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 1024 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Comparative study on usefulness of gentamycin-containing collagen implants in the treatment of patients with osteitis and osteomyelitis of the craniofacial skeleton.
 

Author(s): Paweł J Zawadzki, Konrad Perkowski, Michał Kotlarski, Anna Pietruczuk-Padzik, Lidia Chomicz

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017 May;24(2):299-302.

 

Introduction and objective. A reduction in incidences of peri-surgical complications due to infections is achieved by antibiotic prophylaxis The objective of the study was to assess the usefulness of gentamycin-containing collagen implants (GCCI) in the treatment of patients ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2017

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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis presenting with Tolosa-Hunt syndrome in a 13-year-old boy.
 

Author(s): Sofia Torreggiani, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Marta Torcoletti, Fabrizia Corona, Carlo Agostoni, Giovanni Filocamo

Journal: Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.. ;35 Suppl 104(2):15-16.

 

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2017

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 98 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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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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