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Multicenter clinical experience of real life Dalbavancin use in gram-positive infections.

Int J Infect Dis 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Section of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria. Electronic address:

Dalbavancin, a lipoglycopeptide with prolonged half-life approved for the treatment of acute bacterial skin-and-soft-tissue-infections, can be used for the treatment of infections caused by gram-positive bacteria requiring long term treatment such as endocarditis, prosthetic joint infections (PJI) or osteomyelitis. Clinical data is limited in these settings.

Objectives: To evaluate indications, safety, tolerability and long-term outcomes of dalbavancin-treated patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.013DOI Listing
February 2019

Case Report: Endocarditis Outside of the Europe-African Gradient: Comprehensive Review of Cases within North America.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Clinical syndromes associated with infection can be insidious and difficult to diagnose for multiple reasons. Clinically, can manifest as asymptomatic bacteremia or with subtle subacute constitutional symptoms. Second, it is a fastidious organism that is difficult to identify using traditional culture methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0929DOI Listing
February 2019

Rapidly progressing giant aneurysm of right ventricular outflow tract with severe conduit obstruction: Report of two cases.

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M Tomar A Bhan

Images Paediatr Cardiol 2018 Jan-Mar;20(1):1-7

Senior Director CTVS Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon,India.

Pseudoaneurysm of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) has been reported as a rare complication of RVOT reconstruction performed using conduit replacement or patch repair. The RVOT needs to be followed up on echocardiography and if aneurysm a large aneurysm forms, it needs to be operated. Usually progression of aneurysm is slow. Read More

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February 2019

The application of the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method for diagnosing Enterococcus hirae-associated endocarditis outbreaks in chickens.

BMC Microbiol 2019 Feb 21;19(1):48. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Pathology and Veterinary Diagnostics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska 159c, 02-776, Warsaw, Poland.

Background: Enterococcus hirae is considered a part of the normal intestinal biota of several domestic animals, including poultry. However, this species is also associated with infective endocarditis in chickens, a disease that leads to unexpected deaths and serious economical losses. Enterococcus hirae is identified predominantly with the use of conventional bacteriological methods, biochemical tests and PCR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12866-019-1420-zDOI Listing
February 2019

Utility of Intracardiac Echocardiography to Diagnose Infective Endocarditis.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2019 Jan-Dec;7:2324709618822075

3 Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA.

Infective endocarditis (IE) can lead to significant morbidity and mortality without appropriate treatment. Modified Duke Criteria are accepted by many professional societies to establish the diagnosis of IE, and cardiac imaging is one of the major diagnostic criteria. Transesophageal echocardiography is an algorithmic escalation to diagnose IE when transthoracic echo does not appreciate a positive finding. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2324709618822075DOI Listing
February 2019

Prosthetic pulmonary valve and conduit endocarditis in congenital heart disease.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2019 Feb 21:218492319832769. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

5 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain.

Background: Pulmonary valve replacement is one of the most common procedures in patients with congenital heart disease. Little is known about prosthetic valve endocarditis in this population.

Objectives: To review management and outcomes of pediatric and adult patients with a prosthetic pulmonary valve or right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit infective endocarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0218492319832769DOI Listing
February 2019

Antimicrobial management of Tropheryma whipplei endocarditis: the Spanish Collaboration on Endocarditis (GAMES) experience.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario San Pedro-Centro de investigación Biomédica de La Rioja (CIBIR), Logroño, Spain.

Objectives: Tropheryma whipplei has been detected in 3.5% of the blood culture-negative cases of endocarditis in Spain. Experience in the management of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz059DOI Listing
February 2019

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections-Decision-Making Process in Complex Patients: Report of 3 Cases.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2019 Jan-Dec;7:2324709619831320

1 Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Amarillo, TX, USA.

Cardiac implantable electronic devices infections are becoming increasingly frequent with more of these devices being implanted in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. They carry high morbidity and mortality if not treated promptly, which often entails removal of the entire system. Early recognition is paramount, and a multidisciplinary team is required. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2324709619831320DOI Listing
February 2019

A case of Loeffler's endocarditis after initiation of adalimumab.

