Consensus document for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections: a joint paper by the EANM, EBJIS, and ESR (with ESCMID endorsement)

Alberto Signore, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Olivier Borens, Andor W.J.M. Glaudemans, Victor Casar-Pullicino, Andrej Trampuz, Heinz Winkler, Olivier Gheysens, Filip M.H.M. Vanhoenacker, Nicola Petrosillo, Paul C. Jutte

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Abstract

Background: For the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection, real evidence-based guidelines to aid clinicians in choosing the most accurate diagnostic strategy are lacking. Aim and Methods: To address this need, we performed a multidisciplinary systematic review of relevant nuclear medicine, radiological, orthopaedic, infectious, and microbiological literature to define the diagnostic accuracy of each diagnostic technique and to address and provide evidence-based answers on uniform statements for each topic that was found to be important to develop a commonly agreed upon diagnostic flowchart. Results and Conclusion: The approach used to prepare this set of multidisciplinary guidelines was to define statements of interest and follow the procedure indicated by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (OCEBM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-988
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Jan 26 2019

Keywords

  • Guideline
  • Imaging
  • Infection diagnosis
  • Prosthetic joint infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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