Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 21, issue 3, P785-819 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.07.001 View full text
Marta Fernandez Sampedro, Robin Patel

Abstract: The extensive and ever-increasing use of long-term prosthetic devices has improved quality of life and survival for many patients. Prosthetic device-related infection occurs infrequently but is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Management is challenging, often requiring prolonged antimicrobial therapy and surgical intervention. Better understanding of the interaction between microorganisms, devices, and the host should improve the ability to manage device-related infections. This article rev…

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