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Changes in hemostasis parameters in nonfatal methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia complicated by endocarditis or thromboembolic events: A prospective age-gender adjusted cohort study.

APMIS 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Inflammation Center, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.

The aim was to examine changes in hemostasis parameters in endocarditis and thromboembolic events in nonfatal methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MS-SAB) - a topic not evaluated previously. 155 patients were recruited and categorized according to presence of endocarditis or thromboembolic events with gender-age adjusted controls. Patients who deceased or patients not chosen as controls were excluded. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/apm.12955
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apm.12955DOI Listing
April 2019
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Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device-Related Infection Due to .

Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 Apr 14;6(4):ofz130. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern.

Cardiac implantable electronic device-related infection is clinically challenging. Curative treatment commonly includes system removal. A case caused by occurred in a 32-year-old woman. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz130DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6467393PMC

Combination of a leadless pacemaker and subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy for a Japanese patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis.

J Arrhythm 2019 Apr 16;35(2):311-313. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine Chiba Japan.

The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) system was developed for defibrillation therapy that does not affect the heart and vasculature. S-ICD is preferred over transvenous ICD for patients with a history of recurrent infection presenting with life-threatening rhythms. Patients with bradycardia pacing indications are excluded from S-ICD therapy, as S-ICD lacks the capability of defibrillation in this patient group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12152DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457394PMC

Cefpodoxime proxetil as a therapeutic option in switching therapy for infective endocarditis in children: case reports and literature review.

J Chemother 2019 Apr 22:1-5. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

a University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, 'Dr. Fran Mihaljević ', Zagreb , Croatia.

Infective endocarditis (IE) is uncommon in children, affecting predominantly subjects with congenital heart disease (CHD) and patients with indwelling central lines. The principles of antibiotic treatment in paediatric population are similar to those in adults. Prolonged intravenous administration of bactericidal rather than bacteriostatic agents is preferred. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1120009X.2019.1603797DOI Listing

Risk scores and surgery for infective endocarditis: in search of a good predictive score.

Scand Cardiovasc J 2019 Apr 22:1-26. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

b Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery , University Hospital of Udine , Italy.

Objectives: To evaluate scoring systems that have been created to predict the risk of death post-surgery in infective endocarditis (IE).

Design: Eight scores - (1) The Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) risk score for IE, (2) De Feo score, (3) PALSUSE score (prosthetic valve, age ≥70, large intracardiac destruction, Staphylococcus spp, urgent surgery, sex [female], EuroSCORE ≥10), (4) ANCLA score (anemia, New York Heart Association class IV, critical state, large intracardiac destruction, surgery of thoracic aorta), (5) Risk-Endocarditis Score (RISK-E), (6) score for heart valve or prosthesis IE (EndoSCORE), and (7,8) Association pour l'Étude et la Prévention de l'Endocadite Infectieuse (AEPEI) score I and II - were evaluated in 324 (mean age, 61.8 ± 14. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14017431.2019.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14017431.2019.1610188DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acute and midterm outcomes of the post-approval MELODY Registry: a multicentre registry of transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation.

Eur Heart J 2019 Apr 21. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

Department of Congenital Heart Disease-Pediatric Cardiology, German Heart Institute Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, Berlin, Germany.

Aims: The post-approval MELODY Registry aimed to obtain multicentre registry data after transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation (TPVI) with the Melody™ valve (Medtronic plc.) in a large-scale cohort of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD).

Methods And Results: Retrospective analysis of multicentre registry data after TPVI with the Melody™ valve. Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/advance-article/doi/10.10
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz201DOI Listing
April 2019
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Trends in occurrence and 30-day mortality of infective endocarditis in adults: population-based registry study in Finland.

BMJ Open 2019 Apr 20;9(4):e026811. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Heart Center, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland.

Objectives: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a life-threatening disease associated with significant mortality. We studied recent temporal trends and age and sex differences in the occurrence and short-term mortality of IE.

