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Osteoarticular infections

Zeynep Maraş Özdemir, Ayşegül Sağır Kahraman, Cemile Ayşe Görmeli, Reşit Sevimli, Nusret Akpolat
BACKGROUND: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), typically found in children, is a rare single or multisystem disorder with a wide range of clinical and radiological manifestations. Unusual presentations of LCH are occasionally encountered and it may be difficult to distinguish LCH from an infection or a benign or malignant tumor. RESULTS: A 35-year-old female presented with pain in her back and left buttock, malaise, and weight loss, with a duration of several months...
September 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Kimberly F Starr, Eric A Porsch, Patrick C Seed, Christian Heiss, Radnaa Naran, L Scott Forsberg, Uri Amit, Pablo Yagupsky, Parastoo Azadi, Joseph W St Geme
Kingella kingae is an encapsulated gram-negative organism that is a common cause of osteoarticular infections in young children. In earlier work, we identified a glycosyltransferase gene called csaA that is necessary for synthesis of the [3)-β-GalpNAc-(1→5)-β-Kdop-(2→] polysaccharide capsule (type a) in K. kingae strain 269-492. In the current study, we analyzed a large collection of invasive and carrier isolates from Israel and found that csaA was present in only 47% of the isolates. Further examination of this collection using primers based on the sequence that flanks csaA revealed three additional gene clusters (designated the csb, csc, and csd loci), all encoding predicted glycosyltransferases...
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
A Lemoine, F Baudin, R Vialle, E Grimprel
INTRODUCTION: The prognosis of osteoarticular infections has improved over the past 20 years but it still remains potentially severe. The treatment of these infections has been simplified and shortened. In 2008, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Group (GPIP) established new therapeutic guidelines in order to standardize treatment in France. The aim of this study is to analyze practices in a Parisian hospital and assess the efficacy of this treatment in short and medium terms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study focused on patients older than 3 months, without comorbidities, who were hospitalized for an acute osteoarticular infection in 2012 at Trousseau Hospital (Paris), with a follow-up of at least 4 weeks...
October 10, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Oddvar Oppegaard, Steinar Skrede, Haima Mylvaganam, Bård Reiakvam Kittang
BACKGROUND: Beta-haemolytic streptococci are important contributors to the global burden of osteoarticular infections (OAI). Knowledge on the disease traits specific for streptococcal OAI, however, remains scarce. We wished to explore temporal trends of OAI caused by Group A Streptococci (GAS), Group B Streptococci (GBS) and Group C and G Streptococci (GCGS), and furthermore, to describe the associated host and pathogen characteristics. METHODS: All cases of microbiologically verified β-haemolytic streptococcal OAI in Health Region Bergen, Norway, in the period 1999-2013 were retrospectively identified...
October 4, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Jeffrey B Kaplan, Vandana Sampathkumar, Meriem Bendaoud, Alexander K Giannakakis, Edward T Lally, Nataliya V Balashova
The Gram-negative bacterium Kingella kingae is part of the normal oropharyngeal mucosal flora of children under four years old. K. kingae can enter the submucosa and cause infections of the skeletal system in children including septic arthritis and osteomyelitis. The organism is also associated with infective endocarditis in children and adults. Although biofilm formation has been coupled with pharyngeal colonization, osteoarticular infections, and infective endocarditis, no studies have investigated biofilm formation in K...
October 7, 2016: Molecular Oral Microbiology
Khodamorad Jamshidi, Farid Najd-Mazhar, Farshad Abolghasemzadeh Ahangar, Alireza Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: Limb salvage following the resection of tumor from the proximal part of the humerus, poses many challenges, and there is no consensus regarding the best reconstructive technique after proximal humerus resection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of anteromedial placing of the plate in the absence of deltoid muscle and cement augmentation on the functional outcome, complication rate and survival of proximal humerus allograft reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A number of 36 osteoarticular allograft reconstructions of proximal humerus were included in final study...
