Case Study #3 Management of Patients with Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders Ariane Waters is 21 years of age and is a female patient who is admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Ariane had her tongue and nose pierced 6 weeks ago. The drug screen is negative. She presents with tricuspid insufficiency murmur grade II, and a temperature of 104°F. The patient complains of extreme fatigue, and anorexia. The echocardiogram reveals vegetations
Infective endocarditis has been around for many centuries. A man named Lazaire Riviere, while performing an autopsy, first discovered infective endocarditis in 1674 (Brusch, 2015). Since the first findings documented were after death, there was still much research to do in this area of cardiovascular science. William Olser was the first person to compile an in-depth explanation of infective endocarditis in English in the year of 1885. Furthermore, in 1966, the first modern-times symposium of infective
of antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis: before and after study: A Review Thornhill et al.’s article on the cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis and its impact on infective endocarditis examined, both, prescriptions for antibiotics of a standard premedication dose (3g amoxicillin or 600mg clindamycin) and diagnoses or deaths due to infective endocarditis between January 2000 and April 2010. The time frame chosen for this study was critical due to the release of updated
compromised with the occurrence of infective endocarditis. Surgical repair reduces the risk but does not entirely excludes it due to development of minor complications Right sided endocarditis is mainly a disease of intravenous drug abusers. It can also occur in nondrug addicts. The incidence of right sided infective endocarditis ranges from 5-10% in different series.. The majority of cases involve the tricuspid valve . Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis is rare. It is assumed that its rarity
Case Study Julia Atungsiri Purdue University Global Case study 1. What is the significance of the orthostatic hypotension, tachycardia, abdominal tenderness, hematuria, joint pain, and petechiae? What is splinter hemorrhages and what is their significance? Orthostatic hypotension is the reduction of the systolic pressure of at least 20mmHG or the dropping of diastolic pressure of at least 10mmHg within three minutes of standing as compared to baseline as such, the body is often unable
STUDY POPULATION AND CLINICAL DATA This study is a retrospective chart review of 360 patients with definite or possible Infective Endocarditis according to modified Duke Criteria [1-2] who were admitted to Detroit Receiving Hospital and Harper University Hospital in Detroit from 2006 to 2014. Both hospitals are teaching hospitals in Detroit, Michigan. For a patient with repeated episodes of Infective Endocarditis, one episode was only included at our institutions. Clinical, microbiological, and
During the study period from 2006 to 2014, three hundred sixty patients with a definitive infective endocarditis diagnosis were included. The mean age of the patients was 53 ± 13 (range 18–94). Two hundred thirteen (59%) patients were male and one hundred forty seven were female. 80 of the 362 patients died during hospitalization and in- hospital mortality rate was 22% for the entire study. A total of 295 (83%) of the patients were African American. 76patients had a previous episode of IE (21%).
Infective endocarditis is an infection of microorganisms, whether it be bacterial or viral, which form colonies within the endothelial lining of the heart tissue. This initiates an immune response that causes the infected sites to grow. Figure 1 8 shows vegetations
Lorma Colleges City of San Fernando 2500 La Union College of Nursing NCM 103 First Semester School Year 2013 – 2014 Case Study: Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems Abby, is 21 years of age and is a female patient who received a permanent atrial-ventricular pacemaker for the diagnosis of sick sinus rhythm, a disorder that leads to periods of tachycardia and periods of extreme bradycardia or sinus arrest.
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