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Osteoarticular infections

Esmeralda Highton, M Guadalupe Pérez, Carola Cedillo Villamagua, María I Sormani, María S Mussini, Adela Isasmendi, José Pinheiró, Vanesa Reijtman, Moira Taicz, Alejandra Mastroianni, María E García, María T Rosanova
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarticular infections are an important cause of morbidity and may present with bacteremia. The epidemiology has changed in recent years. OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiological, clinical, and evolutionary characteristics of children with osteoarticular infections and compare patients with and without bacteremia. POPULATION AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort. Patients younger than 18 years admitted between January 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2016 suspected of osteoarticular infections who had undergone an arthrocentesis and/or joint biopsy were included...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Gabriela Ensinck, Adriana Ernst, Gustavo Lazarte, Antonela Romagnoli, Yanina Sguassero, Nanci Míguez, Santiago López Papucci, Alicia Aletti, Ana Chiossone, Fernanda Pigozzi, Matías Pinotti, Ana Cantador
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are a common reason for consultation in pediatrics. Most of them present as skin and soft tissue infections; however, invasive infections have increased during the last decade. OBJECTIVES: The main objective was to describe the clinical-epidemiological characteristics of CA-MRSA infections. The secondary objective was to compare prevalence, clinical presentation and antibiotic susceptibility with a pre-study period (1/2004-12/2007)...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Laila S Al Yazidi, Hina Hameed, David Isaacs, Matthias Axt, Alison Kesson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Eric Y Kok, Jesus G Vallejo, Lauren M Sommer, Louie Rosas, Sheldon L Kaplan, Kristina G Hulten, J Chase McNeil
Background : Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), particularly those belonging to the USA300 pulsotype, have been well described to cause severe osteoarticular infections (OAI). Vancomycin MIC ≥ 1.5 μg/ml has been demonstrated to contribute to disease severity in adults with MRSA and even MSSA bacteremia. Little data exists describing the outcomes of MSSA OAI in terms of molecular characteristics and vancomycin MIC. Methods : All patients/isolates were chosen from a surveillance study at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH)...
March 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Luis A Aponte-Tinao, Jose I Albergo, Miguel A Ayerza, D Luis Muscolo, Federico Milano Ing, German L Farfalli
BACKGROUND: Preservation of limb function after resection of malignant bone tumors in skeletally immature children is challenging. Resection of bone sarcomas and reconstruction with an allograft in patients younger than 10 years old is one reconstructive alternative. However, long-term studies analyzing late complications and limb length discrepancy at skeletal maturity are scarce; this information would be important, because growth potential is altered in these patients owing to the loss of one physis during tumor resection...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
E Calle, L A González, C H Muñoz, D Jaramillo, A Vanegas, G Vásquez
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients are at higher risk of developing opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis (TB), especially extrapulmonary forms like osteoarticular TB, compared to the general population. However, tuberculous sacroiliitis has been scarcely reported in these patients. We present a 34-year-old woman with SLE who developed articular tuberculosis simultaneously affecting the right sacroiliac joint and the left knee. The patient was successfully treated with antituberculosis therapy for nine months...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
Olugbenga Akinkugbe, Charles Stewart, Caoimhe McKenna
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the presenting features of bone and joint infections with a view to identify distinguishing trends that will be useful for pediatric emergency departments. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patient records over a 12-year period in the pediatric emergency department of a large regional pediatric teaching center serving a diverse population. RESULTS: There were 88 cases of osteoarticular infections during the study period...
March 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Sérgio Alves, Lúcia Rodrigues, Mafalda Santos, Diana Moreira
Sternoclavicular arthritis is an unusual osteoarticular infection and can be associated with severe complications. Cases in a paediatric population are infrequently reported, making this approach challenging. Kingella kingae is an agent of increasing recognition in paediatric invasive infections, principally below 2 years of age. A case of K. kingae osteoarthritis in a 17-month-old child is described with a review of the literature.
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Branum G Griswold, Evan Sheppard, Charlie Pitts, Shawn R Gilbert, Joseph G Khoury
BACKGROUND: Pediatric osteoarticular infection can cause severe morbidity. Some infectious loci may be difficult to identify clinically, and there may be more than one. There is little agreement regarding the appropriate use of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in this setting. After noting an unacceptably high rate of unplanned returns to the operating room for recurrent infection, clinicians at a tertiary care children's hospital noticed many patients had adjacent foci of infection on postoperative MRI...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
José Palma, Eduardo Díaz, Sergio Islas, Julio Silva, Sergio Mella
Monoarticular tuberculosis of the wrist is a rare presentation of primary tuberculosis, being more common skeletal forms involving the spine. Extraspinal tuberculous osteomyelitis is rare and comprises only 2 to 3% of all cases of osteoarticular Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections. We present a case of a 49 years old female patient, who worked as an hospital cleaning employed without other comorbidity. After a low energy injury of the wrist she suffered pain syndrome diagnosticated as a flexor tendinopathy, managed with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and physical therapy...
October 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Oddvar Oppegaard, Haima Mylvaganam, Steinar Skrede, Bård Reiakvam Kittang
BACKGROUND: During the past decades, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (SDSE) has been increasingly recognized as an important human pathogen. Osteoarticular infections is one of the predominant disease manifestations of SDSE, but the pathogenetic rationale for its arthritogenicity has yet to be unravelled. We aimed to explore if the rising incidence of osteoarticular infections caused by this pathogen in our region emanated from clonal expansion of strains with enhanced tropism for bone and joint tissue components or orthopaedic implants...
