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Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis

Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis
  • Author : Michael S. Firstenberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-09
  • Total pages :178
  • ISBN : 9789535127697
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Summary : Endocarditis remains an elusive challenge for clinicians to master. As the population ages and their comorbidities increase, the risk of infecting cardiac structures - both native and, the ever-increasing use of, prosthetic support technology - also increases. In addition, the global epidemic of intravenous substance abuse has also resulted in a substantial increase in the number of infected patients. Fortunately, advances in the diagnostic testing, imaging, and recognition of the importance of a multidisciplinary management team have also contributed to advances in the care of these critically ill patients. Nevertheless, optimal therapies need to be individualized and considered in the ever-increasing body of scientific literature on this complex and difficult problem.

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
  • Author : Gilbert Habib
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-26
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : 9783319324326
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Summary : This reference resource represents the consensus opinion a team of international specialists on the diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE), many of whom have been co-authors of American or European guidelines on the topic. It is therefore a useful tool for many practitioners: cardiologists and cardiac imagers, cardiac surgeons, echocardiographers, specialists of internal medicine, neurologists, and infectiologists. ​​​Infective endocarditis (IE) is defined as an infection of the endocardial surface of the heart, which may include one or more heart valves, the mural endocardium, or a septal defect. Its intracardiac effects include severe valvular insufficiency, which may lead to intractable congestive heart failure and myocardial abscesses. If left untreated, IE is generally fatal. IE is a changing disease with new diagnostic techniques, new therapeutic strategies, more frequent elderly people and patients with prosthetic valves of intravenous drug users.

Color Atlas of Infective Endocarditis

Color Atlas of Infective Endocarditis
  • Author : David R. Ramsdale
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-04-03
  • Total pages :154
  • ISBN : 1846281369
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Summary : Only current atlas on the topic of infective endocarditis Extensive treatment and diagnostic algorithms in the form of tables and appendices Many never before seen images of high quality

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
  • Author : John L. Brusch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-03-13
  • Total pages :388
  • ISBN : 142001983X
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Summary : The first up-to-date source on the subject in more than a decade, this authoritative and all-encompassing guide summarizes the latest findings on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of infective endocarditis. Written by a world recognized expert with more than 35 years of experience in

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
  • Author : Gilbert Habib
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-26
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : 9783319324326
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Summary : This reference resource represents the consensus opinion a team of international specialists on the diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE), many of whom have been co-authors of American or European guidelines on the topic. It is therefore a useful tool for many practitioners: cardiologists and cardiac imagers, cardiac surgeons, echocardiographers, specialists of internal medicine, neurologists, and infectiologists. ​​​Infective endocarditis (IE) is defined as an infection of the endocardial surface of the heart, which may include one or more heart valves, the mural endocardium, or a septal defect. Its intracardiac effects include severe valvular insufficiency, which may lead to intractable congestive heart failure and myocardial abscesses. If left untreated, IE is generally fatal. IE is a changing disease with new diagnostic techniques, new therapeutic strategies, more frequent elderly people and patients with prosthetic valves of intravenous drug users.

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
  • Author : Peter Magnusson,Robin Razmi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-17
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781789840117
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Summary : Infective endocarditis is a potentially life-threatening devastating disease. Due to its diagnostic difficulties, definite diagnosis may be delayed. Once diagnosed, the treatment options need careful judgment preferably among team members with specialization in cardiology, imaging, infectious disease, and thoracic surgery. The purpose of this book is to cover various aspects of the management of infectious endocarditis, which may serve as a basis of knowledge that will facilitate implementation of improved, evidenced-based care for this challenging disease.

Infective endocarditis

Infective endocarditis
  • Author : Sics Editore
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-21
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9788869309632
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INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR MULTIFOCAL STROKE

INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR MULTIFOCAL STROKE
  • Author : Ruslan Salnikov
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1163835583
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Summary : Background and AimsA 54 year old male presented with headache, left-side hemiparesis, loss of consciousness, left-side hemihypesthesia (NIHSS 5, GSC 13). He had a history of hypertension, prosthetic aortic valve, atrial fibrillation and was on warfarin (INR=2.6). MethodNCCT scan showed right-side ischemia 65x44x60 mm. Reperfusion was not done as he was on warfarin with high INR.ResultsIn 7 day he developed a fever (38 C), dyspnea along with bulbar syndrome and worsening of his left-side hemiparesis (NIHSS 15, GCS 11) TTE and 2nd CT were done - no new brain lesions but vegetation on aortic valve. He was prescribed with vancomycin and gentamicin. Follow-up blood culture test was positive for S. aureus and CT in 5 day after deterioration showed brainstem stroke.Treatment was continued with antibiotics and warfarin (under INR control) In 10 days patient was discharge from the hospital (NIHSS 10, mRS 3)ConclusionInfective endocarditis with emboli from vegetations is one of the causes of embolic stroke (and very often with multifocal lesions). So all patient with prosthetic heart valves and stroke even if they are on anticoagulants should be investigated with TEE or TTE for vegetations development and treated properly with antibiotics if those are found.

Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Cancer

Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Cancer
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1052035895
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Summary : Abstract : Abstract: The aim of the study was to draw a comparison between the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with cancer and those of IE in noncancer patients. Patients with IE, according to the modified Duke criteria, were prospectively included in the GAMES registry between January 2008 and February 2014 in 30 hospitals. Patients with active cancer were compared with noncancer patients. During the study period, 161 episodes of IE fulfilled the inclusion criteria. We studied 2 populations: patients whose cancer was diagnosed before IE (73.9%) and those whose cancer and IE were diagnosed simultaneously (26.1%). The latter more frequently had community-acquired IE (67.5% vs 26.4%, P

Active Infective Aortic Valve Endocarditis with Infection Extension

Active Infective Aortic Valve Endocarditis with Infection Extension
  • Author : Henryk Siniawski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-10-11
  • Total pages :62
  • ISBN : 9783798516298
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Summary : Active infective endocarditis is one of the most serious diseases of the heart. Infection often causes periannular abscess, and may also spread to affect the mitral valve structures. This assessment of the results of surgical treatment of active infective endocarditis was performed at the German Heart Institute Berlin. It focuses on preoperative investigation and proposes a new classification of this endocarditic disease.

Recent Advances in Infective Endocarditis

Recent Advances in Infective Endocarditis
  • Author : Steve W. Kerrigan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-06-27
  • Total pages :134
  • ISBN : 9789535111696
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Summary : Endocarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart and valves. It can be due to a non-infectious cause but when the inflammation is associated with an infection, usually bacterial, it is known as infective endocarditis. It is typically characterized by the development of a large septic thrombus on one of the cardiac valves. As this thrombus grows, it can lead to valve failure or may fragment forming a septic embolus that is associated with high mortality if the target of the embolus is the brain, heart or lung. This book reviews multi-organ complications associated with Infective endocarditis including significant recent advances in molecular mechanisms underlying thrombus formation on the cardiac valve, anti-microbial treatment and surgery.

Readmission for Infective Endocarditis After Ischemic Stroke Or Transient Ischemic Attack

Readmission for Infective Endocarditis After Ischemic Stroke Or Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1051988741
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Summary : Background and Purpose: Providers vary in their thresholds for obtaining blood cultures in patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). We assessed the rate of missed diagnoses of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients discharged with stroke or TIA before blood culture results could have been available. Methods: Using administrative claims data, we performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients discharged from nonfederal California emergency departments or acute care hospitals from 2005 through 2011 with stroke ( International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification [ ICD-9-CM ] codes 433.x1, 434.x1, or 436 in any position) or TIA ( ICD-9-CM code 435 in the primary diagnosis position). We excluded patients with a length of stay >2 days to focus on those discharged before conclusive blood culture results could have been available. Our outcome was hospitalization within 14 days with a new diagnosis of IE ( ICD-9-CM codes 391.1 or 421.x in any position). Results: Among 173 966 eligible patients, 24 were subsequently hospitalized for IE—a readmission rate of 1.4 per 10 000 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.8-1.9 per 10 000). Multiple logistic regression identified the following potential associations with readmission: prosthetic valve: odds ratio (OR), 15.8 (95% CI, 1.9-129.0); other valvular disease: OR, 1.5 (95% CI, 0.2-10.8); urinary tract infection: OR, 3.5 (95% CI, 1.0-12.3; P = .05). Conclusions: In patients with acute cerebral ischemia discharged before blood culture results could have been available, the rate of subsequent IE was negligible. These findings argue against the liberal use of blood cultures for the routine evaluation of stroke or TIA.

Endocarditis Essentials

Endocarditis Essentials
  • Author : John L. Brusch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-08-11
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9781449693749
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Summary : Endocarditis Essentials 2011 is a concise, current and practical review of the epidemiology, evaluation, treatment and prevention of infective endocarditis. Written by experts in the field, this quick reference guide provides useful information for cardiologists, residents, fellows and other clinicians interested in the clinical and pathological features of infective endocarditis.

