Éric Senneville

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Foot infections are a common and serious problem in persons with diabetes. Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) typically begin in a wound, most often a neuropathic ulceration. While all wounds are colonized with microorganisms, the presence of infection is defined by ≥2 classic findings of inflammation or purulence. Infections are then classified into mild(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop recommendations about identifying the causative organism, obtaining imaging studies, and selecting pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in adults with pyogenic discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis (PDVO). METHODS A rheumatologist and an infectiologist drafted recommendations based on their personal experience and a(More)
BACKGROUND Variables associated with the outcome of patients treated for prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) due to Staphylococcus aureus are not well known. METHODS The medical records of patients treated surgically for total hip or knee prosthesis infection due to S. aureus were reviewed. Remission was defined by the absence of local or systemic signs of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article was to identify criteria predictive of remission in nonsurgical treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Diabetic patients who were initially treated without orthopedic surgery for osteomyelitis of the toe or metatarsal head of a nonischemic foot between June 2002 and June 2003 in nine(More)
Prosthetic vascular graft infection is a rare but very severe complication with a high death rate. Its optimal management requires appropriate surgical procedures combined with adequate antimicrobial treatment in reference center. The authors wanted to focus on the management of prosthetic vascular graft infection and define the clinical, microbiological,(More)
Benjamin A. Lipsky, Anthony R. Berendt, Paul B. Cornia, James C. Pile, Edgar J. G. Peters, David G. Armstrong, H. Gunner Deery, John M. Embil, Warren S. Joseph, Adolf W. Karchmer, Michael S. Pinzur, and Eric Senneville Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle; Bone Infection Unit, Nuffield(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the diagnostic value of swab cultures by comparing them with corresponding cultures of percutaneous bone biopsy specimens for patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis. METHODS The medical charts of patients with foot osteomyelitis who underwent a surgical percutaneous bone biopsy between January 1996 and June 2004 in a single(More)
The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot appointed an expert panel to provide evidence-based guidance on the management of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot. Initially, the panel formulated a consensus scheme for the diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) for research purposes, and undertook a systematic review of the evidence relating(More)
This update of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot incorporates some information from a related review of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) and a systematic review of the management of infection of the diabetic foot. The pathophysiology of these infections is now well understood, and there is a validated system for classifying the severity(More)