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Dental procedures, antibiotic prophylaxis, and endocarditis among people with prosthetic heart valves: Nationwide population based cohort and a case crossover study

BMJ September 7, 2017 V.358 

Sarah Tubiana, epidemiologist12, Pierre-Olivier Blotière, statistician2, Bruno Hoen, professor3, Philippe Lesclous, professor4, Sarah Millot, associate professor5, Jérémie Rudant, epidemiologist2 , Alain Weill, epidemiologist2, Joel Coste, professor2, François Alla, professor2, Xavier Duval, professor1

1INSERM, IAME, UMR 1137, Paris, France; Université Paris Diderot, IAME, UMR 1137, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France; INSERM CIC-1425, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Bichat Claude Bernard, Paris, France

2Department of Studies in Public Health, French National Health Insurance, Paris Cedex 20, France

3Service de Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales et Inserm-CIC 1424, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Pointe-à-Pitre, Pointe-à-Pitre, France; Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Faculté de Médecine Hyacinthe Bastaraud, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France

4INSERM, U 1229, RMeS, Nantes, France, UFR d’Odontologie, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France, CHU Hôtel Dieu, Nantes, France

5Department of Odontology, CHRU Université de Montpellier, France; UMR 1149 INSERM, CRI. Université Paris Diderot, France

Abstract

Objective

To assess the relation between invasive dental procedures and infective endocarditis associated with oral streptococci among people with prosthetic heart valves.

Design

Nationwide population based cohort and a case crossover study.

Setting

French national health insurance administrative data linked with the national hospital discharge database.

Participants

All adults aged more than 18 years, living in France, with medical procedure codes for positioning or replacement of prosthetic heart valves between July 2008 and July 2014.

Main outcome measures

Oral streptococcal infective endocarditis was identified using primary discharge diagnosis codes. In the cohort study, Poisson regression models were performed to estimate the rate of oral streptococcal infective endocarditis during the three month period after invasive dental procedures compared with non-exposure periods. In the case crossover study, conditional logistic regression models calculated the odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals comparing exposure to invasive dental procedures during the three month period preceding oral streptococcal infective endocarditis (case period) with three earlier control periods.

Results

The cohort included 138 876 adults with prosthetic heart valves (285 034 person years); 69 303 (49.9%) underwent at least one dental procedure. Among the 396 615 dental procedures performed, 103 463 (26.0%) were invasive and therefore presented an indication for antibiotic prophylaxis, which was performed in 52 280 (50.1%). With a median follow-up of 1.7 years, 267 people developed infective endocarditis associated with oral streptococci (incidence rate 93.7 per 100 000 person years, 95% confidence interval 82.4 to 104.9). Compared with non-exposure periods, no statistically significant increased rate of oral streptococcal infective endocarditis was observed during the three months after an invasive dental procedure (relative rate 1.25, 95% confidence interval 0.82 to 1.82; P=0.26) and after an invasive dental procedure without antibiotic prophylaxis (1.57, 0.90 to 2.53; P=0.08). In the case crossover analysis, exposure to invasive dental procedures was more frequent during case periods than during matched control periods (5.1% v 3.2%; odds ratio 1.66, 95% confidence interval 1.05 to 2.63; P=0.03).

Conclusion

Invasive dental procedures may contribute to the development of infective endocarditis in adults with prosthetic heart valves.

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http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3776

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January 6, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Infección por Coxiella burnetti (Fiebre Q)

Enf Infecciosas & Microbiologia Clínica 2010 V.28 Supl.1 P.29-32

Maria Teresa Fraile Fariñas (a) y Carlos Muóz Collado (b)

a Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital General de Valencia, Valencia, España

bDepartamento de Microbiología y Ecología, Facultad de Medicina y Odontología, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, España

La fiebre Q todavía es una enfermedad poco conocida, a pesar de que se describió hace más de 60 años. Aunque tampoco se conoce la prevalencia exacta, probablemente el número de casos de fiebre Q está subestimado.

La presentación clínica es muy variada e incluye formas graves con un mal pronóstico.

Frecuentemente, los casos agudos se presentan como una infección asintomática, un síndrome gripal, una neumonía o una hepatitis.

Probablemente, los factores del huésped juegan un papel importante en el desarrollo de la enfermedad crónica, que se puede presentar como una endocarditis con hemocultivo negativo.

