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 783 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical predictors of mortality in hospitalized patients with infective endocarditis at a tertiary care center in Pakistan.
 

Author(s): Sadia Arshad, Safia Awan, Syedah Saira Bokhari, Muhammad Tariq

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2015 Jan;65(1):3-8.

 

To evaluate the clinical characteristics and predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients with infective endocarditis at a tertiary care centre in Pakistan.

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2015

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Case images: double-chambered right ventricle and ventriculo-atrial shunt presenting as acute renal failure due to infective endocarditis.
 

Author(s): Özgür Ulaş Özcan, Elif Ezgi Üstün, Sibel Turhan, Ercan Tutar, Çetin Erol

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014 Dec;42(8):790.

 

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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Mitral valve replacement in a patient with infective endocarditis and aneurysm of the cerebral artery: a case report.
 

Author(s): Senka Mesihović-Dinarević, Mirza Halimić, Zijo Begić, Almira Kadić, Mirsad Kacila, Edin Omerbašić, Nusreta Hadžimuratović, Eldin Burazerović

Journal: Acta Med Acad. 2014 ;43(2):165-9.

 

Endocarditis can have profound and devastating neurological consequences, with the vast majority of these complications in patients with left-sided valvular disease. The approach to the acute management of stroke in children with infective endocarditis is limited by the inadequacy ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2014

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The terms "Infective endocarditis" returned 88 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Global and regional burden of infective endocarditis, 1990-2010: a systematic review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Aref A Bin Abdulhak, Larry M Baddour, Patricia J Erwin, Bruno Hoen, Vivian H Chu, George A Mensah, Imad M Tleyjeh

Journal: Glob Heart. 2014 Mar;9(1):131-43.

 

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a life-threatening disease associated with serious complications. The GBD 2010 (Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors) study IE expert group conducted a systematic review of IE epidemiology literature to inform estimates of the burden ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2014

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Native and prosthetic valve infective endocarditis: clinicopathologic correlation and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Adriana Luk, Minhui L Kim, Heather J Ross, Vivek Rao, Tirone E David, Jagdish Butany

Journal: Malays J Pathol. 2014 Aug;36(2):71-81.

 

The incidence of infective endocarditis is 1.5-4.95 cases per 100,000 individuals per year, with a mortality of 14-46% 1-year post infection. The management and decision to operate on selected patients remains controversial. Our study reviews cases of native and prosthetic valve endocarditis ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014

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Biodegradable materials for surgical management of infective endocarditis: new solution or a dead end street?
 

Author(s): Patrick O Myers, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, Afksendiyos Kalangos

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One third of patients with infective endocarditis will require operative intervention. Given the superiority of valve repair over valve replacement in many indications other than endocarditis, there has been increasing interest and an increasing number of reports of excellent results ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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