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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932432/fungal-mobile-mass-on-echocardiogram-native-mitral-valve-aspergillus-fumigatus-endocarditis
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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
#2
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
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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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771866/histopathology-of-valves-in-infective-endocarditis-diagnostic-criteria-and-treatment-considerations
#11
Tatiana J D Brandão, Carolina A Januario-da-Silva, Marcelo G Correia, Monica Zappa, Jaime A Abrantes, Angela M R Dantas, Wilma Golebiovski, Giovanna Ianini F Barbosa, Clara Weksler, Cristiane C Lamas
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe disease. Pathogen isolation is fundamental so as to treat effectively and reduce morbidity and mortality. Blood and valve culture and histopathology (HP) are routinely employed for this purpose. Valve HP is the gold standard for diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of clinical criteria for IE (the modified Duke and the St Thomas' minor modifications, STH) of blood and valve culture compared to valve HP, and to evaluate antibiotic treatment duration...
October 22, 2016: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759356/tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755420/brain-abscess-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-pneumonia
#13
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...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737409/fungal-endocarditis
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713859/chronic-q-fever-a-missed-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-possibly-for-years
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699025/allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-a-blast-phase-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patient-with-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis-a-case-report
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678286/evaluation-of-empirical-treatment-for-blood-culture-negative-endocarditis
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663580/what-s-new-in-surgical-treatment-of-infective-endocarditis
#18
Thierry Carrel, Lars Englberger, Jukka Takala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642739/-an-unexpected-cause-of-dyspnea-and-degradation-of-performance
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624351/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-versus-redo-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-failed-aortic-bioprostheses
#20
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
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