[Osteoarticular infection in children: evaluation of a diagnostic and management protocol].

@article{Abuamara2004OsteoarticularII,
  title={[Osteoarticular infection in children: evaluation of a diagnostic and management protocol].},
  author={Saad Abuamara and J S Louis and M F Guyard and No{\"e}lle Barbier-Frebourg and Jo{\"e}l Lechevallier},
  journal={Revue de chirurgie orthopedique et reparatrice de l'appareil moteur},
  year={2004},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={703-13}
}
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study was to evaluate a diagnostic and management protocol for osteoarticular infection in children which was developed at the Rouen University Hospital in 1993. We studied the technical aspects of the protocol allowing improved certain diagnosis and bacteriological documentation as well as the reduction in intravenous treatments and hospital stay. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two successive series were compared. The first constituted from May 1984 to February… CONTINUE READING