Osteomyelitis

Common Name(s)

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is the medical term for an infection in a bone. The infection that causes osteomyelitis often is in another part of the body and spreads to the bone via the blood. Affected bone may have been predisposed to infection because of recent trauma. In children, the long bones are usually affected. In adults, the vertebrae and the pelvis are most commonly affected. Bone infection can be caused by bacteria or by fungus. Osteomyelitis is divided into several types depending on where an infection begins and where it occurs. Types of osteomyelitis include: infections that travel through the bloodstream, infections that occur after injury or surgery, infections in people with poor circulation, and infection in the bones of the spine.
 

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 799 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tubercular osteomyelitis of spheno-clival region presenting with lateral rectus palsy.
 

Author(s): Hanuma Srinivas Bhavanam, Alugolu Rajesh, Megha Shantveer Uppin

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(2):198-200.

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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The macrophage inflammatory proteins MIP1α (CCL3) and MIP2α (CXCL2) in implant-associated osteomyelitis: linking inflammation to bone degradation.
 

Author(s): Ulrike Dapunt, Susanne Maurer, Thomas Giese, Matthias Martin Gaida, Gertrud Maria Hänsch

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2014 ;2014():728619.

 

Bacterial infections of bones remain a serious complication of endoprosthetic surgery. These infections are difficult to treat, because many bacterial species form biofilms on implants, which are relatively resistant towards antibiotics. Bacterial biofilms elicit a progressive local ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Acute osteomyelitis in children.
 

Author(s): Markus Pääkkönen, Heikki Peltola

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Apr;370(14):1365-6.

 

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2014

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 81 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A systematic review of animal models for Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): W Reizner, J G Hunter, N T O'Malley, R D Southgate, E M Schwarz, S L Kates

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Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) osteomyelitis is a significant complication for orthopaedic patients undergoing surgery, particularly with fracture fixation and arthroplasty. Given the difficulty in studying S. aureus infections in human subjects, animal models serve an integral ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2014

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Apoptosis-associated uncoupling of bone formation and resorption in osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): Ian Marriott

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The mechanisms underlying the destruction of bone tissue in osteomyelitis are only now being elucidated. While some of the tissue damage associated with osteomyelitis likely results from the direct actions of bacteria and infiltrating leukocytes, perhaps exacerbated by bacterial manipulation ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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Aspergillus osteomyelitis: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, management, and outcome.
 

Author(s): Maria N Gamaletsou, Blandine Rammaert, Marimelle A Bueno, Brad Moriyama, Nikolaos V Sipsas, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Emmanuel Roilides, Valerie Zeller, Roberta Prinapori, Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Barry Brause, Olivier Lortholary, Thomas J Walsh

Journal: J. Infect.. 2014 May;68(5):478-93.

 

The epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of Aspergillus osteomyelitis are not well understood.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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Osteomyelitis: Procalcitonin to Diagnose and Monitor Osteomyelitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes; Foot Ulcer; Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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Osteomyelitis: Procalcitonin to Diagnose and Monitor Osteomyelitis (PCT)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2014

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Efficacy of Surgical Treatment of Osteomyelitis in Diabetic Foot Ulcers
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis; Diabetic Foot; Diabetic Foot Ulcers

 

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2010

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