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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102784/model-systems-for-the-study-of-enterococcal-colonization-and-infection
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H M Sharon Goh, M H Adeline Yong, Kelvin Kian Long Chong, Kimberly A Kline
Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are common inhabitants of the human gastrointestinal tract, as well as frequent opportunistic pathogens. Enterococci cause a range of infections including, most frequently, infections of the urinary tract, catheterized urinary tract, bloodstream, wounds and surgical sites, and heart valves in endocarditis. Enterococcal infections are often biofilm-associated, polymicrobial in nature, and resistant to antibiotics of last resort. Understanding Enterococcal mechanisms of colonization and pathogenesis are important for identifying new ways to manage and intervene with these infections...
January 19, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100971/tricuspid-valve-replacement-in-an-hiv-infected-patient-with-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-secondary-to-remote-endocarditis
#2
Merle Myerson, Ehrin J Armstrong, Eduard Poltavskiy, Jose Fefer, Heejung Bang
Surgical intervention for severe tricuspid regurgitation secondary to remote infective endocarditis has been infrequent, especially in patients also infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We describe the case of a 62-year-old HIV-positive man, with a 24-year history of endocarditis caused by intravenous heroin use, who presented with severe tricuspid regurgitation. The patient was initially asymptomatic, was taking antiretroviral medications, and had a satisfactory CD4 count and an undetectable viral load, so we decided to manage the regurgitation conservatively...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076624/quadricuspid-aortic-valve-a-comprehensive-review
#3
Shi-Min Yuan
Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital heart disease. The functional status of QAV is predominantly a pure aortic regurgitation. Clinical manifestations of patients with a QAV depend on the functional status of the QAV and the associated disorders. Significant valvular regurgitation and (or) stenosis is often present with subsequent operation performed at the fifth to sixth decade of life. The functional status of QAV is predominantly regurgitant; whereas pure stenotic QAV can be as few as in only 0...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065906/incidence-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-infective-endocarditis-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-focus-on-the-use-of-prosthetic-material
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Joey M Kuijpers, Dave R Koolbergen, Maarten Groenink, Kathinka C H Peels, Constant L A Reichert, Marco C Post, Hans A Bosker, Elly M C J Wajon, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara J M Mulder, Berto J Bouma
AIMS: Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) predisposes to infective endocarditis (IE). Surgical advancements have changed the ACHD population, whereas associated prosthetic material may constitute additional IE targets. We aimed to prospectively determine contemporary incidence, risk factors, and predictors of IE in a nationwide ACHD cohort, focusing on the presence of prosthetics. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified 14 224 patients prospectively followed in the CONCOR ACHD registry (50...
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054901/libman-sacks-endocarditis-with-unusual-large-size-vegetation-involving-the-mitral-valve
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Amjad Bani Hani, Mahmoud Abu-Abeeleh, Murad M Al Kharabsheh, Lubaba Qabba'ah
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune hypercoagulable disorder characterized by thrombophilia, vascular thrombosis, and recurrent abortions associated with persistent antiphospholipid antibodies. APS may exist in its primary form, or more commonly is found to be associated with variety of rheumatic disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus. Cardiac involvement is not an uncommon complication in primary antiphospholipid patients. Libman-Sacks lesions are typically small, sessile, and wart-like, varying in size from 1-4 mm...
21, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049738/when-the-heart-rules-the-head-ischaemic-stroke-and-intracerebral-haemorrhage-complicating-infective-endocarditis
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Estabrak Jiad, Sumanjit K Gill, Maria Krutikov, David Turner, Michael H Parkinson, Carmel Curtis, David J Werring
Sir William Osler meticulously described the clinical manifestations of infective endocarditis in 1885, concluding that: 'few diseases present greater difficulties in the way of diagnosis … which in many cases are practically insurmountable'. Even with modern investigation techniques, diagnosing infective endocarditis can be hugely challenging, yet is critically important in patients presenting with stroke (both cerebral infarction and intracranial haemorrhage), its commonest neurological complication. In ischaemic stroke, intravenous thrombolysis carries an unacceptably high risk of intracranial haemorrhage, while in intracerebral haemorrhage, mycotic aneurysms require urgent treatment to avoid rebleeding, and in all cases, prompt treatment with antibiotics and valve surgery may be life-saving...
January 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042262/dentists-knowledge-and-practice-regarding-prevention-of-infective-endocarditis
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Soukaina Ryalat, Yazan Hassona, Mohammad Al-Shayyab, Mais Abo-Ghosh, Faleh Sawair
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge and practice of dentists from Jordan, regarding prevention of infective endocarditis (IE) in dental practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of Jordanian dentists was interviewed regarding their IE knowledge and practice using a validated and pretested survey instrument. RESULTS: Most of the dentists have encountered a patient with IE who needed prophylactic antibiotic (PA) and have prescribed antibiotics to prevent IE...
