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J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Sep;69 Suppl 1:i11-9. doi: 10.1093/jac/dku248.

Diagnostics in prosthetic joint infections.

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Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5DG, UK Southampton University Medical School, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK kordosaeed@nhs.net.

Abstract

Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) poses a significant burden on patients, clinicians and the healthcare economy. Although various tests have been established for the diagnosis of PJI, the diagnosis remains challenging. In this review, established and potential future diagnostic tests are presented, some of which could provide stepping stones towards improved diagnosis, identification of aetiological agents and efficacious therapeutic options for the management of PJI.

KEYWORDS:

PJI; aseptic loosening; biomarkers; sonication

PMID:
25135083
DOI:
10.1093/jac/dku248
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