Clinical outcomes and costs among patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and orthopedic device infections.

Journal Article (Academic article)

We evaluated costs and outcomes of patients with S. aureus bacteremia and orthopedic device infections (ODI). Patients with ODI had higher relapse of S. aureus infection, compared to bacteremic patients without ODI. Costs and outcomes were similar among ODI patients undergoing device removal and those treated with debridement and retention.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lalani, T; Chu, VH; Grussemeyer, CA; Reed, SD; Bolognesi, MP; Friedman, JY; Griffiths, RI; Crosslin, DR; Kanafani, ZA; Kaye, KS; Ralph Corey, G; Fowler, VG

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 5

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-5548