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Consensus document for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections : a joint paper by the EANM, EBJIS, and ESR (with ESCMID endorsement)

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Background: For the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection, real evidence-based guidelines to aid clinicians in choosing the most accurate diagnostic strategy are lacking.Aim and Methods: To address this need, we performed a multidisciplinary systematic review of relevant nuclear medicine, radiological, orthopaedic, infectious, and microbiological literature to define the diagnostic accuracy of each diagnostic technique and to address and provide evidence-based answers on uniform statements for each topic that was found to be important to develop a commonly agreed upon diagnostic flowchart.Results and Conclusion: The approach used to prepare this set of multidisciplinary guidelines was to define statements of interest and follow the procedure indicated by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (OCEBM).
Tijdschrift: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
ISSN: 1619-7070
Issue: 4
Volume: 46
Pagina's: 971 - 988
Jaar van publicatie:2019