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 836 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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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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Gentamycin-impregnated calcium phosphate cement for calcaneal osteomyelitis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Takashi Iwakura, Sang Yang Lee, Takahiro Niikura, Masahiko Miwa, Yoshitada Sakai, Kotaro Nishida, Ryosuke Kuroda, Masahiro Kurosaka

Journal: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2014 Dec;22(3):437-9.

 

We report a case of chronic calcaneal osteomyelitis in a diabetic patient who was successfully treated with radical debridement and gentamycin-impregnated calcium phosphate cement. At 1.5-year follow-up, the patient could walk without any assistance. Calcium phosphate cement is an ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2014

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 87 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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A systematic review of animal models for Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): W Reizner, J G Hunter, N T O'Malley, R D Southgate, E M Schwarz, S L Kates

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Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) osteomyelitis is a significant complication for orthopaedic patients undergoing surgery, particularly with fracture fixation and arthroplasty. Given the difficulty in studying S. aureus infections in human subjects, animal models serve an integral ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2014

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Route and length of therapy of acute uncomplicated hematogenous osteomyelitis: do we have the answers yet?
 

Author(s): Jessica Majewski, Michael Del Vecchio, Stephen Aronoff

Journal: Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Jan;4(1):44-7.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2014

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Ceftaroline for Treatment of Hematogenously Acquired Staphylococcus Aureus Osteomyelitis in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 7 Jan 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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