Thirty-three patients with viridans streptococcal infective endocarditis were treated for two weeks with intramuscular procaine pencillin, 1.2 million units every 6 hours, plus streptomycin, 500 mg intramuscularly every 12 hours. Nine patients (27%) had infections with relatively penicillin-resistant microorganisms (MIC greater than 0.1 microgram/ml or MBC greater than or equal 3.12 microgram/ml). Follow-up ranged from 2 months to 3.5 years. There were no relapses; Mild vestibular toxicity developed in one patient. One patient died two months after completion of antimicrobial therapy from sudden onset of severe congestive heart failure; Seven patients required cardiac valve replacement after completion of antimicrobial therapy. None died. We believe that this therapeutic regimen is effective antimicrobial therapy for infective endocarditis caused by viridans streptococci, irrespective of in vitro microbiologic data. ...
To the editor: Attention has focused recently on a number of slow-growing, fastidious, gram-negative bacteria, all upper respiratory commensal flora, as causes of infective endocarditis (1): Cardiobacterium hominis, Haemophilus aphrophilus, and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, patients with underlying valvular heart disease presumably develop vegetations on their valves after bacteremia from an upper respiratory site. Due to the unusual growth characteristics of these organisms, isolation is difficult and the diagnosis may be missed. We haave seen a patient with endocarditis caused by Kingella denitrificans, another member of this group.. A 31-year-old man with aortic stenosis and insufficiency was admitted to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis. T2 - Combined Therapy With Vancomycin and Rifampin. AU - Faville, R. J.. AU - Zaske, D. E.. AU - Kaplan, E. L.. AU - Crossley, K.. AU - Sabath, L. D.. AU - Quie, P. G.. PY - 1978/10/27. Y1 - 1978/10/27. N2 - Two children with persistent bacteremia and endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus failed to respond to vancomycin therapy, even though serum levels greatly exceeded the inhibitory concentrations. The Staphylococcus from one patient was resistant to methicillin; the other patient had a penicillin hypersensitivity. There was a wide disparity between the minimum inhibitory and the minimum bactericidal concentrations of vancomycin. Striking clinical and laboratory evidence of improvement was demonstrated with the addition of rifampin therapy. (JAMA 240:1963-1965, 1978).. AB - Two children with persistent bacteremia and endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus failed to respond to vancomycin therapy, even though serum levels greatly ...
Experimental Escherichia coli endocarditis in rats: roles of serum bactericidal activity and duration of catheter placement.: Studies were undertaken to investi
Infectious endocarditis results from bacterial or fungal infection of the endocardial surface of the heart and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Risk factors include the presence of a prosthetic heart valve, structural or congenital heart disease, intravenous drug use, and a recent history of invasive procedures. Endocarditis should be suspected in patients with unexplained fevers, night sweats, or signs of systemic illness. Diagnosis is made using the Duke criteria, which include clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic findings. Antibiotic treatment of infectious endocarditis depends on whether the involved valve is native or prosthetic, as well as the causative microorganism and its antibiotic susceptibilities. Common blood culture isolates include Staphylococcus aureus, viridans Streptococcus, enterococci, and coagulase-negative staphylococci. Valvular structural and functional integrity may be adversely affected in infectious endocarditis, and surgical consultation is
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The clinical and pathologic findings in three patients with bacterial infection at the sites of prosthetic aortic valves are described. Each presented typical clinical features of acute bacterial endocarditis followed by the sudden development of severe and ultimately fatal aortic regurgitation. Pathologically the infectious process was characterized by extensive necrosis of the aortic annulus, disruption of the aortic wall, and the formation of abscesses in the periaortic tissues. In two patients the prosthetic valve was partially detached from the annulus, whereas in the other it was totally dislodged and impacted in the aortic arch shortly before death. In all, secondary operative intervention would have been fruitless because of the extent of the infection and the character of the tissue at the aortic root. In one patient fatal staphylococcal endocarditis followed dental extractions despite penicillin prophylaxis. A more comprehensive antibiotic regimen for patients with prosthetic cardiac ...
