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surgical treatment of endocarditis

M Palaniappan, Padmini V Usha, P Balamurugan, Sree P Sanbaka, B Vetriveeran, Hrudya Venugopal, S Rajesh, M Gayathri, M Raveendran
We report a case of isolated native tricuspid valve infective endocarditis caused by Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus in a non-IV drug abuser without structural heart disease. Early diagnosis and prompt initiation of appropriate treatment saved the patient without surgical intervention. The recent trend of Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CoNS) causing native valve endocarditis (NVE) is reviewed with literature.
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Shi-Min Yuan
Fungal endocarditis is a rare and fatal condition. The Candida and Aspergillus species are the two most common etiologic fungi found responsible for fungal endocarditis. Fever and changing heart murmur are the most common clinical manifestations. Some patients may have a fever of unknown origin as the onset symptom. The diagnosis of fungal endocarditis is challenging, and diagnosis of prosthetic valve fungal endocarditis is extremely difficult. The optimum antifungal therapy still remains debatable. Treating Candida endocarditis can be difficult because the Candida species can form biofilms on native and prosthetic heart valves...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Rita Veiga Ferraz, Marta Andrade, Filipa Silva, Paulo Andrade, Cláudia Carvalho, José Pinheiro Torres, Jorge Almeida, António Sarmento, Lurdes Santos
Chronic Coxiella burnetii endocarditis usually develops in people with underlying heart disease and accounts for 60-70% of chronic Q fever. Onset is generally insidious and manifestations are atypical. The authors report a case of Coxiella burnetii prosthetic valve endocarditis in a 53 years- old patient with recurrent mechanical valve dehiscence on mitral position. He lived in a rural area with sheep and goats on the surroundings. During a 9 year- period, he was submitted to three cardiac mitral valve surgeries two of which with no Q fever diagnosis suspicion...
2016: IDCases
Bulent Kantarcioglu, Huseyin Saffet Bekoz, Fatih Erkam Olgun, Beytullah Cakal, Burak Arkan, Halil Turkoglu, Ali Mert, Deniz Sargin
In chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the occurrence of blastic transformation is rare. Treatment outcome is generally poor. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) is the only potentially curative treatment option for advanced-phase CML. Infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) isolates are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, particularly in patients with haematological malignancies. Infection and colonization by these multiresistant bacteria may represent a challenge in SCT recipients for the management of post-transplantation complications, as well as for the eligibility to receive a transplant in patients who acquire the pathogen prior to the procedure...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Estelle Menu, Frédérique Gouriet, Jean-Paul Casalta, Hervé Tissot-Dupont, Maude Vecten, Ludivine Saby, Sandrine Hubert, Erwan Salaun, Alexis Theron, Dominique Grisoli, Cécile Lavoute, Frédéric Collart, Gilbert Habib, Didier Raoult
OBJECTIVES: Much progress has been made in understanding the main causes of blood culture-negative endocarditis (BCNE). Few studies concerning BCNE treatment (due to previous antibiotics used or fastidious pathogens) are available. We performed this study to evaluate the effectiveness of our therapeutic protocol in BCNE, based on compliance with the protocol, outcome and 1 year mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We collected prospectively and analysed retrospectively cases of BCNE between 2002 and 2014, using a simplified and standardized protocol developed by our multidisciplinary team...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Thierry Carrel, Lars Englberger, Jukka Takala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Peter Seizer, Michaela Rockenstiehl, Suzanne Fateh-Moghadam, Susanne Haen, Ferruh Artunc, Martin R Müller, Azadeh Ebrahimi, Reimer Riessen, Meinrad Gawaz, Falko Fend, Michael Haap
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS: A 55-year old man suffers from progressive, distinctive dyspnoea and physical weakness since 5 days. Due to ST-segment changes in the ECG and a positive troponin-test, the primary care physician initiates an hospitalization. INVESTIGATIONS: After admission, the laboratory tests confirm the elevated troponin-values, and show additionally elevated pro-brain-natriuric-peptide-values. The coronary angiography presents a highly reduced left ventricular function, an aortic insufficiency III° and a coronary heart disease...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Miriam Silaschi, Olaf Wendler, Moritz Seiffert, Liesa Castro, Edith Lubos, Johannes Schirmer, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Ulrich Schäfer, Hendrik Treede, Philip MacCarthy, Lenard Conradi
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation (ViV) is a new treatment for failing bioprostheses (BP) in patients with high surgical risk. However, comparative data, using standard repeat surgical aortic valve replacement (redo-SAVR), are scarce. We compared outcomes after ViV with those after conventional redo-SAVR in two European centres with established interventional programmes. METHODS: In-hospital databases were retrospectively screened for patients ≥60 years, treated for failing aortic BP...
September 13, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Salah A M Said, Massimo A Mariani
AIM: To delineate the features and current therapeutic option of congenital and acquired aortocameral fistulas (ACF) secondary to iatrogenic or infectious disorders. METHODS: From a PubMed search using the term "aortocameral fistula", 30 suitable papers for the current review were retrieved. Reviews, case series and case reports published in English were considered. Abstracts and reports from scientific meetings were not included. A total of 38 reviewed subjects were collected and analyzed...
August 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
J Champey, P Pavese, H Bouvaist, M Maillet, A Kastler, B Boussat, P Francois
In infective endocarditis (IE), brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is helpful to diagnose clinically silent neurological events. We assessed the usefulness of systematic early brain MRI in IE diagnosis and medico-surgical management. Over a period of 1 year, all patients admitted in one of the three hospitals participating in and fulfilling the Duke criteria for definite or possible IE underwent cerebral MRI within 7 days of IE suspicion. Eight panels of experts analyzed the records a posteriori. For each case, one record with and one record without the MRI results were randomly assigned to two panels, which determined the theoretical diagnosis and treatment...
