The Scientific World Journal

Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Clinical and Bench


Publishing date
22 Nov 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Sep 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital; Chang Gung University, Linkou, Kweishan 333, Taiwan

2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA

3Endo Clinic, Hamburg, Germany

4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University, Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA

5Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Graduate School of Medicine


Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Clinical and Bench

Description

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication for the patient and the health care providers. Its incidence is between 1% and 3% in primary and 4% and 6% in revision total joint arthroplasties. The diagnosis can be straightforward with purulent discharge from the joint but may also be confusing especially when associated with medical morbidities. Often infection leads to multiple operations, prolonged use of antibiotics, extensive utilization of medical resources, and substantial social, economic, or even psychological impacts on the patients, family, hospitals, physicians, and payers. It is estimated the direct medical cost for treating a PJI is 3 times to those without infection in revisions and 10 times to those with uneventful primary cases. As the demand for total joint arthroplasties is increasing globally, the knowledge and technologies for detecting, preventing, and managing PJI from different regions of the world need to be shared to provide better care to patients.

We invite investigators to contribute original as well as review articles that will cover both clinical and bench researches on the PJI. We are interested in new modalities to prevent infection, novel design of bacteria-resistant implants, improvement in diagnostic sensitivity such as using bacterial genes, experiences about using antibiotic-loaded spacers, and other strategies in treating drug-resistant strains and fungal PJI. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Topical antibiotics use in preventing PJI
  • Different surface treatment for bacterial adhesion in newly designed implants
  • Use of new modalities such as PETs, molecular amplification of bacterial genes, or other diagnostic tools in PJI
  • Optimal antibiotics regimen for antibiotic-loaded spacers.
  • Recent advances in one-stage or two-stage reimplantation protocols
  • Evidences in managing drug-resistant strains and fungal infection

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 134786
  • - Editorial

Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Clinical and Bench

Mel S. Lee | Andrew Freiberg | ... | Shin-Yoon Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 950548
  • - Research Article

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

Mel S. Lee | Wen-Hsin Chang | ... | Gwo-Bin Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 481975
  • - Research Article

A Model of Implant-Associated Infection in the Tibial Metaphysis of Rats

Maximilian Haenle | Carmen Zietz | ... | Rainer Bader
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 147248
  • - Clinical Study

Two-Stage Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty for Periprosthetic Infections Using Antibiotic-Impregnated Cement Spacers of Various Types and Materials

Katsufumi Uchiyama | Naonobu Takahira | ... | Masashi Takaso
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 375140
  • - Clinical Study

Sonication: A Valuable Technique for Diagnosis and Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infections

D. S. Evangelopoulos | I. P. Stathopoulos | ... | J. Vlamis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 763434
  • - Clinical Study

The Cement Prosthesis-Like Spacer: An Intermediate Halt on the Road to Healing

Sufian S. Ahmad | Kim Huber | ... | Sandro Kohl
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 752184
  • - Clinical Study

Release of Gentamicin and Vancomycin from Preformed Spacers in Infected Total Hip Arthroplasties: Measurement of Concentrations and Inhibitory Activity in Patients’ Drainage Fluids and Serum

Dario Regis | Andrea Sandri | ... | Bruno Magnan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 925906
  • - Review Article

Understanding Infection: A Primer on Animal Models of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Alexandra I. Stavrakis | Jared A. Niska | ... | Nicholas M. Bernthal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 573526
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Storage Temperature on the Antibiotic Release of Vancomycin-Loaded Polymethylmethacrylate

Dave W. Chen | Yuhan Chang | ... | Mel S. Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 821650
  • - Review Article

Treatment of Periprosthetic Infections: An Economic Analysis

Daniel Hernández-Vaquero | Mariano Fernández-Fairen | ... | Luis Merzthal
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