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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29877302/combined-surgical-and-medical-therapy-for-candida-prosthetic-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Kana Kubota, Katsura Soma, Masae Uehara, Toshiro Inaba, Akihito Saito, Norihiko Takeda, Masaru Hatano, Hiroyuki Morita, Ryo Inuzuka, Yasutaka Hirata, Atsushi Yao, Issei Komuro
Candida prosthetic endocarditis (CPE) is an uncommon and fatal complication in adults with congenital heart disease. The current guidelines for the management of fungal endocarditis recommend a combination of surgical and medical therapy. However, it still remains uncertain when surgical management in CPE patients should be performed. Therefore, the prognosis of CPE patients is very poor. Here we report a case of CPE in a 31-year-old woman who had undergone surgical repair for tetralogy of Fallot during childhood and pulmonary valve replacement at the age of 21 years...
June 6, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808135/uncommon-infections-in-children-suggest-underlying-immunodeficiency-a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-3-year-old-male
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Aisha Shakoor, Ahmed El-Isa, Elizabeth Kinsella, Ryan Halas, Andrey Leonov
Infective endocarditis (IE) results from bacterial or fungal infection and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Several known risk factors exist for endocarditis, and 90% of pediatric cases have an underlying structural or congenital heart disease or prosthetic heart valve. Literature on IE in previously healthy children is relatively sparse, and the pathogenesis and underlying risk factors remain mostly unknown. Our patient was a 3-year-old male with a unique presentation of IE. His lack of structural and congenital risk factors for endocarditis prompted further workup, and labs were consistent with insufficient immunoglobulin, suggesting a primary immunodeficiency (PAD)...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29796149/obstructive-shock-secondary-to-fungal-prosthetic-aortic-valve-endocarditis
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Emilio Rodriguez-Ruiz, Diego Iglesias-Alvarez, Carlos Peña-Gil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780757/huge-candida-albicans-normal-native-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
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Massimiliano Guerriero, Francesco Colasurdo, Anna Maria Pollio
Fungal endocarditis has become an important infection associated with medical progress and the modern lifestyle. In particular, Candida spp. is a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. We report the case of a 28-year-old woman-quadriplegic and bedridden from birth-who died after repeated episodes of pneumonia treated with different regimens of intravenous antibiotics. A medico legal autopsy was performed, which diagnosed severe Candida native valve infective endocarditis (CIE). This case report illustrates the prolonged use of antibiotic treatment as a possible risk factor for the development of CIE...
April 2018: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762927/isolated-pulmonary-valve-fungal-endocarditis-with-candida-parapsilosis-management-considerations-of-a-rare-case
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Nirmal Guragai, Upamanyu Rampal, Rahul Vasudev, Dhaval Shah, Hiten Patel, Julius Salamera, Raja Pullatt, Fayez Shamoon
Pulmonary valve infections without the involvement of other valves account for only 1.5- 2% of all infective endocarditis cases. Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis due to fungus is extremely rare. The case is presented of a 36-year-old male who was found to have isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis caused by a very rare organism, Candida parapsilosis, and that was solely managed with medical therapy. The patient was evaluated for three weeks of lowgrade fever, generalized rash and fatigue, and found to have C...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755935/aspergillus-endocarditis-of-the-mitral-valve-with-ventricular-myocardial-invasion-cerebral-vasculitis-and-intracranial-mycotic-aneurysm-formation-in-a-patient-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Bibin Varghese, Kevin Ting, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Cezar Iliescu, Joseph Kim, Peter Kim
Aspergillus endocarditis is a rare infection and reported mainly in immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of mitral valve aspergillus endocarditis with ventricular myocardial invasion, cerebral vasculitis and intracranial fungal aneurysm formation in a patient with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). This case illustrates the importance of prompt investigation and treatment of masses seen on an echocardiogram for rare infections such as Aspergillus endocarditis in immunocompromised patients.
September 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740951/clinical-risk-factors-for-acute-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-stroke-in-patients-with-infective-endocarditis
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Ives Valenzuela, Madeleine D Hunter, Kathryn Sundheim, Bradley Klein, Lauren Dunn, Robert Sorabella, Sang M Han, Joshua Willey, Isaac George, Jose Gutierrez
BACKGROUND: Stroke as a complication of infective endocarditis portends a poor prognosis, yet risk factors for stroke subtype have not been well defined. AIM: To identify risk factors associated with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. METHODS: A retrospective patient chart review was performed at a single U.S. academic center to identify risk factors and imaging for patients 18 years or older with infectious endocarditis and stroke diagnoses...
May 9, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617502/the-frequency-of-infective-endocarditis-in-candida-bloodstream-infections-a-retrospective-study-in-a-child-hospital
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Ahu Kara, İlker Devrim, Timur Meşe, Nuri Bayram, Murat Yılmazer, Gamze Gülfidan
INTRODUCTION: Fungal endocarditis is reported less frequently than bacterial endocarditis, with an incidence of 0-12% of the total pediatric infective endocarditis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the incidence of infective endocarditis in Candida bloodstream infections in a tertiary hospital during the periods of 2007 and 2016 was reviewed. METHODS: Patients with positive blood or catheter cultures in terms of Candida spp. during the study period of January 2007 and January 2016 were analyzed in terms of Candida infective endocarditis...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603533/aspergillus-flavus-native-valve-endocarditis-following-combined-liver-and-renal-transplantation-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sultan Alsobayeg, Nada Alshehri, Shamayel Mohammed, Bahaa M Fadel, Ali S Omrani, Reem S Almaghrabi
Aspergillus endocarditis is a rare infection that occurs most commonly in patients with prior cardiac surgery but cases in post-transplant recipients without prior cardiac surgery have been reported. Diagnosis is often delayed and requires high index of suspicion. We here report a case of Aspergillus endocarditis in solid organ transplant recipient.