September 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Lídia Teixeira, Ana Rita Fonseca, Gisela Eugénio, Marília Rodrigues, Nikita Khmelinskii, Sílvia Fernandes, Sofia Serra, Tiago Costa, Maria José Santos
INTRODUCTION: Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases and the management of infectious complications in patients under biological therapies deserves particular attention. OBJECTIVE: Develop evidence-based recommendations for the management of infections in rheumatic patients receiving biological therapies. METHODS: A search in PubMed (until 10 November 2014) and EMBASE (until 20 December 2014) databases was performed...
August 6, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Elise Lallemand, Cédric Arvieux, Guillaume Coiffier, Jean-Louis Polard, Jean-David Albert, Pascal Guggenbuhl, Anne Jolivet-Gougeon
Advantages of MALDI-TOF MS (MS) were evaluated for diagnosis of bone and joint infections after enrichment of synovial fluid (SF) or crushed osteoarticular samples (CSs). MS was performed after enrichment of SF or crushed osteoarticular samples CS (n = 108) in both aerobic and anaerobic vials. Extraction was performed on 113 vials (SF: n = 47; CS: n = 66), using the Sepsityper(®) kit prior identification by MS. The performances of MS, score and reproducibility results on bacterial colonies from blood agar and on pellets after enrichment in vials, were compared...
September 24, 2016: Research in Microbiology
Alban Fouasson-Chailloux, Benoit Metayer, Pierre Menu, Lydie Khatchatourian, Joelle Glemarec, Marc Dauty
OBJECTIVE: The loosening of total joint replacement is a frequent complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Septic osteolysis should always be feared. We report here a rare case of hip arthroplasty infection due to Mycobacterium bovis after Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy in a context of bladder cancer. OBSERVATIONS: A 70-year-old man was referred to the department of rheumatology in September 2015, because of a total functional disability of the left lower limb...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ameneh Khatami, Braden Rl Rivers, Alexander C Outhred, Alison M Kesson
AIM: A prospective observational study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of oropharyngeal carriage of Kingella kingae in healthy Australian pre-school children. METHODS: Screening for carriage of K. kingae as well as Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae, and K. kingae was undertaken using a single bacterial throat swab taken from well children aged 6 months to 4 years. Standard laboratory procedures were used for culture and identification of organisms...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
M Le Hanneur, C Vidal, C Mallet, K Mazda, B Ilharreborde
A 32-month-old boy presented with febrile limping that had developed over 6days, associated with right lumbosacral inflammatory swelling. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed joint effusion of the right L5-S1 zygapophyseal joint, complicated by destructive osteomyelitis of the L5 articular process and paraspinal abscess. Surgery was decided to evacuate the fluid accumulation and rule out differential diagnoses. The diagnosis of septic arthritis of the facet joint was confirmed intraoperatively; real-time quantitative PCR analysis identified Kingella kingae...
September 14, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Alexa Dierig, Nicole Ritz, Uta Tacke, Ulrich Heininger
Osteoarticular infections in the newborn period are rare. A serious complication is paralysis of the affected extremity resulting from either pain or direct involvement of the nerve. We report a newborn with combined osteomyelitis and suppurative arthritis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes presenting with right brachial plexus palsy.
October 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Samuel C R Pallapati, Binu Prathap Thomas, George A Anderson
PURPOSE: Benign aggressive expansile osteolytic lesions such as giant cell tumors and aneurysmal bone cysts involving the metacarpal head pose problems in management. Unacceptably high rates of recurrence are reported after curettage and bone grafting. An en bloc excision of such tumors ideally requires osteoarticular replacement of the excised metacarpal heads to retain mobility and function. We used nonvascularized metatarsal head and shaft harvested from the foot to replace the metacarpal defect after en bloc resection to retain movement and function of metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
Maria N Gamaletsou, Blandine Rammaert, Marimelle A Bueno, Nikolaos V Sipsas, Brad Moriyama, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Emmanuel Roilides, Valerie Zeller, Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Michael Henry, Vidmantas Petraitis, David W Denning, Olivier Lortholary, Thomas J Walsh
Aspergillus arthritis is a debilitating form of invasive aspergillosis. Little is known about its epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory features, treatment, and prognosis. Cases of Aspergillus arthritis were reviewed in the English literature from 1967 through 2015 for variables of arthritis with Aspergillus spp. recovered from joint and/or adjacent bone, underlying conditions, symptoms, signs, inflammatory biomarkers, diagnostic imaging, management, and outcome. Among 31 evaluable cases, 87% were males and 13% pediatric...