MARTINEZ ODRIOZOLA, P. et al. Enterococcal infective endocarditis: description of 12 cases. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.11, pp.539-542. ISSN 0212-7199.. We have performed a retrospective study of patients diagnosed with infective endocarditis due to Enterococcus in our hospital for a period of 12 years (1994-2005). We review clinical and microbiological aspects, therapy, and outcome. We found 12 cases that were 6 % of total endocarditis, and 7% of enterococcal bacteremia. Eight cases were male, and 4 were female, aged between 37 and 94 years. The causative organism of endocarditis was E. faecalis in 10 patients and E. faecium in 2. Two E. faecalis were resistant to aminoglycosides. Aortic valve was the most frequently affected with 9 cases, followed by mitral valve (2 cases), and tricuspid valve (1 case). In 10 cases endocarditis affected a native valve, and only in 2 cases a prosthetic valve. Only 5 patients had underlying valve disease. The most frequently used ...
Endocarditis model.The animal studies were approved by the Committee on Animal Research of the University of California, San Francisco. Endocarditis of the aortic valve was established in 2- to 3-kg New Zealand White rabbits by positioning a catheter across the aortic valve and securing it in place for the duration of the experiment. Animals were infected 48 h after insertion of the catheter by intravenous injection of 1 ml of bacterial suspension containing ≈106 CFU in 0.9% saline. Experiments were conducted to compare the activities of telavancin and vancomycin in animals infected with either COL or the VISA strain HIP 5836 and to assess dose-response with telavancin.. For comparison of telavancin and vancomycin, rabbits were infected with one of the two strains and then were randomly assigned to one of three groups: untreated controls; a 4-day treatment regimen of telavancin administered intravenously at 30 mg/kg twice a day; or a 4-day regimen of vancomycin administered intravenously at 30 ...
Infective endocarditis is most often seen affecting the left side of the heart, with the pulmonary valve being the least frequently involved valve. The most common organisms responsible for infective endocarditis are Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus viridans. Here we report a rare case of pulmonary valve endocarditis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, a rare pathogen for this setting. The clinical features, presentation, and review of the literature are discussed.
Atsushi Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Yuichiro Jin, Hiroyuki Yamauchi, Takashi Kaneshiro, Masayoshi Oikawa, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-ichi Saitoh and Yasuchika Takeishi-The Ascending Aorta Pseudoaneurysm with Myocardium Rupture Complicated with Prosthetic Valve Infective Endocarditis after Aortic Valve Replacement
Native valve endocarditis (NVE) refers to infectious endocarditis involving a patients own (native) heart valve. Crude incidence of NVE is 6.2 per 100,000 people per year, and is highest in older age groups.5 The pathogenesis of NVE begins with endocardial trauma resulting in alteration of the valvular endocardial surface; this allows deposition of fibrin and platelets with subsequent attachment of bacteria. Endocardial injury may be secondary to rheumatic valvulitis or other leaflet disease, or valvular or annular calcification.5 Common reasons for bacteremia or fungemia predisposing to NVE include use of long-term indwelling catheters, intravenous drug abuse, and fungemia associated with prolonged antibiotic therapy.6,7 Although vegetations may be seen anywhere on the leaflets or the chordae, the usual site at which infective NVE of the mitral valve causes valvular destruction and invasion is at the base of the atrial aspect of the mitral valve leaflets. Annular or subannular invasion may ...
Enterococci are isolated from 10% to 15% of patients with endocarditis (1-3) and rank as the third commonest cause of endocarditis, behind viridans streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus (3). These group D streptococci (Lancefield classification) differ physiologically from most other streptococci by their ability to grow in media containing 40% bile and to cleave esculin. Enterococci are distinguished from nonenterococcal group D organisms (that is, S. bovis or S. equinus) by their growth in broth containing 6.5% sodium chloride. Enterococcal endocarditis is usually caused by S. faecalis and rarely by S. faecium or S. durans.. Therapy for patients with enterococcal endocarditis ...
Background. Although the pathologic examination of cardiac valves remains the reference standard for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis, the detection of microorganisms often poses a challenge for pathologists. This can be done by use of nonspecific histochemical stains or by immunohistochemical analysis, but specific antibodies are often not available. We describe a novel method for the detection of microorganisms in valve specimens from patients with infective endocarditis. Methods. Detection of microorganisms was performed in valve specimens from patients with endocarditis caused by gram-positive cocci (25 specimens), blood culture-negative endocarditis (15 specimens: 6 cases caused by Coxiella burnetii, 5 caused by Tropheryma whipplei, and 4 caused by Bartonella species), or noninfective degenerative damage (30 specimens, used as negative controls), using the patients own serum. This technique, called "autoimmunohistochemistry," is an immunohistochemical peroxidase-based method that we ...
