Factors related to outcome of early and delayed prosthetic joint infections

T. Ascione, P. Pagliano, M. Mariconda, R. Rotondo, G. Balato, A. Toro, V. Barletta, M. Conte, S. Esposito

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Abstract

In this prospective study, we evaluate the impact of adherence to a diagnostic and therapeutic protocol on prosthetic joint infections (PJI) diagnostic accuracy and outcome. Patients and methods: Patients with early or delayed PJI referred over a 5-year period were included. Diagnosis was based on characteristic clinical signs, radiographic findings and microbiological evidence. Antibiotics were chosen on the basis of microbiological findings, and drugs active against methicillin-resistant staphylococci were administered if no microbiological evidence had been obtained. Results: Inclusion criteria were met in 159 cases (median age 64 years, males 45%). 56 were early infections and 103 delayed infections. Comorbidities were reported in 99 (62%) cases. Positive cultures were obtained in 122/159 (77%), coagulase-negative staphylococci were cultured in 20%, Staphylococcus aureus in 28%, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 7%. In early infections, cure rate after debridement and antibiotic therapy was 80%. In delayed infections, cure rate after two-stage exchange was 85%. Of 28 patients with delayed infection treated with antibiotics without surgery, only 8 (29%) infections were suppressed 48 weeks after treatment discontinuation. Rifampin afforded a better outcome. Conclusion: Appropriate diagnostic and surgical procedures and microbiologically driven antibiotic therapy including rifampin are recommended to improve diagnostic accuracy and outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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Joints
Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Rifampin
Staphylococcus
Methicillin Resistance
Coagulase
Debridement
Therapeutics
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcus aureus
Comorbidity
Prospective Studies
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Infection
  • Prosthetic joint infections
  • Surgical implant
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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Ascione, T., Pagliano, P., Mariconda, M., Rotondo, R., Balato, G., Toro, A., ... Esposito, S. (2015). Factors related to outcome of early and delayed prosthetic joint infections. Journal of Infection, 70(1), 30-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2014.07.008

Factors related to outcome of early and delayed prosthetic joint infections. / Ascione, T.; Pagliano, P.; Mariconda, M.; Rotondo, R.; Balato, G.; Toro, A.; Barletta, V.; Conte, M.; Esposito, S.

In: Journal of Infection, Vol. 70, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 30-36.

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Ascione, T, Pagliano, P, Mariconda, M, Rotondo, R, Balato, G, Toro, A, Barletta, V, Conte, M & Esposito, S 2015, 'Factors related to outcome of early and delayed prosthetic joint infections', Journal of Infection, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 30-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2014.07.008
Ascione T, Pagliano P, Mariconda M, Rotondo R, Balato G, Toro A et al. Factors related to outcome of early and delayed prosthetic joint infections. Journal of Infection. 2015 Jan 1;70(1):30-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2014.07.008
Ascione, T. ; Pagliano, P. ; Mariconda, M. ; Rotondo, R. ; Balato, G. ; Toro, A. ; Barletta, V. ; Conte, M. ; Esposito, S. / Factors related to outcome of early and delayed prosthetic joint infections. In: Journal of Infection. 2015 ; Vol. 70, No. 1. pp. 30-36.
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