Tag Archives: Orthopaedics

VA Resident Report: Review of Fournier’s gangrene

The Bottom Line: Fournier’s gangrene is a progressive necrotizing soft-tissue infection (NSTI) of the external genitalia and/or perineum. It is a urological emergency requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment — even with administration of parenteral broad-spectrum antibiotics and expedited aggressive surgical debridement, the disease … Continue reading

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What is the utility of CRP in guiding treatment response in osteomyelitis?

The Bottom Line: Traditionally erythrocyte sedimentation rate and leukocyte cell count have been used, whereas C-reactive protein has gained in popularity. The study monitored 265 children at ages 3 months to 15 years with culture-positive osteoarticular infections with a predetermined … Continue reading

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