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infectious endocarditis

Kun Liu, Chunxia Yang, Yongna Zhang, Xunhui Yuan, Hang Xiao, Yun'an Bai, Bin Xi
Brain abscess is a rare but potentially lethal infection of brain parenchyma, requiring prompt surgical intervention and high-dose antibiotic therapy. Brain abscess is a known complication of surgically treated intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), but it is exceptionally rare that it occurs at the same site of a nonoperated ICH. Such cases may result from hematogenous spread from distant foci (pneumonia, infectious endocarditis) or contiguous sites. Herein, the authors report a case of 75-year-old woman presenting with a brain abscess 6 weeks after a nonoperated ICH...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Wonhyoung Park, Jae Sung Ahn, Jung Cheol Park, Byung Duk Kwun, Deok Hee Lee
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial infectious aneurysms (IIAs) are a very rare but unique subtype of potentially life-threatening vascular lesion. However, there is no widely accepted standard protocol for their management. We reviewed our treatment experiences of IIAs from 2001 to 2015 and proposed a treatment strategy for future use. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 25 patients with 33 IIAs. All patients had predisposing infectious disease for which the causative organism had been identified...
October 11, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Noman Ahmed Jang Khan, Masroor A Khan, Guillermo Juan Morell Chardon
End stage renal disease has a list of consequences, cardiovascular being the most common. Inefficient dialysis can cause significant deposition of calcium all over the body, including heart valves making heart function impaired. We illustrate a case of 38-year-old female with end stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis. The patient had been complaining of pain and swelling of the right hand for the last few months and had been seen by hand surgeon and was admitted electively for the biopsy of hand lesions...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Anna Polewczyk, Wojciech Jacheć, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Wojciech Brzozowski, Marek Czajkowski, Grzegorz Opolski, Marcin Grabowski, Marianna Janion, Andrzej Kutarski
BACKGROUND: Lead-related infective endocarditis (LRIE) is a serious infectious disease with uncertain prognosis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the factors that influence survival in patients with LRIE undergoing transvenous lead extraction (TLE). METHODS: Clinical data obtained from 500 consecutive patients with LRIE undergoing TLE in the Reference Center in the years 2006-2015 were retrospectively analyzed. We evaluated the effect of demographic, clinical and procedure-related factors on 30-day and long-term survival (mean 3-year follow-up)...
October 7, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Andreia Albuquerque
Rubber band ligation is one of the most important, cost-effective and commonly used treatments for internal hemorrhoids. Different technical approaches were developed mainly to improve efficacy and safety. The technique can be employed using an endoscope with forward-view or retroflexion or without an endoscope, using a suction elastic band ligator or a forceps ligator. Single or multiple ligations can be performed in a single session. Local anaesthetic after ligation can also be used to reduce the post-procedure pain...
September 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Kristen Nelson-McMillan, Christoph P Hornik, Xia He, Luca A Vricella, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Kevin D Hill, Sara K Pasquali, Diane E Alejo, Duke E Cameron, Marshall L Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Delayed sternal closure (DSC) is commonly used to optimize hemodynamic stability after neonatal and infant heart surgery. We hypothesized that duration of sternum left open (SLO) was associated with rate of infection complications, and that location of sternal closure may mitigate infection risk. METHODS: Infants (age ≤365 days) undergoing index operations with cardiopulmonary bypass and DSC at STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database centers (from 2007 to 2013) with adequate data quality were included...
October 6, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Lucie Molet, Matthieu Revest, Maxime Fournet, Erwan Donal, Martine Bonnaure-Mallet, Jacques Minet, Hervé Le Bars
Infectious endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis is an uncommon event, accounting for less than 2% of all cases of infectious endocarditis. The infection of the tricuspid valve as it is reported here is extremely rare. We report the case of a tricuspid endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis in a 56 year-old man who was admitted to hospital with pelvic and scapular pain. The diagnosis was established through positive blood cultures and echographic detection of a large tricuspid vegetation. Despite efficient antibiotic therapy, valve replacement was required...
October 6, 2016: Annales de Biologie Clinique
François Delahaye
Half of patients with infectious endocarditis have surgery during the active phase of infective endocarditis (before the end of antibiotic therapy). The American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology, independently from each other, have published guidelines in September 2015. As regards surgical indications, these guidelines are similar. The surgical indication must be a common decision of a multidisciplinary team of experts in cardiology, cardiac surgery, imaging and infectious diseases...
