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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642141/added-diagnostic-value-and-impact-on-antimicrobial-therapy-of-16s-rrna-pcr-and-amplicon-sequencing-on-resected-heart-valves-in-infective-endocarditis-a-prospective-cohort-study
#1
Bart Peeters, Paul Herijgers, Kurt Beuselinck, Jan Verhaegen, Willy E Peetermans, Marie-Christine Herregods, Stefanie Desmet, Katrien Lagrou
OBJECTIVES: For adequate management and therapy of infective endocarditis (IE), identification of the causative pathogen is crucial but currently molecular testing results are not included in diagnostic criteria. The added diagnostic value and impact on antimicrobial therapy of 16S rRNA PCR and Amplicon Sequencing (16S rRNA PCR) performed on excised heart valves from IE patients was evaluated alongside with the effect of pre-operative antibiotics on the performance of blood culture (BC), valve culture (VC) and 16S rRNA PCR...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640782/perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-a-review
#2
Ronald J Gordon, Frederick W Lombard
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem in the perioperative period, increasing patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It is also considered the most preventable of the major postoperative complications. Despite widespread adoption of prophylaxis guidelines, it appears that morbidity from the disease has not substantially changed within the past 2 decades. It is becoming clear that current prophylaxis efforts are not sufficient. Using more potent anticoagulants may decrease the incidence of VTE, but increase the risk for bleeding and infection...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638293/septic-embolic-stroke-resulting-from-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis
#3
Htoo Kyaw, Atif Z Shaikh, Gokul Yaratha, Misra Deepika
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus lugdunensis, a member of the coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), has been recognized as a causal organism for infective endocarditis since the 1980s. Although most CoNS have an insidious and chronic nature, they are involved in a variety of systemic infections. S lugdunensis infective endocarditis is a rare entity but is as catastrophic as Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis and requires aggressive antibiotic therapy and, typically, valve replacement...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636718/trends-and-outcomes-of-off-label-use-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-insights-from-the-ncdr-sts-acc-tvt-registry
#4
Ravi S Hira, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Zhuokai Li, James M McCabe, John S Rumsfeld, Samir R Kapadia, Mahboob Alam, Hani Jneid, Creighton Don, Mark Reisman, Salim S Virani, Neal S Kleiman
Importance: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for severe aortic stenosis in patients who cannot undergo surgery and for patients at high operative risk. Use of TAVR for off-label indications has not been previously reported. Objective: To evaluate patterns and adverse outcomes of off-label use of TAVR in US clinical practice. Design, Setting and Participants: Patients receiving commercially funded TAVR in the United States are included in the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry...
June 21, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633279/off-pump-semicircular-annuloplasty-effective-treatment-of-concurrent-moderate-aortic-regurgitation
#5
Haiming Li, Chengxiong Gu
The treatment of aortic regurgitation (AR) in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a difficult problem. Aortic valve repair has become a promising therapy for AR. Various annuloplasty approaches have been used and have gained satisfactory results. Thus we adopted off-pump semicircular annuloplasty to treat concurrent moderate AR in 12 high-risk patients. Early follow-up results showed that this way is simple, safe, and effective.
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629781/position-paper-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-oral-status-in-patients-with-valvular-disease-groupe-de-travail-valvulopathies-de-la-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-cardiologie-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-chirurgie-orale-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-parodontologie-et-d-implantologie
#6
REVIEW
Sarah Millot, Philippe Lesclous, Marie-Laure Colombier, Loredana Radoi, Clément Messeca, Mathieu Ballanger, Jean-Luc Charrier, Philippe Tramba, Stéphane Simon, Alain Berrebi, Fabien Doguet, Emmanuel Lansac, Christophe Tribouilloy, Gilbert Habib, Xavier Duval, Bernard Iung
Oral health is of particular importance in patients with heart valve diseases because of the risk of infective endocarditis. Recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis before dental procedures have been restricted, but the modalities of oral evaluation and dental care are not detailed in guidelines. Therefore, a multidisciplinary working group reviewed the literature to propose detailed approaches for the evaluation and management of buccodental status in patients with valvular disease. Simple questions asked by a non-dental specialist may draw attention to buccodental diseases...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628223/unsuccessful-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-endocarditis-with-dalbavancin
#7
J M Steele, R W Seabury, C M Hale, B T Mogle
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Limited evidence describes dalbavancin use in infective endocarditis (IE). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 27-year-old pregnant female received 4 weeks of dalbavancin for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia and tricuspid valve IE after conventional therapy was no longer an option due to non-compliance. Despite having a smaller cardiac vegetation following dalbavancin, she was bacteraemic <2 weeks later with vancomycin-intermediate (VISA) and telavancin-non-susceptible S...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626538/septic-thrombophlebitis-with-persistent-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-and-de-novo-resistance-to-vancomycin-and-daptomycin
#8
Yael Koton, Zafrir Or, Naiel Bisharat
Persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is associated with significant risk of mortality, especially when it occurs while on appropriate antimicrobial therapy. We herein describe an unusual case of a patient with prosthetic aortic tissue valve, who suffered from central venous catheter related MRSA bacteremia with septic thrombus formation in the superior vena cava. MRSA bacteremia persisted despite removal of the catheter and appropriate antimicrobial therapy including vancomycin, rifampin, and daptomycin...
