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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418954/aortic-root-abscess-clearly-shown-on-111in-leukocyte-scan-but-less-obvious-on-transesophageal-echocardiogram
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Harleen Kaur, John Seitz, Mitchel Muhleman, David Cragg, Feng Qing
A 79-year-old man with history of aortic stenosis, status post bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement, episodes of bacteremia, and endocarditis presented to hospital with fever. Clinical assessment led to suspicion of possible endocarditis. Initial interpretation of transesophageal echocardiogram was inconclusive without vegetation in mitral/aortic valve. An In-leukocyte scan demonstrated increased uptake in the area of aortic valve, suggestive of infection. Further review of the transesophageal echocardiogram showed signs of annular abscess...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414678/what-the-eyes-don-t-see-the-heart-does-grieve-over
#2
M Sciaudone, M Dery
INTRODUCTION: A 71 year old Peruvian woman presented with blurry vision and bilateral eye pain and had evidence of bilateral endophthalmitis on eye examination. Her past medical history was notable for multiple abdominal surgeries within the preceding months, including an incarcerated inguinal hernia repair which required an ileostomy placement, and cholecystitis requiring cholecystostomy tube placement. Over her multiple long hospitalizations, she developed bacteremia and fungemia on several occasions, with organisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacteroides fragilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, and Candida albicans...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414677/a-rare-case-of-tropical-pyomysitis-acquired-on-vacation-in-a-healthy-male
#3
K Poole, T Tran
INTRODUCTION: Pyomyositis has traditionally been considered a tropical disease. Increasing prevalence has been observed in more northern climates, especially with HIV, immunosuppression, and IV drug abuse as predisposing factors. Pyomyositis has the tendency to mimic other conditions, such as muscle contusion, necrotizing fasciitis, or septic arthritis. The rarity of this disease and non-specificity of its symptoms often lead to delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. CASE: 24-year-old man, seen 2 days prior in orthopedics clinic and the Emergency Department for persistent gluteal pain thought to be due to right-sided sciatica, was admitted following worsening pain, diffuse generalized weakness with polyarthralgias and myalgias These symptoms were associated with night sweats, shaking chills, and difficulty walking...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403907/platypnea-orthodeoxia-syndrome-in-the-right-lateral-decubitus-position-a-case-report
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Ippei Tsuzuki, Kamon Iigaya, Takashi Matsubara, Shunsuke Takagi, Taku Inohara, Yasuyuki Ohgino, Toshio Imafuku
BACKGROUND: Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome is a rare syndrome characterized by dyspnea and hypoxia when the patient is sitting or standing. Here we report a case of platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome caused by a right hemidiaphragmatic elevation with giant liver cyst that triggered a right-to-left shunt through the patent foramen ovale. This case report is the first presentation of a case secondary to hemidiaphragmatic elevation with giant liver cyst. In addition to this, a malposition of the pacemaker lead could be associated with platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome in this case...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386043/nongated-cardiac-computed-tomographic-angiograms-for-detection-of-embolic-sources-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Leonard L L Yeo, Staffan Holmin, Tommy Andersson, Erik Lundström, Anil Gopinathan, Er Luen Lim, Benjamin S H Leong, Win Sen Kuan, Eric Ting, Benjamin Y Q Tan, Sterling Ellis Eide, Edgar L K Tay
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We assessed the feasibility of obtaining diagnostic quality images of the heart and thoracic aorta by extending the z axis coverage of a non-ECG-gated computed tomographic angiogram performed in the primary evaluation of acute stroke without increasing the contrast dose. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke within the 4.5 hours of symptom onset were prospectively recruited. We increased the longitudinal coverage to the domes of the diaphragm to include the heart...
April 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366636/mitral-annular-calcification-as-a-possible-nidus-for-endocarditis-a-descriptive-series-with-bacteriological-differences-noted
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Gregg S Pressman, Mary Rodriguez-Ziccardi, Charles H Gartman, Edinrin Obasare, Emmanuel Melendres, Vivian Arguello, Vikas Bhalla
BACKGROUND: Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic inflammatory process with similarities to atherosclerosis. It is common in elderly patients and those with renal dysfunction. Although MAC is associated with cardiovascular morbidity, its relationship to infective endocarditis is unclear. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that MAC would be prevalent in patients with mitral valve vegetations and that vegetations would frequently occur on calcific nodules. A secondary aim was to look for possible bacteriological differences between vegetations attached to the calcified annulus versus leaflet vegetations...
