Guillem Bori

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Alumina ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been widely used due to its advantages such as low wear, scratch resistance, wettable surface and relatively low biological reactivity of the wear particles. Nevertheless, this material in THA still persists to be one of the major concerns about the risk of fracture, due to its brittleness. Many(More)
The best antibiotic regimen for acute prosthetic joint infection, treated without removal of the implant, has not been well-defined. This study describes the use of a protocol based on oral rifampicin combinations to treat 47 cases that were followed prospectively for a 2-year period. The regimen used most commonly was levofloxacin 500 mg/24 h plus(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the outcome of acute prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) due to gram-negative bacilli (GNB) treated without implant removal. Patients with an acute PJI due to GNB diagnosed from 2000 to 2007 were prospectively registered. Demographics, comorbidity, type of implant, microbiology data, surgical treatment, antimicrobial(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriate interpretation of a frozen section has a relatively high specificity and sensitivity for the diagnosis of infection when septic loosening of a prosthesis is suspected. However, its usefulness for predicting the presence of microorganisms at the time of reimplantation after hip resection arthroplasty for the treatment of infection is(More)
PURPOSES To review patients with a hematogenous and early post-surgical prosthetic joint infection (PJI) due to S. aureus treated with debridement and retention of the implant and to compare their clinical characteristics and outcome. METHODS From January 2000 all patients with a prosthetic joint infection treated in a single-center were prospectively(More)
Experience with debridement and prosthesis retention in early prosthetic joint infections (PJI) due to Staphylococcus aureus is scarce. The present study aimed to evaluate the outcome and predictors of failure. Patients prospectively registered with an early PJI due to S. aureus and 2 years of follow-up were reviewed. Demographics, co-morbidity, type of(More)
AIM To evaluate the usefulness of (99m)Tc-Sulphur colloid when combined with leukocyte scintigraphy in suspected prosthetic hip infection, comparing the results with information from (99m)Tc-HMPAO-leukocyte scintigraphy alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy patients (42 women, 28 men; mean age 68 +/- 13 years) with painful hip prostheses and suspicion of(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of the angioscintigrapy of the three phase bone scan as screening method to rule out infection of the hip and knee prosthesis prior to performing the (99m)Tc-HMPAO leukocyte scintigraphy. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 120 (70 women, 50 men; mean age 71±11years) with clinical suspicion of hip (n=63) or knee (n=57) infection of(More)
Debridement, irrigation and antibiotic treatment form the current approach in early prosthetic joint infection (PJI). Our aim was to design a score to predict patients with a higher risk of failure. From 1999 to 2014 early PJIs were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed. The primary end-point was early failure defined as: 1) the need for(More)
Linezolid has proven valuable in musculoskeletal infections, however, failure and resistance have been described and toxicity is worrisome when more than 28 days are necessary. We describe the first 5 cases in whom linezolid trough serum concentrations were weekly measured and its relationship with clinical outcome and toxicity.