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 oc...
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