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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 1001 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Characteristics of and risk factors for severe neurological deficit in patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis: A case-control study.
 

Author(s): Adrien Lemaignen, Idir Ghout, Aurélien Dinh, Guillaume Gras, Bruno Fantin, Virginie Zarrouk, Robert Carlier, Jean-Edouard Loret, Eric Denes, Alix Greder, François-Xavier Lescure, David Boutoille, Pierre Tattevin, Bertrand Issartel, Jean-Philippe Cottier, Louis Bernard,

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(21):e6387.

 

Severe neurological deficit (SND) is a rare but major complication of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO). We aimed to determine the risk factors and the variables associated with clinical improvement for SND during PVO.This case-control study included patients without PVO-associated ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2017

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Pubic Bone Osteomyelitis and Pubosymphyseal Urinary Fistula: A Poorly Recognized Complication in Prostate Cancer Survivors.
 

Author(s): Ramiro Jose Madden-Fuentes, Andrew C Peterson

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2017 Mar;31(3):169-73.

 

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2017

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Delayed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-induced osteomyelitis of the tibia after pin tract infection: two case reports.
 

Author(s): Kosuke Hamahashi, Yoshiyasu Uchiyama, Yuka Kobayashi, Masahiko Watanabe

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Pin tract infection is a common complication of external fixation. It usually heals after treatment with debridement, antibiotics, and/or pin removal, only rarely developing into delayed osteomyelitis. We treated two patients with delayed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-induced ...

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2017

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 93 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans osteomyelitis in a 12 year old boy: case report emphasizing the importance of tissue culture, and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Ketaki Sharma, Poonam Mudgil, John S Whitehall, Iain Gosbell

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Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans most commonly causes periodontitis but has been reported to infect heart valves, soft tissue, brain and lungs, and distal bones. Osteomyelitis distal to the jaw is rarely described.

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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Squamous cell carcinoma in chronic osteomyelitis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Gaetano Caruso, Emanuele Gerace, Vincenzo Lorusso, Rosario Cultrera, Loredana Moretti, Leo Massari

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Chronic osteomyelitis is a challenging problem, and malignant transformation is a rare occurrence. We report a case of a patient with squamous cell carcinoma arising from an osteomyelitic hotbed and discuss through a literature review the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of this lesion.

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2016

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The use of Reamer-irrigator-aspirator in the management of long bone osteomyelitis: an update.
 

Author(s): T H Tosounidis, G M Calori, P V Giannoudis

Journal: Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2016 Aug;42(4):417-23.

 

Reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA) is an innovative device that its indications have recently been expanded to the management of long bone infections.

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2016

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Patients Response to Early Switch To Oral:Osteomyelitis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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