Background Preoperative coronary angiography (CA) is recommended in patients with acute aortic valve infective endocarditis (AV-IE) and high cardiovascular risk profile but the level of evidence is low and its potential interest may be counterbalanced by the risk of dislodgement of vegetations and contrast-induced nephropathy.. Objective To review the use, indications and complication of preoperative CA in patients with AV-IE.. Design Retrospective study.. Patients Consecutive series of 83 patients operated on for AV-IE between January 2002 and March 2007.. Results CA was performed in 36 (43%) patients, all but one as a preoperative test. Significant (≥70%) lesions were observed in 10 patients and six underwent an associated coronary artery bypass graft. 47 patients were operated on without preoperative CA because of young age in 16 or recent CA in 13. Despite being theoretically indicated in all but one of the 18 remaining patients, CA was not performed because surgery as judged too urgent ...
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The objective was to study potential bacterial virulence factors in S. aureus endocarditis. S. aureus strains isolated from patients with well-classified episodes of infective endocarditis (IE) (n=26) were compared with control S. aureus strains from consecutive patients with skin infections (n=30). The potential virulence factors studied were Staphylococcal enterotoxin A-D (SEA, SEB, SEC, SED) and toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) production and binding capacity to the extracellular matrix proteins: fibronectin, collagen type I, collagen type II and bone sialoprotein (BSP). None of the potential virulence factors studied was more prevalent among the IE strains. BSP binding was more often found in the control group with skin infections. Endocarditis patients with previous damage of the heart valves were more often infected by strains not producing any enterotoxin. No correlation was found between the potential bacterial virulence factors studied and IE. Concerning the toxins known to act as ...
We report a case of infective endocarditis due to vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) that did not respond to high doses of vancomycin. Initial vancomycin MIC of the last isolate recovered from blood was 8 micro g/mL, but could be induced up to 32 micro g/mL by consecutive growing with vancomycin. Clinical response was only accomplished when linezolid was included in therapy.
Infection of a prosthetic heart valve can be difficult to diagnose and manage. Optimal treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) requires:Identification of the causative microorganism.Selection of a bactericidal antimicrobial regimen of proven
The clinical, serological and electron microscopic findings in a 47 year old woman with bioprosthetic valve coxiella endocarditis occurring 15 years after streptococcal endocarditis are described. The patient underwent valvular surgery a total of four times to control symptoms and remains well on medical therapy more than two years after her last operation.. ...
Results The patients age ranged from 21 to 82 years old (mean 56 years, SD 15 years), and 40 patients (76.9%) were males. Pre-operative morbidities included Renal Failure (5 patients, 9.6%), History of Cerebrovascular Accident (6 patients, 11.5%), Diabetes (5 patients, 9.6%) and previous cardiac surgery (8 patients, 15.4%).. 6 patients (11.5%) were ventilated prior to surgery and 2 patients (3.8%) required an intra-aortic balloon pump insertion before surgery. The mean Euroscore-II was 18.4. 9 patients (17.3%) were operated on as emergencies and 2 cases (3.8%) considered as salvage procedures. The 30-day mortality following surgery for active mitral valve endocarditis was 13.5% (n = 7). ...
We showed in vitro and in experimental endocarditis that glycopeptide resistance in enterococci did not affect the activity of GAR-936, as demonstrated by similar activities of the drug against two isogenic strains differing by their glycopeptide susceptibility. This result, which was already reported by others (11; S. M. Mikels, E. B. Lenoy, W. Allen, S. Compton, and W. J. Weiss, Abstr. 38th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., abstr. 135, 1998), could be anticipated from the absence of relation between mechanisms of resistance to glycopeptides and to tetracyclines. GAR-936 was not less active against a tetracycline-resistant VanA type E. faecium isolate than against a tetracycline-susceptible VanA type E. faecalis strain, showing that the ability of GAR-936 to overcome the mechanisms responsible for tetracycline resistance is relevant in vivo. Since glycopeptide resistance is often associated to multidrug resistance, including tetracycline resistance (9), our results suggest that ...
Bacterial endocarditis is an infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining or heart valves. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream in many ways. One common way is through infection of the gums or teeth (cavities). Poor dental hygiene in conjunction with inflammed, bleeding gums can greatly increase the risk for bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). Any professional dental treatment that causes bleeding - such as cleaning below the gumline, repairing or removing teeth - can also allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream.. Usually bacteria entering the bloodstream circulate through the body and are destroyed by normal body defenses. Sometimes, however, bacteria find a place to settle, and an infection starts. When the infection is in the heart, it is called endocarditis.. Children with congenital heart problems have a greater risk of developing endocarditis when bacteria enters the bloodstream. Endocarditis can seriously damage the heart. Therefore, Dr. Elliott or ...
