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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452116/bioprosthetic-versus-mechanical-valve-replacement-for-endocarditis-focus-on-recurrence-rates-commentary
#1
Thoralf M Sundt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452115/bioprosthetic-versus-mechanical-valve-replacement-for-infective-endocarditis-focus-on-recurrence-rates
#2
Nana Toyoda, Shinobu Itagaki, Henry Tannous, Natalia N Egorova, Joanna Chikwe
BACKGROUND: Consensus guidelines for prosthesis selection in infective endocarditis recommend bioprosthetic or mechanical valve replacement based on life expectancy and comorbidity. However, contemporary outcome data are limited to institution series. METHODS: The outcomes of 3,447 patients identified from mandatory discharge databases in California and New York states who had either primary isolated mitral (n=1603) or aortic (n=1,844) valve replacement for active endocarditis between 1998 and 2010, were compared according to whether they received bioprosthetic (n=1,673, 48...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450784/-a-challenging-decision-making-process-pro-or-con-surgical-heart-valve-replacement-in-a-case-of-long-term-non-adherence-a-case-report
#3
René Florian Oswald, H Christof Müller-Busch
A young, still multimorbid woman aquires infectious endocarditis. Anamnestically severe non-adherence concerning medical advice is reported. Complete cure may only be achieved by performing surgical heart valve replacement, which implies lifelong scrupulous oral anticoagulation postoperatively. Discussion evolves within medical staff, whether surgery should be indicated or not.
February 15, 2018: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450741/utility-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-scanning-in-the-diagnosis-and-pre-operative-evaluation-of-patients-with-infective-endocarditis
#4
Jason R Sims, Nandan S Anavekar, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, James M Steckelberg, Walter R Wilson, Bernard J Gersh, Larry M Baddour, Daniel C DeSimone
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the gold standard imaging study used in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Computed tomography angiography (CTA) has undergone rapid advancement as a cardiac imaging technique and has previously shown promise in small non-randomized studies for evaluation of IE. We hypothesized that cardiac CTA would perform similarly to TEE in the detection of endocarditic lesions and that there would be no difference in clinical outcomes whether the coronary arteries were evaluated by CTA or invasive coronary angiography (ICA)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448257/nonbacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-presenting-with-leg-pain-and-a-left-atrial-mass-lesion
#5
Ahmed A Abouarab, Adham Elmously, Jeremy R Leonard, Mohammed J Arisha, Mario Gaudino, Naveent Narula, Arash Salemi
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a major cause of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) associated with intracardiac sterile vegetations. It is rare for vegetations to present as an atrial tumor. This report describes a 48-year-old female with SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome complicated by recurrent thrombosis on anticoagulation. A large left atrial mass lesion was detected on echocardiography during a work-up for leg burning. Infective endocarditis could not be confirmed, and hence left atrial mass lesion was the most likely diagnosis...
February 15, 2018: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445480/hemolytic-anemia-due-to-native-valve-subacute-endocarditis-with-actinomyces-israelii-infection
#6
Sudhamshi Toom, Yiqing Xu
This case highlights the importance of considering infectious etiology in the management of hemolytic anemia. Hemolytic anemia associated with infectious endocarditis is rare. Actinomyces endocarditis is a rare occurrence and is very challenging to diagnose given the challenges to culture the organism.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444729/gemella-bergeri-infective-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-literature
#7
S Javed Zaidi, Tarek Husayni, Mary A Collins
Gemella is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria found in the digestive tract of humans. They rarely cause systemic illness but have been recently implicated in several serious infections. We report infective endocarditis caused by Gemella bergeri in a 23-year-old with a bicuspid aortic valve status post-intervention in infancy.
