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The POET trial met its noninferiority composite endpoint and cut hospital stays, opening the door to a new approach to a costly and thorny cardiac problem.Medscape Medical News
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Jheng-Zong Tien, Chia-Huei Chou, Mao-Wang Ho, Tzu-Ting Chen
ConclusionsOur data reflect high rates of postvalve surgery morbidity and mortality in people with SUD-IE at a tertiary care center. The midterm postoperative period is a vulnerable period for people with SUD-IE worthy of further investigation.
To analyse the effectiveness of dalbavancin (DBV) in clinical practice as consolidation therapy in patients with bloodstream infection (BSI) and/or infective endocarditis (IE) produced by gram-positive cocci (...
CONCLUSION: An 81-year-old man diagnosed with mitral valve endocarditis caused by S. acidominimus was successfully treated with vancomycin. PMID: 31628793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionBased on the patient ’s medical history and all the examination results, it was possible to make a diagnosis of primary APS and, starting from diagnosis of thrombocytopenia, we were allowed to conclude that all of manifestation were epi-phenomena of a unique clinical entity, rather than unrelated diseases. Though APS is one of the most common thrombocytophilias, unfortunately, it is not recognized often enough. The lack of prevention in undiagnosed patients may cause severe complications which can in turn result in the death of those patients.
We report here the first successful transcatheter implantation of a stented valve in a pulmonary position in a dog with congenital pulmonary valve disease. A 3-year-old, 10.9 kg, client-owned Beagle dog was referred for a follow-up visit after a percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty performed 22 months before for treatment of a severe type A valvular pulmonary stenosis. The Doppler-derived peak pressure gradient (PG) was 348 mmHg before the procedure and 66 mmHg 24 hours after. The dog was lethargic. Echocardiography revealed a mild pulmonary stenosis (PG - 43 mmHg), severe pulmonary regurgitation, and secondary severe right ...
We report a 65-year-old female with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who developed native valve infective endocarditis due to Micrococcus luteus. There is no defined therapeutic regimen for infective endocarditis due to Micrococcus luteus; however, our patient was successfully treated for six weeks with vancomycin and rifampin. To our knowledge, there is only one other case report of native valve endocarditis due to Micrococcus luteus.
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Jaineel Ramnarain, Jang Yoon, Naomi RunnegarAbstractStaphylococcus pasteuri is a coagulase negative bacterium which although formally described in 1993, has only recently become possible to reliably speciate in diagnostic microbiology laboratories. S. pasteuri remains an extremely infrequent cause of human infection to date, namely bacteremia in an individual suffering acute myeloid leukemia, catheter-associated urinary tract infection in a patient receiving chemotherapy and endocarditis within a case series without specific clinical information. A...
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