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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050727/surgical-treatment-of-active-native-mitral-infective-endocarditis-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis-of-current-evidence
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Jian-Zhou Liu, Xiao-Feng Li, Qi Miao, Chao-Ji Zhang
BACKGROUND: The native mitral lesion of active infective endocarditis implies a poor prognosis and is associated with adverse short- or long-term results without surgical treatment. Both mitral valvuloplasty (MVP) and mitral valve replacement (MVR) have been performed in the treatment of active native mitral infective endocarditis (ANMIE). However, the outcomes of the two approaches remain unclear. The aim of this study was to systematically review the two procedures with mortality and survival as the primary endpoints...
October 16, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049527/quadruple-valve-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-abiotrophia-defectiva
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Mislav Planinc, Marko Kutlesa, Bruno Barsic, Igor Rudez
Quadruple-valve endocarditis is a challenging condition, for which there is limited treatment experience and poor overall survival. We report the first case caused by Abiotrophia defectiva that has been surgically treated both with the replacement of the aortic and pulmonary valves and the repair of the mitral and tricuspid valves with a good outcome. The patient's clinical course is described and a review of literature on this rare causative agent is given.
July 19, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044013/-acute-aortic-regurgitation-due-to-infective-endocarditis
#3
Claudia M Cortés, José H Casabé, Roberto R Favaloro, Héctor Raffaelli, Eduardo Dulbecco, José Abud, Fabián Salmo, Melina Riesco, Milagros Seijo, Eduardo Guevara
Acute aortic regurgitation (AAR) due to infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious disease and usually requires surgical treatment. Our study aims to compare the clinical, echocardiographic, and microbiological characteristics as well as in-hospital outcome of patients with AAR according to the severity of heart failure (HF) and to evaluate predictors of in-hospital mortality in a tertiary centre. In a prospective analysis, we compared patients with NYHA functional class I-II HF (G1) vs. functional class III-IV HF (G2)...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020360/epidemiology-clinical-features-and-outcome-of-infective-endocarditis-due-to-abiotrophia-spp-and-granulicatella-spp-report-of-76-cases-2000-2015
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Adrián Téllez, Juan Ambrosioni, Jaume Llopis, Juan M Pericàs, Carles Falces, Manel Almela, Cristina Garcia de la Mària, Marta Hernandez-Meneses, Bàrbara Vidal, Elena Sandoval, Eduard Quintana, David Fuster, José M Tolosana, Francesc Marco, Asunción Moreno, José M Miro
Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by Abiotrophia (ABI) and Granulicatella (GRA) is poorly studied. This work aims to describe and compare the main features of ABI and GRA IE. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of 12 IE institutional cases of GRA or ABI and of 64 cases published in the literature (overall, 38 ABI and 38 GRA IE cases). Results: ABI/GRA IE represented 1.51% of IE cases in our institution between 2000-2015, compared to 0...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991051/association-between-cardiac-surgery-and-mortality-among-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Vladimir Krajinovic, Stipe Ivancic, Petar Gezman, Bruno Barsic
BACKGROUND: Sepsis and septic shock are common presentations of infective endocarditis (IE), but little is known about clinical characteristics in this group of patients, use of surgical treatment, and their associations with outcome. We sought to determine the influence of cardiac surgery (CS) on the outcome of patients with IE in different stages of sepsis severity. METHODS: Two hundred ninety four patients with definite IE native or prosthetic valve IE admitted between 2000 and 2011...
October 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982558/transcatheter-and-surgical-management-of%C3%A2-mitral%C3%A2-paravalvular-leak-long-term-outcomes
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Mohamad Alkhouli, Charanjit S Rihal, Chad J Zack, Mackram F Eleid, Elad Maor, Mohammad Sarraf, Allison K Cabalka, Guy S Reeder, Donald J Hagler, Joseph F Maalouf, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Hartzell V Schaff, Sameh M Said
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report the use trends and immediate and long-term outcomes of a large cohort of patients who underwent redo surgery or transcatheter repair of paravalvular leaks (PVLs) at a tertiary referral center. BACKGROUND: Percutaneous treatment of mitral PVL has emerged as an alternative to surgical treatment in high-risk surgical candidates. There are limited data on the utilization trends, safety, and efficacy of both procedures in the management of mitral PVL...
