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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522577/shorter-leukocyte-telomere-length-is-associated-with-higher-risk-of-infections-a-prospective-study-of-75-309-individuals-from-the-general-population
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Jens Helby, Børge G Nordestgaard, Thomas Benfield, Stig E Bojesen
In the general population, older age is associated with short leukocyte telomere length and with high risk of infections. In a recent study of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for severe aplastic anemia, long donor leukocyte telomere length was associated with improved survival in the recipients. These findings suggest that leukocyte telomere length could possibly be a marker of immune competence. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that shorter leukocyte telomere length is associated with higher risk of infectious disease hospitalization and infection related death...
May 18, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496492/infective-endocarditis-report-from-a-main-referral-teaching-hospital-in-iran
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Behrooz Heydari, Iman Karimzadeh, Hossein Khalili, Esfandiar Shojaei, Abdolrasool Ebrahimi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present preliminary study was to assess the demographic, clinical, paraclinical, microbiological, echocardiographic, and therapeutic profile as well as in-hospital outcome of patients with infective endocarditis at a referral center for various infectious diseases in Iran. METHODS: Required demographic, clinical, plausible complications and paraclinical data were collected from patients' medical charts. Echocardiographic findings were obtained by performing transthoracic and/or transesophageal echocardiography as clinically indicated...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492440/diskitis-osteomyelitis-spinal-epidural-abscess-meningitis-and-endocarditis-following-sacroiliac-joint-injection-for-the-treatment-of-low-back-pain-in-a-patient-on-therapy-for-hepatitis-c-virus
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Geeta Nagpal, John P Flaherty, Honorio T Benzon
OBJECTIVE: Sacroiliac joint injections are frequently performed procedures in the management of acute and chronic low-back pain, including patients with various immunocompromised states. Infectious complications following these procedures along with other spinal injections are rarely reported, but the true incidence is unknown. The purpose of this report is to highlight the devastating neurologic sequela that can occur, and to discuss potential future management strategies. CASE REPORT: We present a patient who developed diskitis, osteomyelitis, spinal epidural abscess, meningitis, and endocarditis from Staphylococcus aureus, all of which developed shortly after a sacroiliac joint injection...
May 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482820/the-changing-epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-infective-endocarditis-a-retrospective-study-of-196-episodes-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-china
#4
Wan Zhu, Qian Zhang, Jingping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is an uncommon but life-threatening infectious disease. To our knowledge, current investigations of the characteristics of infective endocarditis in our region are scarce. In this study, we aimed to investigate the changes in the epidemiology and clinical features of infective endocarditis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of clinical data was performed using 196 infective endocarditis cases diagnosed between June 2004 and December 2012 at The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454777/identification-of-causative-organism-in-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-infections
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Masato Fukunaga, Masahiko Goya, Michio Nagashima, Kenichi Hiroshima, Takashi Yamada, Yoshimori An, Kentaro Hayashi, Yu Makihara, Masatsugu Ohe, Kei Ichihashi, Morimasa Ohtsuka, Hiroaki Miyazaki, Kenji Ando
BACKGROUND: The causative organism in cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infection is usually diagnosed with the cultures from blood, removed leads, and/or infected pocket material. The cultured organism, however, is sometimes different among these samples. METHODS: Two hundred sixty patients with CIED infection, who underwent lead extraction between April 2005 and December 2014, were analyzed. More than two blood culture sets, all the extracted leads, and swab culture of the pocket were sent to the laboratory for culture...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432161/aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-pneumonia-with-chest-and-abdominal-wall-involvement
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Iris Storms, Marre van den Brand, Peter Schneeberger, Nico van 't Hullenaar
A 54-year-old man presented with a productive cough, chest pain, fever and weight loss. Initial analysis revealed a palpable chest wall mass and consolidation in the left lower lobe and pleural abnormalities on imaging. At that point no infectious cause or malignancy was identified. Microbiological analysis of a needle biopsy from a newly developed abdominal wall mass revealed growth of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans The patient was successfully treated with antibiotic therapy for 1 year. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is a Gram-negative coccobacillus and is part of the normal oral flora...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417489/management-of-septic-emboli-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis
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Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Tomas Martin, Phillip Hess, Brian Hoh, Meshka Anderson, Charles T Klodell, Thomas M Beaver
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Septic emboli (SE) associated with infectious endocarditis (IE) can result in splenic abscesses and infectious intracranial aneurysms (IIA). We investigated the impact of SE on patient outcomes following surgery for IE. METHOD: From January-2000 to October-2015, all patients with surgical IE (n = 437) were evaluated for incidence and management of SE. RESULTS: Overall SE was found in 46/437 (10.52%) patients (n = 17 spleen, 13 brain, and 16 both)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412525/liver-microbiome-of-peromyscus-leucopus-a-key-reservoir-host-species-for-emerging-infectious-diseases-in-north-america
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A André, A Mouton, V Millien, J Michaux
Microbiome studies generally focus on the gut microbiome, which is composed of a large proportion of commensal bacteria. Here we propose a first analysis of the liver microbiome using next generation sequencing as a tool to detect potentially pathogenic strains. We used Peromyscus leucopus, the main reservoir host species of Lyme disease in eastern North America, as a model and sequenced V5-V6 regions of the 16S gene from 18 populations in southern Quebec (Canada). The Lactobacillus genus was found to dominate the liver microbiome...
