Epidemiology and Outcomes of Infectious Spondylodiscitis in Hemodialysis Patients.

A retrospective study of patients who were hospitalized for infectious spondylodiscitis over a 13 year period...
508KB Sizes 22 Downloads 326 Views

Recommend Documents


Infectious Discitis and Spondylodiscitis in Children.
In children, infectious discitis (D) and infectious spondylodiscitis (SD) are rare diseases that can cause significant clinical problems, including spinal deformities and segmental instabilities. Moreover, when the infection spreads into the spinal c

Infectious spondylodiscitis - a case series analysis.
We aimed to describe the clinical and laboratory features as well as diagnostic difficulties in the case series of spondylodiscitis.

Infectious Spondylodiscitis by Uncommon Pathogens: A Pitfall of Empirical Antibiotics.
The goal of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of spondylodiscitis (SD) caused by uncommon pathogens and review the efficacy of the treatment strategy including the coverage by usual empirical broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy.

Increased short- and long-term mortality among patients with infectious spondylodiscitis compared with a reference population.
Information on short- and especially long-term mortality among patients with infectious spondylodiscitis is sparse.

Spontaneous Spondylodiscitis - Epidemiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
Spontaneous spondylodiscitis is a rare but serious infectious disease which is a combination of an inflammatory process, involving one or more adjacent vertebral bodies (spondylitis), the intervertebral discs (discitis) and finally - the neighboring

Frequent hemodialysis fistula infectious complications.
Few studies have examined if infectious arteriovenous access complications vary with the cannulation technique and whether this is modified by dialysis frequency. We compared the infection rate between fistulas cannulated using buttonhole versus step

Molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Molecular epidemiology (ME) is a branch of epidemiology developed by merging molecular biology into epidemiological studies. In this paper, the authors try to discuss the ways that molecular epidemiology studies identify infectious diseases' causatio

Microbiology and epidemiology of infectious spinal disease.
Infectious spinal disease is regarded as an infection by a specific organism that affects the vertebral body, intervertebral disc and adjacent perivertebral soft tissue. Its incidence seems to be increasing as a result of larger proportion of the old

A Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery for Infectious Spondylodiscitis of the Thoracic and Upper Lumbar Spine in Immunocompromised Patients.
This study evaluates the safety and effectiveness of computed tomography- (CT-) assisted endoscopic surgery in the treatment of infectious spondylodiscitis of the thoracic and upper lumbar spine in immunocompromised patients. From October 2006 to Mar

Predialysis systolic BP variability and outcomes in hemodialysis patients.
BP variability (BPV) is an important predictor of outcomes in the general population, but its association with clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients is not clear. We identified 11,291 patients starting dialysis in 2003-2008 and followed them thr