Periprosthetic joint infection: the economic impact of methicillin-resistant infections.
Summary of "Periprosthetic joint infection: the economic impact of methicillin-resistant infections."
The orthopedic community has begun to witness a worrisome rise in the incidence of periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) caused by resistant organisms. Besides other challenges associated with treating these infections, it appears that these infections may pose a higher cost compared to infections caused by sensitive organisms. Significantly higher cost of care for treatment of infections due to methicillin-resistant organisms were seen at a mean of $107,264 per case compared to $68,053 for treating PJI caused by sensitive strains (P < .0001). More effective strategies for preventing the spread of infections caused by resistant organisms need to be implemented to ease the social and economic strains facing the orthopedic community due to resistant organisms.
Rothman Institute of Orthopedics at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Journal of arthroplasty
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20570103
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2010.04.011
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
A strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is non-susceptible to the action of METHICILLIN. The mechanism of resistance usually involves modification of normal or the presence of acquired PENICILLIN BINDING PROTEINS.
Economic aspects of the field of medicine, the medical profession, and health care. It includes the economic and financial impact of disease in general on the patient, the physician, society, or government.
One of the PENICILLINS which is resistant to PENICILLINASE but susceptible to a penicillin-binding protein. It is inactivated by gastric acid so administered by injection.
Fractures around joint replacement prosthetics or implants. They can occur intraoperatively or postoperatively.
Non-susceptibility of a microbe to the action of METHICILLIN, a semi-synthetic penicillin derivative.
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