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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076516/septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-clinical-and-laboratory-comparison-of-groups-with-different-etiologies
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Camilo Partezani Helito, Paulo Renan Lima Teixeira, Priscila Rosalba de Oliveira, Vladimir Cordeiro de Carvalho, José Ricardo Pécora, Gilberto Luis Camanho, Marco Kawamura Demange, Ana Lucia Munhoz Lima
OBJECTIVES: To clinically and epidemiologically characterize a population diagnosed with and treated for septic arthritis of the knee, to evaluate the treatment results and to analyze the differences between patients with positive and negative culture results, patients with Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial isolates and patients with S. aureus- and non-S. aureus-related infections. METHODS: One hundred and five patients with septic knee arthritis were included in this study...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065991/septic-olecranon-and-prepatellar-bursitis-in-hockey-players-a-report-of-three-cases
#2
Taylor Tuff, Karen Chrobak
Septic bursitis (SB) is an important differential diagnosis in athletes presenting with an acute subcutaneous swelling of the elbow or knee. Prompt recognition is essential to minimize recovery time and prevent the spread of infection. Due to the significant overlap in clinical features, it is often difficult to differentiate SB from non-septic bursitis (NSB) without bursal aspirate analysis. SB is commonly not considered unless the bursitis is accompanied by a local skin lesion or fever. This study describes two cases of septic olecranon bursitis and one case of septic prepatellar bursitis in adult hockey players presenting to a sports medicine clinic...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040088/restoration-of-long-bone-defects-treated-with-the-induced-membrane-technique-protocol-and-outcomes
#3
Peter V Giannoudis, Paul J Harwood, Theodoros Tosounidis, Nikolaos K Kanakaris
This prospective study was undertaken at a regional tertiary referral centre to evaluate the results of treatment of bone defects managed with the induced membrane (IM) technique. Inclusion criteria were patients with bone defects secondary to septic non-union, chronic osteomyelitis and acute fracture with bone loss. Pathological fractures with bone loss were excluded. Data collection included patient demographics, pathology, previous surgical intervention, size of bone defect, type of graft implanted, time-to-union and complications/reinterventions...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034470/-cutaneous-granular-bacteriosis-occurring-in-staphylococcus-aureus-septicaemia
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D Mermin, A-L Védie, M-L Jullie, A Fauconneau, M Beylot-Barry, A Pham-Ledard
BACKGROUND: Herein we report a case of cutaneous granular bacteriosis, with discussion of the nosological setting of this entity based upon the clinical and histological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 62-year-old woman receiving methotrexate for Sezary syndrome was admitted for fever of 38.5̊C and overall impairment of her health. She presented a fistulous nodule on her right knee, and skin biopsy revealed a focus of ulcerated suppuration with quantities of Gram+ and Grocott+ granules containing no filament, enclosed by eosinophilic matter (Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon)...
December 26, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002339/delayed-treatment-of-septic-arthritis-in-the-neonate-a-review-of-52-cases
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YiQiang Li, QingHe Zhou, YuanZhong Liu, WeiDong Chen, JingChun Li, Zhe Yuan, BiCheng Yong, HongWen Xu
There is still controversy on the management of septic arthritis in neonates. This study aims to investigate the treatment of septic arthritis in neonates.We reviewed 52 neonates (37 males and 15 females) with septic arthritis in our hospital during 2004 to 2015. The mean age at onset of infection was 17.5 ± 7.6 days, mean age at admission was 32.6 ± 10.7 days. A total of 56 joints were involved (22 knees, 18 shoulders, 13 hips, and 3 other joints). Thiryt-six patients underwent surgical drainage, 14 patients were treated nonoperatively, 2 families refused treatment...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995560/racial-disparities-in-above-knee-amputations-after-tka-a-national-database-study
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Jaiben George, Suparna M Navale, Nicholas K Schiltz, Miguel Siccha, Alison K Klika, Carlos A Higuera
BACKGROUND: Above-knee amputation (AKA) is a rare but devastating complication of TKA. Although racial disparities have been previously reported in the utilization of TKA, it is unclear whether disparities exist in the rates of AKA after TKA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Which gender-racial group has the highest rate of AKA from septic and aseptic complications of TKA? (2) Which age groups have higher rates of AKA from septic and aseptic complications of TKA? METHODS: Using National Inpatient Sample data from 2000 to 2011, AKAs resulting from complications of TKA were identified using a combination of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision procedure and diagnosis codes...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965310/rare-cause-of-back-pain-staphylococcus-aureus-vertebral-osteomyelitis-complicated-by-recurrent-epidural-abscess-and-severe-sepsis
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Louise Dunphy, Shabnam Iyer, Christopher Brown
An epidural abscess represents a rare acute medical emergency, with a reported incidence of 2.5/10 000 hospital admissions annually. The clinical features include fever, spinal pain, radiating nerve root pain and leg weakness. When sepsis is present, prompt recognition is required to initiate appropriate antimicrobial therapy and surgical decompression. We present the case of a man aged 68 years presenting to the emergency department with a 3-day history of fever, low back, right hip and leg pain. He was hypoxic, tachycardic and hypotensive...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942968/false-positive-cultures-after-native-knee-aspiration-true-or-false