El diagnóstico de fiebre Q debe considerarse en los casos de fiebre de origen desconocido, especialmente si el sujeto ha estado en contacto con mamíferos probablemente contaminados.

Los mejores métodos de diagnóstico microbiológico son los que permiten la detección directa de la bacteria (cultivo celular y reacción en cadena de la polimerasa, PCR), si bien estos procedimientos deben realizarse en laboratorios con un nivel de bioseguridad adecuado y con personal especializado.

Para el diagnóstico indirecto el método de referencia es la inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI), que es muy sensible y específica.

En los casos de fiebre Q aguda el diagnóstico deberían confirmarlo unos títulos de anticuerpos (IgG y/o IgM), obtenidos por inmunofluorescencia, superiores al punto de corte calculado para cada área geográfica, o bien por seroconversión.

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October 30, 2017 at 8:14 am

Fiebre Q

Anales de Medicina Interna (Madrid) Noviembre 2007 V.24 N.11

Roca

Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Servicio de Medicina Interna. Hospital General de Castellón. Departamento de Medicina. Universidad de Valencia

La fiebre Q es una zoonosis producida por Coxiella burnetii. Se transmite al hombre principalmente a través de aerosoles generados a partir los productos del parto de las vacas y de otros animales.

Clínicamente se caracterizada por un síndrome febril agudo, acompañado de neumonitis y hepatitis. También puede presentarse con un cuadro crónico de endocarditis.

El diagnóstico suele realizarse mediante la serología.

La forma aguda responde bien al tratamiento con tetraciclinas u otros antibióticos, pero la endocarditis es mucho más difícil de tratar, y su pronóstico es malo.

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October 30, 2017 at 8:12 am

Blood Culture–Negative Endocarditis, Morocco

Emerging Infectious Diseases November 2017 V.23 N.11

Research Letter

Najma Boudebouch, M’hammed Sarih, Abdelfattah Chakib, Salma Fadili, Drissi Boumzebra, Zahira Zouizra, Badie Azamane Mahadji, Hamid Amarouch, Didier Raoult, and Pierre-Edouard Fournier

Institut Pasteur du Maroc, Casablanca, Morocco (N. Boudebouch, M. Sarih); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Ibn Rochd, Casablanca (A. Chakib, S. Fadili, B.A. Mahadji); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Ibn Toufail Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco (D. Boumzebra, Z. Zouizra); Faculté des Sciences Ain Chock, Casablanca (H. Amarouch); Aix-Marseille Université, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille, France (D. Raoult, P.-E. Fournier)

We investigated the microorganisms causing blood culture–negative endocarditis (BCNE) in Morocco.

We tested 19 patients with BCNE by serologic methods, molecular methods, or both and identified Bartonella quintana, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus equi, and Streptococcus oralis in 4 patients.

These results highlight the role of these zoonotic agents in BCNE in Morocco.

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https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/11/pdfs/16-1066.pdf

October 18, 2017 at 8:23 am

Infective endocarditis in patients with cancer: a consequence of invasive procedures or a harbinger of neoplasm? –  A prospective, multicenter cohort

Medicine: September 2017 – Volume 96 – Issue 38 – p e7913

Fernández-Cruz, Ana MD, PhDa,b,*; Muñoz, Patricia MD, PhDa,b,c,d; Sandoval, Carmen MDb,e; Fariñas, Carmen MD, PhDf; Gutiérrez-Cuadra, Manuel MD, PhDf; Pericás Pulido, Juan M. MD, PhDg; Miró, José M. MD, PhDg; Goenaga-Sánchez, Miguel Á. MDh; de Alarcón, Arístides MDi; Bonache-Bernal, Francisco MDj; Rodríguez, MªÁngeles MD, PhDk; Noureddine, Mariam MD, PhDl; Bouza Santiago, Emilio MD, PhDa,b,c,d; on behalf of the Spanish Collaboration on Endocarditis (GAMES)

Abstract

The aim of the study was to draw a comparison between the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with cancer and those of IE in noncancer patients.

Patients with IE, according to the modified Duke criteria, were prospectively included in the GAMES registry between January 2008 and February 2014 in 30 hospitals. Patients with active cancer were compared with noncancer patients.