October 2016: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033075/short-term-results-of-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-repair
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Khakimjon Abralov, Amonjon Alimov
BACKGROUND: We retrospectively analyzed 65 patients who underwent surgical repair of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm over the last 27 years. METHODS: From January 1, 1988, to October 1, 2015, a total of 65 patients with sinus of Valsalva aneurysm underwent surgical repair in our hospital. There were 41 males (63%) and 24 females (37%), and their age ranged from 5 to 50 years (mean 23 ± 10 years, median 21 years). Out of the 65 patients, 45 (69%) had ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, 46 (70%) had a ventricular septal defect, and 22 (34%) had aortic valve insufficiency...
January 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027277/multi-organ-involvement-confounding-the-diagnosis-of-bartonella-henselae-infective-endocarditis-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Christopher P Ouellette, Sarita Joshi, Karen Texter, Preeti Jaggi
Two children with congenital heart disease status-post surgical correction presented with prolonged constitutional symptoms, hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia. Concern for malignancy prompted bone marrow biopsies that were without evidence thereof. In case #1, echocardiography identified a multilobulated vegetation on the conduit valve. In case #2, transthoracic, transesophageal and intracardiac echocardiography were performed and were without evidence of cardiac vegetations, however pulmonic emboli raised concern for infective endocarditis...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009961/a-perceval-valve-in-active-infective-bioprosthetic-valve-endocarditis-case-report
#10
Johanna Konertz, Marc Kastrup, Sascha Treskatsch, Pascal M Dohmen
The case is presented of a 72-year-old male patient suffering from active infective aortic prosthetic endocarditis two months after emergency surgery with aortic valve implantation, and who underwent aortic arch reconstruction using a Dacron patch, due to the spontaneous post-procedural migration of a transcatheter-implanted aortic valve. The heart team considered transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI) due to the increased operative risk demonstrated by a EuroSCORE II of 10.9%, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (GOLD 3), cirrhosis (Child-B), esophageal varicose stage 2, chronic renal failure stage 3, and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009956/new-onset-hemolytic-anemia-after-percutaneous-paravalvular-leak-closure
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Luís Almeida-Morais, António Fiarresga, Duarte Cacela, Lídia de Sousa, Ana Galrinho, Rui Rodrigues, Lurdes Ferreira, Rui Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Despite being usually clinically silent, paravalvular leak can present with congestive heart failure (CHF) or haemolytic anemia. Here, the case is reported of a paravalvular leak presenting with CHF, complicated by new-onset severe hemolytic anemia after percutaneous closure with a large ventricular septal duct (VSD) occlude device. METHODS: A 57-year-old patient presented with infectious endocarditis of a native mitral valve with major mitral regurgitation and was submitted for mitral valvuloplasty...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005033/-infective-endocarditis-importance-of-molecular-biological-techniques-in-etiological-diagnosis
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E O Kotova, E A Domonova, Yu L Karaulova, A S Mil'to, A S Pisaryuk, O Yu Sil'veistrova, O Yu Shipulina, G A Shipulin, V S Moiseev
AIM: To investigate the specific features of conventional bacteriological methods and current molecular biological techniques for the etiological diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Examinations were made in 53 patients treated at City Clinical Hospital Sixty-Four, Moscow Healthcare Department, in 2012-2015 who underwent simultaneous bacteriological and molecular biological (polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or PCR with further sequencing) examinations of blood or resected cardiac valve tissues...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989087/the-double-orifice-valve-technique-to-treat-tricuspid-valve-incompetence
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Roland Hetzer, Mariano Javier, Eva Maria Delmo Walter
BACKGROUND: A straightforward tricuspid valve (TV) repair technique was used to treat either moderate or severe functional (normal valve with dilated annulus) or for primary/organic (Ebstein's anomaly, leaflet retraction/tethering and chordal malposition/tethering, with annular dilatation) TV incompetence, and its long-term outcome assessed. METHODS: A double-orifice valve technique was employed in 91 patients (mean age 52.6 ± 23.2 years; median age 56 years; range: 0...
