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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032478/total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-a-history-of-illicit-intravenous-drug-abuse
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David E Bauer, Andreas Hingsammer, Lukas Ernstbrunner, Alexander Aichmair, Andrea B Rosskopf, Franziska Eckers, Karl Wieser, Sandro F Fucentese
PURPOSE: Injection drug users are at high risk for both infection with blood-borne pathogens, namely, human immune deficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis-B, -C virus, various bacterial infections, as well as early primary and secondary joint degeneration. When total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is anticipated the risk of septic complications is a major concern. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic outcome of patients with a history of intravenous drug use after total knee arthroplasty...
October 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985900/clinical-and-microbiological-findings-of-septic-arthritis-caused-by-haemophilus-parainfluenzae
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F Cobo, G Jiménez, J Rodríguez-Granger, A Sampedro, L Aliaga-Martínez, J M Navarro-Marí
OBJECTIVES: To report a case of septic arthritis due to H. parainfluenzae and to review the clinical and microbiological characteristics of published case patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data was collected on age, sex, infection localization, underlying risk factors, symptom onset-diagnosis interval, analytical findings, microbiological diagnosis, treatment, outcome, and follow-up of the present patient (presenting with septic arthritis of the pubic symphysis due to H...
October 3, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945678/arthroscopic-versus-open-treatment-for-acute-septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-in-children
#3
Brenton Johns, Mark Loewenthal, Eric Ho, David Dewar
BACKGROUND: Acute septic arthritis of the knee in children may be treated by arthroscopic or open methods however paediatric data comparing these methods is limited regarding both short and long-term outcomes. This study aimed to compare outcomes following arthroscopic versus open surgery for acute paediatric septic knee arthritis. METHODS: Paediatric patients with acute knee septic arthritis treated at our institution from 1996 to 2016 were retrospectively assessed...
September 21, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918785/-algorithm-for-workup-of-acute-swollen-knee-without-previous-trauma
#4
Jens Olesen, Finn Elkjær Johannsen
Acute non-traumatic swelling of the knee is a common clinical challenge. The reason for the swelling has to be explored in order to give the correct treatment. This article gives an overview of possible diagnoses and suggests an algorithm for an approach to non-traumatic knee arthritis. Fundamental in the examination is a thorough patient anamnesis, which will help to differentiate between inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis. If there is not an obvious degenerative reason for the knee effusion, a joint aspiration followed by synovial fluid white cell count (WCC), microscopy and/or culture will add valuable information...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882472/overwhelming-streptococcus-pyogenes-sepsis-in-an-elderly-patient-with-septic-arthritis
#5
Aarti Chadha, Wafaa Jamal, Abdul Raouf Abdul Aziz, Vincent O Rotimi
INTRODUCTION: The signs of Streptococcus pyogenes, group A streptococci (GAS) bacteremia are non-specific and patients can have wide presentations ranging from flu-like symptoms to life-threatening toxic-shock syndrome in just a few hours. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of fulminant S. pyogenes sepsis in an elderly woman with septic arthritis and remarkable past medical history/risk factors. She was febrile, hypotensive and had a swollen and tender right knee...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869233/meropenem-a-possible-new-culprit-in-eosinophilic-lung-diseases
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Nathalie Abi Hatem, Sabrina Campbell, Edmundo Rubio, Anthony Lukas Loschner
Eosinophilic lung diseases are a diverse group of pulmonary disorders with an extensive list of differential diagnoses. Multiple drugs particularly antibiotics can cause pulmonary eosinophilia with variable pulmonary manifestations. Cutaneous drug reactions are common. Diagnosis is usually made on clinical history and blood eosinophilia with an accumulation of eosinophils in alveolar spaces on histologic analysis. Imaging findings are nonspecific. Stopping the offending agent is often enough while a short course of corticosteroids can hasten recovery...
September 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866341/similar-30-day-complications-for-septic-knee-arthritis-treated-with-arthrotomy-or-arthroscopy-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-analysis
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Patawut Bovonratwet, Stephen J Nelson, Kirthi Bellamkonda, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Blake N Shultz, Michael J Medvecky, Jonathan N Grauer
PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study was to use the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) to determine whether there were differences in 30-day perioperative complications between open arthrotomy and arthroscopy for the treatment of septic knees in a large national sample. METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with a septic knee and underwent open arthrotomy or arthroscopy were identified in the 2005-2014 NSQIP data sets...