October 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963047/first-case-of-two-synchronous-gluteal-arteries-aneurysms-treated-by-endovascular-plug-embolization-case-report-and-literature-review
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Andrea Esposito, Danilo Menna, Matteo Salcuni, Ferdinando Di Leo, Pietro Benedetto, Antonio Trani, Antonino Pierluigi Cappiello
INTRODUCTION: Gluteal artery aneurysms (GAA) are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all arterial aneurysms. Most of them are post-traumatic in nature and involve the superior gluteal artery (SGA), while injuries of the inferior gluteal artery (IGA) have been reported less frequently. We report an unusual case of patient with double saccular GAA of unknown etiology, involving both the SGA and IGA, successfully treated by endovascular embolization. CASE REPORT: A 80 years old man referred to our hospital complaining the progressive onset of left buttock pain and swelling exacerbated by sitting position in the last 4 months...
September 26, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942975/real-world-outcomes-of-surgery-for-native-mitral-valve-endocarditis
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Nana Toyoda, Shinobu Itagaki, Natalia N Egorova, Henry Tannous, Anelechi C Anyanwu, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, David H Adams, Joanna Chikwe
BACKGROUND: Consensus guidelines recommend repair over replacement for the surgical treatment of active native mitral valve infective endocarditis. However, contemporary practice and long-term outcome data are limited. METHODS: Multivariable Cox regression was used to compare outcomes of 1970 patients undergoing isolated primary mitral valve repair (n = 367, 19%) or replacement (n = 1603, 81%) for active infective endocarditis between 1998 and 2010 in New York and California states...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895709/recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-for-intracardiac-vegetation-in-a-very-low-birth-weight-infant
#9
Abdurrahman A Ozdemir
Developing treatment options have resulted in prolonged admission and increased bacterial and fungal nosocomial infections as well as improved survival in neonatal intensive care unit. Invasive fungal infections in newborns are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and can cause endorgan dissemination such as endocarditis, endophthalmitis, septic arthritis, obstructive nephropathy and meningitis. Endocarditis requires aggressive systemic antifungal therapy and sometimes surgical intervention in neonates...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890659/loeffler-endocarditis-a-unique-presentation-of-right-sided-heart-failure-due-to-eosinophil-induced-endomyocardial-fibrosis
#10
Amit Alam, Shankar Thampi, Shahryar G Saba, Rita Jermyn
Loeffler endocarditis is a rare restrictive cardiomyopathy caused by abnormal endomyocardial infiltration of eosinophils, with subsequent tissue damage from degranulation, eventually leading to fibrosis. Although an uncommon entity, it is still a disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Often identified only at late stages, treatment options are limited once fibrosis occurs, usually requiring heart failure medications or surgical intervention. We present a unique case of a woman with remote history of hypereosinophilic syndrome, attributed to treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with infliximab, who presented with symptoms of heart failure refractory to medical management and was found to have Loeffler endocarditis...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874131/a-chronic-hemodialysis-patient-with-isolated-pulmonary-valve-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-non-albicans-candida-a-rare-case-and-literature-review
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Chih-Hao Chang, Myo-Ming Huang, Dong-Feng Yeih, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Yi-Chou Hou
BACKGROUND: Isolated pulmonary valve infective endocarditis caused by Candida is rare in chronic hemodialysis patients. The 2009 Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines suggest the combined use of surgery and antibiotics to treat candidiasis; however, successful nonsurgical treatment of Candida endocarditis has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 63-year-old woman with end-stage kidney disease was admitted to our hospital after experiencing disorientation for 5 days...
September 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857727/fungal-endocarditis-in-paediatrics-a-review-of-192-cases-1971-2016
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Vithiya Ganesan, Shunmuga Sundaram Ponnusamy, Raja Sundaramurthy
BACKGROUND: The aims of this article were to review the published literature on fungal endocarditis in children and to discuss the aetiology and diagnosis, with emphasis on non-invasive methods and various treatment regimes. METHODS: We systematically reviewed published cases and case series of fungal endocarditis in children. We searched the literature, including PubMed and individual references for publications of original articles, single cases, or case series of paediatric fungal endocarditis, with the following keywords: "fungal endocarditis", "neonates", "infants", "child", and "cardiac vegetation"...
