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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904124/mycotic-aneurysm-caused-by-bacteroides-fragilis-in-an-elderly-immunosuppressed-patient
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Takahiko Fukuchi, Sadao Kawasaki, Hiroki Hayashi, Daisuke Koreeda, Takahiro Ashikawa
An 82-year-old Japanese man, who presented with a fever and abdominal pain, was admitted to our hospital. According to enhanced computed tomography images, the probable diagnosis was abdominal aortic mycotic aneurysm. Eight sets of blood cultures obtained from the patient were negative. Despite administering treatment with vancomycin and ceftriaxone, the aneurysm progressively enlarged. He underwent open debridement surgery and in situ replacement because of an aneurysmal rupture. Bacteroides fragilis was isolated from the tissue culture of the aortic wall...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903471/bovine-pericardium-as-new-technical-option-for-in-situ-reconstruction-of-aortic-graft-infection
#2
Brigitta Lutz, Christian Reeps, Gabor Biro, Christoph Knappich, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: Alloplastic aortic graft infection is a devastating complication following aortic surgery. It is associated with excessively high mortality and morbidity caused by anastomotic rupture or septicemia. Many authors consider in situ replacement after complete surgical graft removal as the method of choice. However, there is an ongoing debate about the most suitable material for reconstruction. We present our first experiences with replacing the descending and infra-renal aorta using custom-made bovine pericardium grafts...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871078/cerebral-microhemorrhages-and-meningeal-siderosis-in-infective-endocarditis
#3
Ajay Malhotra, Joseph Schindler, Brian Mac Grory, Stacy Y Chu, Teddy S Youn, Charles Matouk, David M Greer, Matthew Schrag
OBJECTIVE: Patients with infective endocarditis (IE) frequently experience cerebral insults, and neurological involvement in IE has been reported to herald a worse prognosis. In this manuscript, we describe a distinctive pattern of findings on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) sequences in subjects with IE. METHODS: Patients with IE who underwent SWI MRI at an academic hospital from 2009 to 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. The pattern of findings was compared to SWI findings in groups of subjects with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) or severe hypertension...
November 22, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852656/contained-rupture-of-a-mycotic-infrarenal-aortic-aneurysm-infected-with-campylobacter-fetus
#4
Maria Dimitrief, Floryn Cherbanyk, Sébastien Déglise, Edgardo Pezzetta
Mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms (MAAAs) are rare entities accounting for 0.65-2% of aortic aneurysms. Campylobacter fetus has a tropism for vascular tissue and is a rare cause of mycotic aneurysm. We present a 73-year-old male patient with contained rupture of a MAAA caused by C. fetus, successfully treated with endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and antibiotics, which is not previously described for this aetiology. Although open surgery is the gold standard, EVAR is nowadays feasible and potentially represents a durable option, especially in frail patients...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851303/1668-successful-deployment-of-bedside-ecpr-in-a-case-of-mycotic-aortic-aneurysm-rupture-with-pea
#5
Dipti Padhya, Devon Aganga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851290/1655-hemoptysis-due-to-pulmonary-artery-mycotic-aneurysm-in-an-iv-drug-abuser
#6
Jennifer Hall, Suresh Uppalapu, Thomas Ardiles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815693/bacterial-endocarditis-and-cerebrovascular-disease
#7
REVIEW
Brian Silver, Réza Behrouz, Scott Silliman
Cerebrovascular complications of endocarditis occur in 25-70% of patients with infective endocarditis. The cornerstone of treatment is early initiation of antibiotic treatment, which significantly reduces the risk of embolization after 1 week of treatment. In general, thrombolysis and anticoagulation of these patients should be avoided, while antiplatelet therapy may be considered in those with other indications. Endovascular treatment of acute septic emboli is uncertain, but a few case reports have demonstrated benefit...
December 2016: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807483/a-sizable-aortic-root-paravalvular-mycotic-pseudoaneurysm
#8
Ahmad Saeed Azhar, Noran M Abu-Ouf
Mycotic aneurysm is an established condition first identified in 1885 by Sir William Osler. It is linked to malignant endocarditis. With prevalence of 0.7-2.6% of all cases of aortic aneurysms, it is associated with a significant rate of mortality and morbidity. Physicians should be highly cautious, as diagnosis and effective treatment for this condition are difficult. The following is a case report of a 13-year-old pediatric patient diagnosed with mycotic aneurysm. Before an adequate treatment plan could be developed and implemented, patient's status worsened swiftly and was ultimately terminal...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799273/nationwide-study-of-the-treatment-of-mycotic-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-comparing-open-and-endovascular-repair
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Karl Sörelius, Anders Wanhainen, Mia Furebring, Martin Björck, Peter Gillgren, Kevin Mani
BACKGROUND: No reliable comparative data exist between open repair (OR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms (MAAAs). This nationwide study assessed outcomes after OR and EVAR for MAAA in a population-based cohort. METHODS: All patients treated for MAAAs in Sweden between 1994 and 2014 were identified in the Swedish vascular registry. The primary aim was to assess survival after MAAA with OR and EVAR. Secondary aims were analyses of the rate of recurrent infections and reoperations, and time trends in surgical treatment...
December 6, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793767/ruptured-distal-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-pica-aneurysms-associated-with-cerebellar-arterial-venous-malformations-avms-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature-demonstrating-the-need-for-angiographic-evaluation-and-feasibility-of-endovascular-treatment
#10
David Case, David Kumpe, Luis Cava, Robert Neumann, Andrew White, Christopher Roark, Joshua Seinfeld
OBJECTIVE: The characteristics, diagnosis, and preferred management strategies for distal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms associated with cerebellar arteriovenous malformation (AVMs) are poorly understood. We present a case series with attention to aneurysm angioarchitecture, diagnostic imaging, treatment approaches, and a thorough review of the literature. With this information, we demonstrate a specific anatomical pattern for these aneurysms, an underreported need for conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) during evaluation, along with the utility of endovascular treatment with liquid embolic agents...
