The classification of chronic osteomyelitis

Show simple item record Marais, L.C. Ferreira, N. Aldous, C. Le Roux, Theo L.B. 2015-06-05T08:11:44Z 2015-06-05T08:11:44Z 2014
dc.description.abstract As a result of the heterogeneous nature of chronic osteomyelitis and the complexity of management strategy formulation, more than ten classification systems have been published over the past 40 years. Historical systems, used in the classification of chronic osteomyelitis, remain useful in terms of the description of the nature and origin of the disease. They fail, however, to provide the user with sufficient information in order to select the appropriate treatment strategy. As a result, more comprehensive classifications have subsequently been proposed. Accurate host stratification, in particular, is considered to be essential. The physiological status of the host serves as the primary indicator of the patient’s ability to effect healing of bone and soft tissues, as well as their ability to launch an effective immune response in conjunction with antibiotic therapy. Despite the development of more comprehensive classification systems, many shortcomings remain within the domain of disease classification and host stratification. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Marais, LC, Ferreira, N, Aldous, C & Le Roux, TLB 2014, 'The classification of chronic osteomyelitis', SA Orthopaedic Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 22-28. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1681-150X
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Orthopaedic Association en_ZA
dc.rights South African Orthopaedic Association en_ZA
dc.subject Chronic osteomyelitis en_ZA
dc.subject Disease classification en_ZA
dc.subject Host stratification en_ZA
dc.title The classification of chronic osteomyelitis en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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