Design: Population based retrospective cohort study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026811DOI Listing

Loeffler's endocarditis with isolated left ventricular involvement on cardiac MRI.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Apr 20;12(4). Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Department of Cardiovascular Radiology and Endovascular Interventions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

Loeffler endocarditis is an uncommon restrictive cardiomyopathy associated with eosinophilia and endomyocardial fibrosis causing diastolic restriction, predominantly involving the right ventricle. Cardiac MRI plays a crucial role in early detection of disease. Early disease usually responds well to corticosteroids. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227642DOI Listing

Risk of stroke subsequent to infective endocarditis: A nationwide study.

Am Heart J 2019 Mar 27;212:144-151. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: The aim of the study was to investigate the associated risk of stroke after discharge of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with stroke during IE admission compared with patients without stroke during IE admission.

Methods: Using Danish nationwide registries, we identified nonsurgically treated patients with IE discharged alive in the period from 1996 to 2016. The study population was grouped into (1) patients with stroke during IE admission and (2) patients without stroke during IE admission. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.03.010DOI Listing
March 2019
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Outcome of a Modified Perceval Implantation Technique.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Oldenburg, European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany.

Background:  In our institution, we developed a modification of the standard implantation technique of the Perceval sutureless aortic prosthesis (LivaNova, London, United Kingdom) that involves the usage of snuggers for the guiding sutures during valve deployment. The technique has been described elsewhere. In this article, we present the results of our initial case series comprising 128 consecutive patients. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0039-1685512
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1685512DOI Listing
April 2019
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Staphylococcus aureus versus neutrophil: Scrutiny of ancient combat.

Microb Pathog 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) is a Gram-positive bacterium that causes many infections and diseases. This pathogen can cause many types of infections such as impetigo, toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST1), pneumonia, endocarditis, and autoimmune diseases like lupus erythematosus and can infect other healthy individuals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2019.04.026DOI Listing
April 2019
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Adjunctive dabigatran therapy improves outcome of experimental left-sided Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis.

PLoS One 2019 19;14(4):e0215333. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Staphylococcus aureus is the most frequent and fatal cause of left-sided infective endocarditis (IE). New treatment strategies are needed to improve the outcome. S. Read More

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Janeway Lesions: a Painless Manifestation of Infective Endocarditis.

J Gen Intern Med 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Division of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4770-6DOI Listing

Pericardial effusion in prosthetic and native valve infective endocarditis.

Indian Heart J 2019 Jan - Feb;71(1):80-84. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Cardiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo 11411, Egypt.

Background: Pericardial effusion (PE) is widely believed to signify more advanced infective endocarditis (IE) and a generally worse outcome.

Purpose: To determine the prevalence and clinical significance of PE in a series of patients with confirmed native and prosthetic valve infections.

Methods: Data were collected from 338 consecutive patients with definite or possible IE who visited a single referral center; these patients were examined for the presence of PE as detected by transthoracic echocardiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ihj.2018.12.002DOI Listing
January 2019

Delayed diagnosis of right-sided valve endocarditis causing recurrent pulmonary abscesses: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Apr 19;13(1):97. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Gosford Hospital, Holden Street, Gosford, NSW, 2250, Australia.

Background: Pulmonary valve infective endocarditis is a rare diagnosis that is usually associated with immunocompromised states or structurally abnormal hearts. It is unusual for it to occur in structurally normal hearts or to cause recurrent symptoms after targeted antibiotics. Although guidelines suggest follow-up with repeat echocardiography and inflammatory marker surveillance, this case demonstrates that these are not always useful investigations, and instead imaging of the chest may be more appropriate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2034-7DOI Listing

Hidden Janeway lesion.

Am J Med 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Cardiology, Chiba, Central Medical Center, 1835-1, Kasori-Cho, Wakaba-Ku, Chiba-city, Chiba 264-0017, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.03.040DOI Listing
April 2019
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Native aortic versus mitral valve infective endocarditis: a nationwide registry study.

