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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780647/rare-but-not-infrequent-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-abiotrophia-defectiva
#1
Sonia Chowdhury, Matthew L German
Endocarditis (IE) is defined by an infection of a native or prosthetic heart valve, the mural endocardium, or an indwelling cardiac device. Although viridan-group streptococci (VGS) and Staphylococci species have collectively been considered as the most common cause of endocarditis, uncommon pathogens may also lead to the disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Abiotrophia defectiva , a nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS), is a virulent bacterium that preferentially affects endovascular structure and is implicated in many culture-negative endocarditis with dreadful complications such as heart failure, septic embolization, and valve destruction...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777481/positron-emission-tomography-for-diagnosis-of-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
#2
Vidhu Anand, Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, Martin Rodriguez-Porcel
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May 18, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764833/early-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-st-jude-medical-portico-valve
#3
Abdalla Ibrahim, Aneeq Ahmed, Thomas Kiernan, Samer Arnous
An 87-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of progressively worsening shortness of breath, fever and generalised myalgia. She underwent a transcatheter Portico aortic valve implantation for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis 3 months prior to this presentation. Examination revealed a temperature of 40°C and a systolic murmur in the aortic area. Inflammatory markers were elevated, and blood cultures were positive for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus A possible diagnosis of infective endocarditis was made as one major and one minor criterion in the modified Duke criteria were fulfilled...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752197/panophthalmitis-caused-by-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subsp-equisimilis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Hideharu Hagiya, Takuya Semba, Takeshi Morimoto, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hisao Yoshida, Kazunori Tomono
Lancefield group G β-hemolytic Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (SDSE) has become a leading causative pathogen of invasive streptococcal infection. In this report, we describe a case of disseminated SDSE infection complicated by endogenous endophthalmitis, resulting in panophthalmitis and blindness. A 65-year-old man who underwent mitral valve replacement surgery two months previously was hospitalized due to high fever and right visual loss. A systemic investigation revealed endophthalmitis complicated by mediastinal abscess, prosthetic infective endocarditis, cerebral emboli and hemorrhage, and multiple arthritis...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727379/severe-liver-failure-rather-than-cirrhosis-is-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#5
Manon Allaire, Jean-François D Cadranel, Christophe Bureau, Salah Zerkly, Thierry Thévenot, Armand Garioud, Patrice Cacoub, Gilles Macaigne, Laurent Alric, Vincent Jouannaud, Hortensia Lison, Carine Chagneau-Derrode, Alexandre Pariente, Agne Combining Grave Accent S Pe Combining Acute Accent Laquier, Marc Bourlie Combining Grave Accent Re, Xavier Causse, Jean-Baptiste Nousbaum, Je Combining Acute Accent Rôme Dumortier, Alexandre Louvet, Isabelle Rosa-He Combining Acute Accent Zode, Nathalie Ganne-Carrie Combining Acute Accent, Ryme Chentouh, Anis Sfaxi, Je Combining Acute Accent Rome Gournay, He Combining Acute Accent le Combining Grave Accent Ne Blasco-Perrin, Teresa Antonini, Laurent Spahr, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Christine Silvain, Vincent Di Martino, Jean-Didier Grange, Jacques Denis, Karine Dupont, Pierre Iaria, Isabelle Ollivier-Hourmand, Thong Dao
BACKGROUND: Data on infectious endocarditis (IE) in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) are sparse. We aimed to describe the characteristics and predictors of mortality from IE in patients with LC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 101 patients with LC and 101 controls with IE matched for sex, age, date of IE, and diabetes were retrospectively selected in 23 liver units between 2000 and 2013. RESULTS: Mean age was 60.8±10.5 and 60.6±11.5 years in LC and controls, respectively...