During the study period, 161 episodes of IE fulfilled the inclusion criteria. We studied 2 populations: patients whose cancer was diagnosed before IE (73.9%) and those whose cancer and IE were diagnosed simultaneously (26.1%). The latter more frequently had community-acquired IE (67.5% vs 26.4%, P < .01), severe sepsis (28.6% vs 11.1%, P = .013), and IE caused by gastrointestinal streptococci (42.9% vs 16.8%, P < .01). However, catheter source (7.1% vs 29.4%, P = .003), invasive procedures (26.2% vs 44.5%, P = .044), and immunosuppressants (9.5% vs 35.6%, P = .002) were less frequent.

When compared with noncancer patients, patients with cancer were more often male (75.2% vs 67.7%, P = .049), with a higher comorbidity index (7 vs 4). In addition, IE was more often nosocomial (48.7% vs 29%) and originated in catheters (23.6% vs 6.2%) (all P < .01). Prosthetic endocarditis (21.7% vs 30.3%, P = .022) and surgery when indicated (24.2% vs 46.5%, P < .01) were less common. In-hospital mortality (34.8% vs 25.8%, P = .012) and 1-year mortality (47.8% vs 30.9%, P < .01) were higher in cancer patients, although 30-day mortality was not (24.8% vs 19.3%, P = .087).

A significant proportion of cases of IE (5.6%) were recorded in cancer patients, mainly as a consequence of medical interventions. IE may be a harbinger of occult cancer, particularly that of gastrointestinal or urinary origin.

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September 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Comparative Sensitivity of Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography in Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis Among Veterans With Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

Open Forum Infectious Diseases April 2017 V.4 N.2

Poorani Sekar; James R. Johnson; Joseph R. Thurn; Dimitri M. Drekonja; Vicki A. Morrison …

Background.

Echocardiography is fundamental for diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), but whether all such patients require transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is controversial.

Methods.

We identified SAB cases between February 2008 and April 2012. We compared sensitivity and specificity of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and TEE for evidence of IE, and we determined impacts of IE risk factors and TTE image quality on comparative sensitivities of TTE and TEE and their impact on clinical decision making.

Results.

Of 215 evaluable SAB cases, 193 (90%) had TTE and 130 (60%) had TEE. In 119 cases with both tests, IE was diagnosed in 29 (24%), for whom endocardial involvement was evident in 25 (86%) by TEE, vs only 6 (21%) by TTE (P < .001). Transesophageal echocardiography was more sensitive than TTE regardless of risk factors. Even among the 66 cases with adequate or better quality TTE images, sensitivity was only 4 of 17 (24%) for TTE, vs 16 of 17 (94%) for TEE (P < .001). Among 130 patients with TEE, the TEE results, alone or with TTE results, influenced treatment duration in 56 (43%) cases and led to valve surgery in at least 4 (6%). It is notable that, despite vigorous efforts to obtain both tests routinely, TEE was not done in 86 cases (40%) for various reasons, including pathophysiological contraindications (14%), patient refusal or other patient-related factors (16%), and provider declination or system issues (10%).

Conclusions.

Patients with SAB should undergo TEE when possible to detect evidence for IE, especially if the results might affect management.

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September 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm

From Expert Protocols to Standardized Management of Infectious Diseases

Clinical Infectious Diseases  15 August 2017  V.65 N.suppl 1 S12–S19

Jean-Christophe Lagier; Camille Aubry; Marion Delord; Pierre Michelet; Hervé Tissot-Dupont …

We report here 4 examples of management of infectious diseases (IDs) at the University Hospital Institute Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, France, to illustrate the value of expert protocols feeding standardized management of IDs.

First, we describe our experience on Q fever and Tropheryma whipplei infection management based on in vitro data and clinical outcome.

Second, we describe our management-based approach for the treatment of infective endocarditis, leading to a strong reduction of mortality rate.

Third, we report our use of fecal microbiota transplantation to face severe Clostridium difficile infections and to perform decolonization of patients colonized by emerging highly resistant bacteria.

Finally, we present the standardized management of the main acute infections in patients admitted in the emergency department, promoting antibiotics by oral route, checking compliance with the protocol, and avoiding the unnecessary use of intravenous and urinary tract catheters.

Overall, the standardization of the management is the keystone to reduce both mortality and morbidity related to IDs.

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August 9, 2017 at 8:50 am

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