Infective Endocarditis

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AN ECHOCARDIOGRAM BATTLE: TTE VS TEE IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

Background: Echocardiography is an essential evaluation in the diagnosis of infectious endocarditis (IE). Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is a portable study that is widely available and non-invasive. Though transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is traditionally known for higher [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on AN ECHOCARDIOGRAM BATTLE: TTE VS TEE IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

Blocking a Rash Diagnosis: An Unusual Case of Infective Endocarditis

Case Presentation: An 82-year-old man with a history of hypertension and known aortic insufficiency presented with bilateral lower extremity rash, ankle edema, and bradycardia. The ankle edema began two weeks prior to presentation followed by [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blocking a Rash Diagnosis: An Unusual Case of Infective Endocarditis

CULTURE NEGATIVE INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS MASQUERADING AS RECURRENT SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA

Case Presentation: A 93-year-old African-American male with history of CVA, HTN, and dementia presented with a right femoral neck fracture after a same level fall. Vital signs on admission were unremarkable. Physical examination revealed a [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:10+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on CULTURE NEGATIVE INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS MASQUERADING AS RECURRENT SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA

GEMELLA MORBILLORUM ENDOCARDITIS UNMASKING ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

Case Presentation: We report a case of outflow tract ventricular septal defect (VSD) manifesting in adulthood with aortic and pulmonary valve infective endocarditis (IE) from Gemella morbillorum. A 33-year-old male presented with fever, night sweats, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:40:58+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on GEMELLA MORBILLORUM ENDOCARDITIS UNMASKING ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

MIRACULOUS BUG FROM FAUCET TO THE HEART : A RARE CAUSE OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

Case Presentation: A 30-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of shoulder impingement, remote intravenous drug use presents as a transfer from outside hospital with 2 weeks of fever and sweats. He was febrile [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:44:58+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on MIRACULOUS BUG FROM FAUCET TO THE HEART : A RARE CAUSE OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND DEFUSES A TICKING TIME BOMB: EARLY BEDSIDE EVALUATION OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

Case Presentation: A 30 year-old female presented postpartum day 1 following a normal vaginal delivery from an outside hospital after chest CT angiography (CTA) identified a 2.5 cm pericardial effusion. Review of systems was positive [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:38:40+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND DEFUSES A TICKING TIME BOMB: EARLY BEDSIDE EVALUATION OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

TWO VALVES AND A BROKEN HEART: A RARE CASE OF GRANULICATELLA INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

Case Presentation: A 60 year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and asthma presented to the emergency department with worsening intermittent fever and cough over six months. The cough was productive and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:44:13+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on TWO VALVES AND A BROKEN HEART: A RARE CASE OF GRANULICATELLA INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

Uncommon Pathogen with an Affinity to the Heart; Rothia Mucilaginosa

Rothia mucilaginosa is an emerging opportunistic pathogen increasingly associated with prosthetic device infections. We report a case of R. mucilaginosa prosthetic  device endocarditis and review the literature of infections caused by this organism. Case Presentation: 23 year [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Uncommon Pathogen with an Affinity to the Heart; Rothia Mucilaginosa

WHEN IS THE DUKE CRITERIA NOT ENOUGH?

Case Presentation: A 54 year-old-woman presented with one week of progressive fatigue, shortness of breath, and productive cough.  Physical exam revealed fever of 101.6⁰ F, poor oral dentition, bilateral pulmonary crackles and left lower quadrant [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:32:05+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on WHEN IS THE DUKE CRITERIA NOT ENOUGH?