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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/29040411/handoc-a-handy-score-to-determine-the-need-for-echocardiography-in-non-beta-hemolytic-streptococcal-bacteremia
#2
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/29039589/partial-monosomy-8p-and-trisomy-16q-in-two-children-with-developmental-delay-detected-by-array-comparative-genomic-hybridization
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Zoe Papadopoulou, Ioannis Papoulidis, Stavros Sifakis, Georgios Markopoulos, Annalisa Vetro, Angeliki-Maria Vlaikou, Monica Ziegler, Thomas Liehr, Loretta Thomaidis, Orsetta Zuffardi, Maria Syrrou, Kitsos George, Emmanouil Manolakos
Two cases of liveborn unrelated children with developmental delay and overlapping unbalanced translocations der(8)t(8;16)(p23.2;q23.3) and der (8)t(8;16)(p23.1;q23.1), leading to partial monosomy 8p and partial trisomy 16q, are reported in the present study. The first patient was a 10‑year‑old boy with mild developmental delay and minor congenital anomalies (borderline microcephaly, clinodactyly, hypertelorism, epicanthus, mild systolic murmur and kidney reflux). The second patient was a 3 year‑old girl with developmental delay, gross motor milestone delay and dysmorphic features...
October 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039276/sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-rupture-in-an-infant
#4
David J Steflik, Tammy L Churchill, Shahryar M Chowdhury
We present the case of a 10-month-old female with a right coronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with rupture into the right atrial appendage who presented with a murmur. Surgical repair was performed shortly after diagnosis with pericardial patch closure from within the aorta and closure of the right atrial rupture site. To our knowledge, this is the youngest child with sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with rupture to be identified in the literature.
October 17, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
#5
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/29038418/two-reports-of-quadricuspid-aortic-valve-with-aortic-insufficiency
#6
Zahir Satti, Abdalla Ibrahim, Peter Kelly
We report two cases of a quadricuspid aortic valve with severe aortic incompetence. Both patients presented with dyspnea on exertion. Their physical examinations demonstrated wide pulse pressures with diastolic murmurs. Bedside transthoracic Doppler echocardiography revealed preserved left ventricular systolic function and possible quadricuspid aortic valve with severe aortic incompetence in both patients. We proceeded with transesophageal echocardiography that confirmed a quadricuspid aortic valve with severe aortic incompetence in both patients...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036978/-clinical-features-and-surgical-treatment-effect-of-patients-with-cardiac-cavernous-hemangioma
#7
Q L Yang, B Tang, X H Zhou, J P Wang, H Y Wang, S Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and surgical treatment effect of patients with cardiac cavernous hemangioma. Methods: Clinical data of 9 patients (5 male, aged from 4 to 53 years old) with cardiac cavernous hemangioma, who underwent surgical treatment from November 2002 to March 2015 and the diagnosis of cardiac cavernous hemangioma was confirmed by postoperative histological examination, were retrospectively analyzed. Effects of surgical treatment were analyzed. Results: Four patients were asymptomatic (heart murmur presented in 3 patients during physical examination)...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036951/-the-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-diagnosed-at-autopsy
#8
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/29030377/spontaneous-closure-of-ventricular-septal-perforation-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Tetsuo Yamanaka, Toru Fukatsu, Yoshimaro Ichinohe, Yasunobu Hirata
We report on an 84-year-old woman with anteroseptal acute myocardial infarction. Emergency coronary angiography revealed the occlusion of proximal left anterior descending artery without collateral circulation, and percutaneous coronary intervention was performed. Two drug eluting stents were implanted, and the procedure was concluded with thrombolysis in myocardial infarction grade 3 without complications. Postoperatively, no murmur was audible on auscultation and no shunt flow was observed on transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and normal blood pressure was maintained...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026892/prompt-diagnosis-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-with-papillary-muscle-rupture-by-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-the-emergency-department
