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Low-grade infections a growing problem in shoulder, elbow surgeries

May 27, 2015

PRAGUE — Postoperative, low-grade infections in the shoulder and elbow are becoming a growing problem in orthopedic surgeries, a speaker reported today at the 16th Annual EFORT Congress, here.

Robert Hudek, MD, of Rhön-Klinikum AG, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, reported postoperative infection rates have increased from 0.4% to 3.8% for the entire spectrum of procedures in shoulder and elbow surgery, according to a press release.

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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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