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Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, May 2015
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Title
Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13756-015-0057-4
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Authors

Jean Marie Arduino, Keith S Kaye, Shelby D Reed, Senaka A Peter, Daniel J Sexton, Luke F Chen, N Chantelle Hardy, Steven YC Tong, Steven S Smugar, Vance G Fowler, Deverick J Anderson

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is the most common and most important pathogen following knee and hip arthroplasty procedures. Understanding the epidemiology of invasive S. aureus infections is important to quantify this serious complication. This nested retrospective cohort analysis included adult patients who had undergone insertion of knee or hip prostheses with clean or clean-contaminated wound class at 11 hospitals between 2003-2006. Invasive S. aureus infections, non-superficial incisional surgical site infections (SSIs) and blood stream infections (BSIs), were prospectively identified following each procedure. Prevalence rates, per 100 procedures, were estimated. 13,719 prosthetic knee (62%) and hip (38%) insertion procedures were performed. Of 92 invasive S. aureus infections identified, SSIs were more common (80%) than SSI and BSI (10%) or BSI alone (10%). The rate of invasive S. aureus infection/100 procedures was 0.57 [95% CI: 0.43-0.73] for knee insertion and 0.83 [95% CI: 0.61-1.08] for hip insertion. More than half (53%) were methicillin-resistant. Median time-to-onset of infection was 34 and 26 days for knee and hip insertion, respectively. Infection was associated with higher National Healthcare Safety Network risk index (p ≤ 0.0001). Post-operative invasive S. aureus infections were rare, but difficult-to-treat methicillin-resistant infections were relatively common. Optimizing preventative efforts may greatly reduce the healthcare burden associated with S. aureus infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 32%
Student > Bachelor 6 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Researcher 2 5%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 8 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Materials Science 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 11 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 December 2015.
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#5,000,546
of 16,031,926 outputs
Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#508
of 910 outputs
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#73,913
of 233,740 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#1
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