Use of rifampicin and ciprofloxacin combination therapy after surgical debridement in the treatment of early manifestation prosthetic joint infections.

@article{Berdal2005UseOR,
  title={Use of rifampicin and ciprofloxacin combination therapy after surgical debridement in the treatment of early manifestation prosthetic joint infections.},
  author={Jan-Erik Berdal and Inge Skr{\aa}mm and Petter Mowinckel and Paal Gulbrandsen and J\orgen V. Bj\ornholt},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={843-5}
}
Prosthetic joint infections are difficult to eradicate, and antibiotic and surgical treatment strategies lack standardisation. The present study followed 29 patients (median age 72 years, median American Society of Anesthesia score of two) with early prosthetic joint infections. Treatment consisted of device retention, surgical debridement and therapy with rifampicin and ciprofloxacin for 3 months. This treatment regimen failed in five patients during the study, with a median observation period… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 37 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…