January 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989071/broad-range-16s-rdna-pcr-on-heart-valves-in-infective-endocarditis
#14
Manica Müller Premru, Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Tomislav Klokočovnik, Eva Ruzić Sabljić, Tjaša Cerar
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is diagnosed by blood and/or resected valve cultivation and echocardiographic findings, as defined by the Duke criteria. Unfortunately, cultures may be negative due to prior antibiotic therapy or fastidious or slow-growing microorganisms. The study aim was to investigate the value of the broad-range polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in addition to blood and valve culture for the detection of causative microorganisms. METHODS: Between February 2012 and March 2015, valve samples from 36 patients undergoing cardiac surgery were analyzed; of these patients, 26 had a preoperative diagnosis of IE and 10 served as controls...
March 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989050/seroprevalence-of-q-fever-in-patients-undergoing-heart-valve-replacement-surgery
#15
Owen Seddon, Reza Ashrafi, Jacqueline Duggan, Rhianydd Rees, Christine Tan, John Williams, Gail Carson, Brendan Healy
BACKGROUND: Q fever, caused by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii, is a worldwide zoonotic disease with both acute and chronic manifestations. Endocarditis is the principal chronic manifestation. Q fever can easily be mistaken for degenerative valve disease due to its indolent presentation, the fastidious nature of the organism (routine cultures are negative), and the absence of a typical echocardiographic and macroscopic appearance for endocarditis. Prosthetic valve failure, with associated morbidity and mortality, have been described following unrecognized infections...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989049/infective-endocarditis-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Rahul Vasudev, Priyank Shah, Supreet Kaur, Chandrika Chitturi, Sundermurthy Yamini, Ashesha Mechineni, Chandra Chandran, Mahesh Bikkina, Fayez Shamoon
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The study aim was to evaluate the demographic, clinical, microbiological and inpatient mortality data of IE in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Data were analyzed for all IE patients admitted to the authors' 800-bed tertiary care hospital between January 2001 and December 2014. These data included demographics, comorbidities, clinical and microbiological characteristics, echocardiographic findings, complications, outcomes, and in-patient mortality...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989047/results-of-contemporary-valve-surgery-in-patients-with-carcinoid-heart-disease
#17
Thomas Kuntze, Tamer Owais, Maria-Anna Secknus, Daniel Kaemmerer, Richard Baum, Evaldas Girdauskas
BACKGROUND: Carcinoid tumor is a slow-growing type of neuroendocrine tumor, originating from enterochromaffin cells and secreting mainly serotonin. The diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms, hormone blood levels, radiological and nuclear imaging, and histological confirmation. However, most patients have metastases at the time of diagnosis because the clinical signs often remain unnoticed or are attributed to other abdominal conditions. In up to 50% of patients the endocardium is affected due to a hormonally active tumor profile...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938448/bicuspid-aortic-valve-outcomes
#18
Inês Rodrigues, Ana F Agapito, Lídia de Sousa, José A Oliveira, Luísa M Branco, Ana Galrinho, João Abreu, Ana T Timóteo, Sílvia A Rosa, Rui C Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve is the most common CHD. Its association with early valvular dysfunction, endocarditis, thoracic aorta dilatation, and aortic dissection is well established. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and predictors of cardiac events in adults with bicuspid aortic valve. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis of cardiac outcomes in ambulatory adults with bicuspid aortic valve followed-up in a tertiary hospital centre...
December 12, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920984/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis-with-destruction-of-the-ventricular-septum-and-multiple-native-valves
#19
Celestine Ishiekwene, Monica Ghitan, Margaret Kuhn-Basti, Edward Chapnick, Yu Shia Lin
Staphylococcus lugdunensis (S. lugdunensis) is a coagulase negative staphylococcus (CoNS) that can cause destructive infective endocarditis. S. lugdunensis, unlike other CoNS, should be considered to be a pathogen. We report the first case of S. lugdunensis endocarditis causing ventricular septal defect and destruction of the aortic and mitral valves. A 53-year-old male with morbid obesity and COPD presented with intermittent fever and progressive shortness of breath for 2 weeks. Chest examination showed bilateral basal crepitations, and a grade 2 systolic murmur along the right sternal border...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900966/infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-a-transition-from-left-heart-to-right-heart
#20
Y Bentata, I Haddiya, N Ismailli, N El Ouafi, A Benzirar, O El Mahi, A Azzouzi
Infective endocarditis (IE) of the left heart is the most frequent type of IE in chronic hemodialysis (CHD) (in 90% of cases) whereas involvement of the right heart is rare. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical, biological, and echocardiographic characteristics, as well as the prognosis of IE in CHD. This is a retrospective study conducted at the Center of Nephrology and Hemodialysis in Oujda, Morocco. Over a period of 56 months, we compiled data on a series of 11 CHD patients with IE. Their mean age was 40...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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