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#1
Julia Colston, Bridget Atkins
Bone and joint infections include septic arthritis, prosthetic joint infections, osteomyelitis, spinal infections (discitis, vertebral osteomyelitis and epidural abscess) and diabetic foot osteomyelitis. All of these may present through the acute medical take. This article discusses the pathogenesis of infection and highlights the importance of taking a careful history and fully examining the patient. It also emphasises the importance of early surgical intervention in many cases. Consideration of alternative diagnoses, appropriate imaging and high-quality microbiological sampling is important to allow appropriate and targeted antimicrobial therapy...
March 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581890/recurrent-discitis-in-the-acute-rehab-setting-a-case-report
#2
Kunj Patel, Lauren Hutts, Stephen Porter, Zachary Fausel, Dale Strasser
Introduction: Discitis is an infection of the intervertebral disc space that can lead to paralysis, sepsis, epidural abscess, or other life-threatening complications if left untreated and may sometimes present with limited laboratory abnormalities to clue a diagnosis. Case presentation: We present a case of a 67-year-old female in an acute rehabilitation setting who had presenting symptoms of sudden unexplained back pain refractory to pain control. She had a previous history of discitis and multiple failed knee replacement surgeries secondary to MSSA infections...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531927/comparison-the-postoperation-results-of-discectomy-with-nucleoplasty-in-single-cervical-disc-herniation
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Saeid Abrishamkar, Sohrab Salimi, Habib Pirmoradi
Background: The standard treatment for cervical disc herniation is open discectomy surgery but some of techniques, such as nucleoplasty were applied by neurosurgeons in recent decade. The aim of this study was to compare the postoperation results of open discectomy and nucleoplasty methods in people suffering from single cervical disc herniation. Materials and Methods: In a clinical trial study that performed during 2012-2013, 70 patients who candidate for neck surgery were selected and randomly divided into two groups...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522179/discitis-caused-by-rat-bite-fever-in-a-rheumatoid-arthritis-patient-on-tocilizumab-first-ever-case
#4
Mahdi Abusalameh, Preeti Mahankali-Rao, Susie Earl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462728/treatment-of-lumbar-discitis-using-silicon-nitride-spinal-spacers-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#5
William M Rambo
INTRODUCTION: Septic infection of a lumbar intervertebral disc is a serious disorder which is often difficult to diagnose and appropriately treat because of the rarity of the disease, the varied presentation of symptoms, and the frequency of low-back pain within the overall population. Its etiology can be pyogenic, granulomatous, fungal, or parasitic; its incidence is rising due to increased patient susceptibility and improved diagnostic tools. Conservative treatments involve antibiotics, physical therapy, and/or immobilization...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417782/-posterior-debridement-interbody-fusion-internal-fixation-for-treatment-of-lumbar-discitis
#6
Lin Chen, Jun Cheng, Bo Li, Fang-Biao Zhan, You Zhang, Shi-Long Feng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of posterior debridement, interbody fusion with internal fixation in the treatment of lumbar discitis. METHODS: The clinical data of 13 patients with lumbar discitis treated from January 2005 to June 2012 was retrospectively analyzed. There were 9 males and 4 females, aged from 31 to 68 years old with an average of 56 years old. There were 2 cases on L3, 4, 4 cases on L4, 5, and 7 cases on L5S1. Two cases complicated with diabetes, 4 cases with hypertension, and 1 case with obsolete pulmonary tuberculosis...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225127/simultaneous-endovascular-repair-of-a-thoracic-aortic-injury-during-posterior-pedicle-screw-removal-a-case-report
#7
Serena Martin, Richard Lindsay, Robin C Baker
Posterior spinal stabilization is a technically demanding procedure which is increasing in popularity. Since this increase in popularity, complications, including screws misplacement, are being highlighted. Accuracy rates are higher when imaging modalities are used intraoperatively. Vascular injuries following posterior spinal stabilization are rare and are usually discovered late on subsequent imaging. Immediate perioperative compromise is rare, but nonetheless, resultant vascular injuries can be life threatening...