Open Heart 2019 27;6(1):e000926. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department for Clinical Sciences Lund, Skane University Hospital and Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Background: Native aortic and mitral valve infective endocarditis (AVE and MVE, respectively) are usually grouped together as left-sided native valve infective endocarditis (LNVE), while the differences between AVE and MVE have not yet been properly investigated. We aimed to compare AVE and MVE in regard to patient characteristics, microbiology and determinants of survival.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective study using the Swedish national registry on infective endocarditis, which contains nationwide patient data. Read More

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http://openheart.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000926DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6443117PMC
February 2019
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Co-infection with bacterial and fungal endocarditis at scar tissue in an immunocompromised patient.

J Cardiol Cases 2019 Apr 17;19(4):117-120. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

We present the case of a 65-year-old immunocompromised male with a history of kidney transplantation, diabetes, coronary artery bypass, and cardiac resynchronization therapy device implantation who was finally diagnosed with an unusual form of infective endocarditis due to co-infection of fungal and bacterial pathogens. He was afebrile at the time of admission and presented with decompensated heart failure and pneumonia. A spleen abscess was discovered incidentally and prompted us to search for a cardiac source of emboli. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2018.11.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6451046PMC
April 2019
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Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis in a Patient with Non-Specific Rheumatologic Symptoms and Glomerulonephritis.

Am J Case Rep 2019 Apr 18;20:542-547. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, NY, USA.

BACKGROUND Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is performed at the bedside by a healthcare professional who is directly caring for the patient. Subacute infective endocarditis can be challenging to diagnose, as patients often present with non-specific symptoms. The modified Duke criteria include echocardiographic findings as a major criterion, but the role of POCUS has not been established. Read More

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https://www.amjcaserep.com/abstract/index/idArt/914708
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.914708DOI Listing
April 2019
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[Infective Endocarditis Causing Native and Prosthetic Heart Valve Dysfunction].

Kardiologiia 2019 Apr 13;59(3):68-77. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases, Kemerovo.

Infective endocarditis (IE) is the disease that has high inhospital mortality. Heart valves dysfunction - both native and prosthetic - is the primary IE complication requiring a surgical intervention. The IE causes and its course have been discussed in this review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18087/cardio.2019.3.10245DOI Listing
April 2019
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A case report of Guillain Barré syndrome revealing underlying infective endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15014

Service de Cardiologie Médicale, CHU de Nancy Hôpitaux de Brabois, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France.

Rationale: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy presumed to result from an infection-triggered autoimmune reaction.

Patient Concerns: This paper describes a 53-year-old man admitted to hospital for deterioration of his general condition.

Diagnosis: He developed GBS, confirmed by lumbar puncture and electromyogram, which recovered after intravenous immunoglobulins. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015014DOI Listing
April 2019
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Biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates correlates with the infection type.

Infect Dis (Lond) 2019 Apr 15:1-6. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

a Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research , Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Background: Biofilms are involved in many Staphylococcus aureus infections, but relation of biofilm formation and the infection types or the clinical outcomes remain unclear.

Methods: We measured biofilm formation, with a microtiter plate assay, of a collection of methicillin-sensitive clinical isolates from 159 invasive S. aureus infections, encompassing all cases occurring within a hospital catchment area during two years, and from additional 49 non-invasive skin infections from the same region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23744235.2019.1593499DOI Listing
April 2019
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Impact of nuclear imaging on diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 13:1-5. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

b Department of Cardiovascular Medicine , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

Background: Embolisation and metastatic infection occur frequently in infective endocarditis (IE). We aimed to evaluate the impact of nuclear imaging on diagnosis, therapy and mortality.

Methods: All patients hospitalised for definite IE at the University Hospitals of Leuven in 2001 and in 2015 were retrospectively included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2019.1595268DOI Listing
April 2019
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Bartonella haenselae infective endocarditis following transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair: A case report.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Cardiac Surgery Unit, L. Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy.

