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J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Feb;51(2):591-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02482-12. Epub 2012 Nov 7.

Sonication versus vortexing of implants for diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection.

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Microbiology Laboratory, Reference Laboratory of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. eportillo@lrc.es.

Abstract

Biofilm removal efficacy of vortexing alone was compared with the standard vortexing-sonication procedure. Among 135 removed prostheses, 35 were diagnosed with infection and 100 with aseptic failure. At a cutoff of ≥ 50 CFU/ml, sonication was more sensitive than vortexing (60% versus 40%, P = 0.151), while the specificity was 99% for both methods.

PMID:
23135938
PMCID:
PMC3553884
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.02482-12
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