Difficult to treat osteoarticulars infections : Focus on Mycobacterial and Fungal infection.
Difficult to treat osteoarticulars infections : Focus on Mycobacterial and Fungal infection. Acta Orthop Belg. 2017 Mar;83(1):110-123 Authors: Yombi JC, Seyler L, Cornu O, Barbier O, Libouton X, Rodriguez-Villalobos H, Thienpont E Abstract Bone and joint infections are rare but often devastating. While bacteria are most commonly encountered organisms, mycobacteria and fungi are less frequent. Management of the latter is often more complex, especially in the presence of foreign material. We will increasingly be faced with mycobacterial and fungal bone infections, as medical conditions and newer therapeutics lead to more immunosuppression. In this article, we will review osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and peri-prosthetic joint infections related to mycobacteria and fungi. PMID: 29322903 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: There was no clear correlation between RA-NPIs and pathologic corneal findings in our study. DMARDs treatment may help maintain corneal integrity in our patients and prevented collagenolytic manifestations of RA. Other medications such as azathioprine should be used carefully, as endothelial damage may potentially occur.
Conclusion: In children with AML, adenovirus infection was rare and typically not associated with severe disease, even without specific treatment. However, disseminated and fatal disease can occur in this population. Further investigations are needed to identify pediatric AML patients at particular risk for severe adenovirus infection and to determine optimal treatment approaches in these patients.
ConclusionThe modified disc repositioning using an orthodontic screw via a mini preauricular approach provided a good functional outcome in all patients as assessed over a period of 6 months. However, the long-term functional sequel of the procedure and changes in the articular disc needs to be assessed.
Conclusions Flap reconstruction can be beneficial in the management of pediatric pressure ulcers. Although high rates of long-term success with this intervention have been reported in children, we found rates of ulcer recurrence similar to that seen in adults. Poor compliance with nonoperative care and failure to modify the biopsychosocial perpetuators of pressure ulcers will likely eventuate in postoperative recurrence. Despite the many comorbidities observed in our patient sample, compliance was the best indicator of long-term skin integrity and flap success.
This article is part of the European guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. For details concerning background, methods, and members of the ESA VTE Guidelines Task Force, please, refer to: Samama CM, Afshari A, for the ESA VTE Guidelines Task Force. European guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2018; 35:73–76. A synopsis of all recommendations can be found in the following accompanying article: Afshari A, Ageno W, Ahmed A, et al., for the ESA VTE Guidelines Task Force. European Guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Execu...
ARTHRITIS symptoms include joint pain and inflammation. But, can cracking your knuckles or bending your fingers back until they click lead to the painful condition?
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) An international team of researchers led by prof. Savvas Savvides (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. Focusing on the immunomodulatory cytokine IL-23 they discovered that its pro-inflammatory activity, which underlies a wide range of inflammatory diseases, critically depends on structural activation of the cytokine by its receptor, IL-23R.
Authors: Gwon SY, Rhee KJ, Sung HJ Abstract The risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease, in the elderly population increases along with that of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Identifying specific biomarkers for RA can clarify the underlying molecular mechanisms and can aid diagnosis and patient care. To this end, the present study investigated the genes and proteins that are differentially expressed in RA using a mouse collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model. We performed gene microarray and proteome array analyses using blood samples from the mice...
Osteoarthritis could be treated more effectively in the future by dividing patients into two distinct disease groups, according to new research. TheArthritis Research UK-funded study, carried out by the University of Manchester, has discovered that the current definition of osteoarthritis may actually encompass two separate groups with different disease activity patterns, and that developing new treatments for both versions may be more effective than the current one-size-fits-all approach. Two different patterns of disease activity Published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, the research involved a mathematical anal...
We report a case series of multi-failure 16 patients, successfully treated with secukinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that selectively neutralizes interleukin-17A, recently approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. PMID: 29334270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]