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PJI prevention

W J Metsemakers, R Kuehl, T F Moriarty, R G Richards, M H J Verhofstad, O Borens, S Kates, M Morgenstern
One of the most challenging complications in trauma surgery is infection after fracture fixation (IAFF). IAFF may result in permanent functional loss or even amputation of the affected limb in patients who may otherwise be expected to achieve complete, uneventful healing. Over the past decades, the problem of implant related bone infections has garnered increasing attention both in the clinical as well as preclinical arenas; however this has primarily been focused upon prosthetic joint infection (PJI), rather than on IAFF...
September 11, 2016: Injury
David M Levy, Nathan G Wetters, Brett R Levine
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a rare but devastating complication of arthroplasty. Research has been dedicated to minimizing the incidence of PJI, leading to the development of a comprehensive perioperative approach. Multiple preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors can increase patient risk. From medical management and skin sterilization to wound sterility and blood management, multiple issues must be considered in a well-rounded prevention protocol. In this literature review, we consolidate the current information that orthopedic surgeons can use to minimize PJI after total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty...
July 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
Benjamin M Zmistowski, Jorge Manrique, Ripal Patel, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: Irrigation and debridement with prosthetic retention (I&D) is an oft-utilized treatment option for PJI, despite its known limited success. While it is known that nearly half of all patients treated with I&D have recurrent infection, the organism persistence between infection events remains unreported. In addition, identifying those cases in which I&D routinely failed to eradicate the infection (not simply prevent recurrent infection) may allow improved patient selection for this less morbid procedure-a difficult task to date...
September 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Giuseppe Solarino, Antonella Abate, Giovanni Vicenti, Antonio Spinarelli, Andrea Piazzolla, Biagio Moretti
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains one of the most challenging complications after joint arthroplasty. Despite improvements in surgical techniques and in the use of antibiotic prophylaxis, it remains a major cause of implant failure and need for revision. PJI is associated with both human host-related and bacterial agent-related factors that can interact in all the phases of the procedure (preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative). Prevention is the first strategy to implement in order to minimize this catastrophic complication...
October 2015: Joints
Camelia E Marculescu, Tad Mabry, Elie F Berbari
Prosthetic joint infections (PJI), although rare, represent a serious complication of total joint arthroplasty as they pose not only a direct financial burden to the patient but also an indirect burden related to psychosocial impact that PJI incur on the patient. Treatment of PJI is complex and requires a combined surgical and medical approach. Patients are often subjected to multiple surgical procedures and prolonged courses of antimicrobial therapy. Therefore, all efforts should be directed toward maximizing the prophylactic measures in the peri-operative and post-operative phases in order to prevent the occurrence of surgical site infections...
April 2016: Surgical Infections
Emine Alp, Fatma Cevahir, Safiye Ersoy, Ahmet Guney
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the incidence and economic burden of prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in a university hospital in a middle-income country. Surveillance data between April 2011 and April 2013 in the Orthopedic Surgery Department was evaluated. Patients (>16 years old) who had primary arthroplasty in Erciyes University were included in the study, and patients with preoperative infection were excluded. Patients were followed up during their stay in the hospital and during readmission to the hospital for PJI by a trained Infection Control Nurse...
July 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
Madhav Chowdhry, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: Preventing post-surgical complications after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is of great importance, and application of an appropriate wound dressing is necessary. Since no dressing encompasses all the parameters required for ideal wound healing, a comparison of the available dressing types can assist the surgeon to choose the best dressing after TJA. METHODS: Studies evaluating postoperative wound dressings after TJA were reviewed in order to assess the outcomes, complications and costs associated with dressing types...
October 2015: Annals of Translational Medicine
Aleeson Eka, Antonia F Chen
Despite advancements and improvements in methods for preventing infection, periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a significant complication following total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Prevention is the most important strategy to deal with this disabling complication, and prevention should begin with identifying patient-related risk factors. Medical risk factors, such as morbid obesity, malnutrition, hyperglycemia, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), preoperative anemia, cardiovascular disorders, chronic renal failure, smoking, alcohol abuse and depression, should be evaluated and optimized prior to surgery...
September 2015: Annals of Translational Medicine
I J Banke, R von Eisenhart-Rothe, H M L Mühlhofer
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is challenging for patients and orthopedic surgeons and represents a great economic burden to the health care system. The growing number of primary and revision arthroplasty procedures in an aging society with demographic changes will increase the number of PJIs in the future. AIM: This article presents an overview of the epidemiology and prevention of PJI. METHOD: A selective literature review was performed focusing on evidence-based epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention of PJI...
December 2015: Der Orthopäde
Daniel D Skaar, Taehwan Park, Marc F Swiontkowski, Karen M Kuntz
BACKGROUND: Clinician uncertainty concerning the need for antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent prosthetic joint infection (PJI) after undergoing dental procedures persists. Improved understanding of the potential clinical and economic risks and benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis will help inform the debate and facilitate the continuing evolution of clinical management guidelines for dental patients with prosthetic joints. METHODS: The authors developed a Markov decision model to compare the lifetime cost-effectiveness of alternative antibiotic prophylaxis strategies for dental patients aged 65 years who had undergone total hip arthroplasty (THA)...
