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Long-term patient-related quality of life outcomes and ICD-10 symptom rating (ISR) of patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis: What is the psychological impact of this life-threatening disease?

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Lang, Siegmund ; Walter, Nike ; Froemming, Astrid ; Baertl, Susanne ; Szymski, Dominik ; Alt, Volker ; Rupp, Markus
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Purpose We aimed to evaluate the long-term impact of the treatment of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (VO) on functional outcomes and patients' quality of life (QoL) with a special focus on psychological well-being. Methods A total of 156 patients with VO with a minimum clinical follow-up of 12 months were retrospectively identified and asked to participate. Patient-reported outcome measures ...


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