J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2019 11;9(1):29-32. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Critical Care/Pulmonary Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL, USA.

Tumor necrosis factor antagonists (anti-TNF) are increasingly prescribed as maintenance therapy for a variety of autoimmune conditions. Therefore, frequent monitoring and awareness of side effects are of the utmost importance. Adalimumab is known to cause peripheral eosinophilia, but there are few reports of more severe adverse events. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20009666.2018.1562852DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374942PMC
February 2019

Double aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery: case report.

J Vasc Bras 2018 Oct-Dec;17(4):328-332

Hospital Regional de São José Homero de Miranda Gomes - HRSJHMG, Departamento de Cirurgia Geral, São José, SC, Brasil.

Superior mesenteric artery aneurysms are rare, accounting for less than 0.5% of all intra-abdominal aneurysms. They are mainly caused by atherosclerosis and septic emboli resulting from bacterial endocarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1677-5449.005818DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375273PMC
February 2019

Endocarditis-related tibioperoneal trunk pseudoaneurysm managed with endovascular treatment - case report.

J Vasc Bras 2018 Oct-Dec;17(4):318-321

Hospital Santa Cruz, Serviço de Cirurgia Vascular, Curitiba, PR, Brasil.

Tibioperoneal trunk aneurysms are rare and the majority of them are pseudoaneurysms This report describes an unusual case of a pseudoaneurysm secondary to bacterial endocarditis diagnosed and treated several years previously. After ruling out ongoing infection, the patient was successfully treated by percutaneous covered stent implantation. In this scenario, the use of endovascular techniques offered a safe and effective alternative treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1677-5449.010217DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375271PMC
February 2019

The different weight of indications for cardiac surgery in patients with infective endocarditis.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Infectious Diseases and Intensive Care Unit, Pontchaillou University Hospital, Rennes, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.02.017DOI Listing
February 2019

Crystal structure of SAV0927 and its functional implications.

J Microbiol Biotechnol 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Herbal Skin Care, College of Herbal Bioindustry, Deagu Haany University, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38610, Republic of Korea.

is a round-shaped gram-positive bacterium that can cause severe infectious diseases ranging from mild infections, such as skin infections and food poisoning, to life-threatening infections, such as sepsis, endocarditis and toxic shock syndrome. Various antibiotic resistant strains of have frequently emerged, threatening human lives significantly. Despite much research on the genetics of , many of its genes remain unknown functionally and structurally. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4014/jmb.1812.12040DOI Listing
February 2019

Early Diagnosis and Treatment in Infective Endocarditis: Challenges for a Better Prognosis.

Arq Bras Cardiol 2019 Feb;112(2):201-203

Unidade de Controle de Infecção Hospitalar do Instituto do Coração do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP - Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/abc.20180270DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371822PMC
February 2019

Current and emerging pharmacotherapy for the treatment of infections following open-heart surgery.

Expert Opin Pharmacother 2019 Feb 20:1-22. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

a Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute (DISSAL) , University of Genoa , Genoa , Italy.

Introduction: Patients undergoing open-heart surgery may suffer from postoperative complications, including severe infections. Antimicrobials to treat infectious complications in this population should be selected thoughtfully, taking into account three different and fundamental issues: (i) the site of infection; (ii) the suspected or proven causative agent and its susceptibility pattern; and (iii) the risk of suboptimal pharmacokinetic characteristics and potential toxicity of the chosen drug/s. Areas covered: The present narrative review summarizes the current and future antimicrobial options for the treatment of infections developing after open-heart surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14656566.2019.1574753DOI Listing
February 2019

Acute Q fever endocarditis: a paradigm shift following the systematic use of transthoracic echocardiography during acute Q fever.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Aix-Marseille Univ, IRD, APHM, MEPHI, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France.

Aims: As Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, is a major health challenge due to its cardiovascular complications, we aim to detect acute Q fever valvular injury to improve therapeutic management.

