Multiple drugs causing severe anemia in infective endocarditis.
MULTIPLE DRUGS CAUSING SEVERE ANEMIA IN INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS. Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2016 May 24; Authors: Singh A, Shetty PN, Singh BM, Devasia T Abstract Ceftriaxone and linezolid are commonly used antibiotics in infective endocarditis. Here we present a rare case of severe anemia caused by both the drugs via different mechanisms. Drugs have shown significant contribution in inducing anemia via hemolysis and bone marrow suppression in an infective endocarditis patient. PMID: 27215287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The relationship between oral microbiota and IE (infective endocarditis) is well established. Opportunistic pathogens in normal oral flora enter the bloodstream through daily oral cleaning or invasive dental p...
Publication date: Available online 9 September 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Mitsunori Morita, Hiromi TomiokaAbstractAn 80-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of fever, bloody sputum and exertional dyspnea of 3 days. Laboratory tests showed anemia and increase of the C-reactive protein level. A chest computed tomography scan revealed diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacities. Bronchoalveolar lavage confirmed the clinical diagnosis of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH). After methylprednisolone pulse therapy, Enterococcus faecalis was detected in the blood cultures. A diagnosis of infec...
This article will discuss some medical conditions that might be seen by orthodontists. Also, recommendations and modifications of the orthodontic treatment plan will be discussed thoroughly.Materials and methodsA computerized electronic search of the literature was conducted in Google Scholar and PubMed and was limited to publications in English.ResultsOrthodontic management was studied in cases of Infective endocarditis (IE), Thrombocytopenia, Hemophilia, Sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, Diabetes mellitus (DM), Thyroid Disorders, Asthma, DiGeorge Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Organ transplantation, Orthodontic management, Juvenile ...
CONCLUSIONS: Five of eight scores that were evaluated in this study showed satisfactory performance in predicting in-hospital mortality following surgery for IE. The ANCLA score should be preferred. PMID: 31007096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsThe safety and acute technical success rates of transcatheter mitral PVL closure via a transapical approach were confirmed in Japanese patients. In Japan, transcatheter PVL closure may be an alternative option for patients with PVL who have a high surgical risk.
ConclusionsB. cepacia is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. With its capability to colonize water and grow on microbicides, the presence ofB. cepacia in a patient ’s blood warrants further investigation in institutions providing care. This might not be the first publication on this topic.
ConclusionsA simple scoring system based on risk factors for in-hospital death was specifically created to predict mortality risk after surgery for IE. Prospective studies are needed for the score validation.
Abstract Introduction. Causes of acute heart failure in children range from simple myocarditis complicating chest infection to complex structural heart diseases. Objective. To describe patterns, predictors of mortality, and management outcomes of acute heart failure in children. Methods. In retrospective review, between February 2012 and October 2015 at a tertiary center, 106 admitted cases were selected consecutively from discharge records. Data were extracted from patients chart and analyzed using SPSS software package. t-test and statistical significance at P value
This case report was approved by our institutional review board, and the patient provided written informed consent. An 80-year-old woman with a history of aortic valve replacement and grafting presented to our institution with infective endocarditis. She underwent a surgical revision of the aortic valve with a bovine pericardial patch. Three weeks after surgery, she presented with melena and anemia. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan showed a 19 × 14-mm aneurysm extending from the proper hepatic artery (PHA) to the proximal portion of the left haptic artery (HA; Fig 1).