May 31, 2017: Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625371/cardiovascular-events-and-hospital-resource-utilization-pre-and-post-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-in-high-surgical-risk-patients
#9
Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Steven J Lippmann, Mitchell Krucoff, Adrian F Hernandez, Lesley H Curtis, Elyse Foster, Atif Qasim, Andrew Wang, Donald D Glower, Ted Feldman, Bradley G Hammill
MitraClip is an approved therapy for mitral regurgitation (MR); however, health care resource utilization pre- and post-MitraClip remains understudied. METHODS: Patients with functional and degenerative MR at high surgical risk in the EVEREST II High-Risk Registry and REALISM Continued-Access Study were linked to Medicare data. Pre- and post-MitraClip all-cause death, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure (HF), and bleeding hospitalizations were identified. Inpatient costs, adjusted to 2010 US dollars, were calculated, and event rate ratios and cost ratios were estimated with multivariable modeling...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623173/outcomes-of-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-on-maintenance-dialysis
#10
Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Khaled Boobes, Elad Maor, Assem Sherieh, Charanjit S Rihal, David R Holmes, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) expanded definitive therapy of aortic stenosis to many high-risk patients, but it has not been fully evaluated in the dialysis population. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the current trend and in-hospital outcome of Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and TAVR in the dialysis population. METHODS: Severe aortic stenosis patients on maintenance dialysis who underwent SAVR or TAVR in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (NIS) from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2014, were included in our comparative analysis...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620766/phenotype-transformation-of-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-due-to-applied-shear-stresses-within-a-microfluidic-chip
#11
Xinmei Wang, Joohyung Lee, Mir Ali, Jungkyu Kim, Carla M R Lacerda
Despite valvular heart diseases constituting a significant medical problem, the acquisition of information describing their pathophysiology remains difficult. Due to valvular size, role and location within the body, there is a need for in vitro systems that can recapitulate disease onset and progression. This study combines the development of an in vitro model and its application in the mechanical stimulation of valvular cell transformation. Specifically, porcine aortic valvular interstitial cells (PAVIC) were cultured on polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic devices with or without exposure to shear stresses...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618323/a-systematic-review-of-trends-in-the-selective-exclusion-of-older-participant-from-randomised-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Miriam Thake, Andrew Lowry
INTRODUCTION: The unjustified exclusion of older participants from clinical trials creates research populations that are non-representative, in turn creating difficulties applying research to the target populations. The aim of this study was to assess the proportion of randomised control trials (RCTs) that have unexplained upper age limits and review whether this proportion is reducing over time. METHODS: All RCTs in BMJ, Lancet, JAMA and NEJM from 1998 to 2015 were reviewed to identify any specified upper-age cut off and, if so, whether this exclusion criterion had an explanation in the text...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615936/comparison-of-distinctive-models-for-calculating-an-interlobar-emphysema-heterogeneity-index-in-patients-prior-to-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction
#13
Dorothea Theilig, Felix Doellinger, Alexander Poellinger, Vera Schreiter, Konrad Neumann, Ralf-Harto Hubner
BACKGROUND: The degree of interlobar emphysema heterogeneity is thought to play an important role in the outcome of endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) therapy of patients with advanced COPD. There are multiple ways one could possibly define interlobar emphysema heterogeneity, and there is no standardized definition. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to derive a formula for calculating an interlobar emphysema heterogeneity index (HI) when evaluating a patient for ELVR...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614214/a-rare-case-of-multiple-thrombi-in-a-giant-left-atrium
#14
Alfredo Intorcia, Marco A Perrone, Riccardo Morgagni, Domenico Sergi, Massimo Marchei, Mauro Borzi, Francesco Romeo
: Giant left atrium is frequently associated with rheumatic mitral valve disease. The incidence of left atrial thrombus among patients with mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation varies from 7 to 38%. Anticoagulation therapy achieves a high rate of resolution of left atrial appendage (LAA) and left atrial cavity thrombi, but in selected patients surgical therapy must be considered. An 81-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with repeated episodes of transient ischemic attack. She had a history of carotid artery stenosis, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, rheumatic heart disease, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612323/risk-assessment-and-outcomes-of-vasoplegia-after-cardiac-surgery
#15
Athanasios Tsiouris, Lynn Wilson, Ala S Haddadin, James J Yun, Abeel A Mangi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze risk factors and outcomes of vasoplegia after cardiac surgery based on our experience with almost 2000 cardiac operations performed at our institution. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients who underwent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) between 2011 and 2013. Data were available for a total of 1992 patients. We defined vasoplegia as hypotension with persistently low systemic vascular resistance (<800 dyn/s/cm) and preserved Cardiac Index (>2...
