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Stopping Conventional Showering Decreases Pseudomonas Infections in left Ventricular Assist Device Patients
- N. Aburjania, S. Sherazi, V. Tchantchaleishvili, J. Alexis, C. Hay
- Medicine, BiologyThe International journal of artificial organs
- 18 April 2017
Stopping conventional showering may reduce the rate of Pseudomonas LVAD exit-site infections, and further multi-institutional data are needed to further evaluate these findings.
Single Versus Multidrug Regimen for Surgical Infection Prophylaxis in Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
There was no clear benefit of using multidrug regimen as it did not impact infection-free survival or all-cause mortality compared with single-drug regimen, and Prospective clinical trials are needed to further define the optimal SIP regimen for LVAD implantation.
Chronic tenosynovitis of the hand caused by Mycobacterium heraklionense
COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplantation: Disease Severity and Clinical Update
Single versus multi-drug antimicrobial surgical infection prophylaxis for left ventricular assist devices: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Although there was a modest advantage in early survival among CF- LVAD and P-LVAD patients who received single-drug SIP, there were no significant differences in the 1-year survival and 1- year infection-free survival between groups.
Ampulla of Vater Adenocarcinoma in a BRCA2 Germline Mutation Carrier
A 43-year-old male developed abdominal pain evaluated by abdominal ultrasound, which revealed a mass in the biliary tree, and underwent standard Whipple resection, which showed invasive moderately to poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the cystic duct, which invaded the wall of the duodenum.
Management and outcomes of left ventricular assist device-associated endocarditis: a systematic review.
- Sinal Patel, S. Rizvi, V. Tchantchaleishvili
- Medicine, EngineeringAnnals of cardiothoracic surgery
- 5 April 2019
Compared to patients with P- LVADs, CF-LVAD patients appeared to be resistant to early development of LVAD-associated endocarditis, and there was a trend towards high survival observed amongst patients who underwent additional surgical intervention as compared to those treated with antibiotics alone.
Infective endocarditis following heart transplantation: A systematic review
Postsurgical mediastinal aspergilloma masquerading as malignancy
A 70-year-old man with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy presented with symptoms of fatigue, chills and unintentional weight loss over the past 2 months, revealing anaemia, peripheral leucocytosis and elevated inflammatory markers which confirmed diagnosis of Aspergillus fumigatus.