Treatment of spontaneous and post-operative pyogenic spondylodiscitis

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dc.contributor.author Skaf, Ghassan S.
dc.contributor.author Bouclaous, Carmel H.
dc.contributor.author Fehlings, Michael G.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T09:55:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T09:55:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-06-29
dc.identifier.issn 1319-6995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11939
dc.description.abstract Spinal infection is an uncommon but important clinical problem that often requires aggressive medical and surgical management. If recognized early and treated appropriately, a full recovery can often be expected. Treatment and outcome of spontaneous and postoperative pyogenic spondylodiscitis are discussed. The principles of conservative treatment are to establish accurate microbiological diagnosis, treat with specific antibiotics, immobilise the spine and carefully monitor for spinal instability and neurological deterioration. The principles of surgical treatment are to obtain multiple intraoperative cultures of bone and soft tissue, perform a through debridement of infected tissue and decompression of neural structures, and reconstruct the unstable spinal column with bone graft +/- concomitant instrumentation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Treatment of spontaneous and post-operative pyogenic spondylodiscitis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201505343 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-11 en_US
dc.keywords Humans en_US
dc.keywords Male en_US
dc.keywords Female en_US
dc.keywords Discitis en_US
dc.keywords Etiology en_US
dc.keywords Diagnosis en_US
dc.keywords Surgery en_US
dc.keywords Spine en_US
dc.keywords Pathology en_US
dc.keywords Bacterial infections en_US
dc.keywords Postoperative complications en_US
dc.keywords Therapy en_US
dc.keywords Iatrogemic Disease en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Skaf, G. S., Bouclaous, C. H., & Fehlings, M. G. (2003). Treatment of spontaneous and post-operative pyogenic spondylodiscitis, Pan Arab J. Neurosurgery, 7(1), 1-11. en_US
dc.author.email carmel.bouclaous@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://vlibrary.emro.who.int/imemr/treatment-of-spontaneous-and-post-operative-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis/ en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3832-0806 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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