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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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES The intrinsic properties of the new antibiotic linezolid make it an attractive candidate for the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis. However, data regarding the tolerance of long-term linezolid administration are still lacking. METHODS The medical charts of patients given linezolid for >4 weeks were retrospectively analysed, especially their(More)
Seventeen diabetic patients with moderate to mild foot lesions associated with 20 osteomyelitic bones diagnosed by both bone scan and bone biopsy received rifampicin plus ofloxacin for a median duration of 6 months. Cure was defined as disappearance of all signs and symptoms of infection at the end of the treatment and absence of relapse during follow up.(More)
Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication with high morbidity and substantial cost. The incidence is low but probably underestimated. Despite a significant basic and clinical research in this field, many questions concerning the definition of prosthetic infection as well the diagnosis and the management of these infections remained(More)
INTRODUCTION Debridement and prosthesis retention, combined with a prolonged antibiotic regimen including rifampicin, is an accepted therapeutic approach when the duration of symptoms is less than 4 weeks and there are no radiological signs of loosening. The outcome of patients managed with this strategy has been previously assessed in several articles with(More)
BACKGROUND There exists considerable debate concerning management of prosthetic vascular graft infection (PVGI), especially in terms of antimicrobial treatment. This report studies factors associated with treatment failure in a cohort of patients with staphylococcal PVGI, along with the impact of rifampin (RIF). METHODS All data on patients with PVGI(More)