The role of biomarkers in the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection.

June 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm

EFORT Open Rev. 2017 Mar 13;1(7):275-278.

Shahi A1, Parvizi J1.

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1 The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.

Abstract

The role of serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as the first line for evaluating a patient with periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) has been debunked.We are living in the era of biomarkers for the diagnosis of PJI, and to that effect, several biomarkers have been introduced such as synovial fluid alpha defensin and leukocyte esterase.The synovial fluid leukocyte esterase test has a low cost, is accessible, and has provided promising results for diagnosing PJI.There is an urgent need for an accurate and reliable serum biomarker for diagnosing patients with PJI. Cite this article: Shahi A, Parvizi J. The role of biomarkers in the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5367543/pdf/eor-1-275.pdf

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, FIEBRE en el POSTOPERATORIO, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones nosocomiales, Infecciones osteo-articulares-musculares, Infecciones relacionadas a prótesis, Infecciones sitio quirurgico, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis.

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