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Oral, IV antibiotics comparable for acute osteomyelitis in children

December 22, 2014

Oral antibiotics were just as effective as IV antibiotics via a peripherally inserted central catheter for treatment of acute osteomyelitis among children, according to study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.

“The route of administration chosen for outpatient antibiotic therapy has obvious implications for the overall experience of the child and his or her caregivers,” Ron Keren, MD, MPH, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues wrote. “The peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are effective for delivering high concentrations of antibiotic but are fraught with infectious, thrombotic, and mechanical complications.”

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Web-based assessment after TJA may offer lower costs than in-person follow-up

December 22, 2014
Costs per patient who underwent total joint arthroplasty were lower for society and the health care payer when patients had a web-based follow-up assessment rather than…

How would you treat a young athlete with a chronic AC injury?

December 22, 2014
The patient is a young active athlete with a chronic grade III acromioclavicular separation. He presents 5 months after injury with unknown previous treatment. The…
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Smith discusses results of high resolution T2 MRI mapping of injured intervertebral discs

December 22, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Harvey E. Smith, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his study of population average T2 MRI maps of degenerated intervertebral discs at…

Ortech Systems donates data registry for Operation Walk USA

December 22, 2014
For the third consecutive year, Ortech Systems donated its data registry product for Operation Walk USA.Operation Walk USA provides all aspects of treatment for
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Intraprosthetic Dislocation of a Contemporary Dual-Mobility Design Used During Conversion THA

Orthopedics, December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Although dual-mobility sockets have been in clinical use for decades in other parts of the world, they recently gained…
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No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

There has been much debate and controversy about the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement in…
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Ring talks emerging trends in orthopedic hand surgery

December 16, 2014
BOSTON — David C. Ring, MD, offers his insight on emerging trends in orthopedic hand surgery at the American…
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