Mitral Valve Endocarditis: A rare Manifestation of Lyme Disease.

We describe a case of mitral regurgitation with a preoperative diagnosis of myxomatous mitral valve degeneration. During surgery, the surgeon suspected infective rather than degenerative; etiology; tissue cultures were negative. However, universal bacterial PCR on explanted valve tissue detected Borrelia burgdorferi Deoxyribonucleic Acid(DNA). If a surgeon suspects infective endocarditis at the time surgery, appropriate specimens should be sent for histopathology, culture, and PCR. PMID: 30690018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

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Authors: Nakagawa T, Mori M, Tada H, Ohira M, Iino K, Hayashi K, Takemura H, Yamagishi M, Kawashiri MA Abstract Aorto-mitral discontinuity is considered a relatively rare complication of infective endocarditis, usually requiring invasive surgical procedures, including double valve replacement in addition to aortic root replacement/repair. In the present case report, images were produced using transthoracic echocardiograms and transesophageal echocardiography, which may assist in the planning of surgical procedures. The images captured using real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography revealed aorto...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to validate the ER French Calculator for the prediction of in-hospital events, including embolic events. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical features of 52 consecutive patients with left-sided IE to identify possible predictors of in-hospital events within 30 days of admission. Results New embolic events were seen in 15 patients (29%), cardiac surgery was performed in 22 patients (42%), and 1 patient (2%) died within 30 days of admission. A composite endpoint of embolic complications, cardiac surgery, or death was observed in 28 patients (54%). The cumulative incidence of new embolic events wa...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Seungeun Han, Charles Lubelczyk, Graham J. Hickling, Alexia A. Belperron, Linda K. Bockenstedt, Jean I. Tsao
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Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: The Brief Case Source Type: research
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Researchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a 3D printed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) device, which fits onto a normal pipette and substantially reduces the time and cost of this common medical test. The device could allo...
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Conditions:   Infective Endocarditis;   Infection Related to Ventricular Assist Device;   Infection Related to Vascular Prothesis;   Surgical Site Infection;   Mediastinitis Interventions:   Drug: Daptomycin (DAP) treatment;   Drug: Vancomycin (VAN) treatment Sponsor:   University Hospital, Montpellier Completed
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We describe a case of mitral regurgitation with a preoperative diagnosis of myxomatous mitral valve degeneration. During surgery, the surgeon suspected infective rather than degenerative; etiology; tissue cultures were negative. However, universal bacterial PCR on explanted valve tissue detected Borrelia burgdorferi Deoxyribonucleic Acid(DNA). If a surgeon suspects infective endocarditis at the time surgery, appropriate specimens should be sent for histopathology, culture, and PCR.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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