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Transitioning to oral therapy for infective endocarditis supported by real-world study

A retrospective study at three L.A. hospitals found similar rates of clinical success at 90 days in patients who received entirely IV therapy or were transitioned to oral antibiotics for infective endocarditis, and adverse events were less common in the latter group.
15 Mar 2023

Injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis carries higher risk of systemic emboli

An international cohort study found that mortality rates were lower when infective endocarditis was associated with injection drug use compared to other causes, and these patients, who were typically young and healthy, less often underwent cardiac surgery.
3 Feb 2021

March 15, 2023

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Preop antibiotics should not delay surgery for infective endocarditis

One recent study analyzed the effects of preoperative antibiotics on infective endocarditis while another evaluated the risk of infective endocarditis with various species of streptococcal bloodstream infections.
1 Jul 2020

Infective endocarditis increases ischemic stroke risk for up to two years

The risk of ischemic stroke was highest during the first four weeks after an infective endocarditis diagnosis, and it was lower in patients on anticoagulation, according to the Danish registry study.
8 May 2019

Preadmission statin exposure associated with reduced mortality in infective endocarditis

Among patients with infective endocarditis who took statins before hospitalization, continuing the drugs was associated with nearly 50% lower risk of both one-year and in-hospital mortality versus stopping them, a study from Hong Kong found.
21 Sep 2022

Hospitalizations, heart valve surgeries for drug-associated infective endocarditis increase

From 2007 to 2017, annual hospitalizations for drug use-associated infective endocarditis increased by about 12-fold in one state, with opioids implicated in nearly two-thirds of cases.
5 Dec 2018

AHA offers guiding principles to treat infective endocarditis in patients who inject drugs

In patients who inject drugs, management of infective endocarditis without addiction treatment “is failing to treat the underlying cause of illness, an ideal that is a principal tenet in all other medical conditions,” the American Heart Association (AHA) said in a scientific statement.
7 Sep 2022

Studies analyze rise in infective endocarditis hospitalizations related to drug use

One recent study found an increase since 2008 in the hospitalization rate for stroke associated with infective endocarditis and opioid use, while another compared outcomes of infective endocarditis among patients who inject drugs versus those who do not.
6 Feb 2019

September 7, 2022

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