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Drug - Related Endocarditis Cases Up From 2007 to 2015
Increase in endocarditis over nine - year study period mirrored increase in concomitant mixed drug use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Pathology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Drug-Related Endocarditis Cases Up From 2007 to 2015
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 -- Over the last nine years, there was an increase in the number of endocarditis cases, which mirrored the increase in concomitant use of mixed drugs, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infection of the heart valves and healthcare costs on rise due to impact of IV drug
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) A new study finds the number of patients hospitalized with endocarditis has increased dramatically over the last decade in a pattern that mirrors the increase in mixed drug use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Streptobacillus moniliformis Native Valve Endocarditis
We report a case of S. moniliformis native mitral valve endocarditis in a 33-year-old female who most likely acquired her infection from her pet rat. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - April 21, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Celeste Nelson, Russell A. Rawling, Paul A. Granato Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 04/05/2018 This one-and-a-half-day public workshop discussed the infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic. Participants discussed the scope of the problem, giving particular attention to viral hepatitis, HIV, and endocarditis. Attention was given to reducing the infectious disease co-morbidities of injection drug use, especially strategies that emphasize empathy, respectful treatment, and patient satisfaction. Effective novel strategies were also discussed. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for D...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk
Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arte...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Club 13 Recalls Kratom Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules Because of Possible Health Risk
Club 13 of St. Augustine, FL is recalling 15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, 150-gram, and 454-gram pouches, and all bulk orders of " Maeng Da Red " kratom powder; and 5-count, 25-count, 50-count, 100-count, 120-count capsule, and all bulk capsule orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom bottles; and 5-count, 20-count, 25-count, 40-count, 50-count capsule “Maeng Da Red XS” kratom bottles 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 elde rly people, and others with weakened immune systems. ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Global Commodities Corporation Recalls Buenas Grated Coconut due to Possible Health Risk
Global Commodities Corporation, Hayward, CA is recalling one lot of Buenas Brand frozen grated coconut 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 severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Health Nut Factory Recalls Organic Coconut Smiles Because Of Possible Health Risk
Healthy Nut Factory of Bayside, NY is recalling 7 oz. Pouches of Organic Coconut Smiles 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 aneury...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: Common After New Valve?
(MedPage Today) -- 5.2% cumulative risk over decade for left-sided heart valve replacement (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Tamarack Inc. Recalls Eclipse Kratom Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination
Tamarack Inc. of Roy, Utah is voluntarily recalling Eclipse Kratom-containing powder products 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 ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Coconut Smiles Organic Due to < em > Salmonella < /em >
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 10-ounce Coconut Smiles Organic due to 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 sev...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

International Harvest, Inc. Recalls Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut Because of Possible Health Risk
International Harvest, Inc of Mount Vernon, NY is recalling 14,620 lbs. of bulk and 24,270 bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, 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 ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

River Valley Sprouts Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts and Garlic Alfalfa Sprouts Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
River Valley Sprouts is voluntarily recalling its 5 ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 4 ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 5 ounce Garlic/Alfalfa and 5 ounce Variety sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons 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 illness such as arterial infections, endoca...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

In Infective Endocarditis, Larger Vegetation Means Greater Risk In Infective Endocarditis, Larger Vegetation Means Greater Risk
Patients with infective endocarditis and a vegetation size greater than 10 mm are at significantly increased risk of embolism and death, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Larger Endocarditis Vegetations More Likely to Embolize, Kill
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis supports 10 mm as a risk threshold (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Evershing International Trading Company Recalls Frozen Shredded Coconut Because of Possible Health Risk
Evershing International Trading Company is recalling 16 ounces Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut 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 system. 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 in to the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

CytoSorbents wins German gov ’ t funding for CytoSorb endocarditis trial
CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) said this week it won funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a randomized controlled trial exploring the use of its CytoSorb blood purification technology for treating infective endocarditis. The newly funded randomized, controlled, multi-center Remove trial aims to enroll 250 patients to explore the safety and efficacy of intraoperative CytoSorb in patients with dangerous bacterial heart valve infections during valve replacement surgeries and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, the Monmouth, N.J.-based company said. The study’s goal is to demonstrate improv...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Clinical Trials CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

News: Endocarditis on the Rise as a Complication of IV Opioid Use
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Not All Streptococcal Bacteremia Cases Merit Echocardiography Not All Streptococcal Bacteremia Cases Merit Echocardiography
A simple score can help to determine which patients with non-beta-hemolytic streptococcal bacteremia require echocardiography to rule out infective endocarditis, researchers from Sweden report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Relish Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins Because of Possible Health Risk
On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc. of Culver City, Calif., voluntarily initiated the recall of frozen Newport brand 5 to 8 lb. tuna loins. The recall has since expanded to include: 3 to 5 lb. tuna loins, 6 oz. tuna steaks, and 4 oz. tuna steaks. The recall is the result of sampling by the FDA which revealed that the product has potential to contain the bacteria 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), ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bravo Produce Inc. Retira Maradol Papaya de Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecom án y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V. Por posible riesgo a la salud
Bravo Produce Inc de San Ysidro, est á retirando Maradol Papaya, cultivadas por Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecoman y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V., como manera preventiva, debido a que dicho producto ha probado positivo para Salmonella, es de suma importan cia mencionar que dicha bacteria puede afectar a niños, ancianos y personas con sistemas inmunológicos débiles. Los síntomas a experimentar son fiebre, diarrea, náusea, vómito y dolor abdominal. En raras circunstancias, la infección por Salm...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

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