Increasing Stroke Tied to Injectable Opioids, Endocarditis Increasing Stroke Tied to Injectable Opioids, Endocarditis
The dramatic increase over the last decade in US hospitalizations for stroke from injectable drug-related infective endocarditis coincides with the surge in opioid misuse, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- The risk for infective endocarditis related to injection drug use increased from 2006 to 2015, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Matthew A. Weir, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioid injecting linked to substantial rise in bacterial heart infections
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A study of people who inject drugs found a significant increase in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious infection of the lining of the heart, possibly linked to increasing use of the opioid hydromorphone. The study is published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Injection of opioids linked to significant increase in bacterial heart infections
(Lawson Health Research Institute) In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered a significant rise in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious heart infection, among Ontarians who inject drugs. When examining opioid prescriptions in the province, the research team discovered the increased risk of infective endocarditis may be related to the growing use of a specific opioid, hydromorphone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- From 2007 to 2017 there was an increase in drug-use associated infective endocarditis (DUA-IE) hospitalizations and valve surgeries, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Asher... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: Spike in N.C. Linked to Opioid Epidemic (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Alarming'increase prompts call to improve the related'cascade of care'(Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: A New Consequence of the Opioid Epidemic Infective Endocarditis: A New Consequence of the Opioid Epidemic
A'staggering increase'in the occurrence of drug use-associated infective endocarditis is reported in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis Linked to Spike in Infective Endocarditis
(MedPage Today) -- Ten-fold rise in one state prompts urgent call for action (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- Following the 2007 American Heart Association (AHA) update of recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent infective endocarditis (IE), there has been a decrease in AP and an increase in IE incidence for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NICE should change antibiotic guidelines for dental patients -- study shows
(University of Sheffield) New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oral Antibiotics for Infective Endocarditis: Time to Switch? Oral Antibiotics for Infective Endocarditis: Time to Switch?
The standard of care for endocarditis for many years has been IV antibiotics, even though many patients don't complete the full treatment. Would oral antibiotics work just as well?Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Wearable Woes; Mini-Pacer for Mice; Infective Endocarditis Test
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Surgery Questioned for Post-TAVR Infective Endocarditis
(MedPage Today) -- Amid unknowns surrounding IE after TAVR, a push for " endocarditis team " (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis Risk From Invasive Dental Procedures Infective Endocarditis Risk From Invasive Dental Procedures
Controversy remains surrounding antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis in patients undergoing invasive dental procedures. What will it take to finally settle the debate?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Several Invasive Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Several invasive medical procedures, including cardiovascular procedures and procedures of the skin and management of wounds, are associated with increased risk of infective endocarditis, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis More Common with Valve Issues
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Individuals with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and mitral valve prolapse (MVP) have a higher risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE) than the general population, according to a study published in the June 19 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis Risk Still High After Invasive Procedures Infective Endocarditis Risk Still High After Invasive Procedures
The risk climbed after a range of common nondental invasive procedures in an analysis, inviting reappraisal of current conservative antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines, at least for some procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Drug-Associated Infective Endocarditis On The Rise
(MedPage Today) -- But opioid epidemic role uncertain from death certificate data studied (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - August 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care 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

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

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

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

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

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