August 30, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865425/silver-coated-modular-megaendoprostheses-in-salvage-revision-arthroplasty-after-periimplant-infection-with-extensive-bone-loss-a-pilot-study-of-34-patients
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Dirk Zajonz, Undine Birke, Mohamed Ghanem, Torsten Prietzel, Christoph Josten, Andreas Roth, Johannes K M Fakler
BACKGROUND: Hip and knee replacements in patients with bone defects after infection correlates with high rates of reinfection. In this vulnerable patient population, the prevention of reinfection is to be considered superordinate to the functionality and defect bridging. The use of silver coating of aseptic implants as an infection prophylaxis is already proven; however, the significance of these coatings in septic reimplantation of large implants is still not sufficiently investigated...
September 2, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802679/impact-of-cell-wall-peptidoglycan-o-acetylation-on-the-pathogenesis-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-septic-arthritis
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Gaurav Baranwal, Majd Mohammad, Anders Jarneborn, Bommana Raghunath Reddy, Archana Golla, Sumana Chakravarty, Lalitha Biswas, Friedrich Götz, Sahadev Shankarappa, Tao Jin, Raja Biswas
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is one of the most common pathogen causing septic arthritis. To colonize the joints and establish septic arthritis this bacterium needs to resist the host innate immune responses. Lysozyme secreted by neutrophils and macrophages is an important defense protein present in the joint synovial fluids. S. aureus is known to be resistant to lysozyme due to its peptidoglycan modification by O-acetylation of N-acetyl muramic acid. In this study we have investigated the role of O-acetylated peptidoglycan in septic arthritis...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772330/erratum-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-is-a-risk-factor-for-unplanned-return-to-the-operating-room-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-a-septic-knee
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David Jaffe, Timothy Costales, Patrick Greenwell, Matthew Christian, Ralph Frank Henn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 3, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749922/outbreak-of-septic-arthritis-associated-with-intra-articular-injections-at-an-outpatient-practice-new-jersey-2017
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Kathleen Ross, Jason Mehr, Barbara Carothers, Rebecca Greeley, Isaac Benowitz, Lisa McHugh, David Henry, Lisa DiFedele, Eric Adler, Shereen Naqvi, Edward Lifshitz, Christina Tan, Barbara Montana
On March 6, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) was notified of three cases of septic arthritis in patients who had received intra-articular injections for osteoarthritic knee pain at a private outpatient practice. The practice voluntarily closed the next day. NJDOH, in conjunction with the local health department and the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, conducted an investigation and identified 41 cases of septic arthritis associated with intra-articular injections administered during 250 patient visits at the same practice, including 30 (73%) patients who required surgery...
July 28, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744778/acute-osteomyelitis-and-septic-arthritis-in-children-a%C3%A2-referral-hospital-based-study-in-iran
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Shima Mahmoudi, Babak Pourakbari, Katayoun Borhani, Mahmoud Khodabandeh, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Alireza Aziz-Ahari, Setareh Mamishi
Information concerning the epidemiology of acute osteomyelitis (OM), septic arthritis (SA) and concurrent OM and SA in children is limited. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of OM, SA and concurrent OM and SA in children. During the 4 years of the study, 63,999 patients were admitted to the Children's Hospital, Tehran, Iran. We identified 111 patients with OM and/or SA during the 4‑year period. There were 72 cases of OM (11 cases per 10,000 children) and 90 cases of SA (11 cases per 10,000 children)...
