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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638578/a-rare-case-of-aerococcus-urinae-infective-endocarditis
#1
Harsha Tathireddy, Sahitya Settypalli, John J Farrell
Introduction:Aerococcus urinae is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Aerococcus is a gram positive cocci that is easily misidentified as Staphylococci or Streptococci. The true incidence rate of this pathogen is likely underestimated. Recent advances in laboratory diagnostic methods with matrix-associated laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) have lead to increased recognition of this pathogen in the clinical microbiology lab, and awareness as a cause of infective endocarditis in the infectious disease community...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633260/total-chordal-sparing-mitral-valve-replacement-in-rheumatic-disease-a-word-of-caution
#2
Samuel M Kessel, Robert B Hawkins, Leora T Yarboro, Gorav Ailawadi
Total chordal preservation is the standard for mitral valve replacement to maintain long-term left ventricular geometry. Whereas it is appropriate for functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation, the role of chordal sparing in rheumatic valve disease is less well understood, with limited evidence supporting total chordal sparing. Inasmuch as this autoimmune disease affects the subvalvular apparatus in addition to the leaflets, it can be expected to continue after surgical repair. Here we present 2 patients who experienced adverse events associated with total chordal sparing mitral replacement as a result of disease progression with rapid fibrous growth causing inflow obstruction and early prosthetic valve failure...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631145/biaxial-mechanical-properties-of-bovine-jugular-venous-valve-leaflet-tissues
#3
Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, Jiaqi Lu
Venous valve incompetence has been implicated in diseases ranging from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) to intracranial venous hypertension. However, while the mechanical properties of venous valve leaflet tissues are central to CVI biomechanics and mechanobiology, neither stress-strain curves nor tangent moduli have been reported. Here, equibiaxial tensile mechanical tests were conducted to assess the tangent modulus, strength and anisotropy of venous valve leaflet tissues from bovine jugular veins. Valvular tissues were stretched to 60% strain in both the circumferential and radial directions, and leaflet tissue stress-strain curves were generated for proximal and distal valves (i...
June 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629781/position-paper-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-oral-status-in-patients-with-valvular-disease-groupe-de-travail-valvulopathies-de-la-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-cardiologie-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-chirurgie-orale-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-parodontologie-et-d-implantologie
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Sarah Millot, Philippe Lesclous, Marie-Laure Colombier, Loredana Radoi, Clément Messeca, Mathieu Ballanger, Jean-Luc Charrier, Philippe Tramba, Stéphane Simon, Alain Berrebi, Fabien Doguet, Emmanuel Lansac, Christophe Tribouilloy, Gilbert Habib, Xavier Duval, Bernard Iung
Oral health is of particular importance in patients with heart valve diseases because of the risk of infective endocarditis. Recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis before dental procedures have been restricted, but the modalities of oral evaluation and dental care are not detailed in guidelines. Therefore, a multidisciplinary working group reviewed the literature to propose detailed approaches for the evaluation and management of buccodental status in patients with valvular disease. Simple questions asked by a non-dental specialist may draw attention to buccodental diseases...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611136/a-rare-case-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-subspecies-abscessus-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-and-the-clinical-importance-of-inducible-erm-41-gene-testing
#5
Norman Beatty, Craig Brown, Tirdad Zangeneh, Mayar Al Mohajer
A 56-year-old man with a history of injection drug use and two prior episodes of native valve infective endocarditis presented with dyspnoea on exertion. Our preliminary work-up revealed bacteraemia with reported growth of 'Mycobacterium abscessus group' on multiple blood cultures. The patient was later found to have eustachian valve and prosthetic pulmonic valve endocarditis. Initially, he responded to standard antimycobacterial therapy for rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) with supporting laboratory susceptibilities...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586598/an-unusual-pathogen-causing-native-valve-endocarditis
#6
Aneela Hussain, Nosheen Nasir, Bushra Jamil
We present the case of a gentleman who was being evaluated for restrictive lung disease and was incidentally found to have mitral valve stenosis on an HRCT. During the surgical procedure for valve replacement, he was found to have an abscess around the native mitral valve which was drained. Pus from the abscess as well as the valve tissue grew Propionibacterium acnes after holding the cultures long. The patient was treated with IV ceftriaxone with good response to therapy. While Propionibacterium acnes is known to cause prosthetic valve infections there are rare case reports with native valves...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575189/prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-predictors-of-early-outcome-of-surgical-therapy-a-multicentric-study
