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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242800/subtotal-calcanectomy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-ulcer-associated-with-osteomyelitis-a-case-report
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Thiago Batista Faleiro, Alexandre Vasconcelos de Meirelles, Roberto Guimarães Rezende, Herberth Rodrigues Ferreira, Gildásio de Cerqueira Daltro, Renata da Silva Schulz
Introduction: Subtotal calcanectomy is a therapeutic option for the treatment of chronic ulcer associated with calcaneal osteomyelitis. Closure of the surgical wound can be difficult due to the lack of local cutaneous coverage. We present the first case of subtotal calcanectomy in which the ankle was positioned in plantar flexion allowing the primary closure of the surgical wound without the need for flap. Case Report: We present a case of 62-year-old female patient with a foot ulcer associated with osteomyelitis...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231774/modern-management-of-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis-the-when-how-and-why-of-conservative-approaches
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Javier Aragón-Sánchez, Benjamin A Lipsky
Introduction Diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) has long been considered a complex infection that is both difficult to diagnose and treat, and is associated with a high rate of relapse and limb loss. Areas covered DFO can usually be diagnosed by a combination of clinical evaluation, serum inflammatory markers and plain X-ray. When the results of these procedures are negative or contradictory, advanced imaging tests or bone biopsy may be necessary. Staphylococcus aureus remains the most frequent microorganism isolated from bone specimens, but infection is often polymicrobial...
December 12, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204271/genome-sequencing-and-analysis-of-the-first-spontaneous-nanosilver-resistant-bacterium-proteus-mirabilis-strain-scdr1
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Amr T M Saeb, Khalid A Al-Rubeaan, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Manojkumar Selvaraju, Hamsa T Tayeb
Background: P. mirabilis is a common uropathogenic bacterium that can cause major complications in patients with long-standing indwelling catheters or patients with urinary tract anomalies. In addition, P. mirabilis is a common cause of chronic osteomyelitis in Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients. We isolated P. mirabilis SCDR1 from a Diabetic ulcer patient. We examined P. mirabilis SCDR1 levels of resistance against Nanosilver colloids, the commercial Nanosilver and silver containing bandages and commonly used antibiotics...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180323/-pathogen-analysis-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis-using-16s-rrna-high-throughput-sequencing
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Ping Hu, Meng-Chen Zou, Ying Cao, Yan-Ling Pan, Xiang-Rong Luo, Ya Jiang, Yao-Ming Xue, Fang Gao
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms in the infected bone tissues in patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) using 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing to facilitate rapid and accurate detection of pathogens and effective infection control. METHODS: Between September, 2016 and April, 2017, 16 patients with DFO were admitted in our department and infected bone specimens were obtained during debridement. The pathogenic microorganisms in the specimens were identified using both 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing and automatic blood culture analyzer, and the characteristics of the microflora were analyzed based on 16S rRNA sequencing data in comparison with the results of blood culture...
November 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160725/management-of-neurologic-deformity-of-the-ankle-and-foot-with-concurrent-osteomyelitis-with-the-ilizarov-method
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Nikolay Mikhailovich Kliushin, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Sudnitsyn, Koushik Narayan Subramanyam, Jefferson George
BACKGROUND: The combination of neurologic deformity of the ankle and foot with osteomyelitis is a therapeutic challenge. We investigated the role of Ilizarov with regard to eradication of infection, correction of deformities and improvement of patient function. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 77 patients (77 feet) with neurologic deformity of the ankle and foot with osteomyelitis treated sequentially in 3 stages by Ilizarov method. The 3 stages were (1) active debridement and Ilizarov stabilization, (2) further strengthening of Ilizarov fixator and active osteosynthesis consisting of strategies like arthrodesis, osteotomy distraction, bone transport, or combination thereof, (3) consolidation of fusion/regeneration achieved in second stage...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148070/growth-factors-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers-mixed-treatment-comparison-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
AIMS: Topical growth factors accelerate wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Due to the absence of head to head comparisons, we carried out Bayesian network meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of growth factors. METHODS: Using an appropriate search strategy, randomized controlled trials on topical growth factors compared with standard of care in patients with DFU, were included. Proportion of patients with complete healing was the primary outcome...
