endocarditis


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en·do·car·di·tis

 (ĕn′dō-kär-dī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the endocardium.


en′do·car·dit′ic (-dĭt′ĭk) adj.

endocarditis

(ˌɛndəʊkɑːˈdaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the endocardium
endocarditic adj

en•do•car•di•tis

(ˌɛn doʊ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the endocardium.
[1830–40]
en`do•car•dit′ic (-ˈdɪt ɪk) adj.

endocarditis

an inflamed condition of the endocardium, the membrane that lines heart chambers.
See also: Heart

endocarditis

Inflammation of the endocardium (inner heart lining) often resulting from infection by bacteria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endocarditis - inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
carditis - inflammation of the heart
subacute bacterial endocarditis - a chronic bacterial infection of the endocardium and heart valves; symptoms develop slowly
Translations

en·do·car·di·tis

n. endocarditis, infl. aguda o crónica del endocardio;
acute bacterial ______ aguda bacteriana;
bacterial ______ bacteriana;
chronic ______ crónica;
constrictive ______ constrictiva;
infectious ______ infecciosa;
malignant ______ maligna;
mucomembranous ______ mucomembranosa;
rheumatic ______ reumática;
subacute bacterial ______ subaguda bacteriana;
tuberculous ______ tuberculosa;
valvular ______ valvular;
vegetative ______ vegetativa.

endocarditis

n endocarditis f; infectious — endocarditis infecciosa
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CHICAGO -- Echocardiograms should not be used as a first-line screening tool for children with suspected endocarditis, say researchers who evaluated the appropriateness and effectiveness of 300 such images ordered over 10 years at their institution.
Blood culture-negative endocarditis (BCNE) can occur when the patient has previously received antibiotic drugs or in the presence of slow-growing or intracellular microorganisms (1,2).
Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the endocardial surface of the heart structures, and is caused by the microbial bacterial organisms and fungal infection that occurs as a result of colonisation of the endothelium by microorganisms.
Despite a relatively high positive rate of Q fever serology in healthy individuals in the mainland of China, very few cases of Q fever endocarditis have been reported.
Fungal endocarditis is a very rare entity and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates.
We will then use ultrasound to break up the microbubbles, which in turn can disrupt the vegetation, and hopefully be able to treat the endocarditis more effectively with antibiotics.
There is an incidence of 10,000-15,000 new cases of infective endocarditis each year in the United States.
Infective endocarditis remains an important disease, considering the clinical consequences and the costs, with an estimated 25% mortality rate, despite the treatment with antibiotics, that is becoming more efficient and the development of the cardiac surgery techniques (1).
AMSTERDAM -- Data presented at the annual congress of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases suggest that Propionibacterium acnes may be responsible for many more cases of infective endocarditis than is now believed.
Four sets of blood cultures were performed, and the patient was commenced on penicillin and gentamicin for suspected native-valve endocarditis.
Objective: To determine the factors associated with the early postoperative outcomes of patients with valvular infective endocarditis at a tertiary care hospital.