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 14, 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 8, 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 2, 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

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

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

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 - September 1, 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

Ocular Complications of Endocarditis
2012Post date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 16:48Books and theses (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Post-Cardiac Surgery Fungal Endocarditis
2012Post date: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 13:34Books and theses (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Montero Farms Recalls Orange Habanero Peppers Because of Possible Health Risk
Montero Farms of McAllen, Texas is recalling Orange Habanero Peppers, 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., infected aneurysms), endocardi...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 14, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Standard incubation can miss P. acnes in infective endocarditis
AMSTERDAM – Accounting for less than 1% of cases, Propionibacterium acnes has been considered an uncommon cause of infective endocarditis. But data presented at the annual congress of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases suggest that the common anaerobe may... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 12, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Why a trip to the dentist can be lethal for heart patients
Thousands of Britons who have weakened heart valves, a valve replacement or a pacemaker, are at risk from infective endocarditis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wound Infection and Sepsis Caused by
Arcanobacterium haemolyticum was first described in 1946 by MacClean et al. [cited in reference 1], who isolated it from U.S. servicemen and natives of the South Pacific. It is an unusual pathogen that occasionally causes wound infections, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and septicemia [2-7]. In addition, it has been documented as a rare cause of endocarditis and brain abscess [8,9], as well as the cause of a variety of zoonotic diseases [10]. Immunocompromised individuals or those with other underlying diseases [4] are most susceptible to developing A. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - March 5, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Heather M. Smith, Inpamani Arul Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Country Life Natural Foods Recalls Raw Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk
Country Life Natural Foods of Pullman, MI is recalling shelled raw pistachios, sold in 2 lb bags and 30 lb boxes, 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 infecti...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Wild Blue Yonder Foods Issues Recall for Chappaqua Crunch Granola with Blueberries and Bananas Because of Possible Health Risk
WBY Foods of Marblehead, MA, is recalling its Chappaqua Crunch Simply Granola with Blueberries and Bananas, in 13 ounce packages, 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 ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Leptospiral Infective Endocarditis with Concurrent Dengue Infection
Leptospirosis is an important worldwide zoonotic disease caused by pathogenic leptospires. Human infection results when leptospires penetrate through abrasions in mucous membranes and skin, after which they enter the bloodstream and rapidly disseminate to various tissues. Leptospirosis presents with a wide range of clinical manifestations, ranging from a mild flu-like illness to very severe disease with hemorrhagic manifestations and multiorgan failure [1]. Unusual clinical manifestations may result from pulmonary, cardiovascular, neural, gastrointestinal, ocular, and other organ system involvement. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - February 7, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nabilah Ismail, Zeti Norfidayati Salmuna al Ayub, AbdelRahman Zueter, Ng Seng Loong, Zurkurnai Yusof, Zeehaida Mohamed Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

: an Unusual Cause of Early-Onset Pneumonia in a Neonate
We present a case of early-onset pneumonia and sepsis in a newborn caused by G. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - January 29, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yam Ling, Qiaoer Su, Saizhi Jiang, Qing Wu, Yan Qian Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

At What Age Does the Risk of Infant Listeria Infection Decrease?
Discussion Neonatal bacterial infections are commonly caused by Group B Streptococcus, enteric gram-negative organisms such as Escherichia coli, coagulase negative Staphylococcus, Listeria monocytogenes and Haemophilus influenza. Infections are usually because of transplacental infection or ascending infection from the mother’s genitourinary tract. Empiric treatment for suspected sepsis for neonates is usually combined IV aminoglycoside and expanded-spectrum penicillin antibiotic therapy in the US and Canada and this combination specifically covers for Listeria. Listeria monocytogenes was first discovered in 1927 an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mahina Mele Farms, LLC Recalls Macadamia Nut Products Due To Possible Health Risk
Mahina Mele Farms, LLC is recalling the following products after FDA testing found Salmonella in macadamia nuts. 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 arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and art...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 22, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Candidemia in ICU: Endophthalmitis, Osteomyelitis, EndocarditisCandidemia in ICU: Endophthalmitis, Osteomyelitis, Endocarditis
Bloodstream infection with Candida species is not uncommon in ICUs and it has the potential to spread. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Shakti Group USA LLC Recalls L.G Compounded Asafoetida Powder Because Of Possible Health Risk
Shakti Group USA LLC of New Brunswick, NJ is recalling 50 gm and 100 gm sizes of L.G Compounded Asafoetida Powder, both coded with Lot Number: 2323 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 ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 8, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