September 6, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Ronald K Binder, Fabian Nietlispach, Tomas Holubec, Francesco Maisano
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August 28, 2016: European Heart Journal
Haytham Elgharably, Syed T Hussain, Nabin K Shrestha, Eugene H Blackstone, Gösta B Pettersson
Despite recent advances in diagnostics and treatments, infective endocarditis is still associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Even prolonged courses of broad-spectrum antimicrobials often fail to eradicate the infection, making surgical intervention necessary in many cases. In this review, we present recent advances in molecular microbiology techniques that have uncovered a plausible explanation for this resistance to treatment: the recently discovered social behavior of some microbes, in which colonies form a nearly impenetrable barrier around themselves called a biofilm...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Shi-Min Yuan, Song-Li Yan
Mitral valve prolapse is a benign condition. Mitral regurgitation is only complicated in patients with severe mitral valve prolapse. Women with mitral valve prolapse in the absence of other cardiovascular disorders tolerate pregnancy well and do not develop remarkable cardiac complications. Nevertheless, serious complications of mitral valve prolapse, including arrhythmia, infective endocarditis and cerebral ischemic events, can be present in pregnancy. Debates remain with regard to the use of prophylactic antibiotics and β-blockers in the pregnant women with mitral valve prolapse...
April 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Stefania Blasi, Andrea De Martino, Maurizio Levantino, Stefano Pratali, Gerardo Anastasio, Uberto Bortolotti
In patients with infective endocarditis (IE), splenic involvement is a rare but well-known adverse event. The treatment of patients with IE and splenic abscesses is still challenging and controversial. We report 3 patients with IE and splenic abscesses who underwent successful valve replacement and splenectomy. Our experience confirms that in such a patient, a valve operation combined with splenectomy can be performed with excellent results during the same hospitalization. The timing of splenectomy and the type of surgical approach should be based mainly on the stability of a patient's hemodynamic condition...
September 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Matthew Moore, Glenn R Barnhart, Walter Randolph Chitwood, John A Rizzo, Candace Gunnarsson, Swetha R Palli, Eugene A Grossi
OBJECTIVE: The recent development of the EDWARDS INTUITY Elite™ (EIE) valve system enables the rapid deployment of a prosthetic surgical heart valve in an aortic valve replacement (AVR) procedure via both the minimally invasive (MISAVR) and conventional (CAVR) approaches. In order to understand its economic value, this study performed a cost evaluation of the EIE valve system used in a MIS rapid-deployment approach (MIS-RDAVR) vs MISAVR and CAVR, respectively, compared to standard prosthetic aortic valves...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
Hideharu Hagiya, Takeshi Tanaka, Kohei Takimoto, Hisao Yoshida, Norihisa Yamamoto, Yukihiro Akeda, Kazunori Tomono
BACKGROUND: With the development of invasive medical procedures, an increasing number of healthcare-associated infective endocarditis cases have been reported. In particular, non-nosocomial healthcare-associated infective endocarditis in outpatients with recent medical intervention has been increasingly identified. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and a recent history of intermittent urethral self-catheterization was admitted due to a high fever...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Hiroshi Munakata, Yu Murakami, Katsuhito Mabuni, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Moriaki Shinzato, Takehiro Umemura, Tadao Kugai
BACKGROUND: A traumatic sternal fracture with extensive mediastinal abscess and concomitant native valve endocarditis is an extremely rare but catastrophic situation. CASE PRESENTATION: For 2 weeks, the co-infected patient was treated with aggressive debridement for the mediastinitis, change of vacuum-assisted closure therapy dressings, vegetectomy and valve repair through lower partial sternotomy, and delayed primary wound closure. CONCLUSIONS: To the best of our knowledge, this successful staged strategy has not been previously reported...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jian Xiao, Liang Yin, Yiyun Lin, Yufeng Zhang, Lihui Wu, Zhinong Wang
BACKGROUND: Children with infective endocarditis (IE) have to undergo valve replacement instead of valve repair in China due to severe valve damage. The present study is to review our experience on surgical treatment of children with IE in reference to the incidence, pathologic status, diagnosis, surgical strategies and outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed 35 patients with a mean age of 13.7±2.2 years who were underwent valve replacement surgery for IE during the period from January 1993 to December 2013...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Mariana Brandão, Jorge Almeida, Rita Ferraz, Lurdes Santos, Paulo Pinho, Jorge Casanova
Fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis is an extremely severe form of infective endocarditis, with poor prognosis and high mortality despite treatment. Candida albicans is the most common etiological agent for this rare but increasingly frequent condition. We present a case of fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis due to C. albicans following aortic and pulmonary valve replacement in a 38-year-old woman with a history of surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot, prior infective endocarditis and acute renal failure with need for catheter-based hemodialysis...
September 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
A Kornberger, B Luchting, F Kur, M Weis, F Weis, U A Stock, A Beiras-Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Infection is a main cause of morbidity and mortality after heart surgery, with multi-resistant pathogens increasingly representing a challenge. Daptomycin provides bactericidal activity against gram-positive organisms that are resistant to standard treatment including vancomycin. METHODS: A cohort of cardiac surgical patients, treated with daptomycin for major infection at two tertiary care centers, were retrospectively studied with a particular focus on the type of infection, causative pathogens and co-infections, daptomycin dosage, adverse events and outcome in order to provide evidence for the efficiency and safety of daptomycin in a distinct high-risk patient population...
2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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