December 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204028/spontaneous-spinal-discitis-and-spondylodiscitis-clinicotherapeutic-remarks
#8
Alessandro Landi, Giovanni Grasso, Giancarlo Iaiani, Fabrizio Gregori, Cristina Mancarella, Alessandro di Bartolomeo, Maurizio Domenicucci, Roberto Delfini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185277/mri-findings-of-the-sacroiliac-joints-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-alternative-diagnosis-to-inflammatory-sacroiliitis
#9
Iris Eshed, Merav Lidar
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most sensitive imaging modality for the detection of sacroiliitis. Diagnosing sacroiliitis on MRI is not always straightforward and can be challenging in some cases. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of alternative diagnoses suggested by MRI and characterize the MR appearance of the most common ones. METHODS: Consecutive MRI examinations of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) performed between 2005 and 2012 were retrospectively evaluated for the presence of structural and active sacroiliitis findings according to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society guidelines...
November 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130010/spontaneous-bilateral-sternoclavicular-joint-septic-arthritis-and-lumbar-discitis-an-unusual-case-in-a-healthy-adult
#10
Georgios Mamarelis, Mohammad Zain Sohail, Athanasios Mamarelis, Hassan Fawi, Jehangir Mahaluxmivala
Introduction: Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular (SC) joint is a rare condition. Typically, it presents in patients with risk of infection and is usually unilateral. In this report, we describe a case of spontaneous bilateral sternoclavicular joint infection of an otherwise healthy adult. Case Presentation: A 67-year-old man presented in our hospital complaining of 2-week history of neck and chest pain which was radiating to his shoulders bilaterally. Clinical examination revealed erythema and swelling of the sternoclavicular area...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069932/lumbar-intravertebral-disc-herniation-secondary-to-idiopathic-calcific-discitis
#11
Ahmed-Ramadan Sadek, Christopher Dare, Stephen McGillion, Ali Nader-Sepahi, Vasileios Skiadas
Calcific discitis is a well recognized entity in the paediatric population but more recently has been increasingly reported in adults. It typically involves the lower thoracic vertebrae and is of unknown aetiology. Herniation of the calcified fragment is rare but typically occurs out through the annulus fibrosus into the canal space. Herein we describe the first reported case of calcific discitis involving the lumbar vertebrae with subsequent herniation of the calcified disc into and through the anterior aspect of the L5 vertebra...
October 26, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062623/a-complicated-case-of-group-b-streptococcus-empyema-necessitans
#12
Kevin G Buell, Saira Ajmal, Jennifer A Whitaker
Empyema necessitans is a complication of a pleural space infection that dissects through the pleura into the soft tissues of the chest and skin. Due to the widespread availability of antibiotics, empyema necessitans is rare in modern medicine and is most commonly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis . A 38-year-old immunocompetent male presented with left shoulder pain and his chest radiograph revealed a mass in the upper left lung and/or pleural space. He underwent multiple debridements of the chest wall due to a left chest wall abscess and empyema necessitans...
August 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026618/a-case-of-polymicrobial-anaerobic-spondylodiscitis-due-to-parvimonas-micra-and-fusobacterium-nucleatum
#13
Leanne M Cleaver, Shara Palanivel, Damien Mack, Simon Warren
Introduction. Here, we present a case of polymicrobial anaerobic spondylodiscitis. Case Presentation. A forty-five year-old female patient was referred to a specialist orthopaedic hospital with an eight week history of back pain without fevers. X-ray imaging and magnetic resonance imaging showed acute osteomyelitis of the twelfth thoracic and first lumbar vertebrae. Prolonged enrichment cultures grew Parvimonas micra and Fusobacterium nucleatum , identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight (MALDI-ToF) mass spectrometry (MS)...
