Diagnosing pelvic osteomyelitis beneath pressure ulcers in spinal cord injured patients: a prospective study.

@article{Brunel2016DiagnosingPO,
  title={Diagnosing pelvic osteomyelitis beneath pressure ulcers in spinal cord injured patients: a prospective study.},
  author={A-S Brunel and Brigitte Lamy and Catherine Cyteval and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Perrochia and Luc T{\'e}ot and Ren{\'e} Masson and H{\'e}l{\'e}na Bertet and Aur{\'e}lie Bourdon and David Morquin and J. Reynes and Vincent le Moing},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={267.e1-8}
}
There is no consensus on a diagnostic strategy for osteomyelitis underlying pressure ulcers. We conducted a prospective study to assess the accuracy of multiple bone biopsies and imaging to diagnose pelvic osteomyelitis. Patients with clinically suspected osteomyelitis beneath pelvic pressure ulcers were enrolled. Bone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and surgical bone biopsies (three or more for microbiology and one for histology per ulcer) were performed. Bacterial osteomyelitis diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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