April 13, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410379/new-insights-into-valve-related-intramural-and-intracellular-bacterial-diversity-in-infective-endocarditis
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Andreas Oberbach, Nadine Schlichting, Stefan Feder, Stefanie Lehmann, Yvonne Kullnick, Tilo Buschmann, Conny Blumert, Friedemann Horn, Jochen Neuhaus, Ralph Neujahr, Erik Bagaev, Christian Hagl, Maximilian Pichlmaier, Arne Christian Rodloff, Sandra Gräber, Katharina Kirsch, Marcus Sandri, Vivek Kumbhari, Armirhossein Behzadi, Amirali Behzadi, Joao Carlos Correia, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr, Maik Friedrich
AIMS: In infective endocarditis (IE), a severe inflammatory disease of the endocardium with an unchanged incidence and mortality rate over the past decades, only 1% of the cases have been described as polymicrobial infections based on microbiological approaches. The aim of this study was to identify potential biodiversity of bacterial species from infected native and prosthetic valves. Furthermore, we compared the ultrastructural micro-environments to detect the localization and distribution patterns of pathogens in IE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408901/serine-rich-repeat-adhesins-contribute-to-streptococcus-gordonii-induced-maturation-of-human-dendritic-cells
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Eun Byeol Ko, Sun Kyung Kim, Ho Seong Seo, Cheol-Heui Yun, Seung Hyun Han
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a pivotal role in the induction of immunity by recognition, capture, process, and presentation of antigens from infectious microbes. Streptococcus gordonii is able to cause life-threatening systemic diseases such as infective endocarditis. Serine-rich repeat (SRR) glycoproteins of S. gordonii are sialic acid-binding adhesins mediating the bacterial adherence to the host and the development of infective endocarditis. Thus, the SRR adhesins are potentially involved in the bacterial adherence to DCs and the maturation and activation of DCs required for the induction of immunity to S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403796/riboswitches-as-potential-targets-for-the-development-of-anti-biofilm-drugs
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José A Reyes-Darias, Tino Krell
In nature, bacteria can exist as single motile cells or as sessile cellular community, known as microbial biofilms. Bacteria within biofilms are embedded in a self-produced extracellular matrix that makes them more resistant to antibiotic treatment and responses of the host immune system. Microbial biofilms are very important in medicine since they are associated with several human diseases such as dental caries, periodontitis, otitis media, infective endocarditis, infectious kidney stones, osteomyelitis or prostatitis...
April 7, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401448/the-changing-epidemiology-of-infective-endocarditis-in-the-twenty-first-century
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REVIEW
J Ambrosioni, M Hernandez-Meneses, A Téllez, J Pericàs, C Falces, J M Tolosana, B Vidal, M Almela, E Quintana, J Llopis, A Moreno, José M Miro
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a relatively infrequent infectious disease. It does, however, causes serious morbidity, and its mortality rate has remained unchanged at approximately 25%. Changes in IE risk factors have deeply impacted its epidemiology during recent decades but literature from low-income countries is very scarce. Moreover, prophylaxis guidelines have recently changed and the impact on IE incidence is still unknown. RECENT FINDINGS: In high-income countries, the proportion of IE related to prior rheumatic disease has decreased significantly and has been replaced proportionally by cases related to degenerative valvulopathies, prosthetic valves, and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices...
