Prosthetic joint infection development of an evidence-based diagnostic algorithm

@inproceedings{Mhlhofer2017ProstheticJI,
  title={Prosthetic joint infection development of an evidence-based diagnostic algorithm},
  author={Heinrich M L M{\"u}hlhofer and Florian Pohlig and Karl G. Kanz and Ulrich Lenze and Florian W. Lenze and Andreas Toepfer and Sarah Kelch and Norbert Harrasser and R{\"u}diger von Eisenhart-Rothe and Johannes Schauwecker},
  booktitle={European journal of medical research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Increasing rates of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) have presented challenges for general practitioners, orthopedic surgeons and the health care system in the recent years. The diagnosis of PJI is complex; multiple diagnostic tools are used in the attempt to correctly diagnose PJI. Evidence-based algorithms can help to identify PJI using standardized diagnostic steps. METHODS We reviewed relevant publications between 1990 and 2015 using a systematic literature search in MEDLINE… CONTINUE READING
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