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Osteomyelitis and Cellulitis

Pertaining mainly to foot and ankle. Let me know if there are any other parts that you think should be added subject wise.
Polly J Ferguson, Monica Sandu
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is an inflammatory disorder that primarily affects children. Its hallmark is recurring episodes of sterile osteomyelitis. The clinical presentation is insidious onset of bone pain with or without fever. Laboratory studies typically reveal nonspecific evidence of inflammation. Radiologic imaging and histologic appearance resemble those of infectious osteomyelitis. There is a strong association with inflammatory disorders of the skin and intestinal tract in affected individuals and their close relatives, suggesting a shared pathophysiology and supporting a genetic component to disease susceptibility...
April 2012: Current Rheumatology Reports
Sabitha Rajan
Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are a common presenting problem in both inpatients and outpatients. SSTIs have been broadly classified as complicated or uncomplicated, but specific disease processes and patient characteristics are important in guiding clinical management. Early recognition of the extent of infection, close follow-up, and familiarity with local antibiotic susceptibility data are critical to successful treatment.
January 2012: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Guilermo E Umpierez
Many patients admitted to the hospital have diabetes mellitus-diagnosed or undiagnosed-and others develop hyperglycemia from the stress of hospitalization. This paper discusses the prevalence, outcomes, and evidence for best management of hyperglycemia and diabetes in hospitalized patients outside the critical care setting.
June 2011: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Paul W Johnson, Mark S Collins, Doris E Wenger
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of specific characteristics on T1-weighted MR images in the diagnosis of pedal osteomyelitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included all adult patients who underwent MRI of the foot for evaluation of suspected osteomyelitis over an 11-month period. Images were retrospectively reviewed for specific criteria on T1-weighted images, including signal intensity of affected bone marrow (normal or decreased), distribution of abnormal signal intensity (subcortical or medullary), and pattern of involvement (hazy reticulated or confluent)...
January 2009: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
J-L Richard, A Sotto, N Jourdan, C Combescure, D Vannereau, M Rodier, J-P Lavigne
AIM: To determine the risk factors for acquiring multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) and their impact on outcome in infected diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: Patients hospitalized in our diabetic foot unit for an episode of infected foot ulcer were prospectively included. Diagnosis of infection was based on clinical findings using the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot-Infectious Diseases Society of America (IWGDF-ISDA) system, and wound specimens were obtained for bacterial cultures...
September 2008: Diabetes & Metabolism
George Cierny, Jon T Mader, Johan J Penninck
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September 2003: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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