February 15, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442340/aortic-valve-replacement-using-autologous-pericardium-single-centre-experience-with-the-ozaki-technique
#8
Oliver Reuthebuch, Luca Koechlin, Ulrich Schurr, Martin Grapow, Jens Fassl, Friedrich S Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical implementation and report preliminary results of a novel technique called the Ozaki procedure for stentless aortic valve replacement through reconstruction of the valve leaflets from autologous pericardium. METHOD: Between September 2015 and May 2017 30 patients (20 males, mean ± standard deviation age 66.83 ± 10.55 years) suffering from aortic stenosis (AS, n = 7), aortic regurgitation (AR, n = 12), or a combination of both (AS/AR, n = 11) were assigned for an Ozaki procedure...
February 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440841/acquired-ventricular-septal-defect-due-to-infective-endocarditis
#9
Randi E Durden, Joseph W Turek, Benjamin E Reinking, Manish Bansal
Acquired intracardiac left-to-right shunts are rare occurrences. Chest trauma and myocardial infection are well-known causes of acquired ventricular septal defect (VSD). There have been several case reports describing left ventricle to right atrium shunt after infective endocarditis (IE). We present here a patient found to have an acquired VSD secondary to IE of the aortic and tricuspid valves in the setting of a known bicuspid aortic valve. This is the first case reported of acquired VSD in a pediatric patient in the setting of IE along with literature review of acquired left-to-right shunts...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440832/q-fever-endocarditis-after-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-insertion-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Sundos A Alhadhoud, Mariappa Thinakar Vel, Mustafa Al Qbandi
Q fever (QF) is rarely reported in children. Awareness of the disease and newer diagnostic modalities have resulted in increasing recognition of unusual manifestations. We present three cases of QF endocarditis after right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit insertion in children.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440136/problems-in-anticoagulation-of-a-patient-with-antibiotic-treatment-for-endocarditis-interaction-of-rifampicin-and-vitamin-k-antagonists
#11
Lars Mizera, Tobias Geisler, Klaus Mörike, Meinrad Gawaz, Martin Steeg
The cytochrome P450 is a superfamily of isoenzymes that are responsible for the metabolism of many drugs. Significant changes in pharmacokinetics and drug interactions may be due to induction of hepatic cytochrome P450 enzymes. Rifampicin is a common inducer of CYP3A4. We report a case of a 57-year-old woman who was suspected for endocarditis and therefore treated with rifampicin. Due to previous mechanical aortic valve replacement, she also received phenprocoumon for anticoagulation. Although continuing anticoagulant therapy, antibiotic coadministration led to normal international normalised ratio (INR) level...
February 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438479/novel-tn916-like-elements-confer-aminoglycoside-macrolide-co-resistance-in-clinical-isolates-of-streptococcus-gallolyticus-ssp-gallolyticus
#12
Stanimir Kambarev, Frédéric Pecorari, Stéphane Corvec
Background: Streptococcus gallolyticus ssp. gallolyticus (Sgg) is a commensal bacterium and an opportunistic pathogen. In humans it has been clinically associated with the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and epidemiologically recognized as an emerging cause of infective endocarditis (IE). The standard therapy of Sgg includes the administration of a penicillin in combination with an aminoglycoside. Even though penicillin-resistant isolates have still not been reported, epidemiological studies have shown that this microbe is a reservoir of multiple acquired genes, conferring resistance to tetracyclines, aminoglycosides, macrolides and glycopeptides...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435864/current-knowledge-among-japanese-experienced-general-dentists-regarding-prevention-of-infective-endocarditis
#13
Ryota Nomura, Kazuma Kokomoto, Takahiro Ohara, Satoshi Nakatani, Takashi Ooshima, Kazuhiko Nakano
Infective endocarditis (IE), a life-threatening condition predominantly occurring in patients with underlying heart disease, is mainly caused by bacteremia induced by invasive dental treatment. However, the amount of related information shared between cardiologists and dentists appears to be inadequate. In the present study, a survey regarding prevention of IE, composed of 13 major questions, 2 of which also allowed free comments, was sent to approximately 3000 dentists belonging to a prefectural dental association in Japan...
