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Costs quadruple when SSIs develop after hip, knee replacements

September 15, 2018
FDA News

FDA unveils new plan to kickstart drug development for resistant bacteria

September 14, 2018
The FDA announced today a 5-year plan to promote the development of new antimicrobials for drug-resistant bacteria. The plan includes changes to the reimbursement…
In the Journals

Increased physician awareness may decrease infection incidence, implant cost

September 13, 2018
Recently published results showed a decrease in craniotomy and ventricular shunt infection incidence, as well as significant cost savings, when physician awareness of…
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Blood glucose levels may signal periprosthetic joint infection after total joint arthroplasty

September 11, 2018
There was a correlation between postoperative glucose levels and an increased risk of periprosthetic joint infection after total joint arthroplasty, according to…
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Leukocyte Esterase Strip Test: A Rapid and Reliable Method for the Diagnosis of Infections in Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, March/April 2018, Volume 41 Issue 2
The reliability of the leukocyte esterase (LE) strip test needs further investigation. A total of 204 joints suspected…
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Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
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American Society for the Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

American Society for the Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Chen says increased soft tissue thickness impacts PJI rates after TKA

July 31, 2018
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