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Infectious endocarditis caused by Gemella haemolysans: clinical issues and treatment approaches

Gemella haemolysans is a commensal of the human oral cavity, upper respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract, which in some cases can cause serious infections, including infective endocarditis (IE). IE caused by G. haemolysans is more common in …

Level of Knowledge of Medical Specialists on the Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Endocarditis in Russia

Objective. To reveal the level of knowledge of medical specialists on the diagnostics and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE). Materials and Methods. Multicenter interviewing of the medical specialists about IE etiology, diagnostics and treatment was conducted during 2012–2013 in 15 cities of different regions of Russia. Results. Overall 530 medical specialists were interviewed. On the question concerning the choice of echocardiographic study only 59,4% of respondents have marked transesophageal route.

Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans: Clinical Significance, Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy

Currently, HACEK group bacteria are a causative agent in 3% of infectious endocarditis cases; of which Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is the most frequent pathogen. However, this pathogen can be obtained from patients with meningitis, brain …

Diagnosis and Treatment of Infective Endocarditis

Recent approaches to management of infective endocarditis including recognition, empirical treatment, and etiological therapy depending on causative agent (streptococci, staphylococci, gram-negative bacteria, fungi and unknown etiology) are given in …