March 31, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348771/angioinvasive-mucormycosis-and-paradoxical-stroke-a-case-report
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Roxana Mititelu, Samuel Bourassa-Blanchette, Karan Sharma, Virginia Roth
INTRODUCTION: Rhizopus typically results in acute, aggressive and angioinvasive infection, particularly in immunosuppressed individuals. Risk factors include immunosuppression in haematologic malignancy, uncontrolled hyperglycemia, iron overload states, and older chelator agents such as deferoxamine. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 33-year-old female with transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia who was started on intravenous deferiprone therapy and subsequently presented with a retropharyngeal abscess...
August 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345251/complication-of-hybrid-treatment-in-type-b-aortic-dissection-diagnosed-by-echocardiography
#8
Thaís Rossoni Weber, Viviane Tiemi Hotta, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Kamila Fernanda Staszko, Ricardo Ribeiro Dias, Charles Mady
This case illustrates an unusual and fatal complication after endovascular treatment of type B aortic dissection and highlights the role of echocardiography in the early diagnosis of complications. In this case, a patient with previous diagnosis of chronic type B aortic dissection and moderate aortic regurgitation underwent endovascular repair of the proximal descending aorta and conservative surgical correction of the aortic valve. On early postoperative, a transesophageal echocardiogram and aortic angiotomography demonstrated proximal endoleak by contrast extravasation around the proximal graft attachment site, causing compression of the stent in its middle portion, resulting in narrowing with reduced cross-sectional area...
March 27, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341764/transesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance-of-transcatheter-closure-of-the-aortic-valve-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-related-severe-aortic-regurgitation
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Preetham Muskala, Taiyeb M Khumri, Michael L Main
A 68 year-old man with a severe ischemic cardiomyopathy underwent left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation (Heart Mate II device) for destination therapy. He presented 49 months following LVAD implant with worsening heart failure symptoms and new severe aortic regurgitation. Given high risk for both surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement, he was admitted for transcatheter closure of the aortic valve under transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) guidance. TEE imaging revealed severe aortic regurgitation (see Figure 1A and 1B, and multimedia files 1 and 2)...
March 24, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323763/prospective-randomized-clinical-trial-investigating-the-effect-of-the-reamer-irrigator-aspirator-on-the-volume-of-embolic-load-and-respiratory-function-during-intramedullary-nailing-of-femoral-shaft-fractures
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Jeremy A Hall, Michael D McKee, Milena R Vicente, Zachary A Morison, Niloofar Dehghan, Christine E Schemitsch, Hans J Kreder, Brad Petrisor, Emil H Schemitsch
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine whether the use of the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator (RIA) device resulted in a decreased amount of fat emboli compared with standard reaming (SR) when performing intramedullary (IM) nailing of femoral shaft fractures. DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Multi-centered trial, level I trauma centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: All eligible patients who presented to participating institutions with an isolated femoral shaft fracture amenable to fixation with antegrade IM nailing...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314643/acute-ascending-aortic-dissection-after-mdma-ecstasy-use-a-case-report
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Satoko Kanahara, Mostafa El-Refai, Nasser Lakkis, Rashed Tabbaa
Acute aortic dissection is rare among young patients in the absence of connective tissue disorders. One of the risk factors associated with aortic dissection among young patients is amphetamine use. We report a case of a 37-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension presenting with syncope and altered mental status who was found to have an acute DeBakey Type I aortic dissection after ingestion of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy. This is the second case in the literature describing aortic dissection in relation to MDMA use...
September 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265529/pulmonary-vein-thrombosis-a-recent-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gerard Chaaya, Priya Vishnubhotla
The pulmonary veins (PVs) are the most proximal source of arterial thromboembolism. Pulmonary vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare but potentially lethal disease; its incidence is unclear, as most of the literature includes case reports. It most commonly occurs as a complica-tion of malignancy, post lung surgery, or atrial fibrillation and can be idiopathic in some cases. Most patients with PVT are commonly asymptomatic or have nonspecific symptoms such as cough, hemoptysis, and dyspnea from pulmonary edema or infarction...
January 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265207/clinical-risk-factors-for-infective-endocarditis-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
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Vincent Bryan D Salvador, Bikash Chapagain, Astha Joshi, Debra J Brennessel
Crucial to the management of staphylococcal bacteremia is an accurate evaluation of associated endocarditis, which has both therapeutic and prognostic implications. Because the clinical presentation of endocarditis can be nonspecific, the judicious use of echocardiography is important in distinguishing patients at high risk of developing endocarditis. In the presence of high-risk clinical features, an early transesophageal echocardiogram is warranted without prior transthoracic echocardiography. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical risk factors for staphylococcal infective endocarditis that might warrant earlier transesophageal echocardiography and to describe the incidence of endocarditis in cases of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243408/situs-inversus-with-levocardia-and-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-great-vessels-in-a-35-year-old-male-a-case-report
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Atefeh Ghorbnazadeh, Nahid Zirak, Afsoon Fazlinezhad, Aliasghar Moenipour, Hamid Hoseinikhah Manshadi, Mohammad Abbasi Teshnizi
Situs inversus with levocardia and congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries represents a relatively very rare congenital condition and most patients are diagnosed in infancy or early age. This case report describes a 35-year old man with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries which presented with a five month history of exertional dyspnea. A diagnosis was confirmed by transesophageal echocardiogram, showing situs inversus, levocardia, atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance...