July 25, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723791/arthritis-secondary-to-meningococcal-disease-a-case-series-of-7-patients
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Vanina Masson-Behar, Hervé Jacquier, Pascal Richette, Jean-Marc Ziza, Valérie Zeller, Christophe Rioux, Baptiste Coustet, Philippe Dieudé, Sébastien Ottaviani
Arthritis secondary to invasive meningococcemia is rare and has been described as a direct result of bacteremia or as immunoallergic-type arthritis, related to the immune complex. Only a few case series have been reported.This multicenter study aimed to describe the clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcomes of arthritis secondary to meningococcal infection.We performed a 5-year retrospective study. We included all patients with inflammatory joint symptoms and proven meningococcal disease defined by the identification of Neisseria meningitidis in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or synovial fluid...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713102/-contemporary-use-of-radiosynoviorthesis-in-chronic-polyarthrtitis
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Robert Zwolak, Maria Majdan
Radiosynoviorthesis is used for local treatment of recurrent joint effusions, leads to necrosis of inflamed synovium due to beta radiation energy served after intraarticular radionuclide administration. The aim of the therapy is destruction and fibrosis of abnormal, hypertrophic synovial membrane and then full recovery of its normal function after local corticosteroids and systemic modifying drugs failure. Radiosynoviorthesis is effective in different type of peripheral arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory spondyloarthtropaties, gout, chondrocalcinosis, pigmented villo-nodular synovitis, recurrent knee effusion after total joint replacement, idiopathic knee joint effusion, osteoarthritis and secondary prevention of intraarticular bleeding in haemophilia...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706395/salmonella-typhimurium-infection-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Sujeesh Sebastian, Benu Dhawan, Rajesh Malhotra, Deepak Gautam, Arti Kapil
Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium is a rare cause of prosthetic joint infection (PJI). The recognized predisposing risk factors for Salmonella septic arthritis include diabetes mellitus, renal failure, human immunodeficiency virus infection and chronic corticosteroid use. We describe a case of PJI of the knee in a 74-year-old lady who was on antitubercular treatment. The patient presented with discharging sinus and raised inflammatory markers. She was successfully treated by the removal of prosthesis and debridement followed by ciprofloxacin therapy for 6 weeks...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657567/bone-scan-in-painful-knee-arthroplasty-obsolete-or-actual-examination
#16
Giuseppe Niccoli, Domenico Mercurio, Fabrizio Cortese
ptic loosening, instability and infection are the major causes of TKA failure. For many years, nuclear medicine (NM) imaging was helpful to frame a painful total joint arthroplasty. The differentiation of septic from aseptic prosthetic loosening is critical. The latest AAOS guidelines to detect periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) restrict the role of NM scintigraphy. On the other hand, several studies suggest that NM imaging plays an important role in the evaluation of patients with painful prosthesis, but its specificity in differentiating aseptic loosening from infection is low...
June 7, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655567/total-knee-replacement-in-young-patients-survival-and-causes-of-revision-in-a-registry-population
#17
Francesco Castagnini, Alessandra Sudanese, Barbara Bordini, Enrico Tassinari, Susanna Stea, Aldo Toni
BACKGROUND: The incidence of total knee replacements (TKRs) in young patients is increasing. Few reports described encouraging results and acceptable survival rates. However, many concerns still persist, in particular about the high rates of infection and aseptic loosening. Aim of this article was to investigate the survival of TKRs in patients aged 45 years or younger in a registry population. METHODS: The Emilia-Romagna registry RIPO was enquired about TKRs in patients ≤45 years; 238 TKRs were evaluated at a mean follow-up of 5...
November 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651785/septic-arthritis-following-arthroscopic-reconstruction-of-cruciate-ligaments-of-the-knee-retrospective-case-review
#18
Alejo Erice, M Inmaculada Neira, Sergio Vargas-Prada, Ana Chiaraviglio, Javier Gutiérrez-Guisado, Ricardo Rodríguez de Oya
INTRODUCTION: Rupture of cruciate ligaments of the knee is a common injury that is repaired by arthroscopic reconstruction, which can give rise to septic arthritis. The objective of this article is to describe the clinical and microbiological aspects of this entity. METHODS: Retrospective review of cases of septic arthritis following arthroscopic reconstruction of cruciate ligaments of the knee that occurred at a single institution from 2000-2015. According to time elapsed from surgery, infections were classified as acute (< 14 days), subacute (> 14 days and<30 days), and late (> 30 days)...
June 23, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641580/marked-regional-endothelial-dysfunction-in-mottled-skin-area-in-patients-with-severe-infections
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Simon Bourcier, Jérémie Joffre, Vincent Dubée, Gabriel Preda, Jean-Luc Baudel, Naïke Bigé, Guillaume Leblanc, Bernard I Levy, Bertrand Guidet, Eric Maury, Hafid Ait-Oufella
BACKGROUND: Mottling around the knee, reflecting a reduced skin blood flow, is predictive of mortality in patients with septic shock. However, the causative pathophysiology of mottling remains unknown. We hypothesized that the cutaneous hypoperfusion observed in the mottled area is related to regional endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study in a medical ICU in a tertiary teaching hospital. Consecutive adult patients with sepsis admitted to ICU were included...
June 23, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630845/multi-foci-salmonella-enteritis-osteomyelitis-of-thoracic-spine-with-pleural-effusion-and-fatal-outcome-a-unique-case-presentation-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Ioannis Papaioannou, Andreas Baikousis, Panagiotis Korovessis
INTRODUCTION: A case of thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis due to Salmonella enteritis (SE) in an immunocompetent patient is reported. This is the third case in the literature of SE thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis, but the first one with this multi-foci presentation and finally fatal outcome due to meningoencephalitis. Further data that makes our case unique are the absence of fever (body temperature: 37.4°C) and gastrointestinal disorders. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old male patient initially presented with thoracic pain, dyspnea, and knee pain...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
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