Methods And Results: In the French national reference center for Q fever, we prospectively collected data from patients with acute Q fever and valvular injury. We identified a new clinical entity, acute Q fever endocarditis, defined as valvular lesion potentially caused by C. Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz120DOI Listing
February 2019
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A case of bacteremia complicated by reactive arthritis.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2019 4;7:2050313X19828249. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Reactive arthritis has been described infrequently in association with staphylococcal infections, both those secondary to and coagulase-negative staphylococci. We present a case of a 51-year-old male undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer who presented with joint pain and fevers and was found to have bacteremia. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms were negative for endocarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2050313X19828249DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365992PMC
February 2019

[Infective Endocarditis in Right Ventricle( RV)-Pulmonary Artery( PA) Conduit Late after the Ross Procedure;Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2019 Feb;72(2):156-159

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Ross procedure has been found to have a lower incidence of infective endocarditis compared to other aortic replacement procedure using prosthetic valves. We report a case of 25-year-old man who underwent Ross procedure for congenital aortic stenosis and regurgitation when he was 7 years old. He presented with fever and was highly suspected of infective endocarditis. Read More

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February 2019
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A pediatric case of Staphylococcus lugdunensis-induced infective endocarditis at bovine jugular vein.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of cardiovascular surgery, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka children's hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.

A 2-year-old boy underwent right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction (RVOTR) with a bovine jugular vein graft. He presented with high fever on postoperative day 6. Blood and drainage effusion cultures were all positive for S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.01.028DOI Listing
February 2019
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Factors associated with readmission and mortality in adult patients with skin and soft tissue infections.

Int J Dermatol 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Clinical Microbiology Department, Son Llàtzer Hospital, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Background: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a common cause of consultation, and complicated cases require hospitalization. We describe factors that are related to readmission and/or mortality of hospitalized patients diagnosed with SSTIs.

Methods: Retrospective review of hospital-admitted patients with a diagnosis of cellulitis, abscess, hidradenitis, fasciitis, and Fournier's gangrene. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.14390DOI Listing
February 2019
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[Microflora of peripheral blood obtained from patients with infective endocarditis.]

Klin Lab Diagn 2018 ;63(10):636-640

The Federal State Budget Scientific Institution «Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases», 650002, Kemerovo, Russia.

Infective endocarditis is a serious inflammatory disease associated with damage of heart valves and other parts of endocardium. This study included 91 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of «infectious endocarditis» and hospitalized at the Research Institute of Complex Problems of Cardiovascular Disease (Kemerovo, Russia) from 2010 to 2015. The determination of the spectrum of microorganisms in the samples of patients' peripheral blood was carried out using the PCR method using reagents produced by Lyteh Ltd. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18821/0869-2084-2018-63-10-636-640DOI Listing
January 2018
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Destructive aortic root endocarditis involving pulmonary valve with aorto-right ventricular fistula.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Thoracic, Cardiovascular and General Surgery, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivz025DOI Listing
February 2019

Fundamental role of echocardiographic evaluation in the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis.

Echocardiography 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Cardiology, Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.14287DOI Listing
February 2019
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Recurrent myocardial infarction in a 50-year-old woman.

Heart 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbridge, UK.

CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 50-year-old woman presented with an inferoposterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and underwent emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Angiography revealed acute occlusion of the circumflex and right coronary (RCA) arteries. PCI was uncomplicated. Read More

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http://heart.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314114
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314114DOI Listing
February 2019
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Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and mortality in spinal epidural abscess.

Spine J 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address:

Background Context: Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and platelet to lymphocyte ratio have been previously identified as markers for overall survival in oncology but remain heretofore unexplored in spinal epidural abscess (SEA).

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of these routinely collected assessments on 90-day mortality in SEA.

Study Design/setting: Retrospective, case-control study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2019.02.005DOI Listing
February 2019
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Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome Presenting After the Initiation of Staphylococcus hominis Infectious Endocarditis Treatment: A Case Report and Updated Review of Management Considerations.