October 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785789/red-blood-cell-transfusion-transmitted-acute-hepatitis-e-in-an-immunocompetent-subject-in-europe-a-case-report
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Mar Riveiro-Barciela, Silvia Sauleda, Josep Quer, Fernando Salvador, Josep Gregori, María Pirón, Francisco Rodríguez-Frías, Maria Buti
BACKGROUND: Acute hepatitis E in industrialized countries is usually related to intake or manipulation of undercooked or raw meat. Cases of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E have rarely been documented in immunosuppressed patients, mainly after receiving frozen plasma. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A 61-year-old man was admitted to hospital for jaundice. His personal history included disseminated bacillus Calmette-Guerin infection treated with antituberculous drugs...
October 26, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777368/mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta-in-a-child-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#12
Shotaro Higa, Tai Fuchigami, Nobuhiro Nagata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772823/salmonella-shedding-mycotic-bilobar-aneurysm-of-the-aorta-a-case-in-review
#13
M J Samarin, D McLellan, G Then, V C D'Abrera, S Halasz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771318/diagnosis-of-aortic-graft-infection-a-case-definition-by-the-management-of-aortic-graft-infection-collaboration-magic
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O T A Lyons, M Baguneid, T D Barwick, R E Bell, N Foster, S Homer-Vanniasinkam, S Hopkins, A Hussain, K Katsanos, B Modarai, J A T Sandoe, S Thomas, N M Price
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The management of aortic graft infection (AGI) is highly complex and in the absence of a universally accepted case definition and evidence-based guidelines, clinical approaches and outcomes vary widely. The objective was to define precise criteria for diagnosing AGI. METHODS: A process of expert review and consensus, involving formal collaboration between vascular surgeons, infection specialists, and radiologists from several English National Health Service hospital Trusts with large vascular services (Management of Aortic Graft Infection Collaboration [MAGIC]), produced the definition...
December 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763318/the-role-of-endovascular-therapy-in-contemporary-management-of-mycotic-aortic-aneurysms-and-asscociated-aortoaerodigestive-fistulas
#15
Ramsey S Elsayed, Sung W Ham, Miguel F Manzur, Sukgu M Han, Wesley K Lew, Vincent L Rowe, Fred A Weaver
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761883/cross-sectional-imaging-of-aortic-infections
#16
REVIEW
D J Murphy, A R Keraliya, M D Agrawal, A Aghayev, M L Steigner
Aortic infections are uncommon clinical entities, but are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. In this review, we focus on the cross-sectional imaging appearance of aortic infections, including aortic valve endocarditis, pyogenic aortitis, mycotic aneurysm and aortic graft infections, with an emphasis on CT, MRI and PET/CT appearance. Teaching Points • Aortic infections are associated with high morbidity and mortality. • CT, MRI and FDG PET/CT play complementary roles in aortic infection imaging...
December 2016: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761190/left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-and-multiple-peripheral-mycotic-aneurysms-due-to-mycobacterium-bovis-following-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-guerin-therapy-a-case-report
#17
Petar Duvnjak, Mario Laguna
The use of live attenuated intravesicular Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy is a generally accepted safe and effective method for the treatment of superficial transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder. Although rare, < 5% of patient's treated with intravesicular BCG therapy may develop potentially serious complications, including localized infections to the genitourinary tract, mycotic aneurysms and osteomyelitis. We present here a case of a 63-year-old male who developed left coronary and multiple peripheral M...
August 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751325/successful-management-of-a-giant-unruptured-mycotic-coronary-artery-aneurysm-after-coronary-angioplasty
#18
Pankaj Aggarwal, Pravin Saxena, Anil Bhan
Coronary artery stent infection has been reported with both bare metal stent and drug eluting stent and can present as mycotic coronary artery aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, myocardial abscess, pericarditis or exudative effusion. Infection at the site of coronary stent implantation is rare and is believed to result typically from either direct stent contamination at the time of delivery or transient bacteraemia from access site. Introduction of drug-eluting stent (DES) has led to a marked reduction in the problem of in-stent restenosis across all patient subsets and lesions complexities...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737955/vascular-graft-infections-mycotic-aneurysms-and-endovascular-infections-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#19
Walter R Wilson, Thomas C Bower, Mark A Creager, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Patrick T O'Gara, Peter B Lockhart, Rabih O Darouiche, Basel Ramlawi, Colin P Derdeyn, Ann F Bolger, Matthew E Levison, Kathryn A Taubert, Robert S Baltimore, Larry M Baddour
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721737/clostridium-septicum-an-unusual-link-to-a-lower-gastrointestinal-bleed
#20
Kegan Jessamy, Fidelis O Ojevwe, Ezinnaya Ubagharaji, Anuj Sharma, Obiajulu Anozie, Christy Ann Gilman, Sekou Rawlins
Clostridium septicum is a highly virulent pathogen which is associated with colorectal malignancy, hematological malignancy, immunosuppression, diabetes mellitus and cyclical neutropenia. Presentation may include disseminated clostridial infection in the form of septicemia, gas gangrene, and mycotic aortic aneurysms. We report the case of a 62-year-old female presenting with necrotizing fasciitis of her left thigh and subsequently developing rectal bleeding. While she was being treated with empiric antibiotics, her blood culture was found to be positive for C...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
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