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Volume 2013, Article ID 950548, 4 pages
Research Article

Molecular Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection by Quantitative RT-PCR of Bacterial 16S Ribosomal RNA

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chia-Yi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 6 West Sec., Chiapu Road, Putzu City, Chiayi County 613, Taiwan
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Putzu City, Chiayi County 613, Taiwan
3College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Putzu City, Chiayi County 613, Taiwan
4Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
5Institute of NanoEngineering and Microsystems, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan

Received 13 August 2013; Accepted 25 September 2013

Academic Editors: D. Sakai and O. Wahlstrom

Copyright © 2013 Mel S. Lee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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