Infective endocarditis following a Mitraclip procedure might be an under-recognized complication. We describe the case of infective endocarditis by Bartonella henselae as a late complication in a patient with a previously implanted MitraClip system for mitral valve repair. Due to the severity of infection, surgical treatment was performed despite the high preoperative surgical risk, but recurrence of endocarditis of the biological valve implanted occurred. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jocs.14047
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14047DOI Listing
April 2019
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(Almost) All Non-stenotic Bicuspid Aortic Valves should be Preserved or Repaired.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany. Electronic address:

Objective: Valve preservation or repair of the regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) minimizes valve related complications. The purpose of the current analysis was to determine the proportion of BAVs than can be repaired.

Methods: Between 2000 and 9/2018, 1168 operations for BAV without stenotic pathology were performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2019.03.008DOI Listing
April 2019
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Microbiological diagnostics of bloodstream infections in Europe - An ESGBIES survey.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

Objectives: High-quality diagnosis of bloodstream infections (BSIs) is important for successful patient management. As knowledge on current practices of microbiological BSI diagnostics is limited, this project aimed to assess its current state in European microbiological laboratories.

Methods: We performed an online questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey comprising 34 questions on practices of microbiological BSI diagnostics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2019.03.024DOI Listing
April 2019
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Long-term outcome of ischemic cardiomyopathy after autologous myoblast cell-sheet implantation.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Suita, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address:

Heart failure is a refractory condition despite remarkable medical progress in therapeutic concepts. Recently, tissue-engineered cell-sheet implantation for end-stage heart failure has been explored experimentally and clinically. We present the case of a 22-year-old woman with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) who underwent mitral valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft for infective endocarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.028DOI Listing
April 2019
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AMPs as Anti-biofilm Agents for Human Therapy and Prophylaxis.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2019 ;1117:257-279

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Microbial cells show a strong natural tendency to adhere to surfaces and to colonize them by forming complex communities called biofilms. In this growth mode, biofilm-forming cells encase themselves inside a dense matrix which efficiently protects them against antimicrobial agents and effectors of the immune system. Moreover, at the physiological level, biofilms contain a very heterogeneous cell population including metabolically inactive organisms and persisters, which are highly tolerant to antibiotics. Read More

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January 2019
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Infective endocarditis guidance.

Authors:
R El-Nashar

Br Dent J 2019 Apr;226(7):471-472

, Wakefield, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0216-8DOI Listing
April 2019
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Minimizing the gap between expectations and reality of mitral valve repair in infective endocarditis.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Cardiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Medical Center, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

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April 2019
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The association between vegetation size and surgical treatment on 6-month mortality in left-sided infective endocarditis.

Eur Heart J 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

Aims: In left-sided infective endocarditis (IE), a large vegetation >10 mm is associated with higher mortality, yet it is unknown whether surgery during the acute phase opposed to medical therapy is associated with improved survival. We assessed the association between surgery and 6-month mortality as related to vegetation size.

Methods And Results: Patients with definite, left-sided IE (2008-2012) from The International Collaboration on Endocarditis prospective, multinational registry were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz204DOI Listing
April 2019
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Combination antifungal therapy for treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis and utility of T2Candida Panel®: A case series.

IDCases 2019 19;15:e00525. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

New York University Langone Health, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, United States.

Although Candida species are common pathogens for nosocomial infections, Candida endocarditis is still considered a rare entity. Here, we report two cases of endovascular infections in patients with prosthetic valves, both of which responded to combination antifungal therapy without surgical intervention. Additionally, T2 magnetic resonance (T2MR) was used to assess for resolution of invasive candidiasis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00525DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441745PMC
March 2019
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Quick sepsis-related organ failure assessment score as a possible predictor for in-hospital adverse events in infective endocarditis.

Acute Med Surg 2019 Apr 19;6(2):138-144. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Division of Cardiology Kanazawa University Hospital Kanazawa Japan.

