Osteomyelitis of the Mandible in an Adolescent

Source: Journal of Dentistry for Children - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research

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Abstract Nuclear medicine studies evaluate physiology on a molecular level providing earlier detection of lesions before morphologic change is evident. 99mTc-MDP and 18F-fluoride bone scans detect osteomyelitis earlier than radiographs and computed tomography (CT); aid in diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorder; and evaluate activity of condylar hyperplasia, extent of Paget disease, and viability of bone grafts. 18F-FDG PET/CT distinguish between soft tissue and bone infections and diagnose osteomyelitis complicated by fracture or surgery. FDG PET is more accurate than CT alone and has a major role in stagin...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Dent Clin North Am Source Type: research
We present an instance of clinical success with ceftazidime/avibactam for the treatment of refractory KPC bacteremia, vertebral diskitis and osteomyelitis with pre-vertebral abscess and bilateral psoas pyomyositis. This experience serves as reference to support treatment with ceftazidime/avibactam in similar complicated cases. PMID: 29905925 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: P R Health Sci J Source Type: research
ConclusionDisproportionate synovial thickening, prominent peri-articular myositis, and/or characteristic sites of involvement demonstrating imaging features of infection or inflammation in a young child with mild infectious symptoms and elevated inflammatory markers should invoke the possibility of an underlyingK. kingae infection.
Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
I am a hospitalist at a safety-net hospital. Through my work, I have come to understand how our daily decisions — filtered through our own biases — influence how health care is implemented, and I had a personal teacher in my first year as an attending. Soon after starting my job, I met Mr. K. He was in his 40s, well-kempt, soft-spoken and had the good habit of looking people in the eyes when talking to them. Originally from New York, he had been living comfortably as a middle manager in restaurant supply sales until an unexpected mixture of midlife crisis and wanderlust struck. He traveled the country looking f...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Hospitalist Public Health & Washington Watch Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThe sequence of clinical symptoms, diagnostic confirmation, and occurrence of multiple infective foci varied considerably with different infective foci in SAB. Based on these results, we propose a pragmatic and evidence-based terminology for the clinical course of SAB and suggest the terms “portal of entry”, “infective focus”, “multiple infective foci”, and “dominant infective focus”.
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In conclusion, the results obtained, in all the patients, were satisfactory without necessitating a bony reconstruction.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research
This article describes the current applications of various technologies based on either autofluorescence or near-infrared light illumination, tailored to aid practitioners in detecting and quantitatively monitoring oral diseases such as dental caries and oral cancer at the earliest stage of their formation, or in the conservative surgical excision of necrotic bones in diseases such as chronic osteomyelitis, osteoradionecrosis, and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. The data discussed are primarily based on published scientific studies and reviews from case reports, clinical trials, and in  vitro and in ...
Source: Dental Clinics of North America - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
Nuclear medicine studies evaluate physiology on a molecular level providing earlier detection of lesions before morphologic change is evident. 99mTc-MDP and 18F-fluoride bone scans detect osteomyelitis earlier than radiographs and computed tomography (CT); aid in diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorder; and evaluate activity of condylar hyperplasia, extent of Paget disease, and viability of bone grafts. 18F-FDG PET/CT distinguish between soft tissue and bone infections and diagnose osteomyelitis complicated by fracture or surgery. FDG PET is more accurate than CT alone and has a major role in staging, restaging, and ...
Source: Dental Clinics of North America - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
To review cases of suppurative osteomyelitis of the jaws treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital over a 10 year period, evaluate specifics of disease presentation and answer the clinical question: Are there identifiable variables associated with treatment outcome?
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Surgical Infections, Ahead of Print.
Source: Surgical Infections - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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