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Serial measurement of the C-reactive protein is a poor predictor of treatment outcome in prosthetic joint infection.

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OBJECTIVES: Prosthetic joint infection is usually treated using surgery and antibiotics. The response to the treatment regimen is often evaluated using serial monitoring of plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations. In order to examine how useful this monitoring is, we calculated the sensitivity and specificity of CRP concentrations for predicting treatment failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined 3732 CRP measurements from 260 patients who were treated by either two-stage revision or...

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10.1093/jac/dkr182

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Jenner Institute
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Author
Journal:
Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy More from this journal
Volume:
66
Issue:
7
Pages:
1590-1593
Publication date:
2011-07-01
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EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
Language:
English
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uuid:1bac5801-11aa-4105-b625-88110ce4fd2a
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pubs:228599
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228599
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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