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Jason M Jennings, Douglas A Dennis, Raymond H Kim, Todd M Miner, Charlie C Yang, David C McNabb
BACKGROUND: Synovial fluid aspiration is a routine practice used by most orthopaedic surgeons to aid in the diagnosis of joint infection. In patients for whom there is a low pretest probability of infection, a positive culture-particularly if it is a broth-only culture-may be considered a contaminant, especially if the bacterial species are skin pathogens. To our knowledge no study has evaluated the incidence of contamination of aspirations from the native knee. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: What is the frequency of false-positive cultures among knee aspirations of the native knee? METHODS: Two hundred patients, with a total of 200 knees, with the diagnosis of degenerative osteoarthritis undergoing a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were identified for this study...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903001/right-in-front-of-our-eyes-evolution-of-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Salaheldin M Elhamamsy, Mazen O Al-Qadi, Taro Minami, Marguerite Neill
INTRODUCTION: Toxic shock syndrome occurs from dysregulation of host inflammatory responses. Toxin- producing strains of Group A streptococcus cause TSS. Ischemic optic neuropathy rarely complicates septic shock. We present a rare case of streptococcal pharyngitis complicated by septic arthritis and TSS with reversible blindness due to non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. CASE: A 28-year-old man drove to our ED with exudative pharyngitis. A rapid streptococcal test was positive...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901071/staphylococcus-aureus-dependent-septic-arthritis-in-murine-knee-joints-local-immune-response-and-beneficial-effects-of-vaccination
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Alessia Corrado, Paolo Donato, Silvia Maccari, Raffaella Cecchi, Tiziana Spadafina, Letizia Arcidiacono, Simona Tavarini, Chiara Sammicheli, Donatello Laera, Andrea Guido Oreste Manetti, Paolo Ruggiero, Bruno Galletti, Sandra Nuti, Ennio De Gregorio, Sylvie Bertholet, Anja Seubert, Fabio Bagnoli, Giuliano Bensi, Emiliano Chiarot
Staphylococcus aureus is the major cause of human septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, which deserve special attention due to their rapid evolution and resistance to treatment. The progression of the disease depends on both bacterial presence in situ and uncontrolled disruptive immune response, which is responsible for chronic disease. Articular and bone infections are often the result of blood bacteremia, with the knees and hips being the most frequently infected joints showing the worst clinical outcome. We report the development of a hematogenous model of septic arthritis in murine knees, which progresses from an acute to a chronic phase, similarly to what occurs in humans...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900509/conversion-of-hip-fusion-to-total-hip-arthroplasty-clinical-radiological-outcomes-and-complications-in-40-hips
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Mustafa Celiktas, Ozkan Kose, Adil Turan, Ferhat Guler, Cagri Ors, Emre Togrul
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study is to report the clinical and radiological outcome of total hip arthroplasty in patients with previous hip arthrodesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 28 (40 hips) prospectively followed patients in whom ankylosed hips were converted to total hip arthroplasty (THA) between 2010 and 2014 in our institution. The average age at the time of the conversion operation was 40.8 ± 9.8 years (range 24-62)...
November 29, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876266/knee-arthrodesis-by-the-ilizarov-method-in-the-treatment-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-failure
#12
Andrea Antonio Maria Bruno, Alexander Kirienko, Andrea Peccati, Paolo Dupplicato, Massimo De Donato, Enrico Arnaldi, Nicola Portinaro
BACKGROUND: Currently, the main indication for knee arthrodesis is septic failure of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of knee arthrodesis by circular external fixation performed in the treatment of TKA failure in which revision arthroplasty was not indicated. METHODS: The study involved 19 patients who underwent knee arthrodesis by the Ilizarov method. Clinical and functional assessments were performed, including Knee Society Score (KSS)...
November 18, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867692/osteonecrosis-of-both-knees-in-a-woman-with-crohn-s-disease
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Mara Barbosa, José Cotter
Osteonecrosis is a very rare complication of Crohn's disease (CD). It is not clear if it is related to corticosteroid therapy or if it occurs as an extraintestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease. We present the case of a patient with CD who presented with osteonecrosis of both knees. A 22 years old woman was diagnosed with CD in April 2012 (Montreal Classification A2L1 + L4B3p). She was started on prednisolone (40 mg/d), azathioprine (100 mg/d) and messalazine (3 g/d). In July 2012, due to active perianal disease, infliximab therapy was initiated...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867536/life-threatening-mrsa-sepsis-with-bilateral-pneumonia-osteomyelitis-and-septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-in-a-previously-healthy-13-year-old-boy-a-case-report
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Nina Hardgrib, Michala Wang, Anne Grethe Jurik, Klaus K Petersen
The incidence and severity of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are increasing and cause high mortality and morbidity. We describe the first pediatric case in Scandinavia with Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL) positive MRSA septicemia who developed bilateral pneumonia, arthritis of the knee, and osteomyelitis of the tibia. Radiological investigation and interpretation directed the treatment, especially the surgical debridement, and combined with clinical and biochemical findings lead to close interdisciplinary treatment with frequent surgical interventions and antimicrobial combination therapy...