During the period 1970-1993, 116 patients (63 men, 53 women) with native aortic valvular infective endocarditis were treated surgically. The mean age was 37 years. The main causative organisms were streptococci and staphylococci. Indication for surgery was cardiac failure (70 cases), uncontrolled sepsis (30), peripheral emboli (11) and overwhelming destruction of the aortic valve (five). Hospital and late mortality rates were 8% and 11% respectively. Patients who died in hospital and those who presented a paravalvular leakage had a ring abscess associated with aortic wall destruction. Among 34 patients screened for cerebral septic emboli the condition was confirmed in 15, of whom six were symptom-free. Thus, it is believed that in the presence of root abscess, surgery should be undertaken promptly, regardless of the cardiac status. It is confirmed that cerebral septic emboli should be systematically screened for in the presence of any infective endocarditis. ...
Background Infective endocarditis often is complicated by embolic events after hospital admission. Identifying patients at higher risk may improve the disease outcome. This study was aimed at identifying predictors of embolic risk among the clinical and laboratory data obtained on hospital admission in patients diagnosed as having definite infective endocarditis according to the Duke criteria. Methods Ninety-four patients were enrolled in a prospective study. The results of hematologic, echocardiographic, and microbiological investigations were analyzed, using statistical methods as appropriate. Multivariate analysis was applied to variables significantly associated with embolism in univariate analysis. Results Forty-six percent of patients had a major embolic complication after admission. No association was found between embolism and sex, site of infection, or microorganism involved. Patients with embolism were significantly younger, had larger vegetation, and showed a significantly higher ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Microbial biofilm correlates with an increased antibiotic tolerance and poor therapeutic outcome in infective endocarditis. AU - Di Domenico, Enea Gino. AU - Rimoldi, Sara Giordana. AU - Cavallo, Ilaria. AU - DAgosto, Giovanna. AU - Trento, Elisabetta. AU - Cagnoni, Giovanni. AU - Palazzin, Alessandro. AU - Pagani, Cristina. AU - Romeri, Francesca. AU - De Vecchi, Elena. AU - Schiavini, Monica. AU - Secchi, Daniela. AU - Antona, Carlo. AU - Rizzardini, Giuliano. AU - Dichirico, Rita Barbara. AU - Toma, Luigi. AU - Kovacs, Daniela. AU - Cardinali, Giorgia. AU - Gallo, Maria Teresa. AU - Gismondo, Maria Rita. AU - Ensoli, Fabrizio. PY - 2019/10/21. Y1 - 2019/10/21. N2 - Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with high rates of mortality. Prolonged treatments with high-dose intravenous antibiotics often fail to eradicate the infection, frequently leading to high-risk surgical intervention. By providing a mechanism of antibiotic tolerance, which escapes conventional ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Vancomycin failure in staphylococcal endocarditis. AU - Jackson, Mary Anne. AU - Hicks, Ralph A.. PY - 1987/8. Y1 - 1987/8. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0023279989&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0023279989&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1097/00006454-198708000-00011. DO - 10.1097/00006454-198708000-00011. M3 - Article. C2 - 3499592. AN - SCOPUS:0023279989. VL - 6. SP - 750. EP - 752. JO - Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. JF - Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. SN - 0891-3668. IS - 8. ER - ...
Evidence-based recommendations on antimicrobial prophylaxis (antibiotics) against infective endocarditis (IE) in adults and children having interventional
In their Seminar (Feb 27, p 882), Thomas Cahill and Bernard Prendergast1 point out that the prevalence of health-care-acquired infective endocarditis has increased in the past decades, accounting for more than 25% of cases at present. However, the epidemiological concept of "health-care-acquired" does not highlight at-risk populations. In particular, the authors briefly mention but regrettably omit haemodialysis as a risk factor for infective endocarditis.. ...
PVE represents a diagnostic challenge. The present study tested the use of 18F-FDG PET/CT for diagnosing PVE. We demonstrated that this imaging technique has good diagnostic value, especially when abnormal FDG uptake around the prosthetic valve was added as a major criterion to the modified Duke classification established within a few days after admission. The inclusion of this new criterion significantly increased the sensitivity of the modified Duke classification and allowed for an earlier diagnosis, especially when echocardiography was normal or doubtful.. The early diagnosis of endocarditis is of crucial importance because a delay in antibiotic therapy and cardiac surgery has negative effects on clinical outcomes (3,25). However, diagnosis of this condition is often difficult, especially in the presence of foreign materials such as pacemaker/defibrillator leads and prosthetic valves. In such a situation, echocardiography shows a decreased sensitivity and specificity (2,26). Therefore, ...
