Dr. Stasa Mudrovcic, visiting young physician from Ljubljana, Slovenia, performed a one-month fellowship at Charité - University Medicine Berlin under the supervision of Dr. Andrej Trampuz. Her special research interest are implant infections caused by Propionibacterium acnes.
The role of Propionibacterium causing implant-associated infections is probably still underestimated but better diagnostic methods and longer prosthesis indwelling time increase the isolation frequency of this pathogen. Therefore the aim of the research is to investigate the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical characteristics, treatment and outcome of implant infection caused by Propionibacterium spp. The PRO-IMPLANT Foundation supported her stay and provided the infrastructure for clinical research.