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February 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:10

Cytokine removal in sepsis and endocarditis

BJC Staff

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The technology is already used to treat inflammation in critically ill and cardiac surgery patients as an early standalone (I.e. without combined renal replacement) therapy for extracorporeal cytokine removal. It is designed to reduce the ‘cytokine storm’ or ‘cytokine release syndrome’, a major contributing factor in inflammation. The controlled study of 20 patients was conducted by a team at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy of the University Szeged in Hungary, led by Professor Zsolt Molnar. They investigated the effects of a single treatment of extracorporeal cytokine removal with CytoSorb® therapy, in additio

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Triple-valve infective endocarditis

April 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:65–7 doi:10.5837/bjc.2016.015 Online First

Triple-valve infective endocarditis

Azeem S Sheikh, Asma Abdul Sattar, Claire Williams

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Introduction Figure 1. Chest X-ray (antero-posterior projection) demonstrating a septic lesion (thick arrow) Despite the significant improvements in both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in recent years, infective endocarditis (IE) remains a medical challenge due to poor prognosis and high mortality. IE varies according to the initial clinical manifestations, underlying cardiac disease, micro-organisms involved and the associated complications. Echocardiographically, the majority of patients demonstrate vegetations on a single valve, while demonstration of involvement of two valves occurs much less frequently; triple-valve involvement is

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The role of nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAATs) in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis

July 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:195-200

The role of nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAATs) in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis

Gillian Rodger, Stephen Morris-Jones, Jim Huggett, John Yap, Clare Green, Alimuddin Zumla 

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Introduction Figure 1. A large vegetation on the aortic valve from a patient with infective endocarditis Untreated infective endocarditis (IE) is fatal; even with appropriate treatment, IE is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide.1 The annual incidence of IE over the past two decades has remained relatively constant, ranging between 1.7 and 6.2 cases/100,000 population. Neither advances in healthcare nor revisions made to the current diagnostic criteria have substantially altered this.1-3 The current definition for IE now incorporates infections of prosthetic heart valves (both bioprosthetic and mechanical), implante

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March 2005 Br J Cardiol 2005;12:146-8

Aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva following infective endocarditis

Analie Grimshaw, Eu Krishna Adluri, Chris J Smallpeicegénie Di Stefano, Stephen Saltissi

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July 2003 Br J Cardiol 2003;10:308-9

Digoxin toxicity: an unusual presentation of infective endocarditis

Handrean Soran, Louise Murray, Naveed Younis, Steve PY Wong, Peter Currie, Ian R Jones

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May 2003 Br J Cardiol (Acute Interv Cardiol) 2003;10:AIC 59–AIC 60

Amnesia: a matter of the heart

Divaka Perera, Neeraj Bhasin, Simon R Redwood

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