May 3, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726931/comparable-perioperative-outcomes-and-mid-term-survival-in-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-and-native-valve-endocarditis
#6
Makoto Mori, Kayoko Shioda, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Abeel A Mangi, James J Yun, Umer Darr, Philip Yi Kit Pang, Arnar Geirsson
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) represents one of the highest risk surgeries with in-hospital mortality of 20%. Given the complex nature of the operation, the operative outcome is likely strongly susceptible to the surgeon's experience and centre case volume, as measurements often are not apparent in large observational studies. We sought to evaluate operative outcomes and mid-term survival of patients with PVE compared with those of native valve endocarditis (NVE) at a tertiary care hospital...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726041/reoperation-for-composite-valve-graft-failure-operative-results-and-midterm-survival
#7
Luis C Maroto, Manuel Carnero, Javier Cobiella, Mónica García, Isidre Vilacosta, Fernando Reguillo, Enrique Villagrán, Carmen Olmos
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The replacement of a failed composite valve graft is technically more demanding and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We present our technique and outcomes for reoperations for composite graft failures. METHODS: Between September 2011 and June 2017, 14 patients underwent a redo composite graft replacement. Twelve patients (85.7%) were male, and mean age was 58.4 years ± 12 standard deviation (SD). One patient had two previous root replacements...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726029/near-complete-aortic-mechanical-valve-dehiscence-due-to-endocarditis-reinfection
#8
Neal S Gerstein, Castigliano M Bhamidipati, Peter M Schulman
Prosthetic valve infective endocarditis (IE) is one of the most serious postimplantation complications. Prosthetic aortic valve IE constitutes 1%-6% of all prosthetic valve IE cases. We present a dramatic echocardiographic case of prosthetic aortic valve IE leading to near-complete valve dehiscence. Echocardiographic evidence of prosthetic aortic valve rocking motion is indicative of significant dehiscence. Aside from IE, other causes and risk factors for prosthetic aortic valve dehiscence include inflammatory and autoimmune vasculitides, concomitant ascending aorta aneurysm, and aortic root calcification...
May 3, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724567/infective-endocarditis-after-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-a-long-term-single-centre-experience
#9
Daniel Tanase, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager, Stanimir Georgiev, Julie Cleuziou, John Hess, Andreas Eicken
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital cardiovascular disease involving the right ventricular outflow tract and with prosthetic valves in the heart are at high risk for developing infective endocarditis (IE). Recently, there has been concern about relatively high rates of IE after percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI). Although there are factors specific to percutaneous valves that could plausibly contribute to the risk of IE, including procedural steps prior to implantation such as crimping the valved stent or mechanical forces during dilation, little is known about actual risk factors for this complication...
April 22, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716704/clinical-microbiological-characterization-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-in-infective-endocarditis-from-a-tertiary-care-academic-hospital-in-southern-india
#10
Prasanna Subbaraju, Shipra Rai, Jwalit Morakhia, Geet Midha, Asha Kamath, Kavitha Saravu
AIMS: To dissect the clinical-microbiological profile of Infective endocarditis (IE) population and to determine the risk factors for IE related mortality. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted using relevant data from clinical records of patients (≥12years) with definite/possible IE from December 2007 to December 2013 and was analyzed using appropriate statistical tests. RESULTS: In the cohort of 139 IE patients, mean age was 47.9±15.8years, with male preponderance (68...
March 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701398/trauma-an-unusual-cause-of-endocarditis
#11
Ana Braga, Marta Marques, Miguel Abecacis, José Pedro Neves
INTRODUCTION: Infective endocarditis (IE) remains a dangerous condition with considerable associated mortality. Usual risk factors for IE include the presence of a prosthetic heart valve, structural or congenital heart disease, intravenous drug use, and a recent history of invasive procedures. METHODS: The authors describe the case report of a patient with IE having trauma as an unusual risk factor. RESULTS: A 33-year old male patient was referred to our department due to infective endocarditis...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696719/capnocytophaga-canimorsus-a-rare-case-of-conservatively-treated-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
#12
Päivi Jalava-Karvinen, Juha O Grönroos, Helena Tuunanen, Jukka Kemppainen, Jarmo Oksi, Ulla Hohenthal
We describe a rare case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by the canine bacterium Capnocytophaga canimorsus in a male aged 73 years. The diagnosis of infective endocarditis was unequivocal, as it blood cultures were positive for C. canimorsus and vegetations were detected on transesophageal echocardiography; the modified Duke criteria were fulfilled. PET-CT showed intense 18 F-FDG uptake of the prosthetic valve area. The patient was treated with antibiotics alone (no surgery), and is now on life-long suppressive antibiotic therapy...
May 2018: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694648/prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-clinical-bacteriological-and-therapeutic-aspects
#13
Meriem Drissa, Sana Helali, Marwa Chebbi, Khaled Ezzaouia, Fadwa Omri, Habiba Drissa
BACKGROUND: The prosthetic valve endocarditis(PVE) is a serious complication of valve replacement surgery. The aim of this work was to analyze the clinical and echocardiography characters of the PVE, deduce surgery indication, and determinate the prognostic factors Methods :We presented a retrospective descriptive study from 2000 to 2014 which included 30 patients hospitalized in department of cardiology in la Rabta hospital for certain PVE according to DUCKES criteria. RESULTS: Our study consisted of 18 male patients with sex ratio of 1...