Cardiology E-Book

Cardiology E-Book
  • Author : Michael H. Crawford,John P. DiMarco,Walter J. Paulus
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-18
  • Total pages :1984
  • ISBN : 9780723436447
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Summary : With your heavy case load, you can't afford to waste time searching for answers. Cardiology, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Crawford, DiMarco, and Paulus, offers you just the practical, problem-based guidance you need to quickly overcome any clinical challenge. 8 color-coded sections cover the 8 major clinical syndromes of cardiovascular disease—each section a virtual "mini textbook" on its topic! 40 new chapters keep you up to date with the latest advances in the field, while more than 2,000 lavish, high-quality illustrations, color photographs, tables, and ECGs capture clinical manifestations as they present in practice. It’s current, actionable information that you can put to work immediately for your patients! Offers a problem-based approach that integrates basic science, diagnostic investigations, and therapeutic management in one place for each cardiovascular disease so you can quickly find all of the actionable knowledge you need without flipping from one section to another. Features introductory bulleted highlights in each chapter that present the most pertinent information at a glance. Presents abundant algorithms to expedite clinical decision making. Includes more than 2,000 lavish, high-quality illustrations, color photographs, tables, and ECGs that capture clinical manifestations as they present in practice, and promote readability and retention. Includes 40 new chapters including Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in CHD, Management of the Cyanotic Patient with CHD, Special Problems for the Cardiology Consultant Dealing with Bariatric/Gastric Bypass — and many more — that equip you with all of the latest knowledge. Presents "Special Problem" sections—many new to this edition—that provide practical advice on problems that can be difficult to treat.

Illustrated Textbook of Cardiovascular Pathology

Illustrated Textbook of Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Author : P. Chopra,R. Ray,A. Saxena
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-08
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 0203640543
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Summary : Cardiovascular diseases have emerged as a major health problem in India and other developing countries. Emphasizing cardiovascular diseases in these areas, the Illustrated Textbook of Cardiovascular Pathology has been compiled for use by residents and consultants in pathology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and internal medicine. Its simple and systematic approach is easy to read and clearly delineates the disease process. An overview of the normal heart provides a point of reference for further discussion. A straightforward approach to congenital heart disease evaluation using line diagrams helps facilitate and solidify understanding.

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist

General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist
  • Author : Leslie DeLong,Nancy W. Burkhart
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-10-18
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 0781755468
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Summary : This text teaches dental hygiene students the essential information they need to visually examine and recognize oral disease in practice. The General Pathology section covers the major determinants of disease and the body systems as they are covered when taking a patient's medical history. The Oral Pathology section is organized according to characteristics of lesions, so students learn to recognize lesions by appearance and differentiate between similar lesions. More than 400 detailed photographs and illustrations help students identify lesions. Clinical examples and case studies are included. Distinctive clinical features of lesions are accompanied by lists of associated diseases.

Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1052036599
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Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis: Let's End the Debate

Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis: Let's End the Debate
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1051891465
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Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry E-Book

Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry E-Book
  • Author : Crispian Scully
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-21
  • Total pages :768
  • ISBN : 9780702059636
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Summary : This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge. Detailed coverage outlines the complete relevance of systemic diseases and their treatment to dentistry – essential knowledge for the whole dental team User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment Clearly written with excellent use of illustrations, the book is an essential, easy to use, reliable source of information Text completely updated and re-organised to increase focus on the more dentally-relevant aspects of medicine and subject areas that have undergone recent change Entries more fully alphabetized to improve access to information Accompanying ‘key points boxes’ highlight the most crucial aspects of specific medical conditions Content peer-reviewed by a specialist Advisory Board to ensure accuracy of information and the inclusion of the latest advances Additional coverage of autoinflammatory disorders, biological response modifiers, craniofacial transplantation, drug reactions, drug-resistant microbial infections, osteonecrosis, and immune reconstitution syndrome Completely new entries such as alternative and complementary medicine, health promotion, men’s issues and occupational health New national and international guidelines, selected recent references and up-to-date websites

Advanced Concepts in Endocarditis

Advanced Concepts in Endocarditis
  • Author : Michael S. Firstenberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-12
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9781789236262
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2005-6 Pocket Book of Infectious Disease Therapy

2005-6 Pocket Book of Infectious Disease Therapy
  • Author : John G. Bartlett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :349
  • ISBN : 0781774063
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Summary : Designed to provide quick access to standards of care for infectious disease by focusing on selection, proper doses, costs, and side effects of antimicrobial agents, the 2005-2006 Pocket Book of Infectious Disease Therapy draws extensively from recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, and from official statements of respected medical societies. Tabular material has been updated to include all newly approved antibiotics, as well as new recommendations for management. This edition includes topical issues such as MRSA (USA 300 strain), Avian influenza, Acinetobacter Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and bioterrorism. It also contains the new guidelines for pyogenic meningitis, diabetic foot infections, healthcare associated pneumonia, surgical prophylaxis, fungal infections, bacteruria, and management of infections associated with international travel.