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Bristol scientists to study oral bacteria that cause heart valve infection
Scientists at the University of Bristol are investigating how bacteria in our mouth can cause a heart problem, called infective endocarditis. Although uncommon, infective endocarditis is a serious condition that can often be fatal. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

Lactococcus garviae Prosthetic Mitral Valve Endocarditis: a Case Report and Literature Review
We report a new case of L. garviae prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis that was managed with antibiotic therapy alone. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ewout Landeloos, Guy Van Camp, Hans De Beenhouwer Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Freshtex Produce Recalls “Valery” Brand Maradol Papayas Due to Possible Health Risk
Freshtex Produce of Alamo, TX is voluntarily recalling “Valery” brand Maradol Papayas grown and packed by Carica de Campeche, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis After CIED Implantation Infective Endocarditis After CIED Implantation
A recent study provides new epidemiological insights into infectious endocarditis after CIED implantation, with a focus on early signs and risk reduction.Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Complicated Infective Endocarditis: A Case Series Complicated Infective Endocarditis: A Case Series
This case series illustrates some of the extracardiac complications that can arise from infective endocarditis.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis
The use of antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry for prevention of infective endocarditis was once standard practice, but has become controversial in recent years. What's the current evidence?Heart (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Care Costs Among Persons With Drug Dependence Health Care Costs Among Persons With Drug Dependence
This report examined trends in one state.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug Dependence-Associated Endocarditis Shows Sharp Increase in North Carolina (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Hospitalizations for endocarditis in patients with drug dependence increased more than 12-fold in North Carolina over a 6-year period, according to an analysis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Heart Infections Spike as Injection-Drug Abuse Climbs
Typical endocarditis patient is white, young and from a rural area, report says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Endocarditis, Heroin, Opioid Abuse and Addiction (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitalizations for Endocarditis and Associated Health Care Costs Among Persons with Diagnosed Drug Dependence — North Carolina, 2010–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart Infections Spike as Injection-Drug Abuse Climbs: CDC
THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 -- There's another alarming consequence to America's heroin and prescription painkiller epidemic: an increase in a serious heart infection called endocarditis, U.S. health officials report. Young, white injection drug users... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Protecting Physician Speech / Changing Face of Endocarditis / Colorado Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here are our top picks from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: Protecting Physician Speech: Professor Wendy … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fatal Fungal Endocarditis in Primary Antibody Deficiency Fatal Fungal Endocarditis in Primary Antibody Deficiency
This unusual case of common variable immunodeficiency evolved from antibody deficiency to profound cellular immunodeficiency associated with inflammatory complications.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Phoenix Food, LLC Announces Voluntary Recall Of Dip Trio Mix Due To Possible Health Risk
Phoenix Food, LLC (the company) of Canton, Texas announced it is voluntarily recalling select Dip Trio Mixes due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning packet. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as art...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 27, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

SPECT/CT can solve renal cell carcinoma diagnosis conundrum
By turning to a SPECT/CT scan with technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi, clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SPECT/CT advances abdominal emergency diagnoses MRI shows benefits for renal cell carcinoma CEUS shines for indeterminate small renal masses SNMMI: SPECT/CT shines at sentinel lymph-node imaging SPECT/CT aids in tough endocarditis cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fungal endocarditis
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

From the Blogs: Time for a Better Name for Endocarditis? / When Medicine Is Hard (FREE)
By the Editors Here's a quick look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chlorofields Recalls Asian MIicrogreens Because Of Possible Health Risk
ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS is recalling 20 cases of Asian Microgreens, because they have potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthr...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Challenges in Infective Endocarditis Challenges in Infective Endocarditis
Even with optimal care, mortality from infective endocarditis is strikingly high. Why is it so challenging to treat, and what is being done to improve both prevention and outcomes?Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mouth bacteria can be linked to cardiovascular disease: Study
Amy WallaceFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified the molecular process that transports mouth bacteria into the blood stream to cause infective endocarditis, a form of heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SPECT/CT advances abdominal emergency diagnoses
SPECT/CT can be a valuable resource for diagnosing gastrointestinal and genitourinary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: SPECT/CT shines at sentinel lymph-node imaging ARRS: SPECT/CT valuable for finding GI bleed source SPECT/CT aids in tough endocarditis cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Helen Bolton from Cornwall who waited 2 YEARS for dentist's appointment claims she nearly died
Helen Bolton, from Indian Queens, Cornwall, needed 11 and a half hours of live-saving open heart surgery after contracting endocarditis - which originated from bacteria on a tiny cyst on her gum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lactococcus garvieae: Impact of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization – Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Identification on Clinical Care in a Case of Cholecystitis and Bacteremia
We describe a 79-year-old male with a history of recent travel to Mexico who had bile fluid and blood cultures positive for L. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - January 4, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Justin Schmetterer, Karissa Culbreath, Austin Ballew, Christine Boehringer, Joseph Gorvetzian, Nancy Jordan Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Streptococcus bovis: 100 Years of an Intriguing Pathogen
Streptococcus bovis was described early last century as an inhabitant of the digestive tract of ruminants. Long ignored in the medical literature, in recent years, its importance has been increasingly recognized. Although S. bovis causes only a small proportion of streptococcal infections, the special interest in the organism is due to two fundamental facts. On one hand, S. bovis is a frequent cause of endocarditis, and on the other hand, it is an organism that has been associated unambiguously with colon cancer, along with Clostridium septicum. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - December 21, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Juan Corredoira, Ram ón Rabuñal, Maria Pilar Alonso Source Type: news

