Surgery linked with lower mortality, recurrence rates for vertebral osteomyelitis

Patients with vertebral osteomyelitis who underwent surgical intervention had lower rates of mortality and recurrence at 1 year compared with patients who received nonoperative treatment, according to published results.
Researchers at the University of Cologne in Germany performed a retrospective study on data from 313 patients with vertebral osteomyelitis who underwent surgery and 42 patients with vertebral osteomyelitis who received nonoperative treatment between 2008 and 2020. According to the study, the primary outcome measure was treatment failure defined by mortality and 1-year

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