Aim: Infective endocarditis (IE) can be life-threatening because of various associated adverse events. The quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score is a straightforward useful method for predicting in-hospital mortality in patients with suspected infections. However, few data exist regarding the clinical impact of the qSOFA score on predicting adverse events in IE during hospitalization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ams2.393DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6442521PMC
April 2019
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Diagnosis of infective endocarditis with cardiac CT in an adult.

Radiol Case Rep 2019 May 25;14(5):544-547. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Cardiology, Chiba-Nishi General Hospital, 107-1 Kanegasaku, Matsudo, Chiba 270-2251, Japan.

The diagnosis of infective endocarditis is based on modified Duke's criteria, which includes clinical, biological, and echocardiographic findings. However, computed tomography (CT) has not been mentioned as a diagnostic tool in the criteria. We report a case of infective endocarditis confirmed by cardiac CT in which we could identify vegetations and perivalvular abscess not on transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2019.02.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6443909PMC
May 2019
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Eustachian valve infective endocarditis.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Apr 11;12(4). Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

A 40-year-old woman presented with postoperative fever. Echocardiography revealed a large pedunculated cauliflower right atrial mass of heterogeneous echogenicity attached to the eustachian valve measuring about 2×3 cm. She underwent surgical excision, gross and microscopical examination were consistent with eustachian valve infective endocarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-228653DOI Listing
April 2019
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A Retrospective Comparison of the Supported and Unsupported Bovine Jugular Vein Conduit in Children.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado, Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. Aurora, CO.

Background: Bovine Jugular Vein (BJV) conduits are commonly used for pulmonary valve replacement in pediatric patients. They are available in supported (sBJV) and unsupported (uBJV) versions. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of sBJV and uBJV conduits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.021DOI Listing
April 2019
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Infectious causes of stroke.

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Cerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Stroke continuous to be a leading cause of debility in the world. Infections have been associated with stroke, but are not considered as directly causal, and so they are not often included in the traditional stroke workup and management. They are especially important in patients with stroke of undetermined etiology, and in certain patient populations, such as young patients without traditional risk factors, and immunocompromised patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0000000000000547DOI Listing
April 2019
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Right-sided endocarditis on Contegra tube in a complex cianotic congenital heart disease.

J Nucl Cardiol 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Radiology, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12350-019-01708-wDOI Listing
April 2019
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Acquired Infectious Defect in the Atrioventricular Septum: A Complication of Aortic Valve Endocarditis.

J Tehran Heart Cent 2018 Oct;13(4):193-194

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6450818PMC
October 2018
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[Septicemia and endocarditis with multiple implants : CIED, TAVI, MK clip and LAA occluders].

Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Abteilung für Kardiologie, Immanuel Klinikum Bernau und Herzzentrum Brandenburg, Hochschulklinikum der Medizinischen Hochschule Brandenburg, Ladeburger Str. 17, 16321, Bernau, Deutschland.

Infective endocarditis (IE) as well as septicemia in patients with implanted cardiac devices are severe diseases and diagnosis is often delayed due to a variety of misleading symptoms. Imaging with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and also microbiology play a key role in both the diagnosis and management. They are also useful for the prognostic assessment of patients with IE, for follow-up during treatment, during extraction of the implant and after surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00399-019-0618-yDOI Listing
April 2019
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Characterization of Erythromycin and Tetracycline Resistance Genes of Streptococcus gallolyticus Subspecies pasteurianus Strains Isolated from Patients with Septicemia and Bacteremia in Thailand.

Clin Lab 2019 Apr;65(4)

Background: Streptococcus gallolyticus subspecies (subsp.) pasteurianus, previously known as Streptococcus bovis biotype II/2, has been described as a causative agent of endocarditis, neonatal sepsis, meningitis, bacteremia, and colorectal carcinoma in humans. The aim of this study was to characterize the erythromycin and tetracycline resistance genes of S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7754/Clin.Lab.2018.180902DOI Listing
April 2019
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Mixed aortic valve disease treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a high risk patient presenting with acute decompensated heart failure.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

Mixed aortic valve disease refers to the combination of aortic regurgitation (AR) and aortic stenosis (AS). Commonly etiologies include a bicuspid aortic valve, rheumatic heart disease, and endocarditis superimposed upon a stenotic aortic valve. Treatment depends upon the severity of disease, the presence of symptoms and the size and function of the left ventricle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28221DOI Listing
April 2019
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Pneumococcal pericarditis, endocarditis, and pneumococcal and tuberculous co-infection are other cardiovascular complications of pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Oscar M P Jolobe

J Intern Med 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Manchester Medical Society, Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL.

