On February 22-23, 2016 a Roundtable on Prosthetic Joint Infection took place in FSBI »FCTOE« of the Russian Federation Health Ministry, Barnaul, Russian Federation. PRO-IMPLANT Foundation chairman Dr. Andrej Trampuz and Dr. Nora Renz were invited speakers at this meeting.
Roundtable gathered experts who are directly involved in providing care to patients with implant-associated infection – orthopedic and trauma surgeons, infectiologists and clinical pharmacologists from the federal centers of traumatology, orthopedics and arthroplasty of Cheboksary, Smolensk, NIITO (Novosibirsk) and clinics in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Chelyabinsk, Barnaul.
The first day was devoted to discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of periprosthetic infections. Such important issues as the diagnostic criteria of periprosthetic infection, approaches to the appointment of antibacterial therapy, diagnostic features of implant-associated infection in the spine were discussed.
Special attention deserves a second day of the Roundtable, where "Pocket Guide to diagnosis and treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI)" was discussed. The Pocket Guide has been translated into Russian language and adapted by experts of the Federal Center taking into account characteristics of the pharmaceutical market in Russia. Types and combinations, dosages and frequency of drugs for the treatment of periprosthetic infection were discussed.
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