September 26, 2016: La Presse Médicale
Florian Tagini, Trestan Pillonel, Sandra Asner, Guy Prod'hom, Gilbert Greub
Cardiobacterium hominis is a well-known commensal bacterium of the oral cavity and an agent of infective endocarditis in humans. Here, we provide a draft genome sequence of a pathogenic strain isolated from blood cultures of a patient with infectious endocarditis.
2016: Genome Announcements
Lars Haukali Omland, Rebecca Legarth, Magnus Glindvad Ahlström, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Niels Obel
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that targeted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing programs are cost-effective in populations with an HIV prevalence >0.1%. Several indicator diseases are known to be associated with increased risk of HIV infection, but estimates of HIV frequency in persons with relevant indicator diseases are nonexistent. METHODS: In a nationwide population-based cohort study encompassing all Danish residents aged 20-60 years during 1994-2013, we estimated the 5-year risk of an HIV diagnosis (FYRHD) after a first-time diagnosis of 147 prespecified potential indicator diseases...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
Ander Regueiro, Axel Linke, Azeem Latib, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Marina Urena, Thomas Walther, Oliver Husser, Howard C Herrmann, Luis Nombela-Franco, Asim N Cheema, Hervé Le Breton, Stefan Stortecky, Samir Kapadia, Antonio L Bartorelli, Jan Malte Sinning, Ignacio Amat-Santos, Antonio Munoz-Garcia, Stamatios Lerakis, Enrique Gutiérrez-Ibanes, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Didier Tchetche, Luca Testa, Helene Eltchaninoff, Ugolino Livi, Juan Carlos Castillo, Hasan Jilaihawi, John G Webb, Marco Barbanti, Susheel Kodali, Fabio S de Brito, Henrique B Ribeiro, Antonio Miceli, Claudia Fiorina, Guglielmo Mario Actis Dato, Francesco Rosato, Vicenç Serra, Jean-Bernard Masson, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Jose A Mangione, Maria-Cristina Ferreira, Valter C Lima, Luiz A Carvalho, Alexandre Abizaid, Marcos A Marino, Vinicius Esteves, Julio C M Andrea, Francesco Giannini, David Messika-Zeitoun, Dominique Himbert, Won-Keun Kim, Costanza Pellegrini, Vincent Auffret, Fabian Nietlispach, Thomas Pilgrim, Eric Durand, John Lisko, Raj R Makkar, Pedro A Lemos, Martin B Leon, Rishi Puri, Alberto San Roman, Alec Vahanian, Lars Søndergaard, Norman Mangner, Josep Rodés-Cabau
IMPORTANCE: Limited data exist on clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who had infective endocarditis after undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). OBJECTIVE: To determine the associated factors, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of patients who had infective endocarditis after TAVR. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The Infectious Endocarditis after TAVR International Registry included patients with definite infective endocarditis after TAVR from 47 centers from Europe, North America, and South America between June 2005 and October 2015...
September 13, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Salah A M Said, Massimo A Mariani
AIM: To delineate the features and current therapeutic option of congenital and acquired aortocameral fistulas (ACF) secondary to iatrogenic or infectious disorders. METHODS: From a PubMed search using the term "aortocameral fistula", 30 suitable papers for the current review were retrieved. Reviews, case series and case reports published in English were considered. Abstracts and reports from scientific meetings were not included. A total of 38 reviewed subjects were collected and analyzed...
August 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
S Rieg, I Joost, V Weiß, G Peyerl-Hoffmann, C Schneider, M Hellmich, H Seifert, W V Kern, A Kaasch
OBJECTIVES: The evidence for using combination antimicrobial therapy (CoRx) in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is limited. We aimed to investigate whether CoRx is associated with higher survival or lower SAB-related late complications. METHODS: We performed a post hoc analysis of a prospective SAB cohort study. CoRx was defined as a cell wall-active antistaphylococcal agent plus either rifampicin, a fluoroquinolone, fosfomycin or an aminoglycoside. To adjust for survivor bias multivariable Cox models that included CoRx as a time-dependent covariable were calculated...
