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Articular infection

Phillip M Mitchell, Benjamin M Weisenthal, Cory A Collinge
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of knee sepsis following suprapatellar nailing of open tibia fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective SETTING:: ACS Level 1 trauma centerPatients/Participants: We reviewed 139 open tibia fractures that underwent suprapatellar nailing as definitive treatment over a five-year period (January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2016). The majority of patients (90%, n=126) underwent intramedullary nailing at the time of their initial surgery. We defined knee sepsis as intra-articular infection requiring operative debridement, either open or arthroscopically, within one month's time...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Mark R Brinker, Akash Trivedi, Daniel P O'Connor
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to report the extent of the effects of femoral nonunion on health-related quality of life. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: 187 consecutive patients (85 women, age 55.9 ± 16.9 years; 102 men, age 42.8 ± 16.1 years) with 188 nonunions of the femur, excluding those involving the hip or knee articular surfaces. INTERVENTION: Average nonunion duration was 28...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Eugene T H Ek, Sophia K Paul, Robert N Hotchkiss
BACKGROUND: The role of elbow contracture release in the very young is unclear, with existing studies reporting conflicting results. This study evaluated the long-term results after open elbow contracture release in patients aged younger than 18 years. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2012, 32 patients underwent open elbow contracture release at a mean age of 13.8 years (range, 5-18 years), and their outcomes were reviewed. The primary cause was traumatic in 30 patients (4 radial head/neck fractures, 5 intra-articular distal humeral fractures, 11 extra-articular distal humeral fractures, 10 complex fracture-dislocations), and the mean time from the index injury to contracture release was 16...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Abolfazl Bagherifard, Hassan Ghandhari, Mahmoud Jabalameli, Mohammad Rahbar, Hosseinali Hadi, Mehdi Moayedfar, Mohammadreza Minatour Sajadi, Alireza Karimpour
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus regarding the use of filling agent in the re-elevation of depressed tibial plateau fracture (TPF). Although autograft is considered as the gold standard approach of such reconstructions, its limitation has led to a recent attraction toward allograft substitution. In this study, we compare the complications and outcome of autograft and allograft in TPF reconstruction, in order to address the existing controversy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 81 patients with acute TPF were included in this study...
October 8, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
T C Mitulescu, C Stavaru, L M Voinea, L M Banica, C Matache, D Predeteanu
Hypothesis:Abnormal Vitamin D (Vit D) level could have consequences on the immuno-inflammatory processes in Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Aim:The purpose of this study was to analyze the role of Vitamin D in the interplay between immune and inflammation effectors in AS associated-Acute Anterior Uveitis (AAU). Methods and Results:25-hydroxyvitamin D (Vit D), LL-37 peptide, IL-8 and Serum Amyloid A (SAA) were identified and quantified in the serum/ plasma of thirty-four AS patients [eleven AS patients presenting AAU (AAU AS patients) and twenty-three AS patients without AAU (wAAU AS patients)] and eighteen healthy individuals (Control) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
Richard Conway, John J Carey
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic inflammatory disease affecting many tissues and resulting in substantial morbidity and increased mortality. Arthritis is the most notable clinical feature, but extra-articular features can have devastating consequences. Pulmonary manifestations are common in RA, with high rates of disease related lung disease and a propensity to pulmonary infections. Respiratory illness remains a leading cause of death among RA populations. Modern medicine greatly reduces the illness burden among patients with RA, particularly through the use of disease-modifying medications...
October 6, 2016: Panminerva Medica
Julia K Mindner, Malgorzata J Bielecki, Stefan Scharvogel, Diane Meiler
OBJECTIVE: To report the surgical procedure, intra- and postoperative complications, and short-term follow-up of tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) in feline patients with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture using a 2.0 or 2.4 mm Synthes(®) TPLO plate. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven cats with a CrCL rupture were included in the study. Inspection of intra-articular structures was carried out via arthroscopy or arthrotomy...
October 6, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Caroline C Gillespie, Stephen B Adams, George E Moore
OBJECTIVE: To determine common methods for intra-articular injections and variables associated with the risk of septic arthritis following intra-articular injection in the horse. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SAMPLE POPULATION: Equine veterinarians. METHODS: A link to an online survey was distributed to equine practitioners in 2014. Responses for descriptive data were tabulated. Data on infection rates obtained from medical records were analyzed...
October 1, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Hagen Schmal, Anke Bernstein, Matthias J Feucht, Benjamin Erdle, Jan M Pestka, That Minh Pham, Eva Johanna Kubosch
Background. Intra-articular infections can rapidly lead to osteoarthritic degradation. The aim of this clinical biomarker analysis was to investigate the influence of inflammation on cartilage destruction and metabolism. Methods. Patients with acute joint infections were enrolled in a prospective clinical trial and the cytokine composition of effusions (n = 76) was analyzed. Characteristics of epidemiology and disease severity were correlated with levels of cytokines with known roles in cartilage turnover and degradation...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
J Fan, B Jiang, F Yuan, S Z Li, J Q Zhou, J Mei, L M Cheng, G R Yu
Objective: To investigate the clinical character and treating strategy of extreme distal radial fractures. Methods: From June 2012 to May 2014, 12 patients who suffered from extreme distal radial fractures were treated in Department of Orthopedics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University. According to AO/OTA classification, there were 4 cases of type 23B1, 3 cases of 23B2, 3 cases of 23C1 and 2 cases of 23C3.When classified by morphological features, there were 4 of simple styloid process fracture, 3 of simple extreme distal radial fracture without articular surface involved, 3 of styloid process fracture combined with distal radial articular fracture, and 2 of articular surface splintered or collapse fracture...
