bacterial endocarditis


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Related to bacterial endocarditis: subacute bacterial endocarditis

bacterial endocarditis

[bak′tir·ē·əl ‚en·dō‚kär′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the endocardium due to bacterial invasion. Also known as subacute bacterial endocarditis.
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Tooth brushing with a powered toothbrush is more likely to result in a transient bacteraemia than brushing with either a conventional manual toothbrush or an ultrasonic toothbrush, which might have implications for susceptible individuals with congenital heart defects at risk of bacterial endocarditis.
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Therefore, the patient was diagnosed with infective bacterial endocarditis as two main criteria (positive blood cultures and TEE findings) and one sub-criterion (body temperature above 38 [degrees]C) were met according to Duke's diagnosis criteria.
Endocarditis prophylaxis was instituted as complex CHD is a high risk category for bacterial endocarditis (3).
Cardiology topics covered include hyperlipidemia, management of newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation, antithrombotic therapy for venous thromboembolic disease and atrial fibrillation, and prevention of bacterial endocarditis.
Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia can result in splenic seedlings and Streptococcus viridans species have been isolated when the abscess is a result of infective emboli from bacterial endocarditis.
Donald Poretz and colleagues at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, recognized the potential value of outpatient antimicrobial therapy for clinically stable patients with diseases such as bacterial endocarditis and osteomyelitis and were successful in convincing third party carriers in the greater Washington, DC area to provide payment for OPAT.
When patients present with what appears to be meningitis, septicemia, acute bacterial endocarditis, diphtheria, epiglottitis, pneumonia, or rapidly progressive muscular infection, they are appropriately cultured, and empiric antimicrobial therapy begins at once.
People who share needles run the risk of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, and bacterial endocarditis.
Molecular diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis by broad-range PCR amplification and direct sequencing.
A transoesophageal echocardiogram did not demonstrate any evidence of subacute bacterial endocarditis as a source of septic emboli.
David Butcher was struck down with the potentially fatal disease bacterial endocarditis in February last year after a routine knock in a match.