Gatekeeper reflux repair system; a mechanistic hypothesis
- Evaluation of daptomycin treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacterial endocarditis: an in vitro and in vivo simulation using historical and current dosing strategies. Warren E. Rose; Michael J. Rybak; Glenn W. Kaatz // Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC);Aug2007, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p334
Objectives A failure to daptomycin therapy and subsequent emergence of a daptomycin non-susceptible isolate occurred during the 1990 clinical investigation of daptomycin for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and endocarditis. We attempted to determine if this occurrence was...
- A puzzling and persistent patient. Paterson, Ron // New Zealand Doctor;6/14/2006, p18
Emphasizes the importance for physicians to have timely and accurate diagnosis when assessing a patient. Details of the case of two general practitioners who failed to diagnose subacute endocarditis; View of general practitioner (GP) Keith Carey-Smith on the case; Lessons that can learned from...
- Conservative Treatment of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum. Kunin, M.; Salamon, F.; Weinberger, M.; Genkin, I.; Sagie, A.; Tur-Kaspa, R. // European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Jul2002, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p539
Described here is the case of a patient with infective endocarditis in a prosthetic valve due to a Mycobacterium fortuitum-group organism. The patient was treated medically and had a favorable clinical response. This is only the second report of survival after Mycobacterium fortuitum-group...
- Role of echocardiography in the evaluation of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: time to look at the heart. Bergler-Klein, Jutta // European Journal of Echocardiography;2011, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p411
No abstract available.
- ROLE OF PLATELET RECEPTOR POLYMORPHISMS AND CULTURE MEDIA ON STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS-INDUCED PLATELET AGGREGATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PATHOGENESIS OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS. // Heart;Jul2008 Supp, Vol. 94, pA85
An abstract of the article "Role of Platelet Receptor Polymorphisms and Culture Media on Staphylococcus Aureus-Induced Platelet Aggregation: Implications for the Pathogenesis of Infective Endocarditis," by S. Daga, D. E. Newby, J. R. Fitzgerald, and colleagues is presented.
- The changing face on infective endocarditis. Cecchi, E.; Imazio, M.; Trinchero, R. // Heart;Oct2006, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p1365
The article discusses two papers on the evolutionary processes of the clinical epidemiology of infective endocarditis (IE) in varied populations, which were published within the issue. The first study by M. Heiro and colleagues examines 326 IE episodes in a Finnish teaching hospital in Finland...
- Early Surgery vs. Antibiotics for Infectious Endocarditis. Zepf, Bill // American Family Physician;3/15/2002, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p1208
Presents information on a study by J. Bishara and others on the long-term survival impact of early surgical intervention to remove the infected valve compared with standard antibiotic therapy alone for treatment of infectious endocarditis. Description of the study and its results; Conclusion...
- Infective endocarditis in the intensive care unit: clinical spectrum and prognostic factors in 228 consecutive patients. Mourvillier, Bruno; Trouillet, Jean-Louis; Timsit, Jean-françois; Baudot, Jérome; Chastre, Jean; Régnier, Bernard; Gibert, Claude; Wolff, Michel // Intensive Care Medicine;Nov2004, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p2046
Objective: To identify factors associated with in-hospital outcome of adult patients admitted to the ICU with infective endocarditis (IE). Design and setting: Retrospective study performed in the two medical ICUs of a teaching hospital. Patients and participants: The charts of all 228...
- Right-Side Endocarditis in Injection Drug Users: Review of Proposed Mechanisms of Pathogenesis. Frontera, Jennifer A.; Gradon, Jeremy D. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;2/1/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p374
Presents basic scientific, clinical, and microbiological data on infective endocarditis of the right-side heart valves. Pathogenesis of endocarditis; Endothelial damage in injection drug users; Relationship of infecting organism and valvular location.