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

[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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Infective Endocarditis Caused by Propionibacterium granulosum.
 

Author(s): Idit Yedidya, Elad Goldberg, Ram Sharoni, Alex Sagie, Mordehay Vaturi

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Oct;17(10):642-3.

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2015

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Polymicrobial Infective Endocarditis: Clinical Features and Prognosis.
 

Author(s): Pablo Elpidio García-Granja, Javier López, Isidre Vilacosta, Carlos Ortiz-Bautista, Teresa Sevilla, Carmen Olmos, Cristina Sarriá, Carlos Ferrera, Itziar Gómez, José Alberto San Román

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Dec;94(49):e2000.

 

To describe the profile of left-sided polymicrobial endocarditis (PE) and to compare it with monomicrobial endocarditis (ME).Among 1011 episodes of left-sided endocarditis consecutively diagnosed in 3 tertiary centers, between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2014, 60 were polymicrobial ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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The terms "Infective endocarditis" returned 97 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Preoperative Cerebrovascular Evaluation in Patients With Infective Endocarditis.
 

Author(s): Réza Behrouz

Journal: Clin Cardiol. 2015 Jul;38(7):439-42.

 

Approximately 12% to 40% of infective endocarditis patients experience cerebrovascular complications. One of the major clinical challenges in cerebrovascular medicine is management of infective endocarditis patients with cerebrovascular complications who require valve operations. ...

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2015

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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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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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