatment. Since the first description in 2013, our understanding has grown steadily. Several outbreak investigations, case series, and experiments with heater-cooler units (HCUs) have been published. This review summarizes the current knowledge. RECENT FINDINGS: M...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536232/native-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-lactococcus-garvieae-an-emerging-human-pathogen
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Felicia H Lim, David R Jenkins
A 57-year-old man presented with native mitral valve endocarditis caused by Lactococcus garvieae, a known animal pathogen that is increasingly being reported as a cause of human infections. The organism was cultured in four sets of blood cultures and identification was initially made by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry and confirmed by 16S rDNA PCR of the blood culture isolate. He was successfully treated with 6 weeks of both amoxicillin and gentamicin and underwent valve replacement surgery after 4 weeks of antimicrobial treatment...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533994/infective-endocarditis-presenting-as-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-an-appeal-for-caution
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Talal Asif, Amena Mohiuddin, Badar Hasan, Amgad Masoud
Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) as the presenting feature of infective endocarditis (IE) is rare. It has classically been described in association with the rupture of intracranial mycotic aneurysms (ICMA). Here we describe a very rare case of non-aneurysmal spontaneous SAH in a patient with IE. The patient originally presented with a headache and low-grade fever. Neuroimaging including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head revealed SAH. She was eventually diagnosed with streptococcus gallolyticus (formerly streptococcus bovis) IE...
April 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533098/the-current-epidemiology-of-injecting-drug-use-associated-infective-endocarditis-in-victoria-australia-in-the-midst-of-increasing-crystal-methamphetamine-use
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Alexandra Wright, Ohide Otome, Craig Harvey, Steve Bowe, Eugene Athan
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with significant mortality and morbidity despite recent advances in management. Injecting drug use (IDU) remains an important risk factor. Our aim was to evaluate the rates and patient demographics of IE and injecting drug use-associated infective endocarditis (IDU-IE) in Victoria from 2009 to 2014. METHODS: The Victorian Admitted Episode Dataset (VAED) was used to identify a population-based cohort with a diagnosis of IE and IDU-IE between 2009 and 2014 in Victoria...
May 9, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532768/prevalence-and-complications-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-chinese-according-to-echocardiographic-database
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Yijian Li, Xin Wei, Zhengang Zhao, Yanbiao Liao, Jialing He, Tianyuan Xiong, Yuanning Xu, Wenyu Lv, Yuanweixiang Ou, Hong Tang, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
As transcatheter aortic valve replacement has become an alternative treatment for patients at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement, bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) draws our attention again. The reported frequency of BAV was 0.5% to 2% in western population. However, there was no such epidemiologic study in Chinese population. Our study sought to investigate the prevalence and complications of BAV in China by echocardiographic database. A total of 668 cases who were confirmed with BAV, identified from 195,708 echocardiographic records of 157,039 patients in the echocardiographic database of West China Hospital (between June 2008 and June 2012), were analyzed retrospectively...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526098/first-description-of-bartonella-koehlerae-infection-in-a-spanish-dog-with-infective-endocarditis
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María-Dolores Tabar, Laura Altet, Ricardo G Maggi, Jaume Altimira, Xavier Roura
BACKGROUND: Bartonella koehlerae has been recently described as a new cat- and cat fleas-associated agent of culture-negative human endocarditis. It has been also encountered in one dog from Israel and six dogs from the USA, but other clinically relevant reports involving this bacterium are lacking. RESULTS: A 7-year-old intact male mixed dog presented with clinico-pathological signs consistent with mitral endocarditis and cutaneous hemangiosarcoma. Molecular studies revealed the presence of Bartonella koehlerae DNA in samples from blood and mitral valve tissue...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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