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What is the definition of Infective Endocarditis?
"Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the inner lining of the heart chambers (endocardium) and valves. This condition is sometimes called ""endocarditis,"" although it is important to distinguish it from non-Infective endocarditis. IE is caused by bacteria, fungi, or other germs invading the bloodstream and attaching to the heart. IE can damage the heart and cause serious and sometimes fatal complications. It can develop quickly or slowly depending on what type of germ is causing it and whether there is an underlying heart problem. Common symptoms of IE are fever and other flu-like symptoms, but signs and symptoms can vary. It can also cause problems in many other parts of the body besides the heart."
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What are the alternative names for Infective Endocarditis?
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Endocarditis, infective
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What are the latest Infective Endocarditis Clinical Trials?
Impact of 18 FDG PET/CT on the Management of Patients With Staphylococcus Aureus Bloodstream Infection. An Open-comparative Randomized Trial

Summary: S. aureus bloodstream infection (SAB) is a severe disease associated with a 30% case-fatality rate at 12 weeks. Severity of this disease is related to the high prevalence of staphylococcal Deep Foci of Infection (SA-DFI), which require prolonged duration of antimicrobial therapy and specific treatment. Timely diagnosis and management of SA-DFI is associated with an improvement of prognosis during ...

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SURgical Registry of Infective ENDocarditis in EuRope - SURRENDER

Summary: This is a prospective, multicentric, european registry of patients with infective endocarditis undergoing cardiac surgery. Patient demographics, clinical data and laboratory values will be collected, as well as treatment outcomes at day 30, day 90 and 1-5 years after the intervention.

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Infective Endocarditis?
Aortic Valve Surgery in Patients with Infective Endocarditis: Mid-Term Follow-up of Patients Treated With the ST. Jude Medical Trifecta Valve.
Surgery to Triple Valves for Active Infective Endocarditis Caused by Abiotrophia defectiva:Report of a Case.
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Infective endocarditis in pregnancy: A case report.