#10
Koon Ho Cheung, Colin Graham Alexander
A previously healthy 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department with chest pain and dyspnoea for 6 hours. Examination revealed distress with an apical pansystolic murmur. Initial electrocardiogram showed sinus tachycardia and ST elevation in leads II, III, and aVF compatible with an inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Point-of-care echocardiography in the emergency department showed a flail anterior mitral leaflet and severe mitral regurgitation, leading to a provisional diagnosis of papillary muscle rupture...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023732/murmur-intensity-in-adult-dogs-with-pulmonic-and-subaortic-stenosis-reflects-disease-severity
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D Caivano, D Dickson, M Martin, M Rishniw
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine whether murmur intensity in adult dogs with pulmonic stenosis or subaortic stenosis reflects echocardiographic disease severity and to determine whether a six-level murmur grading scheme provides clinical advantages over a four-level scheme. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective multi-investigator study on adult dogs with pulmonic stenosis or subaortic stenosis, murmur intensity was compared to echocardiographically determined pressure gradient across the affected valve...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994682/successful-surgical-osteoplasty-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-with-concomitant-mitral-valve-replacement-and-tricuspid-annuloplasty
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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Abhinav Singh Chauhan, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Suruchi Hasija, Priya Jagia, Pradeep Ramakrishnan
A 50-year-old woman with rheumatic heart disease, mitral stenosis, and critical isolated left main ostial stenosis was successfully treated by mitral valve replacement, tricuspid annuloplasty, and surgery of left main osteoplasty and is reported for its rarity. Notable clinical findings included an intermittently irregular pulse, blood pressure of 100/70 mmHg, cardiomegaly, a diastolic precordial thrill, a mid-diastolic murmur without presystolic accentuation that was loudest at the mitral area. Chest radiograph revealed cardiomegaly with a cardiothoracic ratio of 0...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994146/congenital-unruptured-aneurysm-of-sinus-of-valsalva-quadricuspid-aortic-valve-and-ascending-aortic-aneurysm-associated-with-genetic-leukoencephalopathy-in-an-infant-a-new-syndrome
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Elaheh Malakan Rad, Hamidreza Pouraliakbar
We report a 15-month-old female with unruptured noncoronary sinus of Valsalva anreurysm (SOVA) associated with quadricuspid aortic valve, ascending aortic aneurysm (AAA), moderate aortic insufficiency, mild mitral insufficiency, genetic leukoencepaholpathy, developmental delay and mild mixed aminoaciduria. She was referred for evaluation of a cardiac murmur. Initial echocardiographic examination showed the aneurysm as a round cyst in the right atrium which changed in size during systole and diastole. As to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of association of SOVA, quadricuspid aortic valve, AAA and genetic leukoencephalopathy in an infant...
October 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985729/a-novel-bedside-cardiopulmonary-physical-diagnosis-curriculum-for-internal-medicine-postgraduate-training
#14
Brian Thomas Garibaldi, Timothy Niessen, Allan Charles Gelber, Bennett Clark, Yizhen Lee, Jose Alejandro Madrazo, Reza Sedighi Manesh, Ariella Apfel, Brandyn D Lau, Gigi Liu, Jenna VanLiere Canzoniero, C John Sperati, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Daniel J Brotman, Thomas A Traill, Danelle Cayea, Samuel C Durso, Rosalyn W Stewart, Mary C Corretti, Edward K Kasper, Sanjay V Desai
BACKGROUND: Physicians spend less time at the bedside in the modern hospital setting which has contributed to a decline in physical diagnosis, and in particular, cardiopulmonary examination skills. This trend may be a source of diagnostic error and threatens to erode the patient-physician relationship. We created a new bedside cardiopulmonary physical diagnosis curriculum and assessed its effects on post-graduate year-1 (PGY-1; interns) attitudes, confidence and skill. METHODS: One hundred five internal medicine interns in a large U...
