Infective Endocarditis and Other Intravascular Infections

Infective Endocarditis and Other Intravascular Infections
Author: Lawrence R. Freedman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1468482084
ISBN 13: 9781468482089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infective Endocarditis and Other Intravascular Infections Book Review:

The most important example of intravascular infection is infective endocarditis (IE), a common and serious disorder in man. In the past, these infections were uniformly fatal, but since the development of potent antimicrobial agents, bac teriological cure has become practical and predictable. So, for a while, it seemed that intravascular infection would diminish in importance and be relegated to the stockpile of illnesses which physicians, one or two generations earlier, used to see frequently. In recent years, however, spectacular technological advances (cardiac surgery, intravascular devices, hemodialysis), accompanied by profound social deterioration (intravenous drug usage), have provided new breeding grounds for the development of these infections. So it is that a large percentage of intravascular infections may be looked upon today as one of the diseases of medical progress and social evolution. This "progress," however, has not only contributed to the encouragement of the disease; there is another side to the coin: the same technological advances that have served to increase the frequency of infection (e. g. , intravascular plastic catheters) have also led to the first simple, easily reproducible laboratory animal model for the study of the disease, thus advancing our understanding of the prophylaxis, treatment, and general biology of these infections (Figures 1 and 2). Similarly, whereas the insertion of prosthetic heart valves has created a new group of patients with endocarditis, these same surgical techniques are lifesaving to patients with endocarditis whose aortic valves have perforated.

Color Atlas of Infective Endocarditis

Color Atlas of Infective Endocarditis
Author: David R. Ramsdale
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2007-04-03
ISBN 10: 9781846281365
ISBN 13: 1846281369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Color Atlas of Infective Endocarditis Book Review:

Only current atlas on the topic of infective endocarditis Extensive treatment and diagnostic algorithms in the form of tables and appendices Many never before seen images of high quality

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
Author: John L. Brusch
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2007-03-13
ISBN 10: 9781420019834
ISBN 13: 142001983X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infective Endocarditis Book Review:

The first up-to-date source on the subject in more than a decade, this authoritative and all-encompassing guide summarizes the latest findings on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of infective endocarditis. Written by a world recognized expert with more than 35 years of experience in

Cardiology Explained

Cardiology Explained
Author: Euan A. Ashley,Josef Niebauer
Publsiher: Remedica
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1901346226
ISBN 13: 9781901346220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiology Explained Book Review:

One of the most time-consuming tasks in clinical medicine is seeking the opinions of specialist colleagues. There is a pressure not only to make referrals appropriate but also to summarize the case in the language of the specialist. This book explains basic physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in a straightforward manner, gives guidelines as to when referral is appropriate, and, uniquely, explains what the specialist is likely to do. It is ideal for any hospital doctor, generalist, or even senior medical student who may need a cardiology opinion, or for that ma.

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
Author: Peter Magnusson,Robin Razmi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 1789840112
ISBN 13: 9781789840117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infective Endocarditis Book Review:

Infective endocarditis is a potentially life-threatening devastating disease. Due to its diagnostic difficulties, definite diagnosis may be delayed. Once diagnosed, the treatment options need careful judgment preferably among team members with specialization in cardiology, imaging, infectious disease, and thoracic surgery. The purpose of this book is to cover various aspects of the management of infectious endocarditis, which may serve as a basis of knowledge that will facilitate implementation of improved, evidenced-based care for this challenging disease.

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
Author: Donald Kaye
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000869571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
Author: Gilbert Habib
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 3319324322
ISBN 13: 9783319324326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infective Endocarditis Book Review:

This reference resource represents the consensus opinion a team of international specialists on the diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE), many of whom have been co-authors of American or European guidelines on the topic. It is therefore a useful tool for many practitioners: cardiologists and cardiac imagers, cardiac surgeons, echocardiographers, specialists of internal medicine, neurologists, and infectiologists. ​​​Infective endocarditis (IE) is defined as an infection of the endocardial surface of the heart, which may include one or more heart valves, the mural endocardium, or a septal defect. Its intracardiac effects include severe valvular insufficiency, which may lead to intractable congestive heart failure and myocardial abscesses. If left untreated, IE is generally fatal. IE is a changing disease with new diagnostic techniques, new therapeutic strategies, more frequent elderly people and patients with prosthetic valves of intravenous drug users.

