Imaging infective endocarditis: Adherence to a diagnostic flowchart and direct comparison of imaging techniques

ConclusionsThis study demonstrates that the evaluated imaging-in-endocarditis-flowchart is applicable in daily clinical practice. Echocardiography, MDCTA, and FDG-PET/CT provide relevant complementary diagnostic information, particularly in patients with intracardiac prosthetic material.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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Authors: Di Filippo S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a life-threatening adverse event for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Its incidence has changed little over time despite progress in techniques for diagnosis and treatment, and guidelines for prophylaxis. AREAS COVERED: The review sought for key-words: 'congenital heart disease,' 'infective endocarditis,' 'microbial diagnosis,' 'imaging diagnosis,' 'surgical techniques,' 'prognosis,' 'prophylaxis.' Objectives were to investigate epidemiology, novel techniques for imaging and microbial diagnosis, therapeutic management and p...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
AbstractAimTo assess: (1) the prevalence of convexity subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) in infective endocarditis (IE); (2) its relationship with IE features; (3) the associated lesions; (4) whether cSAH is a predictor of future hemorrhage; (5) whether cSAH could cause cortical superficial siderosis (cSS).MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated the MRI data in 240  IE-patients: At baseline, the location of cSAH and associated lesions; at follow-up, the occurrence of new lesions and of cSS. Patients with and without cSAH were compared.ResultsThere were 21 cSAH-IE patients without (Group 1a) and 10 with intracranial infectious...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a deadly disease. Etiology is mostly a bacterial infection introduced through infected wounds or through use of Intravenous drugs. Currently, United states has an aging population and is in midst of an opioid crisis that has led to increase in IE related deaths. The purpose of this analysis was to see racial, ethnic and gender trends in deaths where IE was the primary cause of death.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Medical Imagery Source Type: research
Authors: PMID: 32479197 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
The absence of recommendations for the systematic collection of microbiological specimens to help determine the management of infective native aortic aneurysms (INAAs) may lead to diagnostic difficulty and sub-optimal antibiotic treatment. In this review, we attempt to establish recommendations in the field by identifying current strategies for the diagnosis and management of INAA and comparing them with those for infective endocarditis (IE).
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: General Review Source Type: research
ConclusionValve PCR was found to be a valuable diagnostic tool in surgical endocarditis cases with negative blood cultures or positive blood cultures of unknown significance.Trial registrationS-440/2017 on 28.08.2017 retrospectively registered.Graphic abstractSubdividing of all infective endocarditis patients in this study, showing that valve PCR yields valuable information for patients with skin commensals in blood cultures, which were either confirmed by the same detection in valve PCR or refuted by the detection of a different and typical pathogen in valve PCR. Additionally, benefit was determined in patients with negat...
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This article reviews the neurologic complications encountered with cardiac and pulmonary disorders, specifically focusing on endocarditis, cardiac arrest, heart failure, hypercapnia, hypoxia, and cystic fibrosis. As neurologic dysfunction is one of the most frequent complications of these diseases and may even be the presenting symptom, it is important to be familiar with these complications to foster early recognition and intervention. RECENT FINDINGS Advances have been made in the identification of which patients can safely undergo valvular surgery for treatment of infective endocarditis in the setting of stroke, whic...
Source: CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Anita Singh, Angel Porras, Francisco Ujueta, Saberio Lo Presti, Nicholas Camps
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Suwa Y, Miyasaka Y, Taniguchi N, Harada S, Nakai E, Shiojima I Abstract Background: Infective endocarditis is a serious septic disease, and the epidemiological profile has changed over the last decade. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the current outcome and predictor of in-hospital mortality in patients with infective endocarditis.Methods: Consecutive patients diagnosed as infective endocarditis based on the modified Duke criteria at Kansai Medical University hospital from January 2006 to June 2019 were prospectively included. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Cox proportional ha...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
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