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PURPOSE Rifampin combination therapy plays an important role in the management of staphylococcal periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). However, the emergence of rifampin resistance is a feared complication. We retrospectively analysed predetermined potential risk factors in patients with rifampin-resistant staphylococcal PJI in a multicentre case-control(More)
Osteoporosis belongs to the ten most common diseases. There is no doubt about the importance of primary prophylaxis. Regarding postmenopausal women the following subjects will be discussed: How can the fracture risk be evaluated? What kind of pharmacotherapy is available? An osteodensitometry will be performed if risk factors are present. Most of the(More)
A 81-year-old patient with a six month history of upper extremity tenderness, most likely due to an atypical presentation of a polymyalgia rheumatica, responded well to a course of systemic steroids. A good clinical assessment is of primary importance to distinguish polymyalgia rheumatica from giant cell arteritis and other possible differential diagnoses,(More)
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