Infective endocarditis

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Infective endocarditis

Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the inner lining of the heart chambers (endocardium) and valves. This condition is sometimes called "endocarditis," although it is important to distinguish it from non-infective endocarditis. IE is caused by bacteria, fungi, or other germs invading the bloodstream and attaching to the heart. IE can damage the heart and cause serious and sometimes fatal complications. It can develop quickly or slowly depending on what type of germ is causing it and whether there is an underlying heart problem. Common symptoms of IE are fever and other flu-like symptoms, but signs and symptoms can vary. It can also cause problems in many other parts of the body besides the heart. IE is typically treated with antibiotics for several weeks; some individuals may need heart surgery to repair or replace heart valves or remove infected heart tissue.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Infective endocarditis" returned 935 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies Associated With Infective Endocarditis.
 

Author(s): Vincent Langlois, Anais Lesourd, Nicolas Girszyn, Jean-Francois Ménard, Hervé Levesque, Francois Caron, Isabelle Marie

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jan;95(3):e2564.

 

To determine the prevalence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) in internal medicine; and to compare clinical and biochemical features and outcome between patients exhibiting IE with and without ANCA.Fifty consecutive patients ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2016

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Systematic Search for Present and Potential Portals of Entry for Infective Endocarditis.
 

Author(s): François Delahaye, Ali M'Hammedi, Brice Guerpillon, Guy de Gevigney, André Boibieux, Olivier Dauwalder, Coralie Bouchiat, François Vandenesch

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2016 Jan;67(2):151-8.

 

Looking for and treating the portal of entry (POE) of infective endocarditis (IE) is important, but published research on this topic is nonexistent.

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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[Reflections from infective endocarditis guideline by European Society of Cardiology; What will change in our practice?].
 

Author(s): Abdullah Doğan

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015 Dec;43(8):673-7.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2015

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The terms "Infective endocarditis" returned 99 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Non-infective endocarditis with systemic embolization and recurrent stroke in systemic sclerosis.
 

Author(s): Ellen De Langhe, Alexandra Seghers, Philippe Demaerel, Patrick Verschueren, Robin Lemmens

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Mar;55(3):589-91.

 

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016

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Infective endocarditis involving an apparently structurally normal valve: new epidemiological trend?
 

Author(s): Jae-Kwan Song

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2015 Jul;30(4):434-42.

 

Infective endocarditis (IE) has been increasingly diagnosed in patients without previously detected predisposing heart disease, but its clinical features have yet to be fully determined. A recent single-center study including echocardiographic images and surgical findings investigated ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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Mycoplasma hominis, a Rare but True Cause of Infective Endocarditis.
 

Author(s): Amandine Gagneux-Brunon, Florence Grattard, Jerome Morel, Florence Suy, Jean-François Fuzellier, Paul Verhoeven, Celine Cazorla, Claire Guglielminotti, Anne Fresard, Frederic Lucht, Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2015 Sep;53(9):3068-71.

 

Mycoplasma spp. are rarely recognized agents of infective endocarditis. We report a case of Mycoplasma hominis prosthetic valve endocarditis diagnosed by 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) PCR and culture of valves in a 74-year-old man. We reviewed the literature and found only 8 other cases reported.

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2015

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Infective Endocarditis in Developing Countries, a Prospective, Observational, Multicentre Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Infective Endocarditis

 

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2014

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Beta-lactam Pharmacokinetics in Patients With Infective Endocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infective Endocarditis

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2015

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Fosfomycin Plus Imipenem for Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infective Endocarditis

 

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2013

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