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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063812/left-main-occlusion-secondary-to-infective-endocarditis-vegetation-the-unusual-suspect
#1
Marco Pavani, Federico Conrotto, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Maurizio D'Amico, Paolo Centofanti, Fiorenzo Gaita
Treatment of acute coronary syndrome secondary to septic coronary embolism during valvular endocarditis is controversial. Urgent coronary angiography and stent implantation or surgical intervention have been proposed. We present the case of a patient presented at the emergency department with chest pain and cardiogenic shock. The coronary angiography showed a large filling defect in the left main due to a septic coronary embolism.
November 30, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056818/infectious-tenosynovitis-with-bloodstream-infection-caused-by-erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae-a-case-report-on-an-occupational-pathogen
#2
Kristine Hofseth, Håvard Dalen, Leif Kibsgaard, Solrun Nebb, Angela Kümmel, Arne Mehl
BACKGROUND: Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is an established animal pathogen, which may cause infections in humans. It is a gram-positive rod and found in the tonsils or the digestive tracts of animals. The bacterium is occupationally related, as usually only people with frequent animal contacts are infected. We report a case of a patient who was admitted with an infectious tenosynovitis with bloodstream infection due to E. rhusiopathiae, and to our knowledge, this is the first report of a tenosynovitis with systemic manifestation associated with this bacterium...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043440/aminoglycosides-for-surgically-treated-enterococcal-endocarditis
#3
Jona M Banzon, Syed T Hussain, Steven M Gordon, Gosta B Pettersson, Robert S Butler, Nabin K Shrestha
Aminoglycosides are a mainstay of treatment for enterococcal infective endocarditis. However, the benefit of adding aminoglycosides to cell wall-active agents after surgery is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine if adjunctive aminoglycoside treatment after surgery for enterococcal endocarditis leads to better outcomes. We included patients who underwent surgery for enterococcal endocarditis at our institution between July 2007 and July 2014. Treatment was defined as at least 1 dose of an aminoglycoside after surgery...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031849/a-classical-case-of-non-bacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-from-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-multiple-strokes-myocardial-infarction-and-acute-limb-ischaemia
#4
Ching-Hui Sia, Joline Si Jing Lim, Kian Keong Poh, Tan Min Chin
Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) classically presents in the context of pancreatic adenocarcinomas. Echocardiography is useful to investigate for valvular vegetations, and institution of early treatment is crucial as this can be complicated by multiple systemic emboli, leading to significant morbidity or mortality in serious cases. Treatment options involve anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin, and the role of surgical intervention is unclear. In this report, we describe a classical case of a middle-aged lady with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma who developed NBTE complicated by multiple systemic emboli...
November 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024806/-consensus-guidelines-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-infective-endocarditis-the-surgeon-must-lead-the-team
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EDITORIAL
Gus J Vlahakes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005820/brain-abscess-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-pneumonia
#6
Kun Liu, Chunxia Yang, Yongna Zhang, Xunhui Yuan, Hang Xiao, Yun'an Bai, Bin Xi
Brain abscess is a rare but potentially lethal infection of brain parenchyma, requiring prompt surgical intervention and high-dose antibiotic therapy. Brain abscess is a known complication of surgically treated intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), but it is exceptionally rare that it occurs at the same site of a nonoperated ICH. Such cases may result from hematogenous spread from distant foci (pneumonia, infectious endocarditis) or contiguous sites. Herein, the authors report a case of 75-year-old woman presenting with a brain abscess 6 weeks after a nonoperated ICH...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001173/patient-in-chronic-hemodialysis-with-right-atrial-mass-thrombus-fungal-endocarditis-or-atrial-myxoma
#7
Talita G Salani, Cynthia de Moura Borges, Carolina S Urbini, Patrícia Schincariol, Kélcia Rosana da Silva Quadros, Maria Almerinda Ribeiro-Alves, Rodrigo Bueno de Oliveira
We present the case report of a 19-year-old patient with chronic kidney disease due to chronic glomerulonephritis, in hemodialysis (HD) by central catheter, with the incidental finding of a mass of 28x16 mm in right atrium (RA). The diagnosis of thrombus, infective endocarditis or myxoma were considered. Given the context of immunosuppression and difficult access vascular therapeutic practice has proved complex. Although Doppler echocardiography suggested thrombus in RA, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated for the diagnosis of myxoma in RA...