July 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686711/infective-endocarditis-in-a-young-adult-due-to-lactococcus-lactis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
G Georgountzos, C Michopoulos, C Grivokostopoulos, M Kolosaka, N Vlassopoulou, A Lekkou
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a condition mainly associated with valvular disease or prosthetic valve and intravenous drug use as a risk factor. Here, we describe a rare case of a previously healthy patient with endocarditis due to Lactococcus lactis associated with cattle contact, where antibiotic treatment resulted in full recovery.
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673380/a-standardized-approach-to-treat-complex-aortic-valve-endocarditis-a-case-series
#15
Anna Gomes, Jayant S Jainandunsing, Sander van Assen, Peter Paul van Geel, Bhanu Sinha, Sandro Gelsomino, Daniel M Johnson, Ehsan Natour
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of complicated aortic valve endocarditis often is challenging, even for experienced surgeons. We aim at demonstrating a standardized surgical approach by stentless bioprostheses for the treatment of aortic valve endocarditis complicated by paravalvular abscess formation. METHODS: Sixteen patients presenting with aortic valve endocarditis (4 native and 12 prosthetic valves) and paravalvular abscess formation at various localizations and to different extents were treated by a standardized approach using stentless bioprostheses...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644046/mitral-valve-replacement-for-libman-sacks-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-secondary-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
Akio Nakasu, Tohru Ishimine, Hiroshi Yasumoto, Toshiho Tengan, Hidemitsu Mototake
Libman-Sacks endocarditis is a relatively rare sterile verrucous vegetative lesion observed in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)/antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS) patients. Most patients with this condition are asymptomatic. Here we report a case of a 46-year-old woman with APLS secondary to SLE complicated with frequent thromboembolic events due to a mitral valve mass. We performed minimally invasive mitral valve replacement with a mechanical prosthetic valve, and she was successfully discharged 14 days after surgery...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643124/myocardial-ischemia-as-a-result-of-external-coronary-compression-from-infective-aortic-root-aneurysm-atypical-presentation-of-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
#17
Baskar Sekar, Richard Wheeler, Navroz Masani, Sean Gallagher
This case describes an unusual presentation of prosthetic valve endocarditis: an acute coronary syndrome. A 67-year-old gentleman presented with cardiac sounding chest pain on a background of a short history of night sweats, weight loss and general malaise. Four months previously he had undergone bio-prosthetic aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis and single vessel bypass grafting of the obtuse marginal. Whilst having chest pain his ECG showed infero-lateral ST depression. Early coronary angiography revealed a new right coronary artery lesion that was not present prior to his cardiac surgery...
April 11, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630121/the-additional-role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
#18
S Nuvoli, V Fiore, S Babudieri, S Galassi, P Bagella, P Solinas, A Spanu, G Madeddu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present review is an update on the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE), evaluating the additional value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) to the standard modified DUKE criteria on which for a long time is based the diagnostic strategy of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We did a comprehensive research on the studies reported in the literature and regarding the employment of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the early diagnosis of PVE in patients with suspected disease...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628387/gentamicin-may-have-no-effect-on-mortality-of-staphylococcal-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
#19
Antonio Ramos-Martínez, Alejandro Muñoz Serrano, Arístides de Alarcón González, Patricia Muñoz, Ana Fernández-Cruz, Maricela Valerio, María Carmen Fariñas, Manuel Gutiérrez-Cuadra, José Ma Miró, Josefa Ruiz-Morales, Dolores Sousa-Regueiro, José Miguel Montejo, Juan Gálvez-Acebal, Carmen HidalgoTenorio, Fernando Domínguez
PURPOSE: To analyze the influence of adding gentamicin to a regimen consisting of β-lactam or vancomycin plus rifampicin on survival in patients suffering from Staphylococcal prosthetic valve endocarditis (SPVE). METHODS: From January 2008 to September 2016, 334 patients with definite SPVE were attended in the participating hospitals. Ninety-four patients (28.1%) received treatment based on β-lactam or vancomycin plus rifampicin and were included in the study...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625103/aortic-valve-reoperation-following-stentless-bioprosthesis-short-and-long-term-outcomes
#20
Bo Yang, Himanshu J Patel, Elizabeth L Norton, Christina Debenedictus, Linda Farhat, Xiaoting Wu, Kevin He, Whitney E Hornsby, Donald S Likosky, G Michael Deeb
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available regarding outcomes for stentless aortic valve reoperation. The reported reoperative mortality has been unacceptably high. METHODS: Between 1997-2017, a retrospective analysis was performed on 143 patients that underwent open aortic valve reoperations for failed stentless aortic valve bioprostheses. We evaluated both short- and long-term outcomes on this cohort of patients. RESULTS: Bicuspid aortic valve was present in 107/143 (75%) of patients at the time of the initial Freestyle procedure and 84% (120/143) patients underwent a modified inclusion aortic root replacement procedure...
April 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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