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
Author: Edward L. Kaplan,Angelo V. Taranta
Publsiher: Amer Heart Assn
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002422973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Infective endocarditis

Infective endocarditis
Author: Sics Editore
Publsiher: SICS Editore
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN 10: 8869309630
ISBN 13: 9788869309632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis

Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis
Author: Michael S. Firstenberg
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN 10: 9535127691
ISBN 13: 9789535127697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis Book Review:

Endocarditis remains an elusive challenge for clinicians to master. As the population ages and their comorbidities increase, the risk of infecting cardiac structures - both native and, the ever-increasing use of, prosthetic support technology - also increases. In addition, the global epidemic of intravenous substance abuse has also resulted in a substantial increase in the number of infected patients. Fortunately, advances in the diagnostic testing, imaging, and recognition of the importance of a multidisciplinary management team have also contributed to advances in the care of these critically ill patients. Nevertheless, optimal therapies need to be individualized and considered in the ever-increasing body of scientific literature on this complex and difficult problem.

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS IN CHILDREN EXPERIENCE OF A MOROCCAN CENTER

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS IN CHILDREN  EXPERIENCE OF A MOROCCAN CENTER
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1163810110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS IN CHILDREN EXPERIENCE OF A MOROCCAN CENTER Book Review:

Introduction:The impact of endocarditis in childhood accompanies many cardio-vascular disorders. Infective endocarditis (IE) is the most frequently occurring form of endocardium inflammation.Objective: To study the epidemiological features of infective endocarditis.Materials and methods:In this retrospective study, we studied the clinical data, of all children with IE who had been admitted to the infection pediatrics department at the university hospital Mohamed VI Marrakech, from January 2011 to October 2016. The inclusion criteria were made based according to the modified Duke criteria.Results: IE was found in 11 of 7627 hospitalized children, which represents a prevalence of 0.13%. The mean age was 5.1 years (Extremes [1 month; 15 years]), with a higher incidence in male (7boys and 3girls) and in children with cardiopathy(70%). In this study, based on the modified DUKE criteria: 7 caseswere definite IE, and 3 cases were possible.Bi-antibiotherapy was the rule, of which 7 patients were treated with third-generation Cephalosporins-aminoglycosides, 2 patients with tri antibiotic therapy by adding amoxicillin and one case by rifampicin-teicoplanin.Evolution was favorable in 80% of cases and 20% had complications mainly neurological and thrombo-embolic, one of them died from pulmonary embolim.Conclusion: Infective endocarditis occurs mostly in children with cardiac abnormalities. It is potentially lethal despite the progressmade in the diagnosis, in the treatment with neweffective antibiotic and surgery. IE remains a problem in our context in the absence of diagnosis of congenital heart disease, and lack of hygiene in certain urban area of the city.

Treatment of Infective Endocarditis

Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
Author: Alan L. Bisno
Publsiher: Grune & Stratton, Incorporated
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063187481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis

Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 5
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015009888739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Case of Infective Endocarditis Along with a Ruptured Valve Caused by Streptococcus Agalactiae in an Immunocompetent Man

A Case of Infective Endocarditis Along with a Ruptured Valve Caused by Streptococcus Agalactiae in an Immunocompetent Man
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1052096248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case of Infective Endocarditis Along with a Ruptured Valve Caused by Streptococcus Agalactiae in an Immunocompetent Man Book Review:

