Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis: identification of microorganism and laboratory markers used to predict clinical outcome

@article{Yoon2009PyogenicVO,
  title={Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis: identification of microorganism and laboratory markers used to predict clinical outcome},
  author={Sang Hoon Yoon and Sang Ki Chung and Ki-jeong Kim and H. Kim and Yong Jun Jin and Hong Bin Kim},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={575-582}
}
The aim of this study is to determine the predictive values of laboratory indicators of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) and a potential cure if the microorganism cannot be identified. Forty-five consecutive patients with PVO were enrolled. Antibiotic therapy with or without surgery was performed according to microorganism. In the negative-culture (NC… CONTINUE READING