This month’s most missed USMLE question--and the right answer
As you prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Exam® (USMLE®), do you know which questions to look out for? We’re giving you an exclusive scoop on the most challenging USMLE test prep questions and expert strategies to help you beat them. Find out what this month’s toughest question is and receive an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Welcome to the third post in AMA Wire’s® series, “Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan Medical on the most missed USMLE test prep questions.” Each month, we’re revealing one of the top questions stu...
Source: AMA Wire - November 25, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Burton Upon Trent teen dies 24 hours after being sent home from hospital
Daniel Elton, 18, from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, died of subacute endocarditis, a deadly bacterial heart infection, which had gone undiagnosed for seven months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: PA Recertification Requirements, Infective Endocarditis Guidelines, Colorado Urgent Care Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Physician … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 30, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Injection drug use limits benefits of surgery for treatment of heart lining infection
Injection drug users who undergo surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) have a significantly higher risk of reoperation or death between 3 and 6 months after surgery compared to patients who develop endocarditis who are not IV drug abusers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

ESC infective endocarditis guidelines boost role of imaging in diagnosis
(European Society of Cardiology) ESC Guidelines published today on infective endocarditis boost the role of imaging in diagnosis of this deadly disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

, an Emerging New HACEK Organism, as the Causative Agent of Infective Endocarditis: Case Report and Review of the Literature
We report the second case of bioprosthetic aortic valve infective endocarditis, review the current literature, and investigate the phylogenetic relationships among clinical isolates of C. valvarum. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 4, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tobias Pusch, Mark A. Fisher, Rita M. Gander Source Type: news

Osamu Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Tuna Products from Distributors Due To Potential Health Risk
July 20, 2015 -Osamu Corporation of Gardena, CA is recalling all of its frozen tuna (loin, saku, chunk, slice, and ground market forms) sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia because the Minnesota Department of Health Investigators found samples of this product from one retail location in Minnesota 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. ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 21, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stroke Rounds: Longer Risk Period Found With Infective Endocarditis
(MedPage Today) -- Link extends months before and after the infection is diagnosed. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 16, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: Longer Than Expected Stroke Risk Infective Endocarditis: Longer Than Expected Stroke Risk
After a diagnosis of infective endocarditis, the risk for stroke is elevated for much longer than previously thought. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Left-Sided MRSA Endocarditis Successfully Treated with a Combination of Daptomycin and Ceftaroline
Vancomycin is the recommended drug for treating endocarditis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Daptomycin is not inferior to vancomycin for treating MRSA bacteremia and right-sided endocarditis. There is synergistic activity between daptomycin and ceftaroline. Fifty percent of all cases of bacterial endocarditis are caused by S. aureus, half of which are caused by methicillin-resistant strains (1). A retrospective review of 133 cases of S. aureus endocarditis indicated an overall mortality rate of 38% for left-sided endocarditis in comparison to 17% for right-sided endocarditis (2). (Source: Cli...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - March 24, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Claudia D. Jarrin Tejada, Richard P. Wenzel Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

How to make all-natural herbal toothpaste and toothpowder
(NaturalNews) Keeping a clean mouth isn't just important for pleasant-smelling breath but also increases your chance of maintaining overall good health. Many studies have linked oral health to a variety of diseases and conditions, some of which include endocarditis (infection of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lactated Ringer's Irrigation, 3000mL by Hospira: Recall - Mold Contamination
Contaminated solution used on a patient may result in bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock and endocarditis, and death may result. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - March 12, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Who Needs an ECG? Who Needs an ECG?
A case of endocarditis in a hemodialysis patient provides some unusual echo findings. Dr Wharton finds the explanation in a good old ECG. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 26, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

A Case of Endocarditis
We describe a rare case of vancomycin-resistant E. casseliflavus native-valve infective endocarditis. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - February 17, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Scott W. Aesif, Mark Delman, John F. Keiser Tags: Case Report Source Type: news