November 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145857/treatment-of-charcot-neuroarthropathy-and-osteomyelitis-of-the-same-foot-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Martin Berli, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Sabra Leupi, Thomas Böni, Charlotte Baltin
BACKGROUND: We evaluated treatment of osteomyelitis in the foot in the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy, a devastating condition with progressive degeneration and joint destruction. We hypothesized that there was a difference in (1) amputation rate, (2) amputation level, (3) duration of antibiotic therapy, and (4) duration of immobilization for treatment of osteomyelitis within versus outside the Charcot zone. METHODS: Forty patients (43 ft) diagnosed with Charcot neuroarthropathy and osteomyelitis of the same foot were retrospectively analyzed...
November 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096337/viability-of-permanent-pmma-spacer-with-combined-free-fasciocutaneous-tissue-transfer-for-failed-charcot-reconstruction-a-38-month-prospective-case-report
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Tammer Elmarsafi, John S Steinberg, Paul J Kim, Christopher E Attinger, Karen K Evans
INTRODUCTION: Charcot Neuroarthropathy is a complex lower extremity pathology which predisposes the afflicted limb to ulcerations, osteomyelitis, and risk of major amputation. Charcot Neuroarthropathy often requires osseous reconstruction, which can be complicated with osteomyelitis and hardware infection. When soft tissue and osseous deficits must be concomitantly addressed, the use of PMMA spacers can be combined with free tissue transfers. PRESENTATION OF CASE: 71year old Caucasian male with Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthopathy underwent osseous reconstruction with internal hardware...
October 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091040/a-pilot-study-to-evaluate-the-effects-of-perfusion-decellularized-porcine-hepatic-derived-wound-matrix-on-difficult-to-heal-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Robert Fridman, Jonathan Engelhardt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective pilot study is to evaluate the effects of a novel perfusion-decellularized porcine hepatic-derived wound matrix (PDPHD-WM) on very difficult-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the intent of this study, a very difficult-to-heal DFU is one with a duration > 3 months despite using at least 1 advanced healing modality. Seven patients were enrolled in the study for a length of 14 weeks, including a 2-week run-in phase of standard-of-care therapy with saline gel and offloading in a CAM walker...
October 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090420/soft-tissue-infection-secondary-to-cellulitis-killed-st-john-of-the-cross-1542-1591
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Raffaella Bianucci, Otto Appenzeller, Peter Evans, Philippe Charlier, Antonio Perciaccante
PURPOSE: St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) died aged 49 years after 3 months of excruciating pain following a trivial lesion in his right foot. Erysipelas, a superficial bacterial infection of the skin, and subsequent sepsis were previously suggested as the cause of his death. Here, an alternative diagnosis is proposed. METHODS: An accurate perusal of his biography allowed the symptomatology, the clinical evolution, the depth of the infection and the associated systemic manifestations displayed by Fray John to be reconstructed...
October 31, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063496/kocuria-massiliensis-sp-nov-a-new-bacterial-species-isolated-from-a-patient-with-foot-osteomyelitis
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Sophie Edouard, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Mamadou Beye, Frédérique Gouriet, Gregory Dubourg, Jeremy Delerce, Laure Swiader, Didier Raoult
Most of the species from the genus Kocuria are environmental or commensals of mammalian skin and oral bacteria, and had rarely been associated with human infection. However, recent reports showed an increase of the clinical role of these bacteria in human infectious diseases. Most of the cases occurred in hospitals and were device related. They included bacteremia, peritonitis, abscess, endocarditis and ocular infection. We here describe the main characteristics and the draft genome of Kocuria massiliensis sp...
October 23, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058098/osteomyelitis-of-the-lower-extremity-pathophysiology-imaging-and-classification-with-an-emphasis-on-diabetic-foot-infection
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Jacob C Mandell, Bharti Khurana, Jeremy T Smith, Gregory J Czuczman, Varand Ghazikhanian, Stacy E Smith
Osteomyelitis is inflammation of the bone caused by an infectious organism, and is a difficult clinical problem. The pathophysiology, imaging, and classification of osteomyelitis are challenging, varying with the age of the patient (child versus adult), the chronicity of the infection (acute versus chronic), and the route of spread (hematogenous versus contiguous focus), as well as the immune and vascular status of the patient and affected region. The two most common classification schemes are those of Lew and Waldvogel, and Cierny and Mader...