Abstract: Streptococcus agalactiae ( S. agalactiae ) is a major cause of invasive disease in neonates and pregnant women, but has also recently been observed among non-pregnant adults, especially elderly persons or persons with underlying chronic disease. S. agalactiae is also a rare cause of infective endocarditis, and most cases require early surgery. We report the case of a 43-year-old previously healthy man who experienced rapid progressive culture-negative infective endocarditis with aortic valve vegetation and severe aortic regurgitation, which was complicated by lumbar spondylodiscitis. Emergency aortic valve replacement was performed on the day of his admission, which revealed a congenital bicuspid aortic valve was ruptured by the vegetation. The resected aortic valve specimen was submitted for 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing, which revealed that the pathogen was S. agalactiae . Therefore, S. agalactiae should be considered a potentially causative pathogen in cases of rapid progressive infective endocarditis, even if it occurs in a non-pregnant immunocompetent adult.

Active Infective Aortic Valve Endocarditis with Infection Extension

Active Infective Aortic Valve Endocarditis with Infection Extension
Author: Henryk Siniawski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2006-10-11
ISBN 10: 3798516294
ISBN 13: 9783798516298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Infective Aortic Valve Endocarditis with Infection Extension Book Review:

Active infective endocarditis is one of the most serious diseases of the heart. Infection often causes periannular abscess, and may also spread to affect the mitral valve structures. This assessment of the results of surgical treatment of active infective endocarditis was performed at the German Heart Institute Berlin. It focuses on preoperative investigation and proposes a new classification of this endocarditic disease.

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR MULTIFOCAL STROKE

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR MULTIFOCAL STROKE
Author: Ruslan Salnikov
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1163835583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR MULTIFOCAL STROKE Book Review:

Background and AimsA 54 year old male presented with headache, left-side hemiparesis, loss of consciousness, left-side hemihypesthesia (NIHSS 5, GSC 13). He had a history of hypertension, prosthetic aortic valve, atrial fibrillation and was on warfarin (INR=2.6). MethodNCCT scan showed right-side ischemia 65x44x60 mm. Reperfusion was not done as he was on warfarin with high INR.ResultsIn 7 day he developed a fever (38 C), dyspnea along with bulbar syndrome and worsening of his left-side hemiparesis (NIHSS 15, GCS 11) TTE and 2nd CT were done - no new brain lesions but vegetation on aortic valve. He was prescribed with vancomycin and gentamicin. Follow-up blood culture test was positive for S. aureus and CT in 5 day after deterioration showed brainstem stroke.Treatment was continued with antibiotics and warfarin (under INR control) In 10 days patient was discharge from the hospital (NIHSS 10, mRS 3)ConclusionInfective endocarditis with emboli from vegetations is one of the causes of embolic stroke (and very often with multifocal lesions). So all patient with prosthetic heart valves and stroke even if they are on anticoagulants should be investigated with TEE or TTE for vegetations development and treated properly with antibiotics if those are found.

Endocarditis Essentials

Endocarditis Essentials
Author: John L. Brusch
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 1449693741
ISBN 13: 9781449693749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endocarditis Essentials Book Review:

Endocarditis Essentials 2011 is a concise, current and practical review of the epidemiology, evaluation, treatment and prevention of infective endocarditis. Written by experts in the field, this quick reference guide provides useful information for cardiologists, residents, fellows and other clinicians interested in the clinical and pathological features of infective endocarditis.

Incidence of Infective Endocarditis in England 2000 13 a Secular Trend Interrupted Time series Analysis

Incidence of Infective Endocarditis in England  2000   13  a Secular Trend  Interrupted Time series Analysis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1051903407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Incidence of Infective Endocarditis in England 2000 13 a Secular Trend Interrupted Time series Analysis Book Review:

