Long-term Outcome of Infective Endocarditis in Non--Intravenous Drug Users
- Injection Drug Dependence. Dinwiddie, Stephen H. // Psychiatric Annals;Jan2017, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p15
The author reflects on the need to learn the psychological, economic and cultural forces that preceded and promote the decision to inject drugs on topics dealing with the psychological and social costs of addiction, the epidemiology of injection drug use (IDU) and the medical comorbidities of IDU.
- Right-Sided Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis in Intravenous Drug Abusers: Two-Week Combination Therapy. Chambers, Henry F.; Miller, R. Tyler; Newman, Meg Dana // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/15/88, Vol. 109 Issue 8, p619
Presents a study which determines the efficacy of short-course combination regimens for selected cases of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis in intravenous drug abusers. Recommended therapy for Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis; Manifestations of endocarditis; Explanations for the relatively...
- Infective endocarditis in intravenous drug users. // American Family Physician;1/1/1996, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p378
Discusses the article `Clinical features, site of involvement, bacteriologic findings, and outcome of infective endocarditis in intravenous drug users,' by J. Mathew et al, published in `Archives of Internal Medicine.' Rarity of gram-negative organisms as a reason for favorable outcome; Aortic...
- Cocaine Use and the Risk for Endocarditis in Intravenous Drug Users. Chambers, Henry F.; Morris, D. Lynn; Tauber, Martin G.; Modin, Gunnard // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jun87, Vol. 106 Issue 6, p833
Compares features in the cases of patients with those in intravenous drug users with other causes of fever to identify risk factors predictive of endocarditis. Methodology of the study; Analysis of clinical data; Discussion on the association between cocaine use and endocarditis.
- Factors other than the Duke criteria associated with infective endocarditis among injection drug users. Palepu, Anita; Cheung, Stephen S.; Montessori, Valentina; Woods, Ryan; Thompson, Christopher R. // Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Aug2002, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p118
Focuses on a study concerning the occurrence of infective endocarditis among injection drug-users (IDU). Utilization of echocardiogram and discharge diagnosis; Symptoms of infective endocarditis; Hospitalization index of IDU in the U.S.
- Detection of Bacteremia in Emergency Department Patients at Risk for Infective Endocarditis Using Universal 16S rRNA Primers in a Decontaminated Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay. Rothman, Richard E.; Majmudar, Maulik D.; Kelen, Gabor D.; Madico, Guillermo; Gaydos, Charlotte A.; Walker, Tarik; Quinn, Thomas C. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;12/1/2002, Vol. 186 Issue 11, p1677
Prompt definitive diagnosis of acute bacterial endocarditis in febrile injection drug users (IDUs) remains problematic because of delays associated with blood culture. Rapid detection of bacteremia by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) by use of "universal" primers has been hampered by background...
- Comorbidities among HIV-infected injection drug users in Chennai, India. Solomon, S. S.; Hawcroft, C. S.; Narasimhan, P.; Subbaraman, R.; Srikrishnan, A. K.; Cecelia, A. J.; Kumar, M. Suresh; Solomon, Suniti; Gallant, J. E.; Celentano, D. D. // Indian Journal of Medical Research;May2008, Vol. 127 Issue 5, p447
Background & objectives: HIV-infected injection drugs users (IDUs) are known to have high rates of co-infections. A few reports exist on comorbidities among HIV-infected IDUs in India. We carried out a retrospective study to analyse data on comorbidities in India and treatment challenges faced...
- The Spreading Epidemic of Injection Drug Use. Fawcett, Jan // Psychiatric Annals;Jan2017, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p12
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various topics within the issue including the epidemiology of injection drug use (IDU), the high frequencies of psychiatric comorbidity in IDU and the diagnoses and the management of viral infections that are comorbid with IDU like HIV.
- Effect of vegetation size on the outcome of infective endocarditis in intravenous drug users. Sani, Ashraf Tavanaii; Mojtabavi, Maryam; Bolandnazar, Reza // Iranian Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases;Summer2009, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p129
Background: Infective endocarditis is one of the most important complications of injection drug use, which is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of vegetation size and localization on outcome and in-hospital mortality of...