October 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820552/-1%C3%A2-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-in-monitoring-response-to-anti-fungal-therapy-in-fungal-endocarditis
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Jihad Slim, Christopher Saling, Maria Szabela, Melinda Brown, Tamara Johnson, Irvin Goldfarb
BACKGROUND: A case is reported of Candida glabrata infective endocarditis (IE) treated without surgical intervention. The study aim was to: (i) briefly discuss the outcomes of other documented cases of fungal IE managed medically with fluconazole; (ii) discuss the (1→3)-β-D-glucan assay and its previously studied role in the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections; and (iii) examine a possible application of the (1→3)-β-D-glucan assay to monitor response to antifungal treatment in patients with Candida endocarditis...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775090/missed-aortic-valve-endocarditis-resulting-in-complete-atrioventricular-block-and-redo-mechanical-valve-replacement
#14
Amer Harky, Megan Garner, Miruna Popa, Alex Shipolini
Infective endocarditis is a rare disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. As a result, early diagnosis and prompt antibiotic treatment with or without surgical intervention is crucial in the management of such condition.We report a case of missed infective endocarditis of the aortic valve. The patient underwent mechanical aortic valve replacement, with the native valve being sent for histopathological examination. On re-admission 16 months later, he presented with syncope, shortness of breathing and complete heart block...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740070/surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-outcomes-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-360-consecutive-patients
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Mina Farag, Tobias Borst, Anton Sabashnikov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Bastian Schmack, Rawa Arif, Carsten J Beller, Aron-Frederik Popov, Klaus Kallenbach, Arjang Ruhparwar, Pascal M Dohmen, Gábor Szabó, Matthias Karck, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND A retrospective analysis was conducted of the early and long-term outcomes after surgery for infective endocarditis (IE). MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 360 patients with IE operated upon between 1993 and 2012. The primary endpoint was overall cumulative postoperative survival at 30 days. Secondary endpoints were early postoperative outcomes and complication rates. Factors associated with 30-day mortality were analyzed. RESULTS Mean age was 58.7±14.7 years and 26.9% (n=97) were female. The mean follow-up was 4...
July 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734430/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-under-direct-visualization-in-homograft-valve-endocarditis
#16
Tarek Chami, Guilherme Attizzani, Benjamin Medalion, Salil V Deo
Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a very grave and often terminal disease. Surgical valve replacement remains the cornerstone treatment for this disease. However, it is often contraindicated. Herein, we describe the implantation under direct visualization of a self-expandable transcatheter heart valve in a prohibitive surgical risk patient with homograft aortic valve endocarditis.
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722286/fighting-fungus-with-a-laser-and-a-hose-management-of-a-giant-candida-albicans-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-lead-vegetation-with-simultaneous-angiovac-aspiration-and-laser-sheath-lead-extraction
#17
Brandon M Jones, Oussama Wazni, Susan J Rehm, Mehdi H Shishehbor
Infections involving internal cardiac devices can be very challenging to treat, and almost universally require complete device extraction for successful management. Of the pathogens that cause device-related endocarditis, fungi such as Candida albicans are notoriously difficult to manage because of their propensity to produce large vegetations and the need for long-term treatment with potentially toxic medications. Furthermore, individuals who develop fungal, device-associated endocarditis are typically among the most complex patients, with significant comorbidities that place them at high risk for open heart procedures such as surgical device extraction...
July 19, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720119/calcified-amorphous-tumor-of-the-heart-with-mitral-annular-calcification-a-case-report
#18
Ryo Nakamaru, Hiroki Oe, Katsuomi Iwakura, Takafumi Masai, Kenshi Fujii
BACKGROUND: Calcified amorphous tumor of the heart is a rare, non-neoplastic cardiac mass characterized by nodular calcium in the background of amorphous degenerating fibrinous material. Clinical diagnosis of calcified amorphous tumor can be difficult, and current single imaging techniques do not specifically differentiate calcified amorphous tumor from other cardiac tumors such as calcified atrial myxoma, calcified thrombi, or vegetation. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice for both symptom improvement and prevention of embolization, as well as for pathological diagnosis...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719311/infective-endocarditis-in-french-west-indies-a-13-year-observational-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Elisabeth Fernandes, Claude Olive, Jocelyn Inamo, François Roques, André Cabié, Patrick Hochedez
We conducted an observational study to describe the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in French West Indies (FWI) and to identify variables associated with in-hospital case fatality. The records of the patients admitted for IE to the University Hospital of Martinique between 2000 and 2012 were collected using an electronic case report form. Only Duke-Li definite cases were considered for this analysis. Variables associated with in-hospital mortality were tested using univariate logistic regression analysis...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711529/initial-treatment-strategy-for-intracranial-mycotic-aneurysms-2-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Makoto Ohtake, Kensuke Tateishi, Naoki Ikegaya, Junya Iwata, Shoji Yamanaka, Hidetoshi Murata
BACKGROUND: Intracranial mycotic aneurysm (IMA) is a rare neurovascular disease and a well-known complication after infective endocarditis. IMAs potentially carry a high mortality risk resulting from intracranial hemorrhage. Therefore, initial treatment is crucial for IMA patients, but an optimal treatment strategy remains unknown. Herein, we report 1 cases of IMA patients treated with the current usual modalities, and we provide a comprehensive literature review to propose an optimal initial treatment strategy for IMAs...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
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