geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Infective endocarditis--changes in the microbiological profile


, : Infective endocarditis--changes in the microbiological profile. Materia Medica Polona. Polish Journal of Medicine and Pharmacy 28(2): 49-56

The clinical material from 120 patients, with clinical diagnosis of infectious endocarditis (IE) (65 patients with IE on native valves and 55 patients with IE on artificial valves, i.e. mechanical or biological prosthesis) treated during the period of 1986-1994 was investigated. Sixty positive cultures were obtained from the valves and 40 positive cultures from the blood, which accounted for 76% and 60% of the confirmed IE cases, respectively. Bacteriological confirmation of IE was obtained in 91 (75.8%) patients, 80.2% of the isolated microorganisms being gram-positive bacteria, 17.6% gram-negative, and 2.2%-fungi. The most frequently isolated bacteriawere coagulase-negative staphylococci. They accounted for 40.5% of infections in the IE patients on native valves, and for 63.3% in those with artificial valves. Streptococci were isolated from 11.8% of the patients with IE on native valves and from only 2% of cases of IE on artificial valves. The multiresistant strains were most frequently isolated from the patients with IE on artificial valves.

US$29.90

PMID: 9088127


Other references

Corriveau Louise; Gorton Michael P., 1989: Potassic alkaline and shoshonitic plutonism in the SW Grenville Province. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 21(6): 107

Dautovic, Z.; Knezevic, D.L.; Zdravkovic, D.; Katic, S., 2002: Fleas and flea control. Fleas as haematophagous arthropods take part in the spread of certain diseases such as bubonic plague, murine typhus, tick-borne typhus and tularaemia, or can be transport hosts for certain species of cestodes of dogs and cats. Depending on the ty...

Reuling Hans Theodor, 1937: Die Pruemer Mulde. Devonian facies and tectonics, pre-Triassic morphology, and pre- and post- Variscan stages of dolomitization of the Pruem trough, Germany.

Jorge, K.C.; Alvarado, M.A.; Melo, E.G.; Carreño, M.N.P.; Alayo, M.I.; Wetter, N.U., 2016: Directional random laser source consisting of a HC-ARROW reservoir connected to channels for spectroscopic analysis in microfluidic devices. Light sources are used in optofluidic devices for real-time system control and quantitative analysis of important process parameters. In this work, we present a random laser source using a hollow-core antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (HC-...

Yi, P.; Wang, Z.; Feng, Q.; Pintilie, G.D.; Foulds, C.E.; Lanz, R.B.; Ludtke, S.J.; Schmid, M.F.; Chiu, W.; O'Malley, B.W., 2016: Structure of a biologically active estrogen receptor-coactivator complex on DNA. Estrogen receptor (ER/ESR1) is a transcription factor critical for development, reproduction, metabolism, and cancer. ER function hinges on its ability to recruit primary and secondary coactivators, yet structural information on the full-length re...

Brighina, F.; Bisiach, E.; Oliveri, M.; Piazza, A.; L.B.a, V.; Daniele, O.; Fierro, B., 2003: 1 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the unaffected hemisphere ameliorates contralesional visuospatial neglect in humans. The aim of the study was to investigate whether low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the unaffected hemisphere can ameliorate visuospatial neglect. We treated three right brain damaged patients with left neglect....

Sperber G.; Spiegel A.; Baudon D.; Nahor N.; Picq J.J., 1992: Comparative study of three bacteriological techniques for diagnosing cerebrospinal meningitis during an epidemic. During an outbreak of group A meningococcal meningitis in Chad in 1988, a comparative study of three bacteriological techniques (direct microscopic examination, latex agglutination, and culture) was conducted with 120 samples of cerebrospinal flui...

Myers, N., 2002: Environmental refugees: a growing phenomenon of the 21st century. There is a new phenomenon in the global arena: environmental refugees. These are people who can no longer gain a secure livelihood in their homelands because of drought, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and other environmental problems...

Priĭmak, A.A.; Solomentsova, T.V.; Kornilov, A.A.; Nemerovskiĭ, L.I., 1986: Study of the informative value of pulmophonographic indices using the technic of linear discriminant analysis. Problemy Tuberkuleza: 33-35

Ramírez-Iglesias, J.R.; Eleizalde, M.C.; Gómez-Piñeres, E.; Mendoza, M., 2012: Trypanosoma evansi: A clinical, parasitological and immunological evaluation of trypanosomosis using a chronic rabbit model. We evaluated the clinical, parasitological and immunological effects of a Venezuelan strain of Trypanosoma evansi (T. evansi) throughout in experimentally inoculated rabbits over the course of infection and compared them with the same aspect in he...