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Prompt clinical diagnosis and timely treatment are the hallmarks of the proper care of diabetic patients with foot infections. The importance of careful clinical foot examination cannot be overemphasized. When infection is suspected, effort should be made to search for deeper infections, especially osteomyelitis. Numerous imaging techniques are available,(More)
Foot infections in diabetic patients are predominantly caused by gram-positive cocci, many of which are now antibiotic resistant. Because linezolid is active against these pathogens, we compared the efficacy and safety of intravenous and oral formulations with that of intravenous ampicillin-sulbactam and intravenous and oral amoxicillin-clavulanate given(More)
BACKGROUND This case series examines osteomyelitis patients enrolled into a prospective, open label, noncomparative, non-randomized compassionate use program. Patients received 600 mg bid iv or po linezolid. PATIENTS AND METHODS 89 patients were enrolled into the compassionate use program with the diagnosis of osteomyelitis and were evaluated for clinical(More)
A previously-described experimental model of bacterial osteomyelitis was used to investigate systematically the sequential radiographic and histopathological changes in the tibias of rabbits infected with either Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The radiographic changes induced by both organisms were progressive, increasing in severity from(More)
We prospectively studied 30 adult patients with cellulitis, including many who were hospitalized with significant underlying medical problems. Needle aspiration of both central and leading edge areas of their lesions was performed in an attempt to establish a bacteriologic diagnosis. Potential pathogens were isolated by this technique in only 10% of the(More)
Over 1,300 children were studied in an analysis of factors that might affect pharyngeal colonization with Haemophilus influenzae type b. Our semiquantitative methods for the culture of H. influenzae type b, consisting of inoculation of 0.001 ml of throat swab fluid on antiserum agar plates and division of the results into three grades of intensity, showed(More)
Experience with rifampin as a component of combination antibiotic therapy for chronic staphylococcal osteomyelitis was reviewed. These data included the preliminary results of a randomized, prospective trial of parenteral nafcillin alone vs. parenteral nafcillin plus oral rifampin; the results of use of rifampin in combination with other oral antibiotics(More)
Because of the marked variability in presentation and management of osteomyelitis in patients, research with animal models that mimic the human disease offers a more controlled approach. Presently available animal models have been used to study pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of osteomyelitis. Each model has advantages and disadvantages. Although it(More)