September 8, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Laudi Olijve, Roslyn Podmore, Trevor Anderson, Tony Walls
AIM: This study aimed to describe the burden of disease and estimated rates of oropharyngeal carriage of Kingella kingae among New Zealand children. We compared polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and culture for the detection of this microorganism with a view to further development and implementation of K. kingae PCR in Christchurch Hospital. METHODS: Oropharyngeal swabs from children between 6 and 48 months of age were analysed by culture to estimate carriage rates of K...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Carole Eldin, Cléa Melenotte, Matthieu Million, Serge Cammilleri, Albert Sotto, Antoine Elsendoorn, Franck Thuny, Hubert Lepidi, France Roblot, Thierry Weitten, Souad Assaad, Anissa Bouaziz, Claire Chapuzet, Guillaume Gras, Anne-Sophie Labussiere, Cécile Landais, Pascale Longuet, Agathe Masseau, Olivier Mundler, Didier Raoult
Because Q fever is mostly diagnosed serologically, localizing a persistent focus of Coxiella burnetii infection can be challenging. F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) could be an interesting tool in this context.We performed a retrospective study on patients diagnosed with C burnetii infection, who had undergone F-FDG PET/CT between 2009 and 2015. When positive F-FDG PET/CT results were obtained, we tried to determine if it changed the previous diagnosis by discovering or confirming a suspected focus of C burnetii infection...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Javier Fernández, Juan Acevedo, Verónica Prado, Mario Mercado, Miriam Castro, Marco Pavesi, Mireya Arteaga, Lydia Sastre, Adria Juanola, Pere Ginès, Vicente Arroyo
: Clinical course and risk factors of death in non-SBP infections are poorly known. We assessed the prevalence of AKI and type-1 HRS, hospital, 30-d and 90-d mortality and risk factors of death in 441 decompensated patients. METHODS: Analysis of 615 non-SBP infections (161 urinary infections, 95 cellulitis, 92 suspected infections, 92 bacteremias, 84 pneumonias, 21 bronchitis, 18 cholangitis, 15 spontaneous empyema, 13 secondary peritonitis, 24 other). RESULTS: 96% of infections solved...
August 25, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Rodolfo Capanna, Francesco Muratori, Francesco R Campo, Antonio D'Arienzo, Filippo Frenos, Giovanni Beltrami, Guido Scoccianti, Pierluigi Cuomo, Andrea Piccioli, Daniel A Müller
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of large bone defects around the elbow joint is surgically demanding due to sparse soft tissue coverage, complex biomechanics and the close proximity to neurovascular structures. Modular megaprostheses are established reconstruction tools for the elbow, but only small case series have been reported in the literature. METHODS: Thirty-six patients who underwent reconstruction of the elbow joint with a modular megaprosthesis were reviewed retrospectively...
August 18, 2016: Injury
V Nollet, L Souply, B Rosolen, M Mohseni-Zadeh, M Martinot
Pasteurellosis is a frequent zoonosis mainly transmitted by cats and dogs. Invasive forms of pasteurellosis are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This retrospective study aimed to highlight risk factors (RFs) for invasive pasteurellosis. We included patients with positive Pasteurella samples. The clinical forms were classified as invasive or local pasteurellosis. We evaluated 13 RFs: age, sex, alcohol use, tobacco use, chronic liver disease, chronic renal failure, diabetes, chronic cardiovascular disease, chronic pulmonary disease, chronic inflammatory disease, chronic osteoarticular disease, immunosuppression, and progressive cancers...
August 18, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Vasilios Athans, Rachel M Kenney, Jacob Wong, Susan L Davis
OBJECTIVES: There are few convenient intravenous options for long-term outpatient treatment of osteoarticular infection (OAI) and limited effectiveness and safety data exist for this off-label use of ceftaroline. The objective of this study was to describe the long-term effectiveness and safety of ceftaroline for the treatment of OAI. METHODS: This was a matched retrospective cohort study of patients receiving ceftaroline- or vancomycin-based therapy for OAI in the outpatient setting...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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