May 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369398/oral-streptococcal-endocarditis-oral-hygiene-habits-and-recent-dental-procedures-a-case-control-study
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Xavier Duval, Sarah Millot, Catherine Chirouze, Christine Selton-Suty, Vanessa Moby, Pierre Tattevin, Christophe Strady, Edouard Euvrard, Nelly Agrinier, Daniel Thomas, Bruno Hoen, François Alla
Aims: To compare oral hygiene habits, oro-dental status, and dental procedures in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) according to whether the IE-causing microorganism originated in the oral cavity. Methods: We conducted an assessor-blinded case-control study in 6 French tertiary-care hospitals. Oral hygiene habits were recorded using a self-administered questionnaire. Oro-dental status was analysed by trained dental practitioners blinded to the microorganism, using standardized clinical examination and dental panoramic tomography...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335676/physiopathological-approach-to-infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-left-heart-versus-right-heart-involvement
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Yassamine Bentata
Infectious endocarditis (IE), a complication that is both cardiac and infectious, occurs frequently and is associated with a heavy burden of morbidity and mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients (CHD). About 2-6% of chronic hemodialysis patients develop IE and the incidence is 50-60 times higher among CHD patients than in the general population. The left heart is the most frequent location of IE in CHD and the different published series report a prevalence of left valve involvement varying from 80% to 100%...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329330/three-port-one-incision-plus-two-port-endoscopic-mitral-valve-surgery-without-robotic-assistance
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Toshiaki Ito, Atsuo Maekawa, Satoshi Hoshino, Yasunari Hayashi, Sadanari Sawaki, Junji Yanagisawa, Masayoshi Tokoro
OBJECTIVES: Totally endoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is technically demanding and often performed with robotic assistance. We hypothesized that three-port video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) would facilitate endoscopic MIMVS and evaluated its feasibility and safety. METHODS: From October 2010 to June 2016, we performed first-time MIMVS in 250 consecutive patients (122 male), with median age of 65 years (54-73 years, 25-75 percentile)...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325766/staphylococcal-%C3%AE-toxin-modulates-human-aortic-endothelial-cell-and-platelet-function-through-sphingomyelinase-and-biofilm-ligase-activities
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Alfa Herrera, Katarina Kulhankova, Vijay K Sonkar, Sanjana Dayal, Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Wilmara Salgado-Pabón, Patrick M Schlievert
Staphylococcus aureus causes many infections, such as skin and soft tissue, pneumonia, osteomyelitis, and infective endocarditis (IE). IE is an endovascular infection of native and prosthetic valves and the lining of the heart; it is characterized by the formation of cauliflower-like "vegetations" composed of fibrin, platelets, other host factors, bacteria, and bacterial products. β-Toxin is an S. aureus virulence factor that contributes to the microorganism's ability to cause IE. This cytolysin has two enzymatic activities: sphingomyelinase (SMase) and biofilm ligase...
March 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290975/death-of-military-working-dogs-due-to-bartonella-vinsonii-subspecies-berkhoffii-genotype-iii-endocarditis-and-myocarditis
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Leslie M Shelnutt, Nandhakumar Balakrishnan, Justin DeVanna, Kenneth L Batey, Edward B Breitschwerdt
OBJECTIVES: As a result of extensive field-related activities, military working dogs (MWDs) have an increased occupational risk for acquiring vector-borne infectious diseases. METHODS: Indirect fluorescent antibody, Bartonella alpha-proteobacteria growth medium enrichment culture, and 16-23S Bartonella intergenic transcribed spacer polymerase chain reaction were performed using blood, serum, or tissue specimens. RESULTS: Endocarditis was diagnosed in three MWDs infected with Bartonella vinsonii subspecies (subsp...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283187/successful-delayed-coiling-of-a-ruptured-growing-distal-posterior-cerebral-artery-mycotic-aneurysm
#18
C Champeaux, N Walker, J Derwin, A Grivas
Intracranial infectious aneurysm (IIA) is a rare form of cerebrovascular malformation for which obliteration may be undertaken after rupture or non-response to targeted antibiotic therapy. We discuss the case of a 19-year-old man who presented with acute neurologic decline (Glasgow Coma Scale of 8) and endocarditis. CT images demonstrated subarachnoid haemorrhage, hydrocephalus and a mycotic aneurysm on the left posterior cerebral artery. Conservative management was initially decided due to the high risk of stroke and hemianopia...
March 7, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279491/proposal-for-shorter-antibiotic-therapies
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C Wintenberger, B Guery, E Bonnet, B Castan, R Cohen, S Diamantis, P Lesprit, L Maulin, Y Péan, E Peju, L Piroth, J P Stahl, C Strady, E Varon, F Vuotto, R Gauzit
OBJECTIVES: Reducing antibiotic consumption has now become a major public health priority. Reducing treatment duration is one of the means to achieve this objective. Guidelines on the therapeutic management of the most frequent infections recommend ranges of treatment duration in the ratio of one to two. The Recommendation Group of the French Infectious Diseases Society (SPILF) was asked to collect literature data to then recommend the shortest treatment durations possible for various infections...
March 6, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264856/effect-of-continuous-and-sequential-therapy-among-veterans-receiving-daptomycin-or-linezolid-for-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-bacteremia
#20
Nicholas S Britt, Emily M Potter, Nimish Patel, Molly E Steed
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bloodstream infections (VREF-BSI) cause significant mortality, highlighting the need to optimize their treatment. We compared the effectiveness and safety of daptomycin (DAP) and linezolid (LZD) as continuous or sequential therapy for VREF-BSI in a national, retrospective, propensity score (PS)-matched cohort study of hospitalized Veterans Affairs patients (2004 to 2014). We compared clinical outcomes and adverse events among patients treated with continuous LZD, continuous DAP, or sequential LZD followed by DAP (LZD-to-DAP)...
May 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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