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Efficacy of Antitoxin Therapy in Treating Patients With Foodborne Botulism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Cases, 1923–2016
TLDR
Timely administration of antitoxin reduces mortality; despite appropriate treatment with antitoxin, some patients suffer respiratory failure and prompt antitoxin administration and meticulous intensive care are essential for optimal outcome. Expand
Beta-haemolytic streptococcal endocarditis: clinical presentation, management and outcomes
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BHS endocarditis has an acute onset and is complicated by relatively large vegetations with a high rate of systemic embolisation, and patients with DM had larger vegetations. Expand
Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections due to Propionibacterium Species
TLDR
Clinical presentation and management of cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infection due to Propionibacterium species has not been well described. Expand
Effect of the American Heart Association 2007 Guidelines on the Practice of Dental Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Infective Endocarditis in Olmsted County, Minnesota
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There was a statistically significant reduction in AP in the MR group before invasive dental procedures and in the HR group after publication of the 2007 AHA guidelines, and these findings can be used to provide feedback and education to medical and dental professionals involved in decision making regarding the use of dental prophylaxis for their patients. Expand
Comparison of Dual β-Lactam therapy to penicillin-aminoglycoside combination in treatment of Enterococcus faecalis infective endocarditis.
TLDR
A+C appears to be a safe and efficacious regimen in the treatment of EFIE and patients treated with A+C had lower rates of nephrotoxicity and no differences in relapse rate and 1 year mortality as compared to that of the A+G group. Expand
Utility of Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Surgical Management of Infective Endocarditis.
TLDR
In patients undergoing valve replacement surgery, preoperative MRI findings were not associated with differences in postoperative outcomes, irrespective of finding or timing of valve Replacement surgery. Expand
Variable Significance of Brain MRI Findings in Infective Endocarditis and Its Effect on Surgical Decisions.
TLDR
In neurologically asymptomatic patients who had VS, MRI findings did not impact 6-month mortality or functional outcomes, but when indicated, VS increases the odds of a good outcome despite MRI abnormalities. Expand
1087. Aortic Graft Infections Caused by Propionibacterium acnes at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System (MVAHCS) 2007–2017
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Aortic graft infection is an uncommon subset of infections caused by P. acnes and mortality is low when treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy and removal of infected material, compared to endovascular graft infection caused by other organisms. Expand
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