A National Roadmap to Meet the Emotional Health Needs of Pediatric Patients
NYU Langone physicians and researchers design a go-to model for educating providers and supporting patients and families.
Uncovering the Biological Basis of Intergenerational Trauma
Brain changes in utero confirm trauma-associated developmental risk factors passed from mother to baby.
Harmonizing Best Practices in Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Global collaboration fosters learning for pediatric spinal cord injury rehabilitation and beyond.
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#1 in New York State
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Level IV NICU
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Complex Case Spotlight
Chasing Down Complications of Untreated Infective Endocarditis
Transthoracic Echocardiogram Reveals Vegetations
A patient with a bicuspid aortic valve presented with persistent fever, rashes and joint pain. Specialists diagnosed the patient with infective endocarditis after an initial transthoracic echocardiogram showed two small masses on the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve, each about 5 by 12 millimeters in size, and blood cultures came back positive.
More Insight from Transesophageal Echocardiography
Additional echocardiography revealed vegetations on the aortic valve.
Treating the Multi-Organ Infection
Further imaging revealed an aortic root abscess plus multiple septic brain emboli, a splenic abscess, and renal infarction. The aortic valve was successfully replaced using a pulmonary autograft (Ross) procedure, during which the mitral valve vegetations were removed. The infection to the spleen necessitated its removal and the remaining infections were treated with postoperative antibiotics.
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