October 20, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057063/is-surgical-debridement-necessary-in-the-diabetic-foot-treated-with-photodynamic-therapy
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João Paulo Tardivo, Rodrigo Serrano, Lívia Maria Zimmermann, Leandro Luongo Matos, Mauricio S Baptista, Maria Aparecida Silva Pinhal, Álvaro N Atallah
Background: Diabetic patients are susceptible to developing foot ulcers with serious complications such as osteomyelitis and amputations. Treatment approaches are still empirical and the benefit of usual procedures such as surgical debridement has not been properly evaluated. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive and highly efficient method for the treatment of the diabetic foot, being able to eradicate the infection and to stimulate healing, decreasing considerably the amputation risk. In the day-to-day practice of our service, we have been faced with the question whether debridement is necessary before PDT...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028632/procalcitonin-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-marker-in-diabetic-foot-infection-a-current-literature-review
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Dimitrios Velissaris, Nikolaos-Dimitrios Pantzaris, Christina Platanaki, Nikolina Antonopoulou, Charalampos Gogos
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a very common cause of mortality and morbidity. The distinction between infected and non-infected DFU remains a very challenging task for clinicians in everyday practice. Even when infection is documented, the spectrum of diabetic foot infection is wide, ranging from cellulitis and soft tissue infection to osteomyelitis. Procalcitonin (PCT), a well-established sepsis biomarker, has been used in the diagnosis of several infections including osteomyelitis in patients with diabetes mellitus...
October 11, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988505/clinical-and-pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-delafloxacin-for-the-treatment-of-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections
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REVIEW
Matteo Bassetti, Davide Pecori, Piergiorgio Cojutti, Elda Righi, Federico Pea
In the era of multi-drug resistant pathogens, the adequate treatment of skin and skin structure infections remains a challenge for clinicians. Delafloxacin, with its broad spectrum against Gram-positive, Gram-negative and anaerobic organisms, represents a new therapeutic option in this setting, especially when coverage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is required in the empirical or targeted approach. Areas covered: In this drug evaluation, the Authors have reviewed the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of delafloxacin...
November 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976835/use-of-cryopreserved-umbilical-cord-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-complex-diabetic-ulcers-with-osteomyelitis
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A Raphael, J Gonzales
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the combined use of cryopreserved human umbilical cord (cUC) allograft and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in treating complex diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with bone exposure and osteomyelitis. These types of wound are known to carry a high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: A single-center, retrospective chart review was performed to assess the efficacy of the combined use of cUC with NPWT, by the same surgeon, to help promote the closure of complex DFUs presenting with biopsy-proven osteomyelitis...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972392/microbial-management-of-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis
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Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951333/complications-during-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis
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Suzanne A V van Asten, Moez Mithani, Edgar J G Peters, Javier La Fontaine, Paul J Kim, Lawrence A Lavery
AIM: To identify complications of medical treatment in patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO). METHODS: We reviewed 143 records of consecutive patients admitted with DFO, confirmed by bone histopathology or culture. Complications monitored included acute kidney injuries (AKI), development of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), gastrointestinal complications, and venous catheter related complications during a 12months follow-up period...
June 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936764/osteomyelitis-of-the-foot-non-surgical-management-spect-ct-scanning-and-minimising-the-duration-of-antibiotic-use
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EDITORIAL
William J Jeffcoate
In a paper in this issue of Diabetologia (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-017-4417-x ), Vouillarmet and colleagues have explored the use of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) to define remission during non-surgical management of osteomyelitis of the foot. Their experience in a non-controlled observational study of 45 individuals was that a negative white blood cell-SPECT/CT scan is a reliable marker of remission, while a positive scan at the end of antibiotic treatment may be relatively useful in the prediction of future short- to medium-term relapse...
December 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904724/treatment-of-high-energy-pilon-fractures-using-the-ilizarov-treatment
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Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Hamdi Kaziz, Lassad Hassini, Meriem Braiki, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laaziz Ben Ayeche
The management of high-energy pilon fractures is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation are often associated with serious complications. Various methods have been used to treat these injuries, with variable results. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcome of the ILIZAROV technique in patients with high-energy pilon fractures. Thirty cases of distal tibia epiphysis fractures (pilon fractures) were managed from 1999 to 2012. The study group included 5 cases of open fractures...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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