Time to End Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis? Time to End Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis?
Dr Amal Mattu questions whether we should continue to provide antibiotic prophylaxis to patients who are undergoing various medical procedures.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Antibacterials cost effective in prevention of endocarditis
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 30, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Marine Agrifuture, LLC. Recalls " Kahuku Ogo " , “Robusta Ogo” and “Kahuku Sea Asparagus” Because of Possible Health Risk
Marine Agrifuture, LLC. of Kahuku, HI, is recalling its “Kahuku Ogo”, “Robusta Ogo” and " Kahuku Sea Asparagus " because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more sever...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 15, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Man almost died and needed open-heart surgery after TOOTHACHE was source of deadly infection
Daniel Murtagh, 29, from Harrogate, suffered months of weight loss, exhaustion and body aches. But blood tests found he had endocarditis which had eaten away at a valve in his heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic touts 1-year data on Avalus surgical aortic valve
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today reported 1-year results from a clinical trial of its Avalus pericardial aortic surgical valve, touting low rates of adverse valve-related events and high survival numbers. Data from the study were presented at the European Assn. for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery’s annual meeting in Barcelona this week. “With more than 25 years of experience in the surgical valve space, we have designed the Avalus valve through close collaboration with expert surgeons. The valve design concepts and contemporary features are designed to help facilitate procedural ease of use while enabling...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Medtronic Source Type: news

Hospital Readmits Poor Quality Metric After All? HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, incidence of endocarditis increasing (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 27, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cat-Scratch Fever Is Making Thousands Of People Sick, CDC Finds
ATLANTA (CBS) – Americans love their feline friends, but there is a danger that some cat owners may not know about. A new study from the Centers For Disease Control highlights the risks of “cat-scratch disease,” also known as cat-scratch fever. According to the CDC, there are 12,500 Americans diagnosed with the disease every year, and 500 of those cases are serious enough to require hospitalization. Cat-scratch fever is caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae, which is spread by fleas. It can be transmitted to humans through scratches and possibly bites, researchers says. (Photo by Christopher Fur...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cats Source Type: news

Censea, Inc. Recalls Shrimp Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Censea, Inc. is recalling its A-PAC 8/12 count Headless Shell on Black Tiger Shrimp, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Endocarditis Risk, Morbidity in TAVR Rival Valve Surgery Endocarditis Risk, Morbidity in TAVR Rival Valve Surgery
Although less invasive than standard aortic-valve surgery, the transcatheter procedure doesn't seem to lessen endocarditis risk or impact; a new report characterizes risk factors and likely pathogens.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Infective Endocarditis After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM A new JAMA study may help clinicians identify patients who are at increased risk for infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Post-TAVR Infection Fairly Common (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 1.1% endocarditis rate not better than seen with SAVR in large registry (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - September 13, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Risk factors, clinical outcomes of infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis, and patients who developed endocarditis had high rates of in-hospital mortality and 2-year mortality, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Risk factors and clinical outcomes of infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve replac
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis, and patients who developed endocarditis had high rates of in-hospital mortality and 2-year mortality, according to a study appearing in the Sept. 13 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sep 9 Cardiology News Sep 9 Cardiology News
Trends in infective endocarditis, vein-graft intervention, use of OCT in ACS, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and electronic health records are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Endocarditis Hospitalizations of IV Drug Abusers Jump Endocarditis Hospitalizations of IV Drug Abusers Jump
The trend in hospitalizations of injection-drug users for infective endocarditis mirrors the trends of the opioid, heroin, HCV, and overdose epidemics.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 7, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections
Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections
Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Endocarditis, Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitalizations for heart infection related to drug injection rising across the US
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) Hospitalizations for infective endocarditis, a heart valve infection often attributed to injection drug use, increased significantly among young adults, particularly whites and females. The findings shed light on the healthcare burdens and shifting demographics associated national opioid epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study finds heart infections increasing among younger injection drug users
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Serious heart infections caused by injection drug use are on the rise, particularly among young whites, according to a new study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, now available online. Based on an analysis of health care claims data, the study found an increasing proportion of injection drug users hospitalized with infective endocarditis who were younger than 34 years old, white, and female, suggesting demographic shifts that mirror trends seen in the nationwide opioid epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Injection Drug Use-Related Infective Endocarditis Affecting More Young, White Patients (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Infective endocarditis related to injection drug use is affecting more and more white, young, female adults, according to a study in Open … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Endocarditis
Title: EndocarditisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

The flossing flap: Mind your dentist, and floss every night
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in adults and children undergoing interventional procedures NICE guidelines [CG64]
This guideline is a full update to the 2008 short guideline (CG64) on the use of prophylaxis against infective endocarditis (IE). This 2015 update was triggered by a recent study suggesting that the incidence of IE may have been affected by the 2008 guidance. As a precaution, NICE has reviewed the evidence relating to the effectiveness of prophylaxis against IE and found no need to change any of the existing guidance. In addition, NICE concludes that the longstanding increase in the incidence of IE in the UK and other countries globally is not well understood and could be due to a number of factors. (Source: Current Awaren...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TVT: Turbulence Not Over for TAVR
(MedPage Today) -- Durability, thrombosis, endocarditis remain challenges (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis After TAVR Often Deadly
(MedPage Today) -- Two-thirds died in the hospital after infection (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 13, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news