Cureus 2018 Dec 4;10(12):e3679. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, USA.

We present the case of a 62-year-old Caucasian man who was being treated for mitral valve endocarditis via a six-week course of vancomycin. On Day 32 of the treatment, he developed an erythematous, pruritic, desquamating, and painful rash covering 80% of the total body surface area and intermittent fevers. Laboratory findings included leukocytosis with peripheral blood eosinophilia and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, and serum creatinine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3679DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367119PMC
December 2018
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Bicuspid Aortic Valve: An Update in Morphology, Genetics, Biomarker, Complications, Imaging Diagnosis and Treatment.

Front Physiol 2018 30;9:1921. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Ultrasound, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

The bicuspid aortic valve, a kind of heart disease that comes from parents, has been paid attention around the world. Although most bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients will suffer from some complications including aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, endocarditis, and heart dysfunction in the late stage of the disease, there is none symptom in the childhood, which restrains us to diagnose and treatment in the onset phase of BAV. Hemodynamic abnormalities induced by the malformations of the valves in BAV patients for a long time will cause BAV-associated aortopathy: including progress aortic dilation, aneurysm, dissection and rupture, cardiac cyst and even sudden death. Read More

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https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fphys.2018.01921
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01921DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363677PMC
January 2019
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management.

Clin Microbiol Rev 2019 Mar 13;32(2). Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Medicine Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

SUMMARY prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) remains among the most morbid bacterial infections, with mortality estimates ranging from 40% to 80%. The proportion of PVE cases due to methicillin-resistant (MRSA) has grown in recent decades, to account for more than 15% of cases of PVE and 6% of all cases of PVE. Because no large studies or clinical trials for PVE have been published, most guidelines on the diagnosis and management of MRSA PVE rely upon expert opinion and data from animal models or related conditions (e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/CMR.00041-18DOI Listing
March 2019
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Utility of qSOFA score in identifying patients at risk for poor outcome in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Feb 13;19(1):149. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, 1985 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, USA.

Background: The prognostic capability of the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) bedside scoring tool is uncertain in non-ICU patients with sepsis due to bacteremia given the low number of patients previously evaluated.

Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of adult hospitalized patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). Medical charts were reviewed to determine qSOFA score, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria, and Pitt bacteremia score (PBS) at initial presentation; their predictive values were compared for ICU admission within 48 h, ICU stay duration > 72 h, and 30-day mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3770-4DOI Listing
February 2019
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Successful cure of daptomycin-non-susceptible, vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis directed by synergistic in vitro time-kill study.

Infect Dis (Lond) 2019 Feb 14:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

d Department of Pharmacy , Veterans Administration Western New York Healthcare System , Buffalo , NY , USA.

Infectious complications following surgical valve replacements are extremely difficult to treat, often requiring prolonged antimicrobials therapy with or without surgery. Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus is an infrequent pathogen, with an estimated prevalence of less than 0.3%, but presents even greater challenges. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23744235.2018.1533646DOI Listing
February 2019
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Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement in Nonelderly Adults.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2019 Feb;12(2):e005481

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (J.R.G.E., S.A.H., P.G., B.P., G.P., A.J.J.C.B., J.J.M.T.), Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background To support decision-making in aortic valve replacement in nonelderly adults, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of reported outcome after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement and to translate this to age-specific patient outcome estimates. Methods and Results A systematic review was conducted for papers reporting clinical outcome after aortic valve replacement with currently available bioprostheses in patients with a mean age <55 years, published between January 1, 2000, and January 9, 2016. Pooled reported event rates and time-to-event data were pooled and entered into a microsimulation model to calculate life expectancy and lifetime event risk for the ages of 25, 35, 45, and 55 years at surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.005481DOI Listing
February 2019
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Infective endocarditis in two patients with pemphigus vulgaris under multiagent immunosuppressive drug therapy: a rare entity to remember in the differential diagnosis of fever of unknown origin.

Dermatol Ther 2019 Feb 13:e12860. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul.