No account of cardiovascular events in patients with pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia(1) would be complete without mention of cardiovascular complications of pneumococcal pneumonia such as pneumococcal pericarditis(2), and pneumococcal endocarditis(3)(4)(5). Also worthy of mention is the coexistence of pneumococcal pericarditis tuberculous pericarditis in the human immune deficiency virus(HIV) infection era(6), and the co-uccurence of endocarditis of presumably pneumococcal origin, and pneumococcal pneumonia complicated by pneumococcal meningitis in a patient with coexisting pulmonary tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis, in the era antedating the HIV pandemic. This article is protected by copyright. Read More

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April 2019
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Glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome in a child with DiGeorge syndrome: Answers.

Pediatr Nephrol 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Wilf Children's Hospital, Pediatric Department, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Shmuel Bait Street 12, 9103102, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-019-04243-5DOI Listing
April 2019
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Genomic analysis of multidrug-resistant clinical isolates for antimicrobial resistance genes and virulence factors from the western region of Saudi Arabia.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 25;8:55. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

1Special Infectious Agents Unit, King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, 21589 Saudi Arabia.

Background: is a ubiquitous member of the gut microbiota and has emerged as a life- threatening multidrug-resistant (MDR) nosocomial pathogen. The aim of this study was to survey the prevalence of multidrug-resistant and epidemiologically important strains of in the western region of Saudi Arabia using phenotypic and whole genome sequencing approaches.

Methods: In total, 155 patients positive for infection were included in this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434864PMC
March 2019
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φSa3mw Prophage as a Molecular Regulatory Switch of β-toxin Production.

J Bacteriol 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Phage regulatory switches (phage-RSs) are a newly described form of active lysogeny where prophages function as regulatory mechanisms for expression of chromosomally-encoded, bacterial genes. In φSa3int is a widely-distributed family of prophages that integrate into the β-toxin structural gene effectively inactivating it. However, β-toxin producing strains often arise during infections and are more virulent in experimental infective endocarditis and pneumonia infections. Read More

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April 2019
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Daptomycin Dose-Ranging Evaluation with Single vs. Multi-Dose Ceftriaxone Combinations against in an Simulated Endocarditis Vegetation Model.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Anti-Infective Research Laboratory, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, MI

The viridans group streptococci (VGS) are a heterogeneous group of organisms which are important components of the normal human oral flora. Among the VGS, the subgroup is one of the most common causes of infective endocarditis (IE). Daptomycin (DAP) is a potential alternative therapeutic option for invasive infections, given high rates of β-lactam resistance and vancomycin tolerance in such strains. Read More

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April 2019
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Infective Endocarditis in the Intravenous Drug Use Population at a Tertiary Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Heart Lung Circ 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.

Background Infective endocarditis has been associated with underlying cardiac pathology and streptococci infections. Intravenous drug use (IVDU) is increasingly implicated as a contributing factor, resulting in a shift to a younger patient demographic, tricuspid valve involvement, severe staphylococcal infection, and unique management challenges. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical features, management and outcomes of patients with IVDU-associated infective endocarditis in the Australian context. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2018.12.016DOI Listing
February 2019
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Studying Oxidative Stress Caused by the Mitis Group Streptococci in Caenorhabditis elegans.

J Vis Exp 2019 Mar 23(145). Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center;

Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), a free-living nematode, has emerged as an attractive model to study host-pathogen interactions. The presented protocol uses this model to determine the pathogenicity caused by the mitis group streptococci via the production of H2O2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/59301DOI Listing
March 2019
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