December 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994895/surgical-management-of-multiple-valve-endocarditis-associated-with-dialysis-catheter
#8
R Zea-Vera, M Sanchez, E Castañeda, L Soto-Arquiñigo
Endocarditis associated with dialysis catheter is a disease that must be suspected in every patient with hemodialysis who develops fever. Multiple valve disease is a severe complication of endocarditis that needs to be managed in a different way. There is very limited data for treatment and every case must be considered individually. We present a patient with this complication and describe the medical treatment and surgical management. We report the case of a 15-year-old patient with acute renal failure that develops trivalvular endocarditis after the hemodialysis catheter was placed, with multiple positive blood culture for Staphylococcus aureus...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989048/complicated-infective-endocarditis-of-a-mechanical-aortic-valve-due-to-propionibacterium-acnes
#9
Eva De Caluwé, Jan Verwerft
Propionibacterium acnes is known to be a causative microorganism in low-grade and late prosthetic valve endocarditis. Here, the case is reported of a late, apparently culture-negative endocarditis of an aortic mechanical prosthesis, diagnosed to be caused by P. acnes after pan-bacterial polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on the explanted mechanical prosthetic valve. This endocarditis was complicated by an aortic root abscess; after surgical resection a ventricular septal defect (VSD) with overt right ventricular and multiple organ failure occurred...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989047/results-of-contemporary-valve-surgery-in-patients-with-carcinoid-heart-disease
#10
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/27932432/fungal-mobile-mass-on-echocardiogram-native-mitral-valve-aspergillus-fumigatus-endocarditis
#11
Rymon Rofaiel, Yosra Turkistani, David McCarty, Seyed M Hosseini-Moghaddam
The most common type of infective endocarditis is bacterial endocarditis. However, fungal infections have been seen more frequently, mostly in the immunocompromised population. We report a case of invasive Aspergillus fumigatus native mitral valve endocarditis. The patient received appropriate empiric antifungal treatment with a combination of liposomal amphotericin B and flucytosine, associated with surgical debridement, valve replacement and chordae tendineae repair. Despite receiving the standard treatment of Aspergillus endocarditis, and susceptibility of the microorganism to the antifungal regimen, the patient, unexpectedly, developed early-onset septic emboli...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924179/ischemic-stroke-and-septic-shock-after-subacute-endocarditis-caused-by-haemophilus-parainfluenzae-case-report
#12
Mayra Goncalves Menegueti, Jaciara Machado-Viana, Gilberto Gambero Gaspar, Edson Antonio Nicolini, Anibal Basile-Filho, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins
Haemophilus parainfluenzae, which belongs to the HACEK (Haemophilus ssp, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae) group, is a rare cause of subacute endocarditis and may lead to ischemic stroke. A 65-year-old female patient previously diagnosed with rheumatic valve disease was submitted to surgical mitral valve repair in 1996. Physical examination did not reveal any murmurs; physical examination of the lungs and abdomen was normal. The patient was admitted to hospital with progressive dyspnea, dry cough, and fever...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890554/endocarditis-after-interventional-repair-of-the-mitral-valve-review-of-a-dilemma
#13
REVIEW
Niklas F Boeder, Oliver Dörr, Johannes Rixe, Kay Weipert, Timm Bauer, Matthias Bayer, Christian W Hamm, Holger M Nef
BACKGROUND: The MitraClip procedure can be an alternative treatment option for patients with high surgical risk for whom surgical treatment is contraindicated. Patients with prosthetic material have an increased risk for infective endocarditis. HYPOTHESIS: Incidence, treatment and outcome of patients with endocarditis after interventional mitral valve repair are not known. METHODS: We searched for articles using PubMed using the terms "interventional mitral valve repair", "mitraclip" and "endocarditis"...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861628/characteristics-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-east-china
#14
Huimin Xu, Siyu Cai, Haibin Dai
The epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) has significantly changed over the past few years in developed countries. However, relevant data from developing countries are different and remain scarce. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentations, treatment and outcomes of IE patients in a tertiary hospital in East China over an 8-year period. This was a retrospective observational study of consecutive cases of definite or possible IE as per the modified Duke criteria between January 2008 and December 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847089/recurrent-aortic-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-a%C3%A2-radical-additional-anatomical-solution
