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Heart transplantation for recurrent Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes prosthetic heart valve endocarditis.

ANZ J Surg 2020 Jun 3. Epub 2020 Jun 3.

Green Lane Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.16024DOI Listing

Tricuspid valve vegetation related to leaflet injury: a unique problem of catheter malposition.

Cardiovasc J Afr 2020 Jun 1;31:1-4. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Institute of Cardiology, The First Affilliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

The use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) has expanded substantially for drug delivery in clinical practice in recent years. However, PICC lines expose patients to potential complications associated with an increasing incidence of infective endocarditis. We herein report a case of a 57-year-old woman who was diagnosed with tricuspid valve endocarditis by echocardiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2020-005DOI Listing

Insidious postoperative Aspergillus niger graft aortitis.

IDCases 2020 16;21:e00823. Epub 2020 May 16.

Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, University of Turin, Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Italy.

Fungal endocarditis/aortitis is an uncommon yet emerging entity accounting for 2% to 4% of all cases of infective endocarditis and continues to be associated with a poor prognosis. We present the first case of polyethylene-terephthalate (PETE) graft aortitis caused by , a rare fungal agent. Early diagnosis with frequent transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and a prompt surgical intervention coupled with optimal antifungal therapy are still the only option to reduce the exceedingly high mortality and morbidity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00823DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7256640PMC

Pre-antibiotic Era Manifestations of Infective Endocarditis in the Era of Modern Antimicrobials.

IDCases 2020 19;21:e00800. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, Provincial Hospital, Province no. 2, Janakpurdham, Dhanusha, Nepal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00800DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7260685PMC

Granulicatella Causing Infective Endocarditis and Glomerulonephritis.

IDCases 2020 11;21:e00792. Epub 2020 May 11.

Department of Nephrology, UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT, United States.

Granulicatella is a type of nutritionally variant Streptococcus (NVS) that requires special medium for growth. It has shown to cause infective endocarditis which is associated with higher mortality and complications. We present a case of Granulicatella causing endocarditis and glomerulonephritis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00792DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7256654PMC

Transcranial Doppler Emboli Monitoring for Infective Endocarditis.

J Neuroimaging 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Department of Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Background And Purpose: Ischemic stroke can occur in 20-55% of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) with 75% occurring during the first 2 weeks of treatment. CT or MRI brain can diagnose the sequelae of stroke but transcranial Doppler (TCD) can document active embolization. We undertook a retrospective review of our patient cohort and a systematic review of literature to assess the role of TCD in early diagnosis and management of ischemic stroke in IE. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jon.12721DOI Listing

The diagnostic benefit of 16S rDNA PCR examination of infective endocarditis heart valves: a cohort study of 146 surgical cases confirmed by histopathology.

Clin Res Cardiol 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Division Hospital and Environmental Hygiene, Department of Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

Aims: Upon suspicion of infective endocarditis, the causative microorganism must be identified to optimize treatment. Blood cultures and culturing of removed valves are the mainstay of this diagnosis and should be complemented by growth-independent methods. We assessed the diagnostic benefit of examining removed endocarditis valves by broad-range bacterial PCR to detect causative bacteria in cases where culturing was not available, negative, or inconclusive because a skin commensal was detected, in patients from our clinical routine practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00392-020-01678-xDOI Listing

Cardiac magnetic resonance in cocaine-induced myocardial damage: cocaine, heart, and magnetic resonance.

Heart Fail Rev 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 156124, Pisa, Italy.

The use of cocaine constitutes a major health problem. Cocaine use is associated with acute and chronic complications that might involve any system, the most common being the cardiovascular system. The precise incidence of cocaine-induced cardiomyopathy remains mysterious and probably underreported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10741-020-09983-3DOI Listing

Impact of systematic whole-body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT on the management of patients suspected of infective endocarditis: the prospective multicenter TEPvENDO study.

Clin Infect Dis 2020 Jun 3. Epub 2020 Jun 3.

Inserm CIC 1425, Paris, France.

