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Haruki Funao, Khaled M Kebaish, Norihiro Isogai, Takahiro Koyanagi, Morio Matsumoto, Ken Ishii
BACKGROUND: Spondylodiscitis still remains a serious problem especially in immunocompromised patients. Surgery is necessary when non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful. Although minimally invasive spine stabilization (MISt) with percutaneous pedicle screws is less invasive, percutaneous sacropelvic fixation techniques are not common practice. Here, we describe two cases in which spondylodiscitis in the lumbosacral spine was treated with a percutaneous stabilization using S2 alar-iliac (S2AI) screw technique...
October 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Sanka Amadoru, Kwang Lim, Mark Tacey, Craig Aboltins
AIMS: To explore differences in presentation and outcomes between younger and older patients with bacterial spinal infections. METHODS: Clinical, microbiological and radiological information was collected for patients at a single metropolitan hospital with spinal infections (spondylodiscitis, vertebral osteomyelitis, septic discitis, facet joint septic arthritis, and spinal epidural abscess) between January 2008 and January 2015. Patients were excluded if under 18 years of age, or if clinical and imaging findings were inconsistent with the diagnosis...
October 18, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
C Sandeep Reddy, K S Ashok Kumar, T Sreenivas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Pablo Andrés-Cano, Tomás Vela, Claudio Cano, Gaspar García, Juan Carlos Vera, Jose Antonio Andrés-García
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
Marie Bangstrup, Martin Brummerstedt, Toke S Barfod
Spondylodiscitis, infection of the spine and intervertebral discs, is a rare condition with increasing incidence. Early diagnosis can be challenging due to the non-specific symptoms such as back pain and fever. Diagnosis is verified by MRI. Microbial aetiology is pursued by blood cultures or surgical biopsy, however, some cases remain culture-negative. Long-term antibiotic treatment is standard of care. Some patients receive surgical treatment. One-year mortality is up to 20%. Recently, published data suggest that six weeks of antibiotics equals 12 weeks in culture-positive cases...
September 26, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Kristian Kragholm, Kirsten Fonager, Michael Dalager-Pedersen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2016: Infectious Diseases
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Elżbieta Grochowska, Piotr Gietka, Mateusz Płaza, Grzegorz Pracoń, Fadhil Saied, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common autoimmune systemic disease of the connective tissue affecting individuals in the developmental age. Radiography, which was described in the first part of this publication, is the standard modality in the assessment of this condition. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging enable early detection of the disease which affects soft tissues, as well as bones. Ultrasound assessment involves: joint cavities, tendon sheaths and bursae for the presence of synovitis, intraand extraarticular fat tissue to visualize signs of inflammation, hyaline cartilage, cartilaginous epiphysis and subchondral bone to detect cysts and erosions, and ligaments, tendons and their entheses for signs of enthesopathies and tendinopathies...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
J R García
Fever of unknown origin is defined as a body temperature greater than 38.3°C lasting more than three weeks for which the cause could not be found within one week of hospital admission. More than 200 causes have been reported, and these can be classified into four categories: infections, inflammatory diseases, oncologic processes, and miscellaneous conditions. Noninvasive diagnostic techniques are used in 69.2% of cases and invasive techniques in 30.8%. Structural imaging techniques show the morphological changes from infectious, inflammatory, and tumor-related processes, but they do not allow the detection of the early changes brought about by these processes...
September 23, 2016: Radiología
Joaquim Soares do Brito, António Tirado, Pedro Fernandes
INTRODUCTION: The term spondylodiscitis aims to describe any spinal infection. Medical treatment is the gold standard; nevertheless, surgical treatment can be indicated. The aim of this work was to study the epidemiological profile in a group of patients with spondylodiscitis surgically treated in the same medical institution between 1997 and 2013. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty five patients with spondylodiscitis were surgically treated in this period. The authors analysed clinical data and image studies for each patient...
May 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
Michala Kehrer, Jesper Hallas, Jesper Bælum, Thøger Gorm Jensen, Court Pedersen, Annmarie Touborg Lassen
BACKGROUND: As little is known about the ability to work in patients with infectious spondylodiscitis, we compared the relation between the workforce before infection with that of a reference population and described the patients' ability to work after infection including predictors of return to work (RTW). METHODS: We identified all patients aged 20-57 years treated for infectious spondylodiscitis January 1994-May 2009 at hospitals in Funen County, Denmark. The work status of each week from 2 years before until 2 years after index date was compared with that of a reference population...
September 16, 2016: Infectious Diseases
N Jung, S Vossen
Septic arthritis and spondylodiscitis are relatively rare but severe diseases with increasing incidence. Septic arthritis is an emergency situation with high morbidity (40 %) and fatality rates (11 %). The infection occurs via a hematogenous route by direct inoculation or per continuitatem. Patients with pre-existing destructive joint diseases or under immunosuppressive treatment are particularly at risk. It is mandatory to sample synovial fluid for isolation of the relevant pathogen and quantification of leucocytes before starting antibiotic therapy...
