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

Pseudotumoral chronic osteomyelitis with multifocal involvement.
 

Author(s): Walid Sayed, Taieb Raboudi, Mohamed Ben Salah, Wael Chebbi, Moez Dridi, H├ędi Annabi, Mehdi Haj Salah, Mohsen Trabelsi, Mondher M'barek

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Dec;92(12):763-4.

 

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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Bacteremia with an iliopsoas abscess and osteomyelitis of the femoral head caused by Enterococcus avium in a patient with end-stage kidney disease.
 

Author(s): Akira Okada, Mika Hangai, Toshimi Oda

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(6):669-74.

 

A 70-year-old man on hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease due to polycystic kidney disease presented with hip pain on extension and a high C-reactive protein level. Further examinations revealed an iliopsoas abscess and femoral head osteomyelitis caused by Enterococcus avium ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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Multifocal septic osteomyelitis mimicking skeletal metastatic disease in a patient with prostate cancer.
 

Author(s): Evangelos Alexiou, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Varvara Valotassiou, Evangelia Georgiou, Ioannis Fezoulidis, Marianna Vlychou

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;18(1):77-8.

 

We present an unusual case of a 59 years old patient with prostate cancer, who was referred to our hospital with pleurodenia, low back and other sites of bone ostalgia, for bone scintiscan. The patient underwent a whole body bone scanning after the intravenous administration of 740MBq ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2015

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 90 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bilateral acute tibial osteomyelitis in a patient without an underlying disease: a case report.
 

Author(s): Serkan Sipahioglu, Huseyin Askar, Sinan Zehir

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The simultaneous presentation of osteomyelitis in more than one bone is rare and is commonly accompanied by a chronic disease. Even in such cases, other conditions that arise commonly in the long bones of children--such as chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis and Ewing's sarcoma--must ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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Non-vertebral Veillonella species septicemia and osteomyelitis in a patient with diabetes: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Fawzia Eida Al-Otaibi, Maha Mohammed Al-Mohizea

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Veillonella is a nonfermentative, strictly anaerobic, Gram-negative coccus that forms part of the human gastrointestinal tract, mouth and vaginal flora. Like other anaerobic infection, Veillonella species usually are involved in polymicrobial processes, which make it difficult to ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2014

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Recommendations for the treatment of osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): Ana Lucia L Lima, Priscila R Oliveira, Vladimir C Carvalho, Sergio Cimerman, Eduardo Savio,

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;18(5):526-34.

 

With the advances in surgical treatment, antibiotic therapy and the current resources for accurate diagnosis and differentiated approaches to each type of osteomyelitis, better results are being obtained in the treatment of this disease. After a careful literature review carried out ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2014

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Ceftaroline for Treatment of Hematogenously Acquired Staphylococcus Aureus Osteomyelitis in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hematogenously Acquired Staphylococcus Aureus Osteomyelitis; Bone Infection; Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2015

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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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