I was invited to give this talk at the ECHO Singapore 2018 conference last Saturday, and had to do a bit of reading up. Who should receive antibiotic prophylaxis against endocarditis, particularly when undergoing dental procedures, is obviously an important clinical decision. Endocarditis – inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, particularly the heart […]

An elderly man presented with fever and malaise for a week followed by right buttock pain which was worse on sitting for 2 days. He has well-controlled hypertension and ischemic heart disease. An X-ray of the lumbosacral spine showed narrowing of the L2-L3 disc space following which an MRI of the spine was arranged. Blood […]