Patients with a low clinical probability of infective endocarditis
should not have an echocardiogram performed because it has low positive predictive value and low diagnostic yield, the authors concluded.
According to Levy et al, the risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis developing infective endocarditis
is related to their degree of immunodeficiency.
Echocardiographic monitoring performed weekly during follow-up, raised the supposition on the 18th day from admission (under therapy with penicillin G--20 million units/day) of early infective endocarditis
on prosthetic aortic valve.
The diagnosis of infective endocarditis
may utilize the Modified Duke Criteria which takes into account a patient's history, physical exam, blood culture results, and imaging.
Incidence of infective endocarditis
in England, 2000-2013: a secular trend, interrupted time-series analysis.
A growing problem is the entity of healthcare-associated infective endocarditis
, particularly due to the introduction of bacteria after peripheral or central vein cannulation.
A literature search of previously published cases concerning ANCA induction in infective endocarditis
was performed via PubMed and Medline using the title and abstract entries "endocarditis" and "ANCA or antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody," yielding 70 relevant cases [1,5-39].
It additionally demonstrates the utility of cardiac CTA for precise perivalvular assessment in infective endocarditis
, particularly in cases of clinical suspicion for perivalvular extension and inadequate visualization on echocardiography.
Influence of referral bias on the apparent clinical spectrum of infective endocarditis
CF-301 is being developed to be used in combination with standard of care antibiotics for the treatment of Staph bloodstream infections, including infective endocarditis
, caused by drug-sensitive and drug-resistant Staph aureus.
(IE) is associated with poor prognosis and higher mortality.
bovis endocarditis is a classical, but uncommon cause of infective endocarditis