European Prosthetic Joint Infection Cohort (EPJIC) is an international project including 5000 patients with prosthetic joint infection (PJI) to evaluate the long-term outcome regarding infection, function and life-quality. A global databank and collection of clinical isolates and other biological samples will be established for further research (biobank).
EPJIC is established jointly by orthopedic and traumatology surgeons, infectious diseases specialists and microbiologists and is endorsed by leading European societies. Patients will be recruited in about 100 university and non-university institutions across Europe and other continents.
Other European cohorts (in the process of establishment):
- Vetrebral Osteomyelitis
- Breast Implant Infection
- Intravascular Device Infections
- Vascular Prosthesis Infection
- Neurosurgical Implant Infection
- Dental Implant Infection