October 6, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983441/high-value-care-in-the-evaluation-of-stroke
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Prakrity Urja, Eric H Nippoldt, Virginia Barak, Carrie Valenta
Value-based care emphasizes achieving the greatest overall health benefit for every dollar spent. We present an interesting case of stroke, which made us consider how frequently health care providers are utilizing value-based care. A 73-year-old Caucasian, who was initially admitted for a hypertensive emergency, was transferred to our facility for worsening slurring of speech and left-sided weakness. The patient had an extensive chronic cerebrovascular disease, including multiple embolic type strokes, mainly in the distribution of the right temporal-occipital cerebral artery and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)...
August 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979899/complete-resolution-of-a-large-bicuspid-aortic-valve-thrombus-with-anticoagulation-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#16
Rayan Jo Rachwan, Ghassan E Daher, Jawad Fares, Rachoin Rachoin
Native aortic valve thrombosis in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS) is a rare entity. We describe a 38-year-old man who presented with neurological symptoms and a cardiac murmur. Transthoracic echocardiography detected a large bicuspid aortic valve thrombus. Laboratory evaluation showed the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. Anticoagulation was started, and serial echocardiographic studies showed complete resolution of the aortic valve vegetation after 4 months. The patient improved clinically and had no residual symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978901/aortic-valve-replacement-for-the-management-of-heyde-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
Akihiko Shibamoto, Hideto Kawaratani, Takuya Kubo, Norihisa Nishimura, Shinya Sato, Kenichiro Seki, Yasuhiko Sawada, Hiroaki Takaya, Yasushi Okura, Kousuke Takeda, Masakazu Uejima, Tadashi Namisaki, Kei Moriya, Akira Mitoro, Junichi Yamao, Hitoshi Yoshiji
Heyde syndrome describes the triad of aortic stenosis, acquired coagulopathy, and anemia due to bleeding from intestinal angiodysplasia. An 87-year-old man with iron deficiency anemia due to melena was admitted to our hospital. On examination, a systolic murmur was heard and echocardiography confirmed the presence of aortic stenosis. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy were unremarkable. Capsule endoscopy and double balloon endoscopy revealed angiodysplasia throughout the small intestine. Laboratory investigations were significant for reduced plasma levels of high molecular weight von Willebrand factor multimers...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974851/accidental-heart-murmurs
#18
REVIEW
Edin Begic, Zijo Begic
INTRODUCTION: Accidental murmurs occur in anatomically and physiologically normal heart. Accidental (innocent) murmurs have their own clearly defined clinical characteristics (asymptomatic, they require minimal follow-up care). AIM: To point out the significance of auscultation of the heart in the differentiation of heart murmurs and show clinical characteristics of accidental heart murmurs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Article presents review of literature which deals with the issue of accidental heart murmurs in the pediatric cardiology...
August 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966041/echocardiographic-prevalence-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-indian-school-children-using-world-heart-federation-criteria-a-multi-site-extension-of-rheumatic-study-the-e-rheumatic-study
#19
Anita Saxena, Ankush Desai, Kedareshwar Narvencar, Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Rajendra Singh Thangjam, Snehal Kulkarni, Ana Karina Jacques' E Costa, Kalaivani Mani, Amit Dias, Ritesh Sukharamwala
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) continues to be major public health burden in developing world. Echocardiographic screening in school children has shown that subclinical RHD cases are several times more than clinical cases. Recent reports have used World Heart Federation (WHF) criteria. Objective of present study was to determine RHD prevalence using WHF criteria in Indian children. METHODS: Children (5-15years) from randomly selected schools across four sites were included...
September 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955476/periaortic-lymphoma-in-a-cat
#20
Laura Bree, Chiara Bergamino, Ronan Mullins, Pamela Kelly, Robert Shiel
CASE SUMMARY: A 14-year-old neutered male Siamese cat was presented with a 3 month history of lethargy, inappetence, dehydration, hindlimb ataxia and intermittent proprioceptive deficits in the hindlimbs. Physical examination revealed low body condition score (1.75/5), pallor and bilateral basilar grade II/VI systolic heart murmur. Neurological examination revealed hindlimb ataxia, severe atrophy of the hindlimb musculature, intermittent hindlimb proprioceptive deficits and normoreflexia...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
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