January 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216204/left-ventricular-assist-device-thrombosis-is-associated-with-an-increase-in-the-systolic-to-diastolic-velocity-ratio-measured-at-the-inflow-and-outflow-cannulae
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Ankit Jain, Ben Rohrer, Brian Gebhardt, Janis L Breeze, Joshua D Quick, Gregory Couper, Michael S Kiernan, Matthew Lawrence, Frederick C Cobey
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the ratio of peak systolic-to-nadir diastolic velocity (S/D ratio) measured using Doppler at the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) inflow and outflow cannulae is associated with pump thrombosis and to determine whether there is an absolute decrease in the diastolic cannula velocities in LVAD thrombosis. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent LVAD exchange...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213924/diagnostic-paradox-ruptured-aneurysm-of-sinus-of-valsalva-simulating-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
#16
Mehar Hoda, Arushi Verma, Sridevi Alapati, Srilatha Alapati, Tharakanatha R Yarrabolu
Rupture of aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium mimicking tricuspid valve endocarditis is a rare presentation. We review a case of spontaneous rupture of aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium presenting as a murmur. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed a mobile mass that appeared to be attached to the tricuspid valve leaflet with moderate tricuspid regurgitation suggestive of tricuspid valve endocarditis. The diagnosis was confirmed as spontaneous rupture of noncoronary sinus in to the right atrium by transesophageal echocardiogram...
March 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206705/erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae-bloodstream-infection-a-22-year-experience-at-mayo-clinic-minnesota
#17
E M Tan, J R Marcelin, N Adeel, R J Lewis, M J Enzler, P K Tosh
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a facultatively anaerobic Gram-positive bacillus found mostly in swine, fish and sheep. E. rhusiopathiae classically causes cutaneous eruptions in butchers, fish handlers and veterinarians. Based solely on case reports, 90% of E. rhusiopathiae bloodstream infections (BSI) have been associated with infective endocarditis (IE). To assess the true frequency of IE in E. rhusiopathiae BSI as well as other clinical associations, we performed a retrospective cohort analysis of E...
February 16, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163431/removal-of-a-retained-intracardiac-radiolucent-guidewire-fragment-using-an-atrieve%C3%A2-vascular-snare-using-combined-fluoroscopy-and-transesophageal-echocardiography-guidance-in-an-infant
#18
Asif Padiyath, Eudice E Fontenot, Boban P Abraham
Retained intravascular foreign body is a well-known complication of central venous access placement in children as well as adults. Most of these foreign bodies are radio-opaque and hence are removed under fluoroscopy guidance. In our case, we describe the removal of an intracardiac radiolucent foreign body in an infant utilizing a combination technique - transesophageal echocardiogram and fluoroscopy.
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146195/-infective-endocarditis-by-abiotrophia-defectiva-diagnosed-by-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-in-argentina
#19
Flavo Lipari, Matías Martínez, Daniela Hernández, María Laborie, Juan P Caeiro
We report the case of a 63-year-old woman with congestive heart failure due to a bicuspid aortic valve and severe aortic stenosis. The patient had a febrile syndrome with positive blood cultures for Abiotrophia defectiva, Transesophageal echocardiogram revealed the presence of paravalvular abscess, which was treated by a successful valve replacement. The patient received appropriate antibiotic therapy with intravenous vancomycin, leading to a successful response. The use of MALDI-TOF MS as a rapid and specific method for the microbiological diagnosis is discussed in the following report...
December 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145876/novel-use-of-mitraclip-for-severe-mitral-regurgitation-due-to-infective-endocarditis
#20
Pranav Chandrashekar, Erin A Fender, Mohammed A Al-Hijji, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, Charanjit S Rihal, Mackram F Eleid, Nandan S Anavekar
A 75-year-old man presented with infective endocarditis. Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) revealed mild-moderate mitral regurgitation (MR). After 4 weeks of antibiotics, he presented with New York Heart Association class III dyspnea. Repeat TEE demonstrated severe MR. After consultation with Infectious Diseases, it was determined the infection risk was low and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) was offered. Deployment of two MitraClip devices (Abbott Vascular) resulted in symptom relief. This case demonstrates a potential role of TMVR in treating acute severe MR due to endocarditis...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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