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 1049 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Abdominal mass hiding rib osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): Genny Raffaeli, Irene Borzani, Raffaella Pinzani, Caterina Giannitto, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito

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Rib osteomyelitis is a rare entity, occurring in approximately 1 % or less of all cases of haematogenous osteomyelitis. Given its rarity and clinical heterogeneity, the diagnosis of rib osteomyelitis can be challenging and requires a high index of suspicion. We present a case of acute ...

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016

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Polymicrobial vertebral osteomyelitis after oesophageal biopsy: a case report.
 

Author(s): Aude Giger, Erlangga Yusuf, Oriol Manuel, Olivier Clerc, Andrej Trampuz

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While most cases of polymicrobial vertebral osteomyelitis are secondary to hematogenous seeding, direct inoculation during spinal surgery and contiguous spread from adjacent soft tissue are also potential routes whereby pathogens may infect the spine.

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2016

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Chronic osteomyelitis increases long-term mortality risk in the elderly: a nationwide population-based cohort study.
 

Author(s): Chien-Cheng Huang, Kang-Ting Tsai, Shih-Feng Weng, Hung-Jung Lin, Hung-Sheng Huang, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo, Chien-Chin Hsu

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The elderly are predisposed to chronic osteomyelitis because of the immunocompromised nature of aging and increasing number of chronic comorbidities. Chronic osteomyelitis may significantly affect the health of the elderly; however, its impact on long-term mortality remains unclear. ...

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2016

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 104 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical Application of Antimicrobial Bone Graft Substitute in Osteomyelitis Treatment: A Systematic Review of Different Bone Graft Substitutes Available in Clinical Treatment of Osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): T A G van Vugt, J Geurts, J J Arts

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():6984656.

 

Osteomyelitis is a common occurrence in orthopaedic surgery, which is caused by different bacteria. Treatment of osteomyelitis patients aims to eradicate infection by debridement surgery and local and systemic antibiotic therapy. Local treatment increases success rates and can be ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2016

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Thoracolumbar Scoliosis Due to Cryptococcal Osteomyelitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Zheng Li, Jinqian Liang, Jianxiong Shen, Guixing Qiu, Xisheng Weng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(5):e2613.

 

Cryptococcus neoformans causes opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients, with vertebral osteomyelitis being a very rare involvement.This study is to present a case of thoracolumbar scoliosis occurring in the setting of cryptococcal osteomyelitis.Pharmacological intervention ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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Sternoclavicular Osteomyelitis in an Immunosuppressed Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Kamran Khan, Susan E Wozniak, Erfan Mehrabi, Anna Lucia Giannone, Mitul Dave

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BACKGROUND Sternoclavicular osteomyelitis is a rare disease, with less than 250 cases identified in the past 50 years. We present a rare case of sternoclavicular osteomyelitis in an immunosuppressed patient that developed from a conservatively treated dislocation. CASE REPORT A 62-year-old ...

Last Updated: 28 Dec 2015

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Patients Response to Early Switch To Oral:Osteomyelitis Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2014

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Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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