The novel use of oral antibiotic monotherapy in prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Finegoldia magna: a case study

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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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.
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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...
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We described our modification of reconstruction of the aortic root, the left ventricular outflow tract and the intervalvular fibrous body with neighbouring structures after radical resection following extensive infective endocarditis. This technique may be useful for those patients who otherwise would be non-operable.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
We described our modification of reconstruction of the aortic root, the left ventricular outflow tract and the intervalvular fibrous body with neighbouring structures after radical resection following extensive infective endocarditis. This technique may be useful for those patients who otherwise would be non-operable. PMID: 31610164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
MitraClip Therapy for Healed Infective Endocarditis - How Long Should We Wait After Active Infection? Circ J. 2019 Oct 10;: Authors: Kato Y, Amaki M, Kanzaki H, Kataoka Y, Okada A, Miyamoto K, Hamatani Y, Amano M, Takahama H, Hasegawa T, Matsumoto Y, Fujita T, Kobayashi J, Ishibashi-Ueda H, Yasuda S, Izumi C PMID: 31597888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
A new blood filtration technology may prove to be life-saving for patients whose normally healthy inflammatory response to injury or illness has gone into overdrive, resulting in fatally high levels of cytokines in their blood. In an interview with MD+DI, Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, CEO of CytoSorbents Corp., explained that inflammation, and the production of substances called cytokines that drive inflammation, are the body’s natural response to heal injury or infection. But sometimes, the inflammatory response is so severe in such conditions as sepsis and infection, burn injuries, trauma, pancreatitis, li...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
Genome studies of heart valve tissue (HVT) in patients with structural valvular heart disease (sVHD) and acute infective endocarditis (aIE) showed polymicrobial infections. Subject of this study is the quantification of bacterial DNA in HVT of sVHD in comparison to aIE. It will be examined whether the bacterial DNA concentration can be used as surrogate marker to differentiate chronic and acute infections. DNA was isolated from HVT of 100 patients with sVHD and 23 microbiologically positively tested patients with aIE.
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ADULT – Original Submission Source Type: research
This editorial refers to ‘Clinical presentation, aetiology, and outcome of infectious endocarditis. Results of the ESC-EORP EURO-ENDO (European infectious endocarditis) registry: a prospective cohort study’††, by G. Habibet al., on page3222.
Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Diagnostic splenectomy has high diagnostic utility in the evaluation of PUO patients with reticuloendothelial system involvement after an extensive negative investigative workup. The diagnosis of lymphoma in such patients is more common than an infective cause. PMID: 31562716 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Lafaurie GI, Noriega LA, Torres CC, Castillo Y, Moscoso SB, Mosquera S, Díaz-Báez D, Chambrone L Abstract BACKGROUND: Antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) is used routinely in high-risk groups of patients to reduce bacteremia and the risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE). In this systematic review, the authors evaluated the efficacy of AP on the incidence, nature, magnitude, and duration of post-dental procedure bacteremia. METHODS: The authors conducted a systematic search of the literature using MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials up to and including ...
Source: Journal of the American Dental Association - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Am Dent Assoc Source Type: research
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