March 30, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163950/a-retrospective-epidemiologic-study-to-define-risk-factors-microbiology-and-clinical-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-large-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Anahita S Mostaghim, Hoi Yee Annie Lo, Nancy Khardori
Objective: This study aims to define risk factors as well as their association with microbiology and clinical outcomes in a large US infective endocarditis population. Methods: Hospital records were searched for appropriate infective endocarditis-related ICD codes from 16 July 2007 to 13 August 2015. A total of 363 cases were retrospectively identified that met definite Modified Duke Criteria for infective endocarditis and were analyzed by age group, causative organism, and associated risk factors for use of valvular surgical intervention, 30/90/180-day mortality after admission, and embolic phenomena...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150028/-a-series-of-20-cases-of-endogenous-endophthalmitis
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T Petit, L Mahieu, C Tolou, S Hamid, V Pagot-Mathis, G Martin-Blondel, V Soler
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this case series was to evaluate both the visual and systemic prognosis of patients with endogenous endophthalmitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reported a series of 20 cases of endogenous endophthalmitis occurring between 2012 and 2015 at the university medical center in Toulouse. RESULTS: The mean age was 67 (±43.3) years with a male predominance (n=11). The site of entry was found in 14 cases (87.5%). In 11 cases (69%), the causative agent was a bacterium; a fungal infection was found in five cases...
December 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895709/recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-for-intracardiac-vegetation-in-a-very-low-birth-weight-infant
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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/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/28846525/timing-of-surgery-for-fungal-infective-endocarditis
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Changhua Chen, Ching-Hui Huang, Ying-Chen Chen
Fungal endocarditis rarely occurs and is difficult to treat. Taguchi et al described that a 55-year-old man, who developed severe mitral regurgitation with persistent fungal infective endocarditis (IE) 8 months after coronary artery bypass grafting, was cured with mitral valve replacement via the anterolateral right thoracotomy without cross-clamping method [Taguchi 2016].
August 24, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
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 AND AIM OF THE STUDY: 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/28820551/fungal-endocarditis-due-to-aspergillus-oryzae-the-first-case-reported-in-the-literature
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Andrea Mazza, Nicola Luciani, Marco Luciani, Federico Cammertoni, Alessia Giaquinto, Natalia Pavone, Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe disease with high mortality and morbidity. Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a life-threatening complication which can occur in less than 10% of patients with valve prosthesis. A fungal etiology of IE is rare and accounts for only 2-4% of all case of endocarditis, but is associated with a higher mortality and morbidity. Herein is reported the first case of fungal endocarditis of aortic valve prosthesis due to Aspergillus oryzae in a 67-year-old caucasian man who nine years previously underwent mitral and aortic valve replacement with mechanical prostheses, and tricuspid annuloplasty for acute IE due to Enterococcus spp...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820540/endoscopic-port-access-surgery-for-late-orthotopic-cardiac-transplantation-atrioventricular-valve-disease
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Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Bernard Stockman, Yvette Vermeulen, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to present details of the perioperative and long-term outcomes of redo-endoscopic port access surgery (REPAS) for late atrioventricular valve disease (AVVD) in orthotopic cardiac transplant (OCT) patients. METHODS: Between February 2004 and October 2015, REPAS was performed for late AVVD in seven consecutive OCT patients (mean age 57.9 ± 17.2 years; EuroSCORE II 21.2 ± 14.7%) at the authors' institution. The mean OCT-REPAS time interval was 7...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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
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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...
February 1, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690300/contemporary-in-hospital-and-long-term-outcomes-of-surgical-management-for-fungal-endocarditis
#19
Jinmiao Chen, Jun Li, Tianyu Zhou, Kui Hu, Zhaohua Yang, Yao Wang, Kai Zhu, Tao Hong, Hao Lai, Chunsheng Wang
Fungal endocarditis (FE) is a rare and fatal disease. The contemporary in-hospital and long-term surgical outcomes of FE have not been adequately evaluated. This study describes our experience with the surgical management of FE.Eight FE patients who underwent surgery in our center from January 2004 to November 2016 were included in this study. Seven had fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) and one fungal native valve endocarditis (NVE). The Bentall operation, Cabrol operation, and mitral valve replacement were performed in 4, 3, and 1 patient, respectively...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544837/candida-endocarditis-a-review-of-twelve-episodes-in-eleven-patients
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Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Mateja Logar
BACKGROUND: Candida spp. are a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. The study aim was to describe pertinent clinical data on consecutive patients with Candida endocarditis treated at a tertiary referral center between 1984 and 2013. METHODS: A retrospective search of the authors' endocarditis database was performed and the medical records of patients with confirmed Candida endocarditis were reviewed. Important data relating to demographics, medical history and clinical data, as well as information on outcome and treatment, were extracted...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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