The Heterogeneity of Pediatric Knee Infections: A Retrospective Analysis

Conclusions: When considering a child with an irritable knee, a heterogeneity of potential underlying pathologies and combinations of pathologies are possible. Importantly, the age of the patient and CRP can guide a clinician when considering further workup. Older patients with a higher admission CRP value warrant an immediate magnetic resonance imaging, as they are likely to have osteomyelitis, which was associated with worse outcomes when compared with patients with isolated septic arthritis. Level of Evidence: Level III—retrospective research study.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Selected Topics Source Type: research

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Source: Molecular Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research
Authors: Anselmino M, Frea S, Gili S, Rovera C, Morello M, Jorfida M, Teodori J, Perversi J, Salvetti I, Grosso Marra W, Faletti R, Righi D, Gaita F, De Ferrari GM Abstract BACKGROUND: Left atrial appendage (LAA) morphology, investigated by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, has proved to relate to the risk of cerebrovascular events in patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Aim of the present study was to assess reproducibility of Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) imaging in describing LAA morphology. METHODS: Two hundred consecutive patients referred for TEE were enrolled. In the first g...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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