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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431401/combined-efficacy-of-c-reactive-protein-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-prognosis-of-patients-with-culture-negative-infective-endocarditis
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Xue-Biao Wei, Yuan-Hui Liu, Peng-Cheng He, Ying-Ling Zhou, Ning Tan, Ji-Yan Chen, Dan-Qing Yu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the combined effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) on the prediction of in-hospital and long-term poor outcomes in patients with blood culture-negative infective endocarditis (BCNE). RESULTS: Patients with high CRP and high RDW has the highest incidence of in-hospital death (2.3% vs. 7.8% vs. 5.6% vs. 17.5%, P < 0.001). CRP > 17.8 mg/L (odds ratio [OR]=2.41, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.06-5...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414678/what-the-eyes-don-t-see-the-heart-does-grieve-over
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M Sciaudone, M Dery
INTRODUCTION: A 71 year old Peruvian woman presented with blurry vision and bilateral eye pain and had evidence of bilateral endophthalmitis on eye examination. Her past medical history was notable for multiple abdominal surgeries within the preceding months, including an incarcerated inguinal hernia repair which required an ileostomy placement, and cholecystitis requiring cholecystostomy tube placement. Over her multiple long hospitalizations, she developed bacteremia and fungemia on several occasions, with organisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacteroides fragilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, and Candida albicans...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414664/gonococcal-endocarditis-the-gift-that-stops-giving-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-disease
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G Olayemi, M Oferczak, A Elagizi, I El-Abbassi, M Eschete, J Crowe
INTRODUCTION: Gonorrhea is the 2nd most common sexually transmitted disease in the US with 800,000 cases of gonorrhea each year. Disseminated gonorrhea infection occurs in 0.5 percent - 3 percent of these patients and is more frequent in woman younger than 40 years of age. CASE: A 36 year old woman with a history of polysubstance abuse presented with 10 day history of feeling generally unwell. At presentation, vitals were remarkable for tachycardia and hypotension...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387901/endocarditis-sustained-by-streptococcus-viridans-with-normal-levels-of-procalcitonin-an-unexpected-finding
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G Merra, D Marsiliani, S Di Giambenedetto, F Franceschi
OBJECTIVE: Procalcytonin is a useful marker of bacterial infections. Several studies have reported elevated serum levels of PCT in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) and/or other infections sustained by cocci. We report a rare case of IE attributed to Streptococcus viridans in whom levels of PCT were normal. CASE REPORT: A 67 years-old male was admitted to the Emergency Department for a 25-day history of recurring night fever. Upon admission, patient underwent blood test, including PCT, showing normal levels, except for a slight increased creatinine concentration (1...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372886/laboratory-approach-to-the-diagnosis-of-culture-negative-infective-endocarditis
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S Subedi, Z Jennings, S C-A Chen
Blood-culture negative endocarditis (BCNE) accounts for up to 35% of all cases of infective endocarditis (IE) and is a serious life-threatening condition with considerable morbidity and mortality. Rapid detection and identification of the causative pathogen is essential for timely, directed therapy. Blood-culture negative endocarditis presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Causes of BCNE are varied including: treatment with antibiotic agents prior to blood culture collection; sub-optimal specimen collection; and/or infection due to fastidious (eg...
March 16, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372481/staphylococcal-versus-streptococcal-infective-endocarditis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-belgium-epidemiology-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome
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Jean Cyr Yombi, Sandra Nyota Yuma, Agnes Pasquet, Parla Astarci, Annie Robert, Hector Villalobos Rodriguez
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare but serious illness associated with a high mortality. Staphylococcus spp and Streptococcus spp are the most frequent causative pathogens. In this study, we compared the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with Staphylococcal and Streptococcal IE in a tertiary hospital. Using our institutional database 'Medical Explorer', we collected all cases of IE retrospectively between January 2005 and December 2010 at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc and then focused on Staphylococcal and Streptococcal IE...
April 4, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348772/case-series-of-bartonella-quintana-blood-culture-negative-endocarditis-in-washington-dc
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Fisseha Y Ghidey, Osamuyimen Igbinosa, Kristin Mills, Leon Lai, Christian Woods, Maria E Ruiz, Dawn Fishbein, Rahul Sampath, Robert Lowery, Glenn Wortmann
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies (predominantly from Europe) have demonstrated blood culture-negative endocarditis due to Bartonella. Our objective was to describe three cases of Bartonella quintana endocarditis identified within one year at a large hospital in Washington, DC, USA. CASE PRESENTATION: We constructed a descriptive case series from a retrospective review of medical records from April to December 2013 at an 800-bed urban hospital. All three patients (ages: 52, 55 and 57 years) were undomiciled/homeless men with a history of alcoholism...
