Diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections in clinical practice

Sendi, Parham; Zimmerli, Werner (2012). Diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections in clinical practice. International journal of artificial organs, 35(10), pp. 913-22. Milano: Wichtig Editore 10.5301/ijao.5000150

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The diagnosis of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) can be challenging, either because of the variable clinical presentation or because of previous antimicrobial treatment interfering with the detection of the pathogen. In recent years, various means to diagnose PJI have been analyzed. These include invasive and non-invasive laboratory tests, imaging procedures, and novel techniques such as sonication of implants and the use of molecular microbiology. In this review, both established and novel diagnostic procedures are presented. An algorithm for detecting PJI in patients with acute and chronic symptoms is proposed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Sendi, Parham

ISSN:

0391-3988

Publisher:

Wichtig Editore

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:37

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 21:28

Publisher DOI:

10.5301/ijao.5000150

PubMed ID:

23371922

Web of Science ID:

000313223400025

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14872 (FactScience: 222011)

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