#15
Cecilia Marcacci, Matteo Trezzi, Gilles D Dreyfus
Recurrent prosthetic valve endocarditis, especially when characterized by annular abscess and aortic root destruction, remains a surgical challenge. A radical and aggressive surgical treatment is required preventing recurrent infection. Homograft implants are still thought to be the best surgical option, but they are not always available and their use in younger patient remains controversial. We propose an additional anatomical surgical technique, which consists in the implantation of a composite graft in the left ventricular outflow tract, well below the native aortic annulus, and then the direct reimplantation of coronary ostia...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819646/from-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-to-liver-transplantation-when-the-gallbladder-becomes-the-pandora-s-box
#16
Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Peter Tsaparas, Stylianos Kykalos, Nikolaos Machairas, Ernesto P Molmenti, Andreas Paul
Bile duct injuries (BDI) tend to be more complex in laparoscopic than in open cholecystectomy procedures, and frequently involve young adults with benign pathologies. The ultimate consequence may be a liver transplantation (LT), making this situation one of the most rare transplant indications. Fatal post-transplant outcome is extreme infrequently reported. Aim of this study is to report on our single-case experience and to review the literature concerning lethal outcome after LT for major BDI following cholecystectomy...
2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818954/sudden-death-in-infective-endocarditis
#17
Jussara Bianchi Castelli, Germana Almeida, Rinaldo Focaccia Siciliano
The case fatality rate of infective endocarditis (IE) is high and is associated with varying causes. Among them, acute myocardial infarction due to an embolism in a coronary artery is rare; the incidence of this complication in the setting of IE is reported to be up to 1.5%. We report a case of sudden death in a 22-year-old woman diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus who was referred to the Cardiology Center for the treatment of mitral valve incompetence due to IE. She was hemodynamically stable with antibiotic therapy and vasoactive drugs, despite severe mitral valve regurgitation...
July 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797858/native-valve-proteus-mirabilis-endocarditis-successful-treatment-of-a-rare-entity-formulated-by-in-vitro-synergy-antibiotic-testing
#18
Caroline R Brotzki, Kari A Mergenhagen, Zackery P Bulman, Brian T Tsuji, Charles S Berenson
Infective endocarditis caused by Proteus mirabilis is a rare and poorly reported disease, with no well-defined effective antibiotic regimen. Here, we present a case of P. mirabilis aortic valve endocarditis. We reviewed prior cases and treatment regimens, and devised effective treatment, which was guided by in vitro sensitivity and synergy testing on the pathogen. Our patient survived without complications or the need for a surgical intervention.
October 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785132/valve-selection-in-aortic-valve-endocarditis
#19
Sossio Perrotta, Yana Zubrytska
Aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is a potentially life-threatening disease. Mortality and incidence of infective endocarditis have been reduced in the past 30 years. Medical treatment of aortic PVE may be successful in patients who have a prompt response after antibiotic treatment and who do not have prosthetic dysfunction. In advanced stages, antibiotic therapy alone is insufficient to control the disease, and surgical intervention is necessary. Surgical treatment may be lifesaving, but it is still associated with considerable morbidity and mortality...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777297/surgical-management-of-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-embolic-stroke-practical-recommendations-for-clinicians
#20
Bobby Yanagawa, Gosta B Pettersson, Gilbert Habib, Marc Ruel, Gustavo Saposnik, David A Latter, Subodh Verma
There has been an overall improvement in surgical mortality for patients with infective endocarditis (IE), presumably because of improved diagnosis and management, centered around a more aggressive early surgical approach. Surgery is currently performed in approximately half of all cases of IE. Improved survival in surgery-treated patients is correlated with a reduction in heart failure and the prevention of embolic sequelae. It is reported that between 20% and 40% of patients with IE present with stroke or other neurological conditions...
October 25, 2016: Circulation
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