February 12, 2018: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434627/endocarditis-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-current-assessment
#14
Emmanouil Chourdakis, Ioanna Koniari, George Hahalis, Nicholas G Kounis, Karl Eugen Hauptmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434076/differences-in-gut-microbiota-profiles-between-autoimmune-pancreatitis-and-chronic-pancreatitis
#15
Shin Hamada, Atsushi Masamune, Tatsuhide Nabeshima, Tooru Shimosegawa
Host-derived factors alter gut microenvironment, and changes in gut microbiota also affect biological functions of host. Alterations of gut microbiota have been reported in a wide variety of diseases, but the whole picture of alterations in pancreatic diseases remains to be clarified. In particular, the gut microbiota may be affected by malnutrition or impaired exocrine pancreas function that is associated with pancreatic diseases. We here conducted comprehensive analysis of gut microbiota in patients with type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), a pancreatic manifestation of the systemic IgG4-related disease, and chronic pancreatitis (CP)...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432360/periareolar-access-for-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-the-brazilian-technique
#16
Robinson Poffo, Paola K Montanhesi, Alisson P Toschi, Renato B Pope, Cláudio A Mokross
The periareolar access has been the preferred technique used at our institution for minimally invasive cardiac surgery since 2006. The surgical approach consists of video-assisted minithoracotomy in the 4th right intercostal space, through a periareolar incision. Initially, the technique was restricted to minimally invasive mitral valve surgeries but, due to its feasibility and safety, was soon incorporated as an ideal access for other cardiac pathologies such as tricuspid valve disease, atrial septal defect, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker leads endocarditis...
February 9, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430890/tricuspid-valve-replacement-results-of-an-orphan-procedure-which-is-the-best-prosthesis
#17
Dominik Wiedemann, Veronika Rupprechter, Julia Mascherbauer, Andreas Kammerlander, Bruno Mora, Kamen Dimitrov, Benedikt Weber, Martin Andreas, Günther Laufer, Alfred Kocher
BACKGROUND: Replacement of the tricuspid valve is uncommon. Prostheses specifically designed for the this position are not available. Bovine, porcine as well as mechanical valve prostheses are currently used, however, the most suitable prosthesis type has not been defined. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all consecutive patients who underwent tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) at the Medical University of Vienna from 1996 to 2014. Baseline patient characteristics, prosthesis type, and postoperative outcome data were collected...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430424/outcomes-of-reoperative-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-a-20-year-experience
#18
Young Woong Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, Joon Bum Kim
Background: Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is a serious complication of cardiac valve replacement, and many patients with PVE require reoperation. The aim of this study was to review our institutional 20-year experience of surgical reoperative valve replacement in patients with PVE. Methods: A retrospective study was performed on 84 patients (mean age, 54.8±12.7 years; 51 males) who were diagnosed with PVE and underwent reoperative valve replacement from January 1995 to December 2016...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430422/early-clinical-experience-with-sutureless-aortic-valve-replacement-for-severe-aortic-stenosis
#19
Do Jung Kim, Hyo-Hyun Kim, Shin-Young Lee, Sak Lee, Byung-Chul Chang
Background: Sutureless aortic valve replacement (SU-AVR) has been developed as an alternative surgical treatment for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of SU-AVR through an assessment of hemodynamic performance and safety. Methods: From December 2014 to June 2016, a total of 12 consecutive patients with severe AS underwent SU-AVR. The endpoints were overall survival and valve-related complications (paravalvular leakage, valve thrombosis, migration, endocarditis, and permanent pacemaker implantation)...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430138/relative-presence-of-streptococcus-mutans-veillonella-atypica-and-granulicatella-adiacens-in-biofilm-of-complete-dentures
#20
Binoy Mathews Nedumgottil
Aims and Objective: Oral biofilms in denture wearers are populated with a large number of bacteria, a few of which have been associated with medical conditions such as sepsis and infective endocarditis (IE). The present study was designed to investigate the relative presence of pathogenic bacteria in biofilms of denture wearers specifically those that are associated with IE. Methods: Biofilm samples from 88 denture wearers were collected and processed to extract total genomic DNA...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
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