1) Endocarditis is a serious infection of one of the four heart valves. Endocarditis is caused by a growth of bacteria on one of the heart valves, leading to an infected mass called a "vegetation". The infection may be introduced during brief periods of having bacteria in the bloodstream, such as after dental work, colonoscopy, and other similar procedures. (2) The heart is constituted of three types of tissues, which are from out- to inside the heart: the pericardium, the myocardium and the endocardium. The endocardium is therefore the tissue situated on the internal face of the heart, directly in the contact with blood. An endocarditis corresponds to an inflammation (or irritation) of the endocardium or a microbial infection of the endothelial surface of the heart. The most harmed area of the endocardium during an endocarditis is as a rule the one of the cardiac valves, especially if they were injured initially. These valves are to the number of 4: 2 on the right side of the heart and 2 on the ...
The treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) is still a challenge. Despite the availability of transoesophageal echocardiography which enables earlier diagnosis, and the use of appropriate antibiotics, the death rate remains high (20%). The reasons are that the population continues to become older with more comorbidities and more aggressive microorganisms like Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis are more frequently responsible for IE. These microorganisms induce more tissue destruction in a short time, leading to severe heart valve dysfunction early in the course of the disease. This evolution necessitates valve surgery, according to the 2006 ACC/AHA1 and 2009 ESC guidelines.2 However, the issue is the timing of surgery. Every delay in surgery compromises the final result. However, there may … ...
ConclusionsIn experienced centers, Ross procedure is a reliable alternative to prosthetic or homograft valve replacement in young adults suffering from active aortic valve endocarditis, with a low operative risk and good long-term results....
Context Diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE), particularly in blood culture-negative patients, has been a problem and requires further investigations. Aim This study was designed to evaluate the added value of a commercial multiplex PCR performed on blood in the early diagnosis of IE and compare its performance with conventional blood culture and serological testing, at a tertiary care center in Egypt. Settings and design Thirty-seven cases of diagnosed definite endocarditis were enrolled in the study. Patients and methods For each patient, blood culture was prepared and serum sample was obtained for serology testing for Brucella spp., Bartonella spp., Coxiella burnetii antibodies, and Aspergillus galactomannan antigen. Patients were selected for commercial Seegene multiplex PCR (sepsis screening) when their blood culture remained negative after 24 h incubation. Statistical analysis Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and κ-test were used in ...
Endocarditis can also involve the heart muscle, valves or lining of the heart. Most people who develop endocarditis have had a heart valve abnormality. Risk factors for developing endocarditis can be various and include injection drug use, placement of permanent access roads in the veins, after valve surgery, recent dental surgery, and weakened valves. Bacterial infection is the most common source of endocarditis. It can also be caused by fungi, although in some cases no cause can be identified ...
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Endocarditis develops solely from the onset of a bacterial or fungal infection in the bloodstream. As the infection is carried through the blood to all outlets of the body, it eventually deposits in the valves of the heart, causing inflammation and decreased heart function. Although the reasoning is unclear, it is known that both the aortic and mitral valves are the most commonly affected by endocarditis, with the tricuspid valve rarely being touched. While endocarditis may be the first condition to be diagnosed as a result of infection, it is typically just the first place that infection is noticed. Because the valves of the heart pump blood throughout the entire body, the infection is carried and can develop in other locations, ultimately affecting the function of other bodily organs. ...
Vegetations begin near the coaptation line of the leaflet on the side that contacts the opposite leaflet during valve closure. Mitral valve vegetations are typically attached within 1-2 cm of the leaflet tip on the left atrial side and prolapse into the left atrium during systole. Aortic valve vegetations usually occur on the left ventricular (LV) side of the mid or distal portions of the aortic cusps and prolapse into the LV outflow tract during diastole. A similar distribution of lesions occurs on the tricuspid and pulmonic valves. ...