Background: Diagnostic and patients' management modifications induced by whole-body 18F-FDG-PET/CT had not been evaluated so far in prosthetic valve (PV) or native valve (NV) infective endocarditis (IE)-suspected patients.

Methods: 140 consecutive patients in 8 tertiary care hospitals underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT. ESC-2015-modified Duke criteria and patients' management plan were established jointly by two experts before 18F-FDG-PET/CT. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa666DOI Listing

Cardiac and Pulmonary Disorders and the Nervous System.

Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2020 Jun;26(3):556-576

Purpose Of Review: This article reviews the neurologic complications encountered with cardiac and pulmonary disorders, specifically focusing on endocarditis, cardiac arrest, heart failure, hypercapnia, hypoxia, and cystic fibrosis. As neurologic dysfunction is one of the most frequent complications of these diseases and may even be the presenting symptom, it is important to be familiar with these complications to foster early recognition and intervention.

Recent Findings: Advances have been made in the identification of which patients can safely undergo valvular surgery for treatment of infective endocarditis in the setting of stroke, which, ideally, will minimize the risk of recurrent stroke in these patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/CON.0000000000000859DOI Listing

Clinical presentation and outcomes of adults with bicuspid aortic valves: 2020 update.

Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2020 May 30. Epub 2020 May 30.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address:

The congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a heterogeneous condition that is better understood considering 3 types of valvulo-aortopathy presentations: A typical-presentation valvulo-aortopathy, a complex-presentation valvulo-aortopathy and an uncomplicated/undiagnosed-presentation. The burden of BAV-related complications has been elucidated in patients with the typical-presentation valvulo-aortopathy and is discussed in this review. These patients enjoy an overall normal expected long-term survival as long as complications are identified and treated in a timely manner. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2020.05.010DOI Listing

Systematic Whole Body 18F-FDG PET/CT in Infective Endocarditis: Are We There Yet?

Clin Infect Dis 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa665DOI Listing

Hybrid transvenous lead extraction during cardiac surgery for valvular endocarditis.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart and Vascular Center, Hamburg, Germany.

Introduction: In patients with endocarditis and cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED), lead extraction is recommended according to current guidelines. In patients with short lead implant duration, lead extraction by manual traction might be sufficient for intraoperative lead removal. However, in patients with long implant duration, specialized extraction tools like laser- or mechanical rotational sheaths are necessary. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jce.14595DOI Listing

Lactobacillus endocarditis: a case report in France and literature review.

IDCases 2020 17;21:e00811. Epub 2020 May 17.

Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpitaux Privés de Metz, site Belle-Isle, 2 Rue de Belle-Isle, 57000, Metz, France.

Lactobacilli are commensal bacteria in the normal flora of the oral cavity, gastrointestinal and genital tract. However, few cases of lactobacilli-induced bacteremia or endocarditis have been reported, particularly in immunocompromised patients. We reported a rare case of a 57-year-old man with a endocarditis without immunodeficiency in his medical history. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00811DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7248674PMC

infection in the central catheter of a patient without sepsis symptoms.

Colomb Med (Cali) 2019 Dec 30;50(4):293-298. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Universidad del Valle, Facultad de Salud, Departmento de Medicina Interna, Cali, Colombia.

Background: is an emerging yeast frequently reported as resistant to multiple antifungal drugs commonly used to treat infections. This specie can colonize the patient's skin and has great ability for producing outbreaks in hospitals. is phylogenetically related to other species, can be misidentified using conventional biochemical or commercial methods and requires specific technology for its identification. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.25100/cm.v50i4.4248DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7232945PMC
December 2019

Clinical outcomes for congenital heart disease patients presenting with infective endocarditis.

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2020 Jun 1:1-12. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Medical University, Cardiovascular Hospital Louis Pradel , Lyon, France.

Introduction: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a life-threatening adverse event for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Its incidence has changed little over time despite progress in techniques for diagnosis and treatment, and guidelines for prophylaxis.

Areas Covered: The review sought for key-words: 'congenital heart disease,' 'infective endocarditis,' 'microbial diagnosis,' 'imaging diagnosis,' 'surgical techniques,' 'prognosis,' 'prophylaxis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14779072.2020.1768847DOI Listing

Ruptured cerebral mycotic aneurysm in a left ventricular assist device patient with bacteremia.