June 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611136/a-rare-case-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-subspecies-abscessus-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-and-the-clinical-importance-of-inducible-erm-41-gene-testing
#16
Norman Beatty, Craig Brown, Tirdad Zangeneh, Mayar Al Mohajer
A 56-year-old man with a history of injection drug use and two prior episodes of native valve infective endocarditis presented with dyspnoea on exertion. Our preliminary work-up revealed bacteraemia with reported growth of 'Mycobacterium abscessus group' on multiple blood cultures. The patient was later found to have eustachian valve and prosthetic pulmonic valve endocarditis. Initially, he responded to standard antimycobacterial therapy for rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) with supporting laboratory susceptibilities...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610572/postlaparoscopic-reduction-of-pain-by-combining-intraperitoneal-normal-saline-and-the-pulmonary-recruitment-maneuver-polar-bear-trial-rct-to-estimate-reduction-in-pain-after-laparoscopic-surgery-when-using-a-combination-therapy-of-intraperitoneal-normal-saline
#17
J E W van Dijk, S J Dedden, P M A J Geomini, P Meijer, N van Hanegem, M Y Bongers
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain and pain in the upper abdomen are common complaints after laparoscopy, sometimes surpassing the pain at incision sites. The incidence of shoulder pain ranges from 35 to 80%. Post-laparoscopic pain is caused by retention of carbon dioxide in the abdomen, which irritates the phrenic nerve and diaphragm, causing referred pain in the shoulder and in the upper abdomen. A promising strategy to reduce this post-laparoscopic pain is the pulmonary recruitment maneuver, which indirectly increases intraperitoneal pressure and thereby facilitates removal of residual carbon dioxide...
June 13, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608662/prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-hacek-organisms-a-case-reports-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#18
Ha Na Choi, Ki Ho Park, Soyoung Park, Jae Min Kim, Hyun Joon Kang, Jae Hun Park, Mi Suk Lee
HACEK is a rare cause of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). We describe 42-year-old male patient who presented with Aggregatibacter aphrophilus PVE and cerebral infarct. A. aphrophilus was isolated from his blood cultures as the sole pathogen, which was confirmed by subsequent 16S rRNA sequencing. He was treated with valve replacement surgery and an 8 week course of pathogen-directed antibiotic therapy and followed for 20 months without recurrence.
May 26, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608183/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic
#19
Manesh R Patel, John H Calhoon, Gregory J Dehmer, James Aaron Grantham, Thomas M Maddox, David J Maron, Peter K Smith
The American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and American Association for Thoracic Surgery, along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, have completed a 2-part revision of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization. In prior coronary revascularization AUC documents, indications for revascularization in acute coronary syndromes and stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) were combined into 1 document. To address the expanding clinical indications for coronary revascularization, and to align the subject matter with the most current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, the new AUC for coronary artery revascularization were separated into 2 documents addressing SIHD and acute coronary syndromes individually...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607609/efficacy-of-ranolazine-in-preventing-atrial-fibrillation-following-cardiac-surgery-results-from-a-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Chintan Trivedi, Ankit Upadhyay, Kinjal Solanki
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication after cardiac surgery. Ranolazine is a Food and Drug Administration approved anti-ischemic drug, which also has anti-arrhythmic properties. Recent studies have demonstrated the benefit of ranolazine in preventing post-operative AF (POAF) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis of published studies comparing ranolazine plus standard therapy versus standard therapy for POAF prevention in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
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