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 1045 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Population study evaluating fracture risk among patients with chronic osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): Chyi Lo, Fung-Chang Sung, Chih-Hsin Mou, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chun-Huang Tseng, Ya-Ling Tzeng

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Studies investigating the fracture risk in patients with chronic osteomyelitis (COM) limited to case reports. This study evaluated the association between COM and subsequent fracture risk using population-based data.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Multiple Weekly Dalbavancin Dosing for the Treatment of Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Thamer A Almangour, Valerie Fletcher, Mohammed Alessa, Abdullah A Alhifany, Deanne Tabb

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BACKGROUND Native vertebral osteomyelitis (NVO) is a common form of hematogenous osteomyelitis, with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) being the most commonly isolated organism. Dalbavancin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of acute bacterial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis of the elderly: Characteristics and outcomes.
 

Author(s): Johan Courjon, Adrien Lemaignen, Idir Ghout, Audrey Therby, Nadia Belmatoug, Aurélien Dinh, Guillaume Gras, Louis Bernard,

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The incidence of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) has increased over the past two decades. One possible cause of this increase is the aging of the population, which results in more comorbidities in high income countries.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 100 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment strategies for chronic osteomyelitis in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review.
 

Author(s): J Geurts, A Hohnen, T Vranken, P Moh

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2017 Sep;22(9):1054-1062.

 

To identify a standard treatment regime or highly successful procedure for chronic osteomyelitis in low- and middle-income countries.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans osteomyelitis in a 12 year old boy: case report emphasizing the importance of tissue culture, and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Ketaki Sharma, Poonam Mudgil, John S Whitehall, Iain Gosbell

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Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans most commonly causes periodontitis but has been reported to infect heart valves, soft tissue, brain and lungs, and distal bones. Osteomyelitis distal to the jaw is rarely described.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Squamous cell carcinoma in chronic osteomyelitis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Gaetano Caruso, Emanuele Gerace, Vincenzo Lorusso, Rosario Cultrera, Loredana Moretti, Leo Massari

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Chronic osteomyelitis is a challenging problem, and malignant transformation is a rare occurrence. We report a case of a patient with squamous cell carcinoma arising from an osteomyelitic hotbed and discuss through a literature review the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of this lesion.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Patients Response to Early Switch To Oral:Osteomyelitis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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White Blood Cell SPECT/CT and Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2016

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