Int J Artif Organs 2020 May 30:391398820925493. Epub 2020 May 30.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

A 50-year-old male with a history of nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy presented in cardiogenic shock and ultimately underwent durable left ventricular assist device implantation. He recovered well initially but developed persistent bacteremia. His indwelling pacemaker leads were extracted due to evidence of vegetation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0391398820925493DOI Listing

Abiotrophia defectiva as a cause of infective endocarditis with embolic complications in children.

Infection 2020 May 30. Epub 2020 May 30.

Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abiotrophia defectiva is a rare pathogen of infective endocarditis (IE) but is frequently involved in embolic complication and valvular dysfunction. IE caused by A. defectiva in children is poorly studied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-020-01454-zDOI Listing

Hydromorphone and risk of infective endocarditis.

Authors:
Pier P Bassareo

Lancet Infect Dis 2020 Jun;20(6):651-652

University College of Dublin, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin D07 R2WY, Ireland; Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30269-3DOI Listing

Endocarditis risk with bioprosthetic and mechanical valves: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Heart 2020 May 29. Epub 2020 May 29.

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Objective: Bioprosthetic valves are being used with increased frequency for valve replacement, with controversy regarding risk:benefit ratio compared with mechanical valves in younger patients. However, prior studies have been too small to provide comparative estimates of less common but serious adverse events such as infective endocarditis. We aimed to compare the incidence of infective endocarditis between bioprosthetic valves and mechanical valves. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2020-316718DOI Listing

PET/CT with F-FDG in suspected intracardiac device-related infections: analysis of performance and diagnostic usefulness.

Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Servicio de Medicina Interna (Infectología), Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.

Introduction And Objectives: Cardiac device-related infections (CDRI) may be life-threatening and require early and accurate diagnosis. The aims of this study were to analyze the performance of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) in suspected CDRI, to assess changes to the initial diagnosis, and to identify a clinical subgroup deriving the greatest benefit from this imaging modality.

Methods: Retrospective study including patients evaluated by PET/CT for suspected CDRI from 2011 to 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rec.2020.01.026DOI Listing

Progression of Lactobacillus plantarum prosthetic valve endocarditis followed by transesophageal echocardiogram.

Int J Infect Dis 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

Endocarditis due to Lactobacillus species is extremely rare. We introduce an uncommon case of Lactobacillus Plantarum bioprosthetic aortic valve endocarditis, presenting with severe aortic steno-regurgitation, which responded to conventional medical and surgical treatment. This case provides a better understanding of the disease process of Lactobacillus Plantarum and highlights the role of the transesophageal echocardiogram to follow the entire endocarditis course. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.067DOI Listing

Nuclear cardiology: an overview of radioisotope techniques used in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disorders.

Kardiol Pol 2020 May 28. Epub 2020 May 28.

Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in patients over 60 years old. Imaging methods of a pivotal role in cardiological diagnostic processes are echocardiography, magnetic resonance, multi-row-detector computed tomography, coronary angiography, and radioisotope tests. In this paper, we summarize the techniques of nuclear medicine (positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography, radionuclide ventriculography) that could be implemented in the cardiovascular diagnostic algorithms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33963/KP.15396DOI Listing

Embolic ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction from Candida Endocarditis.

Cureus 2020 Apr 25;12(4):e7833. Epub 2020 Apr 25.

Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, USA.

Infective endocarditis in intravenous drug users is uncommon in left-sided native valves. Adding to the rarity, in this case, is endocarditis from Candida species complicated by ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Embolic myocardial infarction has worse outcomes as compared to other etiologies, and the management of septic embolic myocardial infarction is rather challenging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.7833DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7250518PMC

Infective Endocarditis Caused by Rhodococcus equi in an Immunocompetent Patient.

Cureus 2020 Apr 25;12(4):e7829. Epub 2020 Apr 25.

Internal Medicine, Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, USA.

Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is a rare zoonotic organism that is found in the feces of grazing animals and in farm soil. It typically causes pulmonary disease, but it can also cause extrapulmonary disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.7829DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7249752PMC

: a rare cause of necrotising fasciitis.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 May 27;13(5). Epub 2020 May 27.

General Surgery, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Stockton-on-Tees, UK.

Necrotising fasciitis is a life-threatening condition characterised by inflammation, affecting the soft tissues, which spreads within a fascial plane. Skin changes can be delayed and can often go unnoticed. The condition arises from a bacterial infection, commonly being of polymicrobial aetiology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2020-235115DOI Listing

Spondylodiscitis complicating infective endocarditis.

Heart 2020 May 28. Epub 2020 May 28.

Cardiology Department, APHM, La Timone Hospital, Marseille, France

Objective: The primary objective was to assess the characteristics and prognosis of pyogenic spondylodiscitis (PS) in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). The secondary objectives were to assess the factors associated with occurrence of PS.

Methods: Prospective case-control bi-centre study of 1755 patients with definite IE with (n=150) or without (n=1605) PS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316492DOI Listing

Difficult to Treat Infections in the Burn Patient.

Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2020 May 28. Epub 2020 May 28.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Unusual infections can lead to complications in more severely burned patients and pose major challenges in treatment. The published literature of retrospective reviews and case series of the uncommon infections of osteomyelitis, polymicrobial bacteremia, recurrent bacteremia, endocarditis, central nervous system (CNS), and rare fungal infections in burned patients have been summarized and presented. When compared with infections occurring in the non-burn population, these infections in burn patients are more likely to be because of gram-negative bacteria or fungi. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/sur.2020.128DOI Listing

Multisite embolic events secondary to pulmonary valve endocarditis.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2020 May 28. Epub 2020 May 28.

Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Lisbon Academic Medical Centre and Cardiovascular Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Hospital de Santa Maria. Av. Prof. Egas Moniz MB, 1649-028 Lisboa, Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jeaa132DOI Listing
May 2020
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Analysis of a 10-year period of lead removal in a referral centre.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2020 May 28. Epub 2020 May 28.

Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental-Hospital de Santa Cruz, Lisboa, Portugal.

Objectives: Our goal was to analyse all lead extraction procedures (transvenous or open surgery) performed in our centre and the short- and long-term follow-up data from these patients.

Methods: All lead extractions performed from 2008 to 2017 were retrospectively reviewed for patient characteristics and indications for device implantation; indications for lead extraction; techniques used; peri- and postprocedural complications and short- and long-term follow-up data.

Results: A total of 159 patients (282 leads) were included [age 70 (62-78) years; 72% men]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivaa078DOI Listing

Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis: Characteristics and Outcomes From a Large, Multinational Cohort.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 May 10;7(5):ofaa120. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

Background: Beta-hemolytic streptococci (BHS) are an uncommon cause of infective endocarditis (IE). The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features and outcomes of patients with BHS IE in a large multinational cohort and compare them with patients with viridans streptococcal IE.

Methods: The International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study (ICE-PCS) is a large multinational database that recruited patients with IE prospectively using a standardized data set. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa120DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240340PMC

Axillary Approach for Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cannulation.

Cureus 2020 Apr 22;12(4):e7788. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Cardiology/Internal Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support (ECMO) is a form of mechanical circulatory support that is used in patients with severe dysfunction of heart or lung or both. Depending on whether it is venovenous or venoarterial support, it can temporarily substitute for circulation and ventilation while the underlying cause is addressed. Traditional approach for cannulation usually involves the femoral vessels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.7788DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7243636PMC

Cryptococcus meningitis mimicking cerebral septic emboli, a case report series demonstrating injection drug use as a risk factor for development of disseminated disease.

BMC Infect Dis 2020 May 27;20(1):381. Epub 2020 May 27.

Atrium Health Department of Medicine, Charlotte, NC, USA.

