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

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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Bioactive glass BAG-S53P4 for the adjunctive treatment of chronic osteomyelitis of the long bones: an in vitro and prospective clinical study.
 

Author(s): Lorenzo Drago, Delia Romanò, Elena De Vecchi, Christian Vassena, Nicola Logoluso, Roberto Mattina, Carlo Luca Romanò

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This study aimed to explore the in vitro antibacterial activity of the bioglass BAG S53P4 against multi-resistant microorganisms commonly involved in osteomyelitis and to evaluate its use in surgical adjunctive treatment of osteomyelitis.

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2014

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Follow-up imaging for vertebral osteomyelitis: a teachable moment.
 

Author(s): Adam J Visconti, Joshua Biddle, Marc Solomon

Journal: JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Feb;174(2):184.

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2014

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 79 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Sphingomonas paucimobilis osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient. A rare case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Renato Pascale, Enrico Russo, Isabella Esposito, Sebastiano Leone, Silvano Esposito

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2013 Oct;36(4):423-6.

 

Sphingomonas paucimobilis occurs widely both in natural and nosocomial environments, including hospital water systems, respiratory therapy equipment, and laboratory instruments. It is an opportunistic pathogen that rarely causes infections in humans. Among S. paucimobilis nosocomial ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2013

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Tuberculous osteomyelitis in the ulna of a patient undergoing hemodialysis.
 

Author(s): Yuka Nakazawa, Tomoya Nishino, Atsushi Mori, Tadashi Uramatsu, Yoko Obata, Hideyuki Arai, Hideyuki Hayashi, Shoko Tsukasaki, Yoshiaki Muraya, Yuichi Inoue, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Shigeru Kohno

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(1):135-9.

 

A 76-year-old woman on hemodialysis (HD) presented with pain and swelling in the left wrist and forearm. The osteomyelitis occurred in the part of the ulna adjacent to the arteriovenous fistula. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was identified in pus obtained from the left forearm, leading ...

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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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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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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