What Is In That Ear?
Discussion The external auditory canal mainly derives from the ectoderm however it abuts other structures which arise from mesodermal or endodermal tissues. The lateral 1/3 is primarily cartilaginous with the inner 2/3rd being bony with the tympanic, temporal and mastoid bone forming various parts. The canal is lined with squamous epithelium and has various structures such as sebaceous glands, hair follicles and of course ceruminous glands. It is not surprising that this structure is subject to obstruction given its small size. Cerumen, hair and other cellular debris may become impacted if they are not regularly expelled f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Fluorescence-Guided Debridement of Chronic Osteomyelitis Fluorescence-Guided Debridement of Chronic Osteomyelitis
In this article, the authors describe a technique for fluorescence-guided bone debridement with the preoperative administration of doxycycline.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news
Procalcitonin in Diagnosing Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis Procalcitonin in Diagnosing Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
Could measurements of serum procalcitonin levels help determine the presence of diabetic foot osteomyelitis?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news
Calcium Sulfate With Antibiotics for DFUs With Osteomyelitis Calcium Sulfate With Antibiotics for DFUs With Osteomyelitis
In this case series, the authors describe a novel strategy for the local delivery of antibiotics to diabetic foot ulcers complicated by osteomyelitis.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news
How Are Iliac Fractures Treated?
Discussion Avulsion fractures of the pelvis are more commonly seen in adults and teenage athletes. Currently they are more common in male athletes but with the increased number of females in sports, more are also being seen in females. Soccer and track and field are common sports where these injuries occur. The injuries are felt to be caused by a repetitive traction on the apophysis or more commonly due to a ‘sudden, forceful, or unbalanced contraction of an attached musculotendinous unit while engaged in a sporting event…. Skeletal maturity has a direct effect on the incidence of the injury.” They can o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Who Gets Pott ’ s Puffy Tumor?
Discussion Pott’s puffy tumor (PPT) was first described by Sir Percivall Pott in 1775 and who also described other orthopaedic and oncological diseases subsequently named for him. “It is a subperiosteal abscess of the anterior wall of the frontal sinus associated with underlying frontal osteomyelitis.” The tender edema and swelling of the forehead is the sign of PPT. Associated fever, headache, and rhinorrhea along with similar problems such as postnasal drip or nasal congestion are common. Associated ophthalmological problems include peri-orbital or eyelid edema and/or preseptal cellulitis. Ptosis and di...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
How Common Are Bone Spurs in Young Athletes?
Discussion The terminology of abnormal calcification of soft tissues and uses of the terms is often muddied. Especially as the causes may be similar and multiple adjacent tissues may be involved. An exostosis is an abnormal proliferation of bone from the joint. They can appear in various forms and in many locations. An osteophyte is also known as a bone spur and is type of exostosis. Osteophytes are thought to be periosteal or synovial mesenchymal stems cells that become calcified. They usually have a more narrow or pointed projection from the joint. Osteophytes are a very common feature of osteoarthritis. Enthesophytes a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Vertebral Osteomyelitis After Spine Surgery Vertebral Osteomyelitis After Spine Surgery
Learn how the presentation and outcomes of postoperative vertebral osteomyelitis can differ from that of native cases.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news
What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
A Review of Diabetic Foot Wounds and Osteomyelitis A Review of Diabetic Foot Wounds and Osteomyelitis
A new review provides an overview of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers for the practicing orthopedist.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news
Coupling antibiotics with stem cells to fight off bone infections
(Kanazawa University) Researchers from Kanazawa University investigated the effects of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) loaded with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin on osteomyelitis caused by implants. By administering ADSC-loaded ciprofloxacin to the site of bone infection in rats, the researchers found a significant improvement of the infection, as shown by reduced soft tissue swelling, abscess formation, and bone degradation. These findings suggest a potential new therapy for implant-related bone infections that have traditionally been difficult to treat with antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
How Are Dental Abscesses Treated?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Additionally, fluoridation of the community water supply has significantly decreased dental caries and is a very effective public health measure. Fluoride binds within the dental matrix to strength it. Dental abscesses are usually caused by poor oral hygiene but others are at...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Epidemiology of fatal/non-fatal suicide among patients with chronic osteomyelitis (COM): a nationwide population-based study - Hung CH, Ko JY, Liao PS, Yeh CW, Hsu CC, Lin MC, Hsu HC, Kuo SJ.