September 8, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Daniel Juneau, Fernanda Erthal, Atif Alzahrani, Ali Alenazy, Pablo B Nery, Rob S Beanlands, Benjamin J Chow
Cardiac inflammatory disorders, either primarily cardiac or secondary to a systemic process, are associated with significant morbidity and/or mortality. Their diagnosis can be challenging, especially due to significant overlap in their clinical presentation with other cardiac diseases. Recent publications have investigated the potential diagnostic role of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in these patients. Most of the available literature is focused on Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), a tracer which has already demonstrated its use in other inflammatory and infectious processes...
December 2016: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
X J Duan, H Y Wang, J P Xu, L Li, H Y Xu, Q Z Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pathological changes and related factors leading to failure of bioprosthetic valves. METHODS: The surgical explanted bioprosthetic valves in Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College from January 2006 to December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Calcification, cusp tears, pannus and infectious endocarditis of bioprosthetic valves were evaluated by gross examination, X ray photography and histopathological analysis...
September 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Harrison Ndetan, Uwemedimbuk S Ekanem, Mohammed F Faramawi, Irene P Chedjieu, Susan Thapa, Bianca K Johnson, Kemmian D Johnson, Salima S Surani, Eric S Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To study mortality from nonmalignant diseases in subjects with high exposure to transmissible agents present in animals used for food, and in their raw or inadequately cooked products. METHODS: Mortality was compared in a cohort of meat handlers in slaughtering and processing plants with that of the U.S. general population. RESULTS: Excess mortality was observed for conditions known to be associated with infections-these include, septicemia, chronic nephritis, diseases of the kidney and ureter, diseases of the pancreas, cirrhosis of the liver, acute and subacute endocarditis, acute rheumatic fever, functional diseases of the heart, aortic aneurysm, intracranial and intraspinous abscess, and meningitis...
September 1, 2016: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Thomas L Holland, Larry M Baddour, Arnold S Bayer, Bruno Hoen, Jose M Miro, Vance G Fowler
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare, life-threatening disease that has long-lasting effects even among patients who survive and are cured. IE disproportionately affects those with underlying structural heart disease and is increasingly associated with health care contact, particularly in patients who have intravascular prosthetic material. In the setting of bacteraemia with a pathogenic organism, an infected vegetation may form as the end result of complex interactions between invading microorganisms and the host immune system...
2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Simon Heilbronner, Ian R Monk, Jeremy R Brozyna, David E Heinrichs, Eric P Skaar, Andreas Peschel, Timothy J Foster
Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase negative bacterial pathogen that is particularly associated with severe cases of infectious endocarditis. Unique amongst the coagulase-negative staphylococci, S. lugdunensis harbors an iron regulated surface determinant locus (isd). This locus facilitates the acquisition of heme as a source of nutrient iron during infection and allows iron limitation caused by "nutritional immunity" to be overcome. The isd locus is duplicated in S. lugdunensis HKU09-01 and we show here that the duplication is intrinsically unstable and undergoes accordion-like amplification and segregation leading to extensive isd copy number variation...
August 2016: PLoS Genetics
Estelle Honnorat, Piseth Seng, Alberto Riberi, Gilbert Habib, Andreas Stein
BACKGROUND: In contrast to percutaneous atrial septal occluder device, surgical patch closure of atrial defects was known to be no infective endocarditis risk. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein report the first case of late endocarditis of surgical patch closure of atrial septal defects occurred at 47-year after surgery. On September 2014, a 56-year-old immunocompetent French Caucasian man was admitted into the Emergency Department for 3-week history of headache, acute decrease of psychomotor performance and fever at 40 °C...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, Vitor Sérgio Kawabata, Márcio Sommer Bittencourt, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, Aloísio Felipe-Silva, Ana Paula Silva de Lemos
The incidence of severe complications of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection has presented variations over recent decades since the advent of penicillin. Gonococcal endocarditis (GE) still remains an ever-present threat afflicting the society's poor and sexually active young population. This entity frequently requires surgical intervention and usually exhibits a poor outcome. The interval between the onset of symptoms and the diagnosis does not usually exceed 4 weeks. One of the characteristics of GE is a proclivity for aortic valve involvement with large vegetation and valve ring abscess formation...
April 2016: Autopsy & case reports
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