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Previously published studies have suggested that the clinical presentation of endocarditis tends to be more subtle in elderly patients than in younger patients. Older patients reportedly have fewer symptoms, including fever, and this results in delayed diagnosis. This delay may cause a higher complication rate among the elderly. Gagliardi and colleagues conducted a retrospective study of patients who were hospitalized with endocarditis to compare clinical features and outcomes in elderly and younger patients with native valve endocarditis.. A total of 108 patients who had been hospitalized with infective endocarditis between 1986 and 1997 were selected for the study. The patients were divided into two groups: those older than 65 years and those 30 to 59 years of age. Researchers excluded patients between 60 and 64 years of age in order to capture distinct age-related differences in the two groups. They also excluded intravenous drug users and patients with prosthetic valves, as these patients ...
The rarity of endocarditis due to Klebsiella species limits its recognition and awareness of its often malignant course. We describe two recent cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae endocarditis and review the clinical context and outcomes of 48 other cases reported in the literature. At our hospital, endo …
The infecting pathogen and its susceptibility to antibiotics is used to suggest prognosis in endocarditis. A case study was performed in a tertiary referral cardiology centre to assess the contribution of the measurement of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) to the decision to treat endocarditis surgically. The records were examined of 125 patients admitted between 1981 and 1999 in whom the minimum inhibitory concentration for the pathogen had been measured. The measures of outcome were mortality at time of hospital discharge and at 6 months, surgical referral and cure by medical treatment. Endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus with a raised MIC of flucloxacillin (methicillin) was associated with higher mortality even if glycopeptides were used in treatment (| or = 35 mg/l 0/7 versus MIC 1-2 mg/l 4/13, P = 0.01). Elevated MICs of flucloxacillin in S. aureus infection or of gentamicin in streptococcal disease were associated with surgical intervention. There were no significant differences
Patients with definite or possible infective endocarditis are included in this protocol, at the acute phase of the disease.. Resonance magnetic imaging (head and abdomen) will be performed systematically before Day 7.. The impact on the diagnosis and therapeutic options will be assessed, as compared to pre resonance magnetic nuclear (RMN) imaging declaration. ...
According to the microbiological profile, the most appropriate cutoff time to distinguish between early- and late-onset PVE was 1 year. Methicilin-resistant CNS are the most frequent pathogens and periannular complications, the only risk factor for in-hospital mortality.
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The early use in acute endocarditis (early intraoperative start during the 2nd surgery) could possibly have contributed positively to the clinical course of the patient in terms of potential suppression of recurrence of an inflammatory surge, which might have helped stabilize the inflammatory and hemodynamic ...
The pathogenesis of intravascular infections depends on the location of the infection, the organism involved, and the integrity of the underlying vasculature. Native valve endocarditis (NVE) generally results from a cascade of events that begins when mechanical lesions promote microbial adherence to the injured endothelium during transient bacteremia by certain organisms. This initiates a cycle of monocyte activation along with cytokine and tissue factor production that causes enlargement of an infected vegetation, which consists primarily of bacteria, platelets, and fibrin. Local extension, as well as distant metastasis, may result as the primary infection expands. ...
Infective endocarditis (IE), an infection of the endocardium that usually involves the valves and adjacent structures, may be caused by a wide variety of bacteria and fungi that entered the bloodstream and settled in the heart lining, a heart valve or a blood vessel. The IE is uncommon, but people with some heart conditions have a greater risk of developing it. Despite advances in medical, surgical, and critical care interventions, the IE remains a disease that is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Hence, in order to minimize the risk of adverse outcome and achieve a yet better management of complications, it is crucial to increase the awareness of all the prophylactic measures of the IE.. For the past 50 years, the guidelines for the IE prophylaxis have been under constant changes. The purpose of this paper is to review current dental and medical literature considering the IE prophylaxis, including the new and updated guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA, 2007 ...
Background: Guidelines recommend blood cultures for the evaluation of cerebral ischemia when infective endocarditis (IE) is the suspected cause, but given the absence of more specific guidance, providers likely have significantly varying thresholds for obtaining blood cultures in patients with cerebral ischemia. To explore the utility of blood cultures in these patients, we assessed rates of missed diagnoses of IE in patients discharged after stroke or TIA before blood culture results could have been available.. Methods: Using administrative claims data, we retrospectively identified consecutive patients discharged from all nonfederal emergency departments (ED) or hospitals in California from 2005 through 2011 with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke (defined as ICD-9-CM codes 433.x1, 434.x1, or 436 in any diagnosis code position) or TIA (ICD-9-CM code 435 in the primary diagnosis position). Our primary outcome was a subsequent hospitalization within 14 days with any diagnosis of IE (ICD-9-CM code ...
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