November 2015: Journal of the American Dental Association
Jian'gang Cao, Jun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the recent progress in prevention of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) so as to provide clinical references. METHODS: The publications concerning the etiology and surgical management of PJI were reviewed, analyzed, and summarized. RESULTS: The prevention of PJI is related to preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative aspects of PJI, comprehensive treatment is considered to be the most common method for PJI. CONCLUSION: These prevention strategies that may be utilized in all phases of perioperative care, a multifaceted approach to the patient undergoing total joint replacement will have the greatest positive effect...
February 2015: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Zachary Jones, Amanda E Brooks, Zachary Ferrell, David W Grainger, Kristofer D Sinclair
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following total knee arthroplasty is a globally increasing procedural complication. These infections are difficult to treat and typically require revision surgery. Antibiotic-loaded bone cement is frequently utilized to deliver antibiotics to the site of infection; however, bone cement is a nondegrading foreign body and known to leach its antibiotic load, after an initial burst release, at subtherapeutic concentrations for months. This work characterized a resorbable, antibiotic-eluting bone void filler designed to restore bone volume and prevent PJI...
August 31, 2015: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Piotr Walczak, Stanisław Rak, Jerzy Białecki, Wojciech Marczyński
BACKGROUND: Progress in orthopaedics has now made it possible to improve the functional status of damaged hip joints with hip arthroplasty and eliminate the associated pain. The constantly growing number of hip replacement procedures is, however, associated with a proportional rise in the number of subsequent surgery-related complications. The most important complication is septic loosening of the implant. The treatment of septic complications is often ineffective and recovery becomes impossible...
May 2015: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Ronald Huang, Patrick S Buckley, Benjamin Scott, Javad Parvizi, James J Purtill
The efficacy and safety of aspirin (ASA) for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) have been demonstrated. Our hypothesis was that postoperative ASA compared to warfarin lowers the incidence of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Between January 2006 and December 2012, 1456 patients received ASA and 1700 patients received warfarin following primary TJA as standard VTE prophylaxis. Logistic regression was utilized to identify independent risk factors of PJI. Incidence of PJI was significantly lower at 0...
September 2015: Journal of Arthroplasty
Alisina Shahi, Javad Parvizi
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a calamitous complication with high morbidity and substantial cost. The reported incidence is low but it is probably underestimated due to the difficulty in diagnosis. PJI has challenged the orthopaedic community for several years and despite all the advances in this field, it is still a real concern with immense impact on patients, and the healthcare system. Eradication of infection can be very difficult. Therefore, prevention remains the ultimate goal. The medical community has executed many practices with the intention to prevent infection and treat it effectively when it encounters...
April 2015: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Cristina El Haj, Oscar Murillo, Alba Ribera, Mireia Vivas, Dolors Garcia-Somoza, Fe Tubau, Carmen Cabellos, Javier Cabo, Javier Ariza
Whilst levofloxacin (LVX) in combination with rifampicin (RIF) is considered the optimal treatment for prosthetic joint infection (PJI) caused by meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), no therapeutic alternatives have been accurately evaluated. Based on the high effectiveness of the combination of daptomycin (DAP) plus RIF against meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in this setting, in this study the efficacy of DAP+RIF and DAP+LVX combinations was tested as alternative therapies for foreign-body infections (FBIs) caused by MSSA...
August 2015: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Philipp Jansen, Torsten Mumme, Thomas Randau, Sascha Gravius, Benita Hermanns-Sachweh
The differentiation between aseptic loosening and periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total joint arthroplasty is essential for successful therapy. A better understanding of pathogenesis of aseptic loosening and PJI may help to prevent or treat these complications. Previous investigations revealed an increased vascularization in the periprosthetic membrane in cases of PJI via PET signals. Based on these findings our hypothesis was that PJI is associated with an increased neovascularization in the periprosthetic membrane...
2014: SpringerPlus
P-M Roger, J Tabutin, V Blanc, S Léotard, P Brofferio, F Léculé, B Redréau, E Bernard
BACKGROUND: Care to patients with prosthetic joint infections (PJI) is provided after pluridisciplinary collaboration, in particular for complex presentations. Therefore, to carry out an audit in PJI justifies using pluridisciplinary criteria. We report an audit for hip or knee PJI, with emphasis on care homogeneity, length of hospital stay (LOS) and mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen criteria were chosen for quality of care: 5 diagnostic tools, 5 therapeutic aspects, and 5 pluridisciplinary criteria...
June 2015: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Goran Vrgoc, Mladen Japjec, Gordan Gulan, Jagoda Ravlić-Gulan, Marin Marinović, Ante Bandalović
Periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) in orthopedic surgery are considered to be very serious and dangerous complications of total joint arthroplasty. PJI becomes a long-lasting medical problem and a heavy burden on patient and his family. Patients with such a complication are a significant financial burden for the health care system. Recognizing this issue, investing in scientific research and simultaneously developing technologies in medicine are efforts taken to increase successfulness in preventing and treating PJI...
December 2014: Collegium Antropologicum
Maryam Rezapoor, Javad Parvizi
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) has moved into the first place as the cause of failure following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Recent studies have shown that PJI results in higher mortality in patients than many cancers. The economic burden of treating PJI is likely to exceed $1 billion this year in the US. Thus, it is paramount that all efforts are invested to prevent this dreaded complication after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). This article summarizes some of the most effective and proven strategies for prevention of PJI...
June 2015: Journal of Arthroplasty
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