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

Journal 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.

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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

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 11-12

Start / End Page

  • 973 - 977

PubMed ID

  • 18615359

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-5548

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00365540802245146

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England