Accession Number : ADA630329


Title :   Infection


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Miclau, Theodore ; Schmidt, Andrew H ; Wenke, Joseph C ; Webb, Lawrence X ; Harro, Janette M ; Prabhakara, Ranjani ; Shirtliff, Mark E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a630329.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Musculoskeletal infection is a clinical problem with significant direct healthcare costs. The prevalence of infection after closed, elective surgery is frequently estimated to be less than 2%, but in severe injuries, posttraumatic infection rates have been reported as 10% or greater. Although clinical infections are found outside the realm of medical devices, it is clear that the enormous increase of infections associated with the use of implants presents a major challenge worldwide. This review summarizes recent advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal infections.


Descriptors :   *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , BACTERIA , BIOLOGICAL DETECTION , BIOMATERIALS , BIOPSY , CLINICAL MEDICINE , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY) , KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE , PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA , STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS , SURGICAL IMPLANTATION , TISSUES(BIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE