Group B streptococcal endocarditis following elective surgical abortion.

Group B streptococcal endocarditis following elective surgical abortion. CMAJ. 2019 Aug 19;191(33):E916-E918 Authors: Billick M, Gold WL PMID: 31427356 [PubMed - in process]
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Authors: Ko S, Uno S, Kohsaka S PMID: 31534096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Fukuchi T, Sugawara H PMID: 31534093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionsValve repair can be considered a proper surgical plan in isolated endocarditis among IV drug abusers with results comparable to a replacement, ensuring the minimal use of foreign material in such patients.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and InfectionAuthor(s): Yi-Chin Chang, Shu-Fang Kuo, Chen-Hsiang Lee
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur case is unusual given the unicuspid aortic valve concomitant with aortic insufficiency, which was presumably independent of underlying infectious endocarditis because of the location of the vegetation and the lack of evidence of valve destruction. Therefore, attention should be paid to a variety of complications in the setting of unicuspid aortic valve.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major risk factor for valvular heart disease (VHD). Mitral annular and aortic valve calcifications are highly prevalent in CKD patients and commonly lead to valvular stenosis and regurgitation, as well as complications including conduction system abnormalities and endocarditis. VHD, especially mitral regurgitation and aortic stenosis, is associated with significantly reduced survival among CKD patients. Knowledge related to VHD in the general population is not always applicable to CKD patients because the pathophysiology may be different, and CKD patients have a high prevalence of comorbid...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: KDIGO Executive Conclusions Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Isabel Durães Campos, Ana Rita Marques, Luciana Sousa, Sara Fonseca, Cátia Oliveira, Catarina Vieira, Isabel Apolinário, Ilídio BrandãoAbstractAn 83-year-old woman with a 10-year history of rheumatoid arthritis was admitted for urinary tract infection with exacerbation of chronic kidney disease and decompensated heart failure of unknown etiology. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) showed a vegetation involving the posterior mitral valve leaflet, and a hypothesis of...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Our studies reveal that the oral colonizer and cause of infective endocarditis Streptococcus oralis subsp. dentisani displays a striking monolateral distribution of surface fibrils. Furthermore, our data suggest that these fibrils impact the structure of adherent bacterial chains. Mutagenesis studies indicate that these fibrils are dependent on three serine-rich repeat proteins (SRRPs), here named fibril-associated protein A (FapA), FapB, and FapC, and that each SRRP forms a different fibril with a distinct distribution. SRRPs are a family of bacterial adhesins that have diverse roles in adhesion and that can bind to diffe...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Molecular Pathogenesis Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- The incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) associated with drug abuse (DA) increased from 2002 to 2016 in the United States, with increases seen in all regions, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the...
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Finegoldia magna, a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus, is part of the human normal microbiota as a commensal of mucocutaneous surfaces. However, it remains an uncommon pathogen in infective endocarditis, with only e...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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