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Two-stage revision using aminoglycoside-cement spacers (A-CSs) is widely used to manage chronic periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). However, aminoglycoside-resistance in gram-positive cocci (GPC) seems to be increasing. Moreover, the contribution of these A-CSs to select resistant mutants is a matter of concern. We study the antibiotic susceptibility(More)
Facklamia spp. are gram-positive cocci first described in 1997. They are α-hemolytic, facultative anaerobes, catalase-negative cocci, resembling viridians streptococci on 5% sheep blood agar. Facklamia hominis is, by far, the most common species of the 6 so far described, and it is thought that its natural habitat is the female genital tract. Four previous(More)
PURPOSE The relationship between pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis and infectious endocarditis is uncertain. This study investigates the incidence and risk factors of infectious endocarditis in patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis, and the outcome of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis with and without associated infectious endocarditis. METHODS A(More)
Tuberculous trochanteric bursitis (TTB) is a rare condition. Clinical management varies considerably and recurrence is common. This report presents 5 new cases of TTB and a review of the literature (1981-2003), with emphasis on clinical and radiological findings and treatment, in order to investigate the optimum therapeutic approach.
This technical note describes an intraoperatively custom-made, antibiotic-loaded bone cement roof, used in conjunction with a prefabricated hip spacer to improve component stability, as part of the first stage of a two-stage procedure for an infected hip implant. This technique was successfully used in seven cases who presented with extensive superior(More)
PURPOSE Preoperative identification of the infecting micro-organism is of paramount importance in the treatment protocol for chronic periprosthetic joint infections, as it enables selection of the most appropriate antibiotic treatment. Preoperative joint aspiration, the most commonly used sampling technique, has proven to have a broad range of sensitivity(More)
In this work, last results of the research project " Development of an Intelligent Data Analysis System for Knowledge Management in Environmental Data Bases (DB) " are presented. The project is focussed on the design and development of a prototype for Knowledge Discovery (KD) and intelligent data analysis, and specially oriented to environmental DB. It is(More)
Posterior dislocation of the elbow joint with fracture of both the radial head and coronoid process, the so-called 'terrible triad', is a complex and difficult-to-treat injury. We report a case of a 34-year-old man with terrible triad of the elbow and associated injuries secondary to a fall. The patient was treated with radial head osteosynthesis, resection(More)
Arthroscopic revision of rotator cuff lesions is an increasingly popular procedure with a relatively safe profile. However, associated deep articular infection has been described, with potentially destructive joint sequelae. When occurring, it poses the double challenge of eradicating the infectious agent while preserving the articulation and its function.(More)