Background: Antibiotic prophylaxis given before invasive dental procedures in patients at risk of developing infective endocarditis has historically been the focus of infective endocarditis prevention. Recent changes in antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines in the USA and Europe have substantially reduced the number of patients for whom antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended. In the UK, guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended complete cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis in March, 2008. We aimed to investigate changes in the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis and the incidence of infective endocarditis since the introduction of these guidelines. Methods: We did a retrospective secular trend study, analysed as an interrupted time series, to investigate the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis versus no prophylaxis on the incidence of infective endocarditis in England. We analysed data for the prescription of antibiotic prophylaxis from Jan 1, 2004, to March 31, 2013, and hospital discharge episode statistics for patients with a primary diagnosis of infective endocarditis from Jan 1, 2000, to March 31, 2013. We compared the incidence of infective endocarditis before and after the introduction of the NICE guidelines using segmented regression analysis of the interrupted time series. Findings: Prescriptions of antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of infective endocarditis fell substantially after introduction of the NICE guidance (mean 10 900 prescriptions per month [Jan 1, 2004, to March 31, 2008] vs 2236 prescriptions per month [April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2013], p

Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Cancer

Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Cancer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1052035895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Cancer Book Review:

Abstract : Abstract: The aim of the study was to draw a comparison between the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with cancer and those of IE in noncancer patients. Patients with IE, according to the modified Duke criteria, were prospectively included in the GAMES registry between January 2008 and February 2014 in 30 hospitals. Patients with active cancer were compared with noncancer patients. During the study period, 161 episodes of IE fulfilled the inclusion criteria. We studied 2 populations: patients whose cancer was diagnosed before IE (73.9%) and those whose cancer and IE were diagnosed simultaneously (26.1%). The latter more frequently had community-acquired IE (67.5% vs 26.4%, P

CHALLENGING MANAGEMENT OF PROSTHETIC VALVE INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS USEFULNESS OF 18F FDG PET CT IN DIAGNOSIS AND FOLLOW UP

CHALLENGING MANAGEMENT OF PROSTHETIC VALVE INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS  USEFULNESS OF 18F FDG PET CT IN DIAGNOSIS AND FOLLOW UP
Author: Lorenza Romani
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1163826532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CHALLENGING MANAGEMENT OF PROSTHETIC VALVE INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS USEFULNESS OF 18F FDG PET CT IN DIAGNOSIS AND FOLLOW UP Book Review:

Title of Case(s)Two challenging diagnosis of PVE where 18F-FDG PET/CT was essential to define the diagnosis.BackgroundThe use of foreign material to correct Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) have contributed to increase the incidence of prosthetic valve infective endocarditis (PVE). The diagnosis of PVE is challenging, symptoms can be atypical and blood cultures are often negative. Modified Duke Criteria and echocardiography are mainly used for the diagnosis of PVE. 18F-FDG PET/CT might be a supplementary diagnostic technique. Case Presentation SummaryA 14-year-old girl with surgically corrected transposition of great arteries was admitted to our hospital for fever of unknown origin (FUO) and elevated inflammatory markers. She had received a prosthetic aortic valve and pulmonary homograft replacement eight months before. Echocardiography resulted negative, as well as blood cultures. Considering the high clinical suspicion of PVE, an 18F-FDG PET/TC was performed showing aortic uptake and evidence of splenic embolism. The 18F-FDG PET/CT performed after 6 weeks of antibiotic therapy showed a signal reduction on the prosthetic valve.A 19-year-old boy, with a biological aortic valve implanted 5 years before, was admitted to our hospital for persistent fever. Blood tests showed normal WBC count and slightly elevated CRP, with negative blood culture. Serology for Coxiella burnetii resulted diagnostic for chronic infection. Echocardiography resulted negative; 18F-FDG PET/CT was performed showing aortic PVE then specific antibiotic therapy was started. Learning Points/DiscussionEarly diagnosis is critical since delay in therapy has been associated with a poor outcome. Our cases support the usefulness of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the suspicion of endocarditis with negative echocardiography. Further studies are necessary to determine if the repetition of the 18F-FGD PET/CT during follow up is useful to monitor the response to antibiotic therapy and the correct timing.