October 2016: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855612/99mtc-labeled-white-blood-cell-scan-as-a-guide-to-open-biopsy-in-the-management-of-hip-and-knee-prosthesis-infection-preliminary-results
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Mauro Liberatore, Giuseppe Gentile, Giulia Anna Follacchio, Viviana Frantellizzi, Giuseppe De Vincentis, Francesco Monteleone, Christos Anagnostou, Francesco Maria Drudi, Vittorio Calvisi
The aim of the present prospective study was to evaluate the usefulness of labeled leukocyte scan as a guide to open biopsy for the management of hip and knee prosthesis infection in patients without loosening of orthopedic device. Twenty-six patients with suspected hip (24) and knee (2) prosthesis infection underwent routine analysis of blood, plain radiography and 99m Tc-HMPAO labelled leukocyte scan (WBCS). On these basis, patients were subdivided in the following groups: bone infection without loosening (n°=14), septic loosening (n°=8), superficial infection (n°=2), no infection (n°=2)...
November 17, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825572/cryotherapy-decreases-synovial-doppler-activity-and-pain-in-knee-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xavier Guillot, Nicolas Tordi, Clément Prati, Frank Verhoeven, Lionel Pazart, Daniel Wendling
OBJECTIVE: To measure and compare the effects of 2 local cryotherapy techniques on synovial power Doppler activity (primary outcome) and pain in non-septic knee arthritis without any concurrent treatment. METHODS: 30 patients were randomized (ice: 30min, n=15 or cold CO2: 2min, n=15 both applied twice at 8h interval). Contralateral non-treated arthritic knees were used as paired controls (n=11 and n=10 respectively). The PDUS semi-quantitative score (0-3) and pain visual analogic scale were evaluated before/after each cold application, 2min, 2h, 24h after the first application...
November 4, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815957/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-septic-arthritis-of-a-native-knee-a-case-report
#17
John P Begly, Michael Sobieraj, Frank A Liporace, Alan Dayan
A 67-year-old man presented to orthopaedic care with a painful knee. Workup was consistent with septic arthritis of a native knee, and the patient underwent operative treatment. Cultures from the operating room were speciated to Staphylococcus lugdunensis. To the investigators' knowledge, this is the first reported S. lugdunensis infection in a peripheral joint in the absence of an orthopaedic prosthesis. Although traditionally associated with infectious endocarditis, S. lugdunensis has been identified as a causative agent in many organ systems, including orthopaedic infections...
November 2016: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803833/coexistent-pseudogout-and-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-septic-arthritis-in-a-patient-with-hiv-and-esrd
#18
Wais Afzal, Omer M Wali, Kelly L Cervellione, Bhupinder B Singh, Farshad Bagheri
Pseudogout is a crystal-induced arthropathy characterized by the deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystals in synovial fluid, menisci, or articular cartilage. Although not very common, this entity can be seen in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Septic arthritis due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI) is a rare entity that can affect immunocompromised patients such as those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or those who are on immunosuppressive drugs. Here, we describe a 51-year-old female who presented with fever, right knee pain, swelling, warmth, and decreased range of motion for several days...
2016: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803223/international-consensus-on-the-definition-and-classification-of-fibrosis-of-the-knee-joint
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N S Kalson, L A Borthwick, D A Mann, D J Deehan, P Lewis, C Mann, M A Mont, R Morgan-Jones, S Oussedik, F M K Williams, A Toms, J N Argenson, J Bellemans, A Bhave, O Furnes, H Gollwitzer, F S Haddad, S Hofmann, V Krenn
AIMS: The aim of this consensus was to develop a definition of post-operative fibrosis of the knee. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An international panel of experts took part in a formal consensus process composed of a discussion phase and three Delphi rounds. RESULTS: Post-operative fibrosis of the knee was defined as a limited range of movement (ROM) in flexion and/or extension, that is not attributable to an osseous or prosthetic block to movement from malaligned, malpositioned or incorrectly sized components, metal hardware, ligament reconstruction, infection (septic arthritis), pain, chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or other specific causes, but due to soft-tissue fibrosis that was not present pre-operatively...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749085/polymerase-chain-reaction-electrospray-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-versus-culture-for-bacterial-detection-in-septic-arthritis-and-osteoarthritis
#20
Michael P Palmer, Rachael Melton-Kreft, Laura Nistico, N Louisa Hiller, Leon H J Kim, Gregory T Altman, Daniel T Altman, Nicholas G Sotereanos, Fen Z Hu, Patrick J De Meo, Garth D Ehrlich
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies have identified known bacterial pathogens in the knees of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) before arthroplasty. AIMS: The current study was designed to determine the incidence and types of bacteria present in the synovial fluid of native knee joints from adult patients with diagnoses of septic arthritis and OA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were enrolled between October 2010 and January 2013. Synovial fluid samples from the affected knee were collected and evaluated with both traditional microbial culture and polymerase chain reaction-electrospray ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (molecular diagnostics [MDx]) to prospectively characterize the microbial content...
December 2016: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
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