OBJECTIVE: Chronic osteomyelitis (COM) can induce systemic inflammation, and systemic inflammation may be associated with suicide tendency. However, no studies have investigated the correlation between COM and suicide tendency. METHODS: The aim of this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Accelerated Road to Market Approval for CERAMENT(R) G in the US - BONESUPPORT(TM) Submits De Novo Application
LUND, Sweden, March 23, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in orthobiologics for the management of bone injuries, today announced that the company will submit a De Novo application to the US Food and Drug Ad... Devices, Orthopaedic, Drug Delivery, FDA BONESUPPORT, CERAMENT G, osteomyelitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Tuberculosis drug helps treat diabetic foot osteomyelitis
Rifampin, a tuberculosis treatment, is more effective at treating diabetic food osteomyelitis than other antibiotics, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.Med Page Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Adult Clinical Fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction 2020-2021
This fellowship focuses on adult LLD, malunions, nonunions, segmental bone defects, osteomyelitis, rotational muscle flaps, and joint infections. Fellows will learn to determine current LLD, evaluate limb alignment, and analyze single and multiapical deformities. The Adult Clinical Fellow will rotate with Dr. Janet Conway and Dr. Michael Assayag for eight months and with our pediatric orthopedists for a total of four months. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - June 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news
Reviews highlight new advances in our understanding of focal and sclerotic bone diseases
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A new special edition of 'Calcified Tissue International' provides expert commentary and insight into the advances in the knowledge of several rare focal and sclerotic bone diseases including Paget's disease of bone and related syndromes, fibrous dysplasia of bone and McCune-Albright syndrome, Melorheostosis and Osteopoikilosis, chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis, as well as Camurati-Engelmann disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Statement On The Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry On The 2018 Gaza Protests
This report was shared with the Commission of Inquiry. In this report, Doctors of the World observes that Palestinian health NGOs face unprecedented levels of violence against its personnel, structures and ambulances. These attacks and the death of their colleagues have also left strong psychological scars. Beyond the atrocious violations of international law, the impact of these violations is difficult to quantify or measure through the untold stories of those who died or suffer serious life-long consequences because those who were supposed to help were killed or incapacitated. Doctors of the World takes thus this opportu...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news
RCSI researchers develop new treatment for bone infection using copper-rich glass implant
(RCSI) A team of researchers led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), have developed a new treatment for the particularly difficult-to-treat bone infection, osteomyelitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news
NuVasive wins expanded FDA nod for Monolith corpectomy system
NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) said yesterday that it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its Monolith corpectomy system, now cleared for use in cervical corpectomy procedures. The system is now cleared for procedures in the cervical spine, between the C3-C7 vertebral bodies, to treat diseased or damaged vertebral body caused by fractures, tumors, osteomyelitis or to support reconstruction following corpectomy for the decompression of the spinal cord and neural tissue in cervical degenerative disorders, the San Diego-based company said. The device was initially cleared in 2015 for use in thoracolumbar corpectomy procedures, N...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Featured Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news
BoneSupport expands sales team
BoneSupport today announced plans to expand its sales force, adding an additional 13 sales representatives in “key markets” this year. The Swedish company said that the objective of the expansion is to increase the market penetration of its antibiotic-eluting Cerament G and Cerament V products. BoneSupport touted that in April, three studies of its Cerament platform were presented at the British Limb Reconstruction Society meeting, some of which showed improved bone healing and reduced risk of recurrent infections with the use of the Cerament G product. “Cerament G and V have strong sales momentum in...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics Bonesupport Source Type: news
What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Diagnosis and management of polytraumatized patients with severe extremity trauma - McKinley TO, Gaski GE, Vodovotz Y, Corona BT, Billiar TR.
Multiply injured patients with severe extremity trauma are at risk of acute systemic complications and are at high risk of developing longer term orthopaedic complications including soft-tissue infection, osteomyelitis, posttraumatic osteoarthritis, and no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Late osteomyelitis and abscess formation of the ulna after high-voltage electrical injuries: review of literature and case report - Gonser P, Andrea W, Lotter O.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Back pain? THREE common signs YOU have a bone infection REVEALED
BACK PAIN could be caused by a bone infection called osteomyelitis. These are three signs you are suffering. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Acute osteomyelitis in the hand due to dog bite injury: a report of 3 cases - Lee R, Lee HY, Kim JH, Han YS, Kim DC, Tark KC.