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an autoimmune blistering skin disease that, may require multiagent immunosuppressive drug therapies in severe cases. In addition to the well established corticosteroid sparing agents azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, and methotrexate, rituximab is being increasingly used alone or in combination in the management of PV. Due to the chronic course of the disease, the cumulative effects of these therapy agents over long follow-up periods may result in various adverse reactions, including bacterial and viral infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dth.12860DOI Listing
February 2019
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An Unusual Case of Tricuspid Stenosis.

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med 2018 24;5(4):000836. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal.

Tricuspid stenosis is an uncommon valvular abnormality commonly associated with other valvular lesions. Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital heart malformation characterized primarily by abnormalities of the tricuspid valve and right ventricle. Endomyocardial fibrosis is a restrictive cardiomyopathy observed in tropical and subtropical regions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2018_000836DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346752PMC
April 2018
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Successful Management of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis with Antibiotherapy Alone.

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med 2018 24;5(4):000808. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Internal Medicine Service, Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu, E.P.E. - Viseu, Portugal.

Objectives: To report a case of mechanical aortic prosthesis endocarditis successfully treated with antibiotics alone.Materials and methods: We describe a clinical case and present a review of the literature.

Results: A 60-year-old female farmer with a mechanical aortic prosthetic valve presented with low back pain and fever. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2018_000808DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346756PMC
April 2018
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The Full Spectrum of Infective Endocarditis: Case Report and Review.

Case Rep Cardiol 2019 10;2019:7257401. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA.

Over the past five decades, the incidence of intravenous drug use- (IVDU-) associated infective endocarditis (IE) has been on the rise in North America. Classically, IVDU has been thought to affect right-sided valves. However, in recent times a more variable presentation of IVDU-associated IE has been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/7257401DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6348878PMC
January 2019
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Contemporary management of cardiac implantable electronic device infection.

Heart 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

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http://heart.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312146
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312146DOI Listing
February 2019
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Mixed cerebrovascular disease in an elderly patient with mixed vascular risk factors: a case report.

BMC Neurol 2019 Feb 12;19(1):26. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Neurology, Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China.

Background: Mixed cerebrovascular disease is a diagnostic entity that presents with hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke clinically and/or subclinically. Here, we report a patient with mixed vascular risk factors, who presented with multiple intracerebral hemorrhages and a simultaneously occurring cerebral infarction with hemorrhagic transformation.

Case Presentation: A 63-year-old male with no history of trauma or prior neurological disease presented with a sudden onset of weakness in his right limbs, followed by an episode of focal seizure without impaired awareness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12883-019-1248-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371517PMC
February 2019
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Roseomonas mucosa infective endocarditis in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: case report and review of literature.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Feb 12;19(1):140. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510080, Guangdong, China.

Background: Roseomonas mucosa, as a Gram-negative coccobacilli, is an opportunistic pathogen that has rarely been reported in human infections. Here we describe a case of bacteremia in an infective endocarditis patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Case Presentations: A 44-year-old female patient with SLE suffered bacteremia caused by Roseomonas mucosa complicated with infective endocarditis (IE). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3774-0DOI Listing
February 2019
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Antimicrobial activity of dalbavancin tested against Gram-positive organisms isolated from patients with infective endocarditis in US and European medical centres.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

JMI Laboratories, North Liberty, IA, USA.

Background: The management of endocarditis requires aggressive and prolonged antimicrobial treatment. We evaluated the in vitro activity of dalbavancin against bacteria from patients with infective endocarditis.

Methods: A total of 626 Gram-positive organisms were collected from patients with a diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis in the USA (n = 222) and Europe (n = 404) from 2007 to 2017 via the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program and were tested for susceptibility to dalbavancin and comparators by broth microdilution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz006DOI Listing
February 2019
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Methicillin-Susceptible and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia - Nationwide Estimates of 30-day Readmission, In-hospital Mortality, Length of Stay, and Cost in the US.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.

Background: Information on outcomes of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant S. aureus (MSSA and MRSA, respectively) bacteremia, particularly readmission is scarce, and require further research to inform optimal patient care.

Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis using the 2014 Nationwide Readmissions Database, capturing 49. Read More

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February 2019
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Endomyocardial fibrosis presenting as apical calcification and infective endocarditis.

Eur Heart J 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University Hospital, Kita-14, Nishi-5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan.

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February 2019
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Corrigendum to: Incidence of infective endocarditis in patients considered at moderate risk.

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Eur Heart J 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

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February 2019
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Tricuspid valve relocation with endomyocardial fibrosis removal for Löeffler's endocarditis.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan.

Löffler endocarditis with hypereosinophilic syndrome is rare but can cause critical ventricular obliteration by endomyocardial fibrosis. A 52-year-old woman experienced severe right heart failure with extreme shrinkage of her right ventricle, severe tricuspid regurgitation and marked right atrial enlargement. Preoperative tests showed identical pressures in the right atrium and pulmonary artery. Read More

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February 2019
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Tricuspid Papillary Fibroelastoma at Multimodal Imaging.

J Cardiovasc Echogr 2018 Oct-Dec;28(4):236-238

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Papillary fibroelastoma is a rare benign cardiac tumor, second after cardiac myxoma as more frequent cardiac valvular tumor. The therapy is usually based on surgery according to size, mobility, symptoms, and risks of surgery. We report the case of a 67-year old female with transient ischemic attack. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341851PMC
February 2019
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Mitral Prolapse: An Old Mysterious Entity - The Incremental Role of Multimodality Imaging in Sports Eligibility.

J Cardiovasc Echogr 2018 Oct-Dec;28(4):207-217

Luigi Vanvitelli University, Monaldi Hospital, AORN Ospedali Dei Colli, Naples, Italy.

Mitral valve prolapse is generally a benign condition characterized by fibromyxomatous changes of the mitral leaflet with displacement into the left atrium and late-systolic regurgitation. Although it is an old clinical entity, it still arouses perplexity in diagnosis and clinical management. Complications, such as mitral regurgitation (MR), atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, endocarditis, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death (SCD), have been reported. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341849PMC
February 2019
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis from a Diabetic Foot Ulcer .

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2018 Nov;108(6):528-531

Diabetic foot infections are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, and successful treatment often requires an aggressive and prolonged approach. Recent work has elucidated the importance of appropriate therapy for a given severity of diabetic foot infection, and highlighted the ongoing risk such patients have for subsequent invasive life-threatening infection should diabetic foot ulcers fail to heal. The authors describe the case of a man with diabetes who had prolonged, delayed healing of a diabetic foot ulcer. Read More

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November 2018
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Improving medical care and prevention in adults with congenital heart disease-reflections on a global problem-part II: infective endocarditis, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary arterial hypertension and aortopathy.

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2018 Dec;8(6):716-724

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Center Munich, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.

Despite relevant residua and sequels, follow-up care of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is too often not performed by/in specialized and/or certified physicians or centers although major problems in the long-term course may develop. The most relevant encompass heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart valve disorders, pulmonary vascular disease, infective endocarditis (IE), aortopathy and non-cardiac comorbidities. The present publication emphasizes current data on IE, pulmonary and pulmonary arterial hypertension and aortopathy in ACHD and underlines the deep need of an experienced follow-up care by specialized and/or certified physicians or centers, as treatment regimens from acquired heart disease can not be necessarily transmitted to CHD. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331381PMC
December 2018
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Improving medical care and prevention in adults with congenital heart disease-reflections on a global problem-part I: development of congenital cardiology, epidemiology, clinical aspects, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia.

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2018 Dec;8(6):705-715

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Center Munich, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.

Today most patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) survive into adulthood. Unfortunately, despite relevant residua and sequels, follow-up care of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is not performed in specialized and/or certified physicians or centres. Major problems in the long-term course encompass heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart valve disorders, pulmonary vascular disease, infective endocarditis, aortopathy and non-cardiac comorbidities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/cdt.2018.10.15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331379PMC
December 2018
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