February 27, 2018: BMC Microbiology
Sarah S Long
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March 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
María Virginia Gentilini, Ayelén Ivana Pesce Viglietti, Paula Constanza Arriola Benitez, Andrea Elena Iglesias Molli, Gloria Edith Cerrone, Guillermo Hernán Giambartolomei, María Victoria Delpino
Brucella abortus induces an inflammatory response that stimulates the endocrine system resulting in the secretion of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Osteoarticular brucellosis is the most common presentation of the active disease in humans, and we have previously demonstrated that B. abortus infection inhibits osteoblast function. We aimed to evaluate the role of cortisol and DHEA on osteoblast during B. abortus infection. B. abortus infection induces apoptosis and inhibits osteoblast function. DHEA treatment reversed the effect of B...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Joan Gomez-Junyent, Oscar Murillo, Imma Grau, Eva Benavent, Alba Ribera, Xavier Cabo, Fe Tubau, Javier Ariza, Roman Pallares
OBJECTIVES: The mortality of patients with bacteremic osteoarticular infections (B-OAIs) is poorly understood. Whether certain types of OAIs carry higher mortality or interventions like surgical debridement can improve prognosis, are unclarified questions. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort of patients with B-OAIs treated at a teaching hospital in Barcelona (1985-2014), analyzing mortality (30-day case-fatality rate). B-OAIs were categorized as peripheral septic arthritis or other OAIs...
January 31, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Laura M Kinlin, Ana C Blanchard, Shawna Silver, Shaun K Morris
We describe a case of scurvy in a 10-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder. His clinical presentation was initially thought to be due to osteomyelitis, for which empirical antimicrobial therapy was initiated. Further invasive and ultimately unnecessary investigations were avoided when scurvy was considered in the context of a restricted diet and classic signs of vitamin C deficiency. Infectious Diseases specialists should be aware of scurvy as an important mimicker of osteoarticular infections when involved in the care of patients at risk for nutritional deficiencies...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Oscar Murillo, Imma Grau, Joan Gomez-Junyent, Celina Cabrera, Alba Ribera, Fe Tubau, Carmen Peña, Javier Ariza, Roman Pallares
PURPOSE: The relationship between infective endocarditis (IE) and osteoarticular infections (OAIs) are not well known. We aimed to study the characteristics of patients with IE and OAIs, and the interactions between these two infections. METHODS: An observational study (1993-2014) which includes two cohorts: (1) patients with IE (n = 607) and (2) patients with bacteremic OAIs (n = 458; septic arthritis of peripheral and axial skeleton, and vertebral and peripheral osteomyelitis)...
February 2, 2018: Infection
Alba Ribera, Laura Soldevila, Raul Rigo-Bonnin, Fe Tubau, Ariadna Padullés, Joan Gómez-Junyent, Javier Ariza, Oscar Murillo
Continuous infusion (CI) of beta-lactams could optimize their pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic indices, especially in difficult-to-treat infections. PURPOSE: To validate an easy-to-use method to guide beta-lactams dosage in CI (formula). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of a prospectively collected cohort (n = 24 patients) with osteoarticular infections caused by Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) managed with beta-lactams in CI. Beta-lactams dose was calculated using a described formula (daily dose = 24 h × beta-lactam clearance × target "steady-state" concentration) to achieve concentrations above the MIC...
January 23, 2018: Infection
Renato Franz Matta Ramos, Lucas Cancian, Fernando Calcagnotto, Ricardo Zeni, Gabriel Varela, Tamsin Burgues, Jefferson Braga Silva
Background: Tuberculosis is the most prevalent infectious disease in the world. It is mainly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Osteoarticular tuberculosis represents 1%-3%. Tenosynovitis is the most common form of the disease in the hand. Aims: The aim of this study is to present an update of synovial tuberculosis. Materials and Methods: The authors present a literature review, the clinical and surgical management and case reports. Results: The outcomes were satisfactory and were not report complications...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Margarida Tavares, Ana Cláudia Carvalho, José Pedro Almeida, Paulo Andrade, Ricardo São Simão, Pedro Soares, Carlos Alves, Rui Pinto, Arnaud Fontanet, Laurence Watier
A prospective audit and feedback antimicrobial stewardship intervention conducted in the Orthopaedics Department of a University Hospital in Portugal was evaluated by comparing an interrupted time series in an intervention group and a non-intervention (control) group. Monthly antibiotic use (except cefazolin) was measured as World Health Organization- and Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical-defined daily doses (DDD) from January 2012 to September 2016, excluding the 6-month phase of intervention implementation starting on January 1, 2015...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Chetan Sharma, Brian Chow
Synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome is considered after exclusion of infection and arthritis; however, microbial infection may be present in osteoarticular lesions of these patients. Chronic osteomyelitis and associated bacterial infection were detected in a recurrent osteoarticular lesion in an adolescent patient with a history of clavicle pain, who complained of recurrent swelling in the left clavicle. Most pediatric case reports of SAPHO syndrome describe patients with associated skin conditions...
June 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
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