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The microbiology of chronic osteomyelitis: prevalence of resistance to common empirical anti-microbial regimens.

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OBJECTIVES: This study describes the microbiological spectrum of chronic osteomyelitis and so guides the choice of empirical antibiotics for this condition. METHODS: We performed a prospective review of a 166 prospective patient series of chronic osteomyelitis from Oxford, UK in which a standardised surgical sampling protocol was used. RESULTS: Staphylococcus aureus was most commonly isolated (32%) amongst a wide range of organisms including gram negative bacilli, anaerobes and coagulase neg...

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10.1016/j.jinf.2010.03.006

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Sheehy, SH More by this author
Atkins, BA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Jenner Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Jenner Institute
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Journal:
The Journal of infection
Volume:
60
Issue:
5
Pages:
338-343
Publication date:
2010-05-05
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EISSN:
1532-2742
ISSN:
0163-4453
URN:
uuid:ef06f442-f599-43ab-bf92-ec9b6f423d2f
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107665
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pubs:107665

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