Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Medical or Surgical Therapy for Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis? (FREE)
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 9, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antibiotics vs Surgery for Diabetic Foot OsteomyelitisAntibiotics vs Surgery for Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
Do all patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis require surgical intervention? Diabetes Care (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 25, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Fractures?
Discussion Fifth metatarsal fractures are a common fracture of the foot and are the most common metatarsal fracture in children > 5 years of age and adults. There is a peak age distribution in the second and fifth decades of life. Teenage boys in organized sports are one of the most common groups affected. In acute fractures, acute pain and inability to walk are common presentations, whereas in a stress fracture an increase in activity, or chronic repetitive forces are at play. Fifth metatarsal fractures have various classifications. Fracture locations from proximal to distal include avulsion fractures (a common acute f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 10, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Would You Be Misled by These TEE and TTE Images?Would You Be Misled by These TEE and TTE Images?
Dr Ronald Wharton reviews potentially misleading echo images from an elderly patient with osteomyelitis who was also bacteremic. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 22, 2014 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Antibiotics First Choice for Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis Antibiotics First Choice for Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
In many cases of diabetic foot osteomyelitis, antibiotics rather than surgery are the logical first choice of treatment, say the authors of the first randomized comparison of these 2 approaches. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Treatment of Infections Due to Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
This chapter reviews data on the treatment of infections caused by drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, particularly methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). This review covers findings reported in the English language medical literature up to January of 2013. Despite the emergence of resistant and multidrug-resistant S. aureus, we have seven effective drugs in clinical use for which little resistance has been observed: vancomycin, quinupristin–dalfopristin, linezolid, tigecycline, telavancin, ceftaroline, and daptomycin. However, vancomycin is less effective for infections with MRSA isolates that have a higher MIC w...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Microbiology - October 6, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: news

New Use of Old Technology Could Aid Diabetic Foot DiseaseNew Use of Old Technology Could Aid Diabetic Foot Disease
Compositional analysis of bone with a bedside gadget employing an old imaging technique, Raman spectroscopy, could allow for early-stage diagnosis of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vanderbilt studies outline new model for staph bone infections
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Vanderbilt microbiologist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, and colleagues have identified a staph-killing compound that may be an effective treatment for osteomyelitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Aspergillus tubingensis in Maxillary Bone OsteomyelitisAspergillus tubingensis in Maxillary Bone Osteomyelitis
A. tubingensis may cause severe invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts. This case report presents a patient with osteomyelitis following a tooth extraction. BMC Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Staph Bone Infections Have A New Model, And Possibly A New Treatment
Osteomyelitis - a debilitating bone infection most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus ("staph") bacteria - is particularly challenging to treat. Now, Vanderbilt microbiologist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, and colleagues have identified a staph-killing compound that may be an effective treatment for osteomyelitis, and they have developed a new mouse model that will be useful for testing this compound and for generating additional therapeutic strategies. James Cassat, M.D., Ph.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

A new model -- and possible treatment -- for staph bone infections
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Osteomyelitis -- a debilitating bone infection most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus ("staph") bacteria - is particularly challenging to treat.Now, Vanderbilt University investigators have identified a staph-killing compound that may be an effective treatment for osteomyelitis, and they have developed a new mouse model that will be useful for testing this compound and for generating additional therapeutic strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Osteomyelitis guidelines push pediatric care
US clinicians have demonstrated the benefits of multidisciplinary evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of children with osteomyelitis. (Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases)
Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - April 27, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Osteomyelitis guidelines push pediatric care
US clinicians have demonstrated the benefits of multidisciplinary evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of children with osteomyelitis. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - April 26, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Less Invasive Method IDs Bone Infection in Diabetic FootLess Invasive Method IDs Bone Infection in Diabetic Foot
In a small study, osteomyelitis was accurately diagnosed in 2 steps: SPECT/CT imaging with a gallium tracer, which, if positive, was followed by minimally invasive bedside bone puncture. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What is the Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Fractures?
Discussion Bone mass, size and strength is at its peak in early adulthood. Multiple factors contribute to bone health including bone mass, hormonal balance, nutrition and weight bearing physical activity. Fractures are basically caused by too much force to be withstood by the bone. Abnormal momentary forces commonly occur in sports injuries such as this patient. When a child or young adult has several fractures, particularly clinically significant fractures, the possibility of an unidentified, underlying cause should be considered. According to the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, clinically significant fr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 18, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news