April 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985261/lessons-learned-from-a-case-of-candida-discitis
#14
Karen Waldon, Tapan Chattopadhyay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976894/spontaneous-spondylodiscitis-epidemiology-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-treatment
#15
REVIEW
Aneta S Petkova, Christo B Zhelyazkov, Borislav D Kitov
Spontaneous spondylodiscitis is a rare but serious infectious disease which is a combination of an inflammatory process, involving one or more adjacent vertebral bodies (spondylitis), the intervertebral discs (discitis) and finally - the neighboring neural structures. In most cases the condition is due to a hematogenous infection and can affect all regions of the spinal cord, but it is usually localized in the lumbar area. The most common clinical symptom is a pronounced, constant and increasing nocturnal paravertebral pain, while consequently different degrees of residual neurological symptoms from nerve roots and/or spinal cord may appear...
September 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967338/lumbar-spine-osteomyelitis-in-an-adolescent-girl-with-nonspecific-low-back-pain
#16
Christopher M Wall, Mark V Paterno, Peter F Sturm
A 13-year-old adolescent girl presented to the emergency department with low back pain of acute onset after bending forward. Lumbar spine radiographs were taken and found to be unremarkable, and the patient was referred to physical therapy. Following examination, the patient was referred to her physician for a suspected nonmechanical cause. Magnetic resonance imaging assessment revealed L3-4 discitis, with osteomyelitis extending into the adjacent right iliopsoas muscle. Further testing and bone biopsy confirmed osteomyelitis...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951964/ct-guided-minimally-invasive-treatment-for-an-extensive-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Bing Ran, XinRong Chen, Qiong Zhong, Min Fu, Jun Wei
PURPOSE: We present a case involving an extensive epidural abscess that was successfully treated with computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous needle drainage and systemic antibiotic therapy. METHODS: A 44-year-old woman with a history of spine injection procedures complained of severe backache and progressive radiating pain in her right lower extremity followed by sensory deficits in her right lower limb. A laboratory examination revealed leukocytosis and hyperglycemia...
September 22, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922303/perioperative-outcomes-complications-and-efficacy-of-robotic-assisted-prolapse-repair-a-single-institution-study-of-196-patients
#18
Priyanka Gupta, Michael Ehlert, Jamie Bartley, Jason Gilleran, Kim A Killinger, Judith A Boura, Pradeep Nagaraju, Melissa Fischer
Abdominal pelvic organ prolapse repair is efficacious for uterovaginal and apical prolapse. We describe the safety and efficacy of robotic prolapse repair in a large teaching institution. METHODS: Consecutive robotic-assisted prolapse repairs at a single institution between 2006 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed for patient characteristics, operative information, and outcomes. RESULTS: A total of 196 women (mean age, 61 ± 9 years) underwent robotic prolapse repair (189 sacrocolpopexy, 6 sacrohysteropexy, 1 enterocele repair)...
September 15, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900682/treatment-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
#19
Michael Z David, Robert S Daum
Staphylococcus aureus, although generally identified as a commensal, is also a common cause of human bacterial infections, including of the skin and other soft tissues, bones, bloodstream, and respiratory tract. The history of S. aureus treatment is marked by the development of resistance to each new class of antistaphylococcal antimicrobial drugs, including the penicillins, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, glycopeptides, and others, complicating therapy. S. aureus isolates identified in the 1960s were sometimes resistant to methicillin, a ß-lactam antimicrobial active initially against a majority S...
2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882866/yield-of-image-guided-needle-biopsy-for-infectious-discitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
A L McNamara, E C Dickerson, D M Gomez-Hassan, S K Cinti, A Srinivasan
BACKGROUND: Image-guided biopsy is routinely conducted in patients with suspected discitis, though the sensitivity reported in the literature ranges widely. PURPOSE: We applied a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the yield of image-guided biopsy for infectious discitis. DATA SOURCES: We performed a literature search of 4 data bases: PubMed, Cochrane CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials, Embase.com, and Scopus from data base inception to March 2016...
October 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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