August 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326754/supporting-imaging-modalities-for-improving-diagnosis-of-prosthesis-endocarditis-preliminary-results-of-a-single-center-experience-with-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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Anna Kokalova, Angelo M Dell'AQUILA, Nemanja Avramovic, Sven Martens, Christian Wenning, Jürgen R Sindermann
AIM: The aim of current study was to evaluate the role of PET-CT in the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). METHODS: This is a single-center study including 13 PET/CT examinations performed between February 2009 and March 2016 in 13 patients (76.9% men, mean age 68.1 years, IQR 11.1) because of suspect of PVE. Median interval time between first operation and PET/CT examination was 19.02 months (lQR 85.5). Final diagnosis was made according to pathological criteria (histological and microbiological) of the Duke classification...
March 21, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323194/international-experts-practice-in-the-antibiotic-therapy-of-infective-endocarditis-is-not-following-the-guidelines
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H Tissot-Dupont, J P Casalta, F Gouriet, S Hubert, E Salaun, G Habib, M P Fernandez-Gerlinger, J L Mainardi, P Tattevin, M Revest, F Lucht, E Botelho-Nevers, A Gagneux-Brunon, U Snygg-Martin, K L Chan, J Bishara, I Vilacosta, C Olmos, J A San Román, J López, P Tornos, N Fernández-Hidalgo, E Durante-Mangoni, R Utili, M Paul, L M Baddour, D C De Simone, M R Sohail, J M Steckelberg, W R Wilson, D Raoult
OBJECTIVE: The management of infective endocarditis (IE) may differ from international guidelines, even in reference centers. This is probably due to the fact that most recommendations are not based on hard evidence, so that the consensus obtained for the guidelines does not represent actual practices. For this reason, we aimed at evaluating this question in the particular field of antibiotic therapy. METHODS: Thirteen international centers specialized in the management of IE were selected, according to their reputation, clinical results, original research publications and quotations...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293411/a-strange-manifestation-of-malaria-in-a-native-nigerian-boy
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Paola Magro, Ilaria Izzo, Barbara Saccani, Salvatore Casari, Silvio Caligaris, Lina Rachele Tomasoni, Alberto Matteelli, Annamaria Lombardi, Antonella Meini, Francesco Castelli
The protective role of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) in malaria endemic areas has been proved, and prevalence of HbS gene in malaria endemic areas is high. Splenic infarction is a well-known complication of SCT, while the association with malaria is considered rare. A Nigerian boy was admitted to our ward after returning from his country of origin, for P. falciparum malaria. He underwent abdominal ultrasound for upper right abdominal pain, showing cholecystitis and multiple splenic lesions suggestive of abscesses...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258789/hematogenous-vertebral-osteomyelitis-associated-with-intravascular-device-associated-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Nora Renz, Judith Haupenthal, Michael A Schuetz, Andrej Trampuz
INTRODUCTION: Aim of the study was to investigate the clinical, microbiological, radiological, and treatment characteristics of hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis originating from infected intravascular devices. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with secondary hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis caused by an infected intravascular device were included in this retrospective cohort study. Patients with prior spinal surgery were excluded. Categorical variables were compared using χ(2) or Fisher's exact tests and continuous variables using the Mann-Whitney U test...
May 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203580/unusual-presentation-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-splenic-infarcts
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Vivek Kumar, Parita Soni, Vishangi Dave, Jonathan Harris
A 67-year-old man presented with a 3-day history of abdominal pain, fever, and significant weight loss over 2 months. Physical examination revealed left upper quadrant tenderness, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and bilateral pitting edema but peripheral lymphadenopathy was absent. Laboratory tests showed anemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT), and increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). PTT was corrected completely in mixing study. Further workup for the cause of coagulopathy revealed decreased levels of all clotting factors except factor VIII and increase fibrinogen levels, which ruled out disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191354/could-externalized-st-jude-medical-riata%C3%A2-lead-be-a-culture-medium-of-a-polymicrobial-endocarditis-a-clinical-case
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Zefferino Palamà, Roberta Trotta, Cosimo Mandurino, Mariangela Pinto, Giovanni Luzzi, Stefano Favale
We report the case of a man affected by polymicrobial endocarditis developed on a St. Jude Medical Riata lead with a malfunction because of the outsourcing of conductors. The patient was treated with antibiotic targeted therapy and showed different bacteria at the blood cultures and then underwent transvenous leads extraction. Vegetations were highlighted on the caval, atrial, and ventricular tracts of the Riata lead, but the cultures were all negative. The externalization of Riata lead may cause the malfunction but it could also promote bacterial colonies and vegetations...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152491/aggregatibacter-aphrophilus-infective-endocarditis-confirmed-by-broad-range-pcr-diagnosis-a-case-report
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Koji Hirano, Toshiya Tokui, Masahiro Inagaki, Taro Fujii, Yasumi Maze, Hirokazu Toyoshima
INTRODUCTION: Aggregatibacter aphrophilus is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. This pathogen is difficult to identify with common culture methods, which can lead to incorrect diagnosis and treatment. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 72-year-old woman was admitted to a community hospital with a persistent high fever and deteriorating renal function. Based on negative blood culture and positive serum proteinase 3 anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA), acute renal failure associated with ANCA-rerated vasculitis was initially suspected...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146196/-cardiobacterium-hominis-pericarditis-an-unusual-case
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José Salinas, Ailyn Irígoin, Mario Calvo, Carla Concha, Leopoldo Ardiles
The case of a male patient under hemodialytic therapy, who developed right heart failure is presented. Echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion, constrictive pattem in the right cavities, septation, without valvular damage and preserved systolic and diastolic function. Pericardial drainage and extensive pericardiectomy was performed obtaining cultures of pericardial tissue positive for an HACEK group organism, Cardiobacterium hominis, with repeatedly negative blood cultures. This is a rare clinical presentation of isolated bacterial pericarditis by an atypical microorganism, without associated endocarditis...
