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Preoperative aspiration culture for preoperative diagnosis of infection in total hip or knee arthroplasty.
|Title||Preoperative aspiration culture for preoperative diagnosis of infection in total hip or knee arthroplasty.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Qu X, Zhai Z, Wu C, Jin F, Li H, Wang L, Liu G, Liu X, Wang W, Li H, Zhang X, Zhu Z, Dai K|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|Date Published||2013 Nov|
This meta-analysis evaluated preoperative aspiration culture for diagnosing prosthetic joint infection (PJI) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The pooled sensitivity and specificity were 0.