Improved diagnosis of orthopedic implant-associated infection by inoculation of sonication fluid into blood culture bottles.

@article{Portillo2015ImprovedDO,
  title={Improved diagnosis of orthopedic implant-associated infection by inoculation of sonication fluid into blood culture bottles.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Eugenia Portillo and Margarita Salvad{\'o} and Andrej Trampuz and Ana Siverio and Albert Alier and Lluisa 3 Sorli and Santos Mart{\'i}nez and Daniel P{\'e}rez-Prieto and Juan Pablo Horcajada and Llu{\'i}s Puig-Verdi{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={1622-7}
}
Sonication improved the diagnosis of orthopedic implant-associated infections (OIAI). We investigated the diagnostic performance of sonication fluid inoculated into blood culture bottles in comparison with that of intraoperative tissue and sonication fluid cultures. Consecutive patients with removed orthopedic hardware were prospectively included and classified as having OIAI or aseptic failure (AF) according to standardized criteria. The diagnostic procedure included the collection of five… CONTINUE READING
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