Background: Clinicians may be less inclined to consider a diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis in people without HIV infection or transplant-related immunosuppression. This may lead to a delay in diagnosis particularly if disseminated cryptococcal disease mimics cerebral septic emboli in injection drug use (IDU) leading to a search for endocarditis or other infectious sources. Though, IDU has been described as a potential risk for disseminated cryptococcal disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05108-1DOI Listing

Relapsing polychondritis, a rare cause of valvulopathy: a review of the medical literature.

Arch Cardiol Mex 2020 ;90(2):189-192

Departamento de Cardiología Clínica. Instituto Nacional de Cardiología "Ignacio Chávez", Ciudad de México, México.

Relapsing polychondritis is an inflammatory disease that involves cartilaginous structures predominantly in the nose, ears and respiratory tract. Cardiovascular involvement is not common. Despite this, they are the second cause of death in patients with relapsing polychondritis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.24875/ACM.19000245DOI Listing
January 2020

Echocardiographic and Clinical Follow-up After Aortic Valve Neocuspidization Using Autologous Pericardium.

World J Surg 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, CH-4031, Basel, Switzerland.

Introduction: Mid-term data from a single centre showed the safety and durability of aortic valve neocuspidization using autologous pericardium (OZAKI procedure). Since validation data from other centres are missing, aim of this study was to analyze echocardiographic and clinical results of our first patients that were operated with the OZAKI technique.

Methods: Thirty-five patients (24 males, median (IQR) age 72. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00268-020-05588-xDOI Listing

Complete genome sequence of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus lugdunensis strain and characteristics of its staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec.

Sci Rep 2020 May 26;10(1):8682. Epub 2020 May 26.

Center of Excellence for Infection Control Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.

Symptoms of Staphylococcus lugdunensis infection are often similar to those of Staphylococcus aureus infection, including skin and soft-tissue lesions, bacteremia and infective endocarditis. Despite the severity of these infections, S. lugdunensis is regarded as a less important pathogen than drug-resistant S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-65632-7DOI Listing

When Zoonotic Organisms Cross Over-Trueperella pyogenes Endocarditis Presenting as a Septic Embolic Stroke.

Cureus 2020 Apr 20;12(4):e7740. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

Internal Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University, Flint, USA.

Infective endocarditis (IE) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with numerous pathogens as culprits. We present a case of IE that evolved to a septic embolic stroke caused by an extremely rare bacteria Trueperella (T.) pyogenes that primarily infects non-humans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.7740DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7241225PMC

Molecular Imaging of Infective Endocarditis With 6''-[F]Fluoromaltotriose Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography.

Circulation 2020 May 26;141(21):1729-1731. Epub 2020 May 26.

Department of Radiology, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), Bio-X Program (M.W., G.G., E.C., M.N., T.H., M.T.G., J.C.W., S.S.G.), Stanford University School of Medicine, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.043924DOI Listing

The Opioid Crisis and the Inpatient Floor: Considering Injection Drug Use in the Management of Infective Endocarditis and Acute Pain.

Harv Rev Psychiatry 2020 May 20. Epub 2020 May 20.

From Harvard Medical School (Ms. Mitchell and Drs. Montgomery and Suzuki); Ethics Service and Center for Nursing Excellence (Dr. Millikin), Division of Infectious Diseases (Dr. Montgomery), and Department of Psychiatry (Dr. Suzuki), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto, Trillium Health Partners, Toronto, Canada (Dr. Singh).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HRP.0000000000000259DOI Listing

Predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients with infective endocarditis.

Acta Cardiol 2020 May 26:1-8. Epub 2020 May 26.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine II, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.

Infective endocarditis is a serious septic disease, and the epidemiological profile has changed over the last decade. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the current outcome and predictor of in-hospital mortality in patients with infective endocarditis. Consecutive patients diagnosed as infective endocarditis based on the modified Duke criteria at Kansai Medical University hospital from January 2006 to June 2019 were prospectively included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2020.1767368DOI Listing

Q fever endocarditis.

Acta Cardiol 2020 May 26:1-2. Epub 2020 May 26.

Department of Cardiovascular Disease, CHU UCL Namur, Université Catholique de Louvain, Yvoir, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2020.1762028DOI Listing