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  • Condition: Spinal Epidural Abscess
  • Journal: Folia medica
  • Treatment Used: Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 34
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In this study, researchers sought to determine the best treatment for spinal epidural abscesses.
  • Condition: Spinal Epidural Abscess
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Biportal Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 13
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In this study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of having biportal endoscopic (minimally invasive) spinal surgery for the treatment of a spinal epidural abscess.
  • Condition: Haematogenous Spondylodiscitis in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
  • Journal: Spine
  • Treatment Used: Surgery, Antibiotics
  • Number of Patients: 36
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This study analyzed the characteristics of spondylodiscitis (spinal infection) in patients with liver cirrhosis and evaluated the outcome of surgery.
  • Condition: group B streptococcal panspinal epidural abscess
  • Journal: BMJ case reports
  • Treatment Used: ceftriaxone and linezolid
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
The purpose of the review was to present a case of a patient with diabetes who presented with a group B streptococcal panspinal epidural abscess and was treated with ceftriaxone followed by linezolid.
  • Condition: Advanced oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma refractory or intolerant to previous chemotherapy
  • Journal: The Lancet. Oncology
  • Treatment Used: Nivolumab versus chemotherapy
  • Number of Patients: 419
  • Published —
The study compared Nivolumab (immunotherapy) versus chemotherapy for advanced oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma refractory or intolerant to previous chemotherapy.
  • Condition: Cervical Epidural Abscess
  • Journal: Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Treatment Used: Antibiotic-based Treatment
  • Number of Patients: 16
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In this study, researchers sought to determine the best treatment for cervical epidural abscesses in children.
  • Condition: Infectious Discitis with Ventral Epidural Abscess
  • Journal: Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
  • Treatment Used: Minimally Invasive Cervical Pedicle Screw (CPS) Placement With a Freehand Technique Through the Posterolateral Approach Using a Tubular Retractor
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report discusses a 77-year-old man diagnosed with infectious discitis with ventral epidural abscess extending from C6 to T1 treated with, first, cervical pedicle screw (CPS) placement with a freehand technique through the tubular retractor, and posterolateral fusion with cancellous iliac bone chips after 2 rod connections. Second, a C6-7 discectomy with partial upper bony resection of the C7 body was performed through an anterior approach.
  • Condition: Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis
  • Journal: BMC infectious diseases
  • Treatment Used: Post-Surgical Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy
  • Number of Patients: 102
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This study identified the risk factors of recurrence and evaluated the appropriate duration after surgical intervention of intravenous antibiotic therapy for pyogenic spondylodiscitis (inflammation of vertebral spaces).
  • Condition: Infective spondylodiscitis with paravertebral or epidural abscess
  • Journal: The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society
  • Treatment Used: Percutaneous suction aspiration and drainage
  • Number of Patients: 52
  • Published —
The study researched the effects of percutaneous suction aspiration and drainage on infective spondylodiscitis with paravertebral or epidural abscess.
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