The workshop brought together Orthopaedic surgeons, Microbiologists and Infectious Disease specialists from Bucharest and other university centres in the country, in order to approach topics as prevention, diagnosis, antimicrobial and surgical treatment of PJI.
"The workshop in Bucharest was the most intensive I ever attended, with vivid discussion and magic „ice-breaking" moments among orthopaedic surgeons, infectious diseases specialists and microbiologists. Incredible."Dr. Christian Kleber, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Romanian physicians built a very interactive audience which contributed to higly productive sessions.
"The Workshop on PJI held in Bucharest was a big success. It pointed on very demanding aspects of dealing with prosthetic joint infections, and started valuable and interesting debates. We apreciated it and hope to have it soon to next level of debate!"
Dr. Rodica Marinescu, Colentina Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Discussions underlined the underestimation of anaerobic germs, but mostly the role of sonication of the orthopaedic implants in the microbiological diagnosis, procedure which was first introduced in Romania, in the National Institute for Infectious Diseases "Prof. Dr. Matei Bals", in 2012.
"The problem of prosthetic infections has been rare for some time, but has become more and more important lately. The workshop brought to us not only the latest information/protocols in the field, but also the knowledge and the experience from the two specialists directly and continuously dealing with these infections."
Dr. Manuela Podani, National Institute for Infectious Diseases "Prof.Dr.Matei Bals", Bucharest, Romania
The presentations on the management of PJI highlighted the errors which are often made in real-life practice: from errors of collecting and processing samples to errors in antibiotic therapy or surgical strategies. Dr. Andrej Trampuz and Dr. Christian Kleber emphasized once again the importance of the interdisciplinary team.
"This workshop have opened and strengthened collaborations among the 3 specialties involved in the management of PJI. These discussions were meant to convert into better clinical practice and further better outcomes of the PJI. They may even be a start point to standardize some concepts on managing the PJI in Romania in near future. We are grateful to Dr. Andrej Trampuz and Dr. Christian Kleber, who were so generous in sharing with us their valuable experience as experts in this field."Dr. Raluca Mihailescu, National Institute for Infectious Diseases "Prof.Dr.Matei Bals", Bucharest, Romania