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 1040 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Examining the association of MMP-1 gene -1607 (2G/1G) and -519 (A/G) polymorphisms with the risk of osteomyelitis: A case-control study.
 

Author(s): Qingzhu Kong, Yu Jin, Shi Yan, Yin Wang, Jingxin Zhao, Zhen Feng, Junqiang Wei, Yu Wang, Lingwei Kong, Litao Guo, Jianing Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(42):e4969.

 

To investigate the effects of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) gene polymorphisms on the onset of osteomyelitis in Chinese Han population.In all, 80 osteomyelitis patients (case group) and 81 healthy people (control group) were recruited into this case-control study. Polymerase ...

Last Updated: 19 Oct 2017

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Osteomyelitis Risk in Patients With Transfemoral Amputations Treated With Osseointegration Prostheses.
 

Author(s): Jonatan Tillander, Kerstin Hagberg, Örjan Berlin, Lars Hagberg, Rickard Brånemark

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2017 Dec;475(12):3100-3108.

 

Percutaneous anchoring of femoral amputation prostheses using osseointegrating titanium implants has been in use for more than 25 years. The method offers considerable advantages in daily life compared with conventional socket prostheses, however long-term success might be jeopardized ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2017

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Candida vertebral osteomyelitis (CVO) 28 cases from a 10-year retrospective study in France.
 

Author(s): Clémence Richaud, Victoire De Lastours, Xavière Panhard, David Petrover, Fantin Bruno, Agnès Lefort

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(31):e7525.

 

Although increasingly frequent, little is known about the clinical presentation, radiological signs, and outcome of Candida vertebral osteomyelitis (CVO).We performed a nationwide retrospective study of laboratory-confirmed cases of CVO over a 10 year-period in France with a prolonged ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2017

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 100 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment strategies for chronic osteomyelitis in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review.
 

Author(s): J Geurts, A Hohnen, T Vranken, P Moh

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2017 Sep;22(9):1054-1062.

 

To identify a standard treatment regime or highly successful procedure for chronic osteomyelitis in low- and middle-income countries.

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2017

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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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Patients Response to Early Switch To Oral:Osteomyelitis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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White Blood Cell SPECT/CT and Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2016

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