Latest Infections: Misc. news

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms frequently detected on pedicle screws may be an important cause of spinal implant loosening and failure in patients without signs of infection, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement

Lower socioeconomic status is associated with an increased risk for above-knee amputation after periprosthetic joint infection of the knee, according to a study recently published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly

Readmission after sepsis hospitalization is common and is associated with considerable costs, according to a study published in the March issue of CHEST.

February 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for February 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, […]