December 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134227/-infective-endocarditis-in-intensive-cardiac-care-unit-clinical-and-biochemical-differences-of-blood-culture-negative-infective-endocarditis
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Karol Kaziród-Wolski, Janusz Sielski, Katarzyna Ciuraszkiewicz
Diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) is still a challenge for physicians. Group of patients with the worst prognosis is treated in Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU). Etiologic agent can not be identified in a substantial number of patients. AIM: The aim of study is to find differences between patients with blood culture negative infective endocarditis (BCNIE) and blood culture positive infective endocarditis (BCPIE) treated in ICCU by comparing their clinical course and laboratory parameters...
January 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132395/fatal-neisseria-macacae-infective-endocarditis-first-report
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Maude Vecten, Hélène Martel, Jean-Paul Casalta, Sandrine Hubert, Hubert Lepidi, Gilbert Habib, Didier Raoult, Frédérique Gouriet
INTRODUCTION: Neisseria macacae is a Gram-negative diplococcus, found in the oropharynx of healthy Rhesus Monkeys. Infections caused by N. macacae in humans are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present here the first case of N. macacae infective endocarditis in a 65-year-old man with a native aortic valve infection complicated by a peri-aortic abscess. N. macacae was isolated from blood culture and was found on the cardiac valve using 16S rDNA detection. Despite an appropriate antibiotic therapy, and aortic homograft replacement, and mitral repair, the patient died 4 days after surgery from a massive hemorrhagic stroke...
January 28, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062425/first-reported-case-of-disseminated-nocardia-kroppenstedtii-sp-nov-infection-presenting-with-brain-abscess-and-endocarditis-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Aneela Majeed, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah, Waqas Ullah, Mayar Al Mohajer
A 72-year-old man with a history of blastoid variant stage IV relapsed refractory mantle cell lymphoma presented with new central nervous system (CNS) symptoms. Brain imaging was positive for rim-enhancing lesions along with a mitral valve mass on the echocardiogram. It was a challenge to establish the exact aetiology of these lesions in this patient. He was empirically treated with chemotherapy on the presumption that the brain lesions were secondary to progressive malignancy. However, brain biopsy was negative for malignancy and blood cultures were found positive for Nocardia kroppenstedtii sp nov...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051025/retrospective-examination-of-q-fever-endocarditis-an-underdiagnosed-disease-in-the-mainland-of-china
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Xiao Han, Jeffrey Hsu, Qi Miao, Bao-Tong Zhou, Hong-Wei Fan, Xiao-Lu Xiong, Bo-Hai Wen, Lian Wu, Xiao-Wei Yan, Quan Fang, Wei Chen
BACKGROUND: Q fever endocarditis, a chronic illness caused by Coxiella burnetii, can be fatal if misdiagnosed or left untreated. Despite a relatively high positive rate of Q fever serology in healthy individuals in the mainland of China, very few cases of Q fever endocarditis have been reported. This study summarized cases of Q fever endocarditis among blood culture negative endocarditis (BCNE) patients and discussed factors attributing to the low diagnostic rate. METHODS: We identified confirmed cases of Q fever endocarditis among 637 consecutive patients with infective endocarditis (IE) in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital between 2006 and 2016...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035639/mycobacterium-infection-from-a-cardiopulmonary-bypass-heater-cooler-unit-in-a-patient-with-steroid-induced-immunosuppression
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Yi Cai, Kevin Landolfo, Johnathan R Renew
PURPOSE: To present a case of mycobacterium infection transmitted through a heater-cooler unit during cardiac bypass surgery. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 63-yr-old woman with a past medical history of aortic coarctation repair in 1963 and a mechanical aortic valve replacement in 2010 was prescribed antibiotics and steroids at an outpatient care facility in September 2015 for symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. Four months later, she developed malaise and intermittent fever with anemia and acute kidney dysfunction...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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