September 15, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Maud Foissac, Maria Lekaditi, Bouchra Loutfi, Agnès Ehrhart, Frédéric-Antoine Dauchy
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus hyicus is a coagulase-variable Staphylococcus spp. well-known by veterinarians since it is the major agent of a severe cutaneous infection in piglets called exudative epidermitis. In other species the symptoms of infection are quite different. Human cases are uncommon but seem to occur more frequently after repeated contacts with farm animals. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 58-year-old man suffering from debilitating subacute lumbar pain, in whom diagnosis of infectious spondylodiscitis was based on spine MRI and positive microbiological results...
September 2016: Germs
V Bruzzese, P Scolieri, C Hassan, R Lorenzetti, A Zullo
Spondylodiscitis (Andersson lesion) is an infrequent and late complication of advanced ankilosing arthritis. Scanty data on the efficacy of anti-TNF therapy for these lesions are available. To our knowledge, only few cases of spondylodiscitis occurring in patients with psoriatic arthritis were reported in literature. We describe the case of a patient with psoriatic arthritis who early developed Andersson lesions successfully treated with infliximab plus methotrexate therapy.
April 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Andrés Soto, Alberto Fica, Jeannette Dabanch, Felipe Olivares, Lorena Porte
BACKGROUND: Spondylodiscitis (SD) involves long periods of hospitalization, diagnostic latency and risk of long-term complications. No updated series are available in Chile and a change in demographic features and etiology is suspected. AIM: To characterize a group of patients with SD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical series including patients over an 8 year period. RESULTS: We identified 37 patients; 37.8% women and 62...
June 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Jeong A Yeom, In Sook Lee, Hie Bum Suh, You Seon Song, Jong Woon Song
MR findings of early infectious spondylodiscitis are non-specific and may be confused with those of other conditions. Therefore, it is important to recognize early MR signs of conditions, such as inappreciable cortical changes in endplates, confusing marrow signal intensities of vertebral bodies, and inflammatory changes in paraspinal soft tissues, and subligamentous and epidural spaces. In addition, appreciation of direct inoculation, such as in iatrogenic spondylodiscitis may be important, because the proportion of patients who have undergone recent spine surgery or a spinal procedure is increasing...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Florent Espitalier, Anne de Keating-Hart, Sylvain Morinière, Jean-Michel Badet, Nathalie Asseray, Christophe Ferron, Olivier Malard
PURPOSE: To highlight cervical spondylodiscitis as an infrequent complication following an invasive procedure on the neopharynx in patients previously treated with circumferential pharyngolaryngectomy with pectoralis major myocutaneous flap reconstruction. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with cervical spondylodiscitis after circumferential pharyngolaryngectomy between 2001 and 2013 were retrospectively studied using a questionnaire sent to the French head and neck tumour study group...
August 26, 2016: European Spine Journal
Tomohiro Matsumoto, Takahiko Mine, Toshihiko Hayashi, Masahiro Kamono, Akiko Taoda, Megumu Higaki, Terumitsu Hasebe
PURPOSE: To retrospectively describe the feasibility and efficacy of CT fluoroscopy-guided transsacral intervertebral drainage for pyogenic spondylodiscitis at the lumbosacral junction with a combination of two interventional radiological techniques-CT-guided bone biopsy and abscess drainage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis at the lumbosacral junction were enrolled in this study between July 2013 and December 2015. The procedure of CT fluoroscopy-guided transsacral intervertebral drainage for pyogenic spondylodiscitis at the lumbosacral junction was as follows: the sacrum at S1 pedicle was penetrated with an 11-gauge (G) bone biopsy needle to create a path for an 8-French (F) pigtail drainage catheter...
August 24, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
F Javier Fonseca Del Pozo, Joaquín Valle Alonso, Miguel Ángel Caracuel Ruiz, Siyamini Vythilingam, Daniel Lopez Ruiz
Vertebral osteomyelitis, or spondylodiscitis, is a rare disease with increasing prevalence in recent years due to a greater number of spinal surgical procedures, nosocomial bacteraemia, an aging population and intravenous drug addiction. Haematogenous infection is the most common cause of spondylodiscitis. We report a 47-year-old man diagnosed with Escherichia coli spondylodiscitis. The patient initially presented with a 4-day history of inflammatory, mechanical pain in the lower back suggesting sciatica. Treatment included NSAIDs and opioids...
July 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
Alexander S Tamm, Jonathan T Abele
OBJECTIVES: Spondylodiscitis has historically been a difficult clinical diagnosis. Two imaging techniques that address this problem are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and combined bone ((99m)Tc-methylene diphosphonate) and gallium-67 single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT). Their accuracies have not been adequately compared. The purpose of this study is to compare the sensitivities and specificities of bone and gallium SPECT-CT and MRI in infectious spondylodiscitis...
August 11, 2016: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
Matthias Mehdorn, Tim-Ole Petersen, Michael Bartels, Boris Jansen-Winkeln, Woubet Tefera Kassahun
BACKGROUND: Psoas abscess is a rare clinical disease of various origins. Most common causes include hematogenous spread of bacteria from a different primary source, spondylodiscitis or perforated intestinal organs. But rarely some abscesses are related to malignant metastatic disease. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case report we present the case of a patient with known squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix treated with radio-chemotherapy three years prior. She now presented with a psoas abscess and subsequent complete inferior vena cava thrombosis, as well as duodenal and vertebral infiltration...
2016: BMC Surgery
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