Primary Outcome Measures:
- Risk factors associated with recurrence and life-threatening complications for patients hospitalized with chronic suppurative osteomyelitis of the jaw [ Time Frame: 30 years ]
An age from 6-18 years or > 65 years, pre-admission antibiotic administration, a lesion at the mandibular ramus, concurrent maxillofacial space infection (MSI), and conservation of pathogenic teeth were found to be risk factors for recurrence. An age > 65 years, admission temperature > 39 oC, admission white blood cell (WBC) count >15×109/L, pre-admission antibiotic administration, concurrent MSI, pre-existing diabetes, and respiratory difficulty were found to be risk factors for life-threatening complications.
This is a retrospective study of 322 patients hospitalized with CSOJ. The socio-demographic and clinical characteristics were recorded. The risk factors for the above two problems were analyzed by logistic regression analysis. Frequency and percentage were used to indicate descriptive research factors. A univariate logistic regression analysis was performed to calculate the odds ratio (OR) and to identify preliminary risk factors. The preliminary risk factors were further identified by multivariate logistic regression analysis.