October 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
J Sepúlveda-Delgado, O L Vera-Lastra, K Trujillo-Murillo, L M Canseco-Ávila, R A Sánchez-González, O Gómez-Cruz, A Lugo-Trampe, I Fernández-Salas, R Danis-Lozano, A Contreras-Contreras, A Mendoza-Torres, S Domínguez-Arrevillaga, B A Mena-Vela, M Ocaña-Sibilla, J C Ramirez-Valdespino, L J Jara
The chikungunya virus (ChikV) is a reemerging mosquito-borne pathogen that causes disabling chronic arthritis. The relationship between clinical evolution and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with ChikV-induced arthritis has not been fully described. We performed a prospective case series to evaluate the association among joint involvement, self-reported disability, and inflammatory biomarkers. Patients with ChikV infection were followed for 1 year. Joint involvement and self-reported disability were evaluated with disease activity index 28 (DAS-28) and World Health Organization Disablement Assessment Schedule II (WHODAS-II)...
September 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
Khalil Ghoussoub, Bernard Ghanem, Dania Nehme Chelala, Serge Finianos, Hiba Azar, Zakhia Naoum, Kassem Bdeiri
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study is to identify factors that may influence the functional limitations of hemodialysis patients and analyze their level of physical activity. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive study, for adult patients on chronic hemodialysis in the Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital. A 32-item questionnaire explores the personal data, etiology of renal failure, associated defects, technical data of hemodialysis and seniority, the current seat and pain...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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
Americo Testa, Rosangela Giannuzzi, Valeria De Biasio
BACKGROUND: Myonecrosis can rapidly develop in soft tissue necrotizing infections, often with initial sparing of the skin. Despite the improvements in management of necrotizing soft tissue infections, mortality remains high, according to the location, microbial agents and comorbidities, ranging between 17 and 46 %. A prompt diagnosis represents the greatest challenge for the emergency physician. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a patient with a history of hypertension and arrhythmia who developed nonclostridial necrotizing fasciitis with extensive myonecrosis, after articular infiltration procedure...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Haekyung Lee, Dohui Hwang, Minchul Jeon, Eunjung Lee, Taehyong Kim, Shi Nae Yu, Yongbeom Kim, Byung-Ill Lee
BACKGROUND: There are increasing reports on nosocomial Mycobacterium massiliense infection, but septic arthritis and osteomyelitis because of that microorganism is rare. This report focuses on the clinical aspects of M. massiliense arthritis outbreak concurrent with soft tissue infection. CASE PRESENTATION: An outbreak of septic arthritis among patients who had been injected at a single clinic occurred in South Korea between April and September 2012. This may be associated with repeated injection of triamcinolone contaminated with M...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Merry Zc Ruan, Vincenzo Cerullo, Racel Cela, Chris Clarke, Evy Lundgren-Akerlund, Michael A Barry, Brendan Hl Lee
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease characterized by degeneration of the articular cartilage, subchondral bone remodeling, and secondary inflammation. It is among the top three causes of chronic disability, and currently there are no treatment options to prevent disease progression. The localized nature of OA makes it an ideal candidate for gene and cell therapy. However, gene and cell therapy of OA is impeded by inefficient gene transduction of chondrocytes. In this study, we developed a broadly applicable system that retargets cell surface receptors by conjugating antibodies to the capsid of helper-dependent adenoviral vectors (HDVs)...
2016: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
Mohammad Umar Mumtaz, Fiaz Ahmad, Altaf Ahmad Kawoosa, Imtiyaz Hussain, Iftikhar Wani
INTRODUCTION: Rolando fractures being intra-articular fractures of the most mobile joint of the thumb, assume significance because any residual incongruity of the articular surface may result in loss of motion as well as secondary osteoarthritis and hence serious disability. This fracture continues to pose difficulties to the treating surgeons and although several treatment options have been described for these fractures, there are no definite guidelines. METHODS: The present study describes the results of open reduction and internal fixation of nine Rolando fractures with large and single fragments, using mini T-plate and screws...
August 2016: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
Osama Gamal, Ahmed Shams, Ahmad El-Sayed Semaya
Intra-articular fracture of the calcaneus is one of the most displeasing fractures if not properly managed. Open reduction and internal fixation have been associated with a high incidence of postoperative soft tissue complications. Closed reduction and percutaneous fixation have resulted in a greater incidence of postoperative subtalar osteoarthritis with improper reduction of the articular surface. In the present study, a mini-open approach was used in cases of failure of articular surface restoration with closed reduction...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Anne Brinster, Xavier Guillot, Clément Prati, Daniel Wendling
: Reactive arthritis (ReA) is sterile arthritis occurring after extra articular bacterial infection. The aim of this study was to analyze, over 30 years, clinical, biological and imaging characteristics as well as therapeutic management of new cases of ReA, comparing two periods. METHODS: retrospective monocentric study, data of all the patients followed in our unit between January 1st 1984 and April 2014 with the diagnosis or ReA were analyzed (clinical and biological features, management and outcome), and compared between two periods: from January 1984 to December 1993, and from January 2004 to December 2013...
September 3, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
M Rihl
The following review summarizes the evidence on reactive arthritis (ReA), focussing on the latest relevant work on epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment. ReA is a joint inflammation that develops after a primary, extra-articular infection; the infection often involves the urogenital or gastrointestinal system, and less frequently the respiratory tract. The microbial agent causing the primary infection and triggering the arthritis cannot be cultured from the synovial compartment by standard methods; however, bacterial antigens or nucleic acids originating from Chlamydia trachomatis and other microbes can be detected within joint material...
September 5, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
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