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Infectious spondylodiscitis in hemodialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21166877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infectious spondylodiscitis is an infection seen with increasing frequency in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis. Often accompanied by bacteremia, it is associated with the use of central venous catheters for hemodialysis access. Initial symptoms can be relatively insidious and nonspecific. Therefore, the clinician must have a low threshold for diagnostic testing that goes beyond blood cultures. This, in addition to early empiric antibiotic therapy, may improve the outcome of this potentially catastrophic infection.
Patricia García-García; Antonio Rivero; Nieves del Castillo; Ana Jarque; María A Getino; Javier García-Pérez; Juan F Navarro-González
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in dialysis     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1525-139X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Dial     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  2011-05-17     Revised Date:  2011-06-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911629     Medline TA:  Semin Dial     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  619-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Nephrology Service, University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Catheter-Related Infections / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*,  microbiology
Cervical Vertebrae*
Diagnosis, Differential
Discitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Fatal Outcome
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Lumbar Vertebrae*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Thoracic Vertebrae*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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