As many people keep small dogs as pets, dog bites are common injuries, accounting for approximately 80%-90% of all animal bite injuries. These injuries usually occur on the upper extremities, most commonly on the fingers. Most of these injuries appear as s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Reconstruction after osteomyelitis of the midfoot from high-pressure washer injury - Reiner MM, Khoury WE, Mackel A, Ehredt DJ, Razzante MC.
Reports of ballistic injures to the extremities typically include those involving gunshot wounds. However, high-pressure washer injuries frequently lead to equally damaging injuries. These injuries should not be overlooked, because they can result in high ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Lactococcus garviae Prosthetic Mitral Valve Endocarditis: a Case Report and Literature Review
We report a new case of L. garviae prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis that was managed with antibiotic therapy alone. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ewout Landeloos, Guy Van Camp, Hans De Beenhouwer Tags: Case Report Source Type: news
Malawi: Comedian 'Manganya' Rescues Netball Legend Mzagada With Financial Help
[Nyasa Times] Social commentator, activist and comedian Michael 'Manganya' Usi has come to the aid of Malawi netball legend Emma Mzagada whose health has deteriorated due to bone infection called Osteomyelitis, and has been crying for help from well-wishers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news
7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 7, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]New studies for umbilical cord allografts and tumor targeting were published this week while another company received European CE Marking. Here are some medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. AMNIOX touts new umbilical cord study AMNIOX Medical announced that it has published the results of 3 studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of umbilical cord tissue for treating chronic wounds, according to an April 7 press release. The company’s cryopreserved human umbilical cord tissue, NEOX Cord 1K was tested on 29 patients who needed a wound all...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Radiosurgery Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Spinal Wound Care Aesculap Implant Systems Amniox AngioDynamics Cianna Medical InVivo Therapeutics MedTech Nu-Med Occlutech Source Type: news
Hodgkin Lymphoma Masquerading As Multifocal Osteomyelitis Hodgkin Lymphoma Masquerading As Multifocal Osteomyelitis
This case highlights the diagnostic challenges of an unusual presentation of Hodgkin lymphoma, leading to the misdiagnosis and treatment as chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news
Pubic Bone Osteomyelitis and Pubosymphyseal Urinary Fistula: A Poorly Recognized Complication in Prostate Cancer Survivors
An uncommon but significantly burdensome sequela of therapy for prostate cancer is pubic bone osteomyelitis in association with a pubosymphyseal urinary fistula. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrew C. Peterson, MD Ramiro Jose Madden-Fuentes, MD Tags: Oncology Journal Prostate Cancer Source Type: news
Fracture healing is a process in which the body heals and repairs the broken bone. Requirements for bone healing A requirement for bone healing is vascularity (sufficient blood supply). The nutrient artery supplies 80% of the cortex. The periosteal vessels supply the outer 20% of the cortex. The metaphyseal vessels provide a very rich blood supply to the ends of the bone (Figure 1). Fractures stimulate the release of growth factors that attract stem cells and promote angiogenesis, vasodilation and healing of the bone. Blood flow increases at the fracture site. Metaphyseal bone heals faster than diaphyseal bone because of...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Chronic osteomyelitis is an infection in the bone, which can be an incurable problem (Figure 1). What happens when the bone gets infection (osteomyelitis)? Usually bacteria causes infection in the bone. Leukocytes are attracted to the area and secrete enzymes in attempt to kill the bacteria (Figure 2). Leukocytes are normal white blood cells that defend the body against any outside invaders. Blood flow to the area is decreased, and devitalized necrotic bone is formed called a sequestrum (Figure 3). That sequestrum is an infected dead bone resulting from osteomyelitis. It is a nidus of infection. Haversian canals ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Osteomyelitis following domestic animal bites to the hand: two case reports and practical guidelines - Lim JS, Byun JH, Min KH, Lee HK, Choi YS.
Recently, the number of cases of animal bite wounds has increased significantly in concordance with an increase in the pet population around the world. The authors report two rare cases of osteomyelitis of the phalanx following cat and dog bites. On initia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Theravance Biopharma reports positive data from trials conducted on VIBATIV
US-based biopharmaceutical company Theravance has reported positive results from trials of VIBATIV (telavancin) in treating osteomyelitis and combat methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pathogens. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 3, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Vertebral Osteomyelitis: Is 6 Weeks of Treatment Not Enough? Vertebral Osteomyelitis: Is 6 Weeks of Treatment Not Enough?
Paul Auwaerter is rethinking his own clinical practice for treating persistent vertebral osteomyelitis.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news
Bonesupport touts high infection eradication rate in prospective trial
Bonesupport today released data from the prospective trial of its Cerament G injectable antibiotic-eluting bone substitute, touting a 96% infection eradication rate in patients treated with the substitute. Data from the study was published in The Bone and Joint Journal, the company said. Cerament G is an osteoconductive, ceramic substance designed to promote bone healing while preventing bone infection, or osteomyelitis. The resorbable bone graft substitute is designed to remodel into healthy bone within 6-12 months, while preventing colonization of microorganisms by eluting the antibiotic gentamicin. “The results th...
Source: Mass Device - September 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Bonesupport Source Type: news
MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 12, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters. 5. Bonesupport wins FDA nod for Cerament G trial Bonesupport said it won an investigational device exemption for the Fortify clinical trial of its next-generation Cerament G injectable antibiotic-eluting bone substitute. Cerament ...
Source: Mass Device - August 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news
Bonesupport wins FDA nod for Cerament G trial
Bonesupport said it won an investigational device exemption for the Fortify clinical trial of its next-generation Cerament G injectable antibiotic-eluting bone substitute. Cerament G product is an osteoconductive, ceramic substance designed to promote bone healing while preventing bone infection, or osteomyelitis. The resorbable bone graft substitute is designed to remodel into healthy bone within 6-12 months, while preventing colonization of microorganisms by eluting the antibiotic gentamicin. Bonesupport said Cerament G, which won CE Mark approval in the European Union back in February 2013, is on the mark...
Source: Mass Device - August 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news
Clenched fist injury complicated by septic arthritis and osteomyelitis treated with negative pressure wound therapy: one case report - Kilian M.
We reported a 30 years old man who suffered a bite wound of the right hand in a fight. Two days after the injury, he was admitted in emergency because of stab wound above the head of the third metacarpal bone. He presented the swelling, redness, pain and f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
ACR Appropriateness Criteria Release Expands With New, Updated Topics
Reston, VA — The American College of Radiology (ACR) released 8 new and 15 updated Appropriateness Criteria, which define national guidelines for the most appropriate medical imaging exam or radiation therapy. These continually updated criteria now include 215 topics with more than 1,080 clinical indications. “ACR Appropriateness Criteria® enhance quality of care by helping health care providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam, radiologic interventional procedure or radiation therapy for the patient’s condition. Such criteria use in exam ordering can improve quality, reduce unnecess...
Source: American College of Radiology - May 31, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Radiology-Guided Cultures Provide Less Invasive Osteomyelitis DiagnosisRadiology-Guided Cultures Provide Less Invasive Osteomyelitis Diagnosis
Interventional radiology-guided cultures are a less invasive alternative to operative cultures for diagnosing acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (AHO) in children, according to a retrospective review. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news
Complications, Outcomes in Vertebral Osteomyelitis SurgeryComplications, Outcomes in Vertebral Osteomyelitis Surgery
A new study examines the postoperative complications and reoperation rates after surgical treatment for vertebral osteomyelitis. Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 10, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news
Uganda: Osteomyelitis - Bone Infection That Causes Bones to Fall Out
[Monitor] Seeing a part of his bone fall out was shocking for Julius Ssebaka (pictured below). The seven-year-old had nursed a wound for almost three years. He felt a sharp pain and screamed one day as he sat next to his grandmother Mary Nalubega, a resident of Busana Village, Mubende District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Management of Orthopedic InfectionsManagement of Orthopedic Infections
Septic arthritis, prosthetic joint infections, and osteomyelitis are increasing in prevalence. Read how to effectively manage these challenging orthopedic infections. Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 10, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news
Candidemia in ICU: Endophthalmitis, Osteomyelitis, EndocarditisCandidemia in ICU: Endophthalmitis, Osteomyelitis, Endocarditis
Bloodstream infection with Candida species is not uncommon in ICUs and it has the potential to spread. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news