Comorbidities and perioperative complications in HIV-positive patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.

@article{Lin2013ComorbiditiesAP,
  title={Comorbidities and perioperative complications in HIV-positive patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Carol Alice Lin and Alfred C Kuo and Steven K. Takemoto},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={1028-36}
}
BACKGROUND Highly active antiretroviral therapy has prolonged the lifespan of individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We hypothesized that the number of primary total joint arthroplasties performed in this population has been increasing and that HIV infection is not an independent risk factor for postoperative complications. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample for the years 2000 through 2008 was queried to identify patients who underwent primary total joint… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 24 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…