#7
Nicola Luciani, Eugenio Mossuto, Davide Ricci, Marco Luciani, Marco Russo, Antonio Salsano, Alberto Pozzoli, Michele D Pierri, Augusto D'Onofrio, Giovanni A Chiariello, Franco Glieca, Alberto Canziani, Mauro Rinaldi, Paolo Nardi, Valentina Milazzo, Enrico M Trecarichi, Francesco Santini, Michele De Bonis, Lucia Torracca, Eleonora Bizzotto, Mario Tumbarello
OBJECTIVES: Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is an uncommon yet dreadful complication in patients with prosthetic valves that requires a distinct analysis from native valve endocarditis. The present study aims to investigate independent risk factors for early surgical outcomes in patients with PVE. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 8 Italian Cardiac Surgery Units from January 2000 to December 2013 by enrolling all PVE patients undergoing surgical treatment...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574530/quality-of-care-of-hospitalized-infective-endocarditis-patients-report-from-a-tertiary-medical-center
#8
Mohammad Amin Kashef, Jennifer Friderici, Jaime Hernandez-Montfort, Auras R Atreya, Peter Lindenauer, Tara Lagu
OBJECTIVE: There have been no recent studies describing the management and outcomes of patients with infective endocarditis (IE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult patients admitted to a tertiary medical center from 2007 to 2011 with a Duke criteria consistent discharge diagnosis of IE. We examined concordance with guideline recommendations. Outcomes included embolic events, inhospital and 1-year mortality, length of stay (LOS) and cardiac surgery...
June 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559420/incremental-prognostic-use-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-minimally-symptomatic-patients-with-severe-bioprosthetic-aortic-stenosis-undergoing-redo-aortic-valve-replacement
#9
Peyman Naji, Shailee Shah, Lars G Svensson, A Marc Gillinov, Douglas R Johnston, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Richard A Grimm, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
BACKGROUND: With improved survival of patients undergoing primary bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR), reoperation to relieve severe prosthetic aortic stenosis (PAS) is increasing. Timing of redo surgery in asymptomatic/minimally symptomatic patients remains controversial. Left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a marker of subclinical LV dysfunction. In asymptomatic/minimally symptomatic patients with severe PAS undergoing redo AVR, we sought to determine whether LV-GLS provides incremental prognostic use...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530122/low-pacemaker-incidence-with-continuous-sutured-valves-a-retrospective-analysis
#10
Lars Niclauss, Dominique Delay, Raymond Pfister, Sebastien Colombier, Matthias Kirsch, René Prêtre
Background Permanent pacemaker implantation after surgical aortic valve replacement depends on patient selection and risk factors for conduction disorders. We aimed to identify risk criteria and obtain a selected group comparable to patients assigned to transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Methods Isolated sutured aortic valve replacements in 994 patients treated from 2007 to 2015 were reviewed. Demographics, hospital stay, preexisting conduction disorders, surgical technique, and etiology in patients with and without permanent pacemaker implantation were compared...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516094/combined-transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-arch-aneurysm
#11
Yuanjia Zhu, Eric E Roselli, Jay J Idrees, Samir Kapadia, Lars G Svensson
An 83-year-old male with multiple comorbidities presented with critical aortic stenosis and a saccular aortic arch aneurysm. Through a mini thoracotomy, a balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve was delivered transapically. A thoracic stent graft was then delivered through the prosthetic valve and deployed in the arch, while a covered stent was deployed in the left common carotid artery. Three-year postoperative computed tomography showed a thrombosed arch aneurysm with decreased size. This case demonstrates the feasibility of using combined transapical transcatheter technologies to treat multicomponent disease in a high-risk patient during a single operation...
October 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
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
#12
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/28444279/trends-in-infective-endocarditis-in-california-and-new-york-state-1998-2013
#13
Nana Toyoda, Joanna Chikwe, Shinobu Itagaki, Annetine C Gelijns, David H Adams, Natalia N Egorova
Importance: Prophylaxis and treatment guidelines for infective endocarditis have changed substantially over the past decade. In the United States, few population-based studies have explored the contemporary epidemiology and outcomes of endocarditis. Objective: To quantify trends in the incidence and etiologies of infective endocarditis in the United States. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective population epidemiology study of patients hospitalized with a first episode of endocarditis identified from mandatory state databases in California and New York State between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 2013...
April 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438326/transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-the-j-valve-system-a-1-year-follow-up-study
#14
Xiang Luo, Xu Wang, Xuan Li, Xin Wang, Fei Xu, Mingzheng Liu, Bing Yu, Fei Li, Minghui Tong, Wei Wang
OBJECTIVE: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has become a routine procedure to treat screened inoperable or high-risk patients. In this study, we present the first outcome of echocardiographic midterm using a new second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation system, the J-Valve system (Jie Cheng Medical Technologies, Suzhou, China), in patients with aortic stenosis or aortic regurgitation. METHODS: From July 2014 to June 2015, 21 patients with isolated aortic valve disease at high risk for open surgery received transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the J-Valve system...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410379/new-insights-into-valve-related-intramural-and-intracellular-bacterial-diversity-in-infective-endocarditis
#15
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/28401448/the-changing-epidemiology-of-infective-endocarditis-in-the-twenty-first-century
#16
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/28396914/-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-recommendations-from-the-working-group-heart-kidney-of-the-german-cardiac-society-and-the-german-society-of-nephrology
#17
G Schlieper, V Schwenger, A Remppis, T Keller, R Dechend, S Massberg, S Baldus, T Weinreich, G Hetzel, J Floege, F Mahfoud, D Fliser
Indications for anticoagulation are thromboembolic events, prosthetic heart valves, and atrial fibrillation with a corresponding risk score. Clinical trials have excluded patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and these data cannot be always generalized to patients with chronic kidney disease. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are mostly not recommended or are contraindicated in advanced stages of chronic kidney disease. Observational studies have shown that dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation do not profit from coumarin anticoagulants; prospective studies are lacking...
April 10, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395281/the-role-of-stress-echocardiography-in-valvular-heart-disease-a-current-appraisal
#18
James L Gentry Iii, Dermot Phelan, Milind Y Desai, Brian P Griffin
Stress echocardiography is a widely available, safe, low-cost, versatile imaging modality which is becoming increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in the assessment of patients with native and prosthetic left-sided valvular heart disease. It provides a quantitative assessment to help guide clinical decision-making when discordance exists between symptoms and severity of valve disease. Exercise (treadmill or bicycle) remains the preferred stress modality, but pharmacological augmentation with dobutamine can be used if needed...
2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393786/prosthesis-patient-mismatch-what-cardiac-anesthesiologists-need-to-know
#19
REVIEW
Kathirvel Subramaniam, Soheyla Nazarnia
Prosthesis-patient Mismatch (PPM) is not uncommon with an incidence reported up to 70% after aortic valve (AV) replacement. Severe forms of PPM are less common (up to 20%); PPM can lead to increased short- and long-term morbidity and mortality. It is important to discriminate PPM from other forms of prosthetic valve dysfunction. Sometimes, prosthetic valve degenerative disease may coexist with PPM. Echocardiography plays an important role in the prevention and diagnosis of PPM. Preemptive strategies to prevent PPM include insertion of newer generation prosthetic valves with better hemodynamic characteristics, stentless prosthesis, aortic root enlargement to insert a larger prosthesis, aortic homograft, and transcutaneous AV implantation...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389412/endocarditis-caused-by-anaerobic-bacteria
#20
M Kestler, P Muñoz, M Marín, M A Goenaga, P Idígoras Viedma, A de Alarcón, J A Lepe, D Sousa Regueiro, J M Bravo-Ferrer, M Pajarón, C Costas, M V García-López, C Hidalgo-Tenorio, M Moreno, E Bouza
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by anaerobic bacteria is a rare and poorly characterized disease. Most data reported in the literature are from case reports [1-3]. Therefore, we assessed the situation of anaerobic IE (AIE) in Spain using the database of the Spanish Collaboration on Endocarditis (GAMES). METHODS: We performed a prospective study from 2008 to 2016 in 26 Spanish centers. We included 2491 consecutive cases of definite IE (Duke criteria)...
April 5, 2017: Anaerobe
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