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05. Bone and Joint Infections

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Michael W. Perry
  • Compare the epidemiology of osteomyelitis when categorized by the mechanism of the organism reaching the bone
  • Differentiate the characteristics of infectious arthritis
  • Contrast the most common characteristics of hematogenous osteomyelitis
  • Compare the pathophysiology of osteomyelitis by age group
  • Select the most frequent organisms causing hematogenous osteomyelitis
  • Contrast the most common characteristics of contiguous-spread osteomyelitis
  • Discuss the organism sources of infectious arthritis
  • Differentiate the risk factors for developing adult infectious arthritis
  • Compare the etiologies of adult infectious arthritis subgroups
  • Design a laboratory monitoring strategy for bone and joint infections
  • Contrast the usefulness of culture sites with bone and joint infections
  • Choose the preferred duration of therapy for patients with bone and joint infections
  • Discuss the patient selection characteristics for oral antibiotic regimens treating osteomyelitis
  • Critique the use of oral fluoroquinolones in the treatment of bone and joint infections
  • Construct an empiric antibiotic regimen for different patient categories with bone or joint infections
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