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

Skin manifestations associated with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in a 9-year-old girl.
 

Author(s): Frank Bachmann, Karola Stieler, Natalie Garcia Bartels, Sandra Philipp, Kirsten Minden, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Nov;71(5):e218-9.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Clinical challenge: fatal mucormycotic osteomyelitis caused by Rhizopus microsporus despite aggressive multimodal treatment.
 

Author(s): Norbert Harrasser, Ingo J Banke, Matthias Hauschild, Ulrich Lenze, Peter M Prodinger, Andreas Toepfer, Christian Peschel, RĂ¼diger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Ingo Ringshausen, Mareike Verbeek

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Mucormycosis is an invasive mycotic disease caused by fungi in the zygomycetes class. Although ubiquitous in the environment, zygomycetes are rarely known to cause invasive disease in immunocompromised hosts with a high mortality even under aggressive antifungal and surgical therapy. ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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Temporal bone osteomyelitis: the relationship with malignant otitis externa, the diagnostic dilemma, and changing trends.
 

Author(s): Jia-Cheng Chen, Chien-Fu Yeh, An-Suey Shiao, Tzong-Yang Tu

Journal: ScientificWorldJournal. 2014 ;2014():591714.

 

Fifty-five patients hospitalized for osteomyelitis of the temporal bone between 1990 and 2011 were divided into two study groups: group 1 was patients collected from 1990 to 2001 and group 2 was composed of patients between 2002 and 2011. Clinical diagnostic criteria and epidemiologic ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 84 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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