• Corpus ID: 78524392

Infective Endocarditis Related to IV Drug Abuse

  title={Infective Endocarditis Related to IV Drug Abuse},
  author={J Branch},
A Case of Acute Aortic Failure and Cerebral Infarcts due to Infective Endocarditis in a Patient Addict to Fentanyl and Alcohol-Management and Treatment
A patient with infective endocarditis associated with multiple cerebral hemorrhagic and infarct areas, brain abscess, pleural effusion, ARDS (Acute respiratory distress syndrome) and bicytopenia, with history of one attack pancreatitis and addiction to fentanyl and alcohol is treated.


Infective Endocarditis in the U.S., 1998–2009: A Nationwide Study
Endocarditis is more common in the U.S. than previously believed, and is steadily increasing, and preventive efforts should focus on device-associated and health-care-associated infections.
Echodetection of Disseminated Endocardial Vegetations in a Patient with Active IV Drug Abuse
Two‐dimensional and three‐dimensional transesophageal echocardiograms demonstrated the pattern of endocarditis with clarity in a patient who had severe sepsis and bacteremia with Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.
Contemporary Drug Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
Treatment of IE should be targeted toward the causative microorganism and must be based on the type and location of valve involved (native, prosthetic, left or right sided), the clinical status of the patient, and the likelihood for clinical success.
Surgical outcomes of infective endocarditis among intravenous drug users.
Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children
Introduction to Pathophysiology PART ONE: CENTRAL CONCEPTS OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: CELLS AND TISSUES Unit I: The Cell * Cellular Biology * Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology * The Cellular Environment:
Infectious endocarditis: diagnosis and treatment.
Patients with infectious endocarditis should be educated about the importance of daily dental hygiene, regular visits to the dentist, and the need for antibiotic prophylaxis before certain procedures.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Role of Current Recommendations by the American Heart Association for Infective Endocarditis
A case of a teenager with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that had an atypical presentation of infective endocarditis is presented.
Recommendations for the practice of echocardiography in infective endocarditis.
  • G. Habib, L. Badano, S. Aakhus
  • Medicine
    European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology
  • 2010
The current 'recommendations for the practice of echocardiography in infective endocarditis' aims to provide both an updated summary concerning the value and limitations of e chocardiographic in IE, and clear and simple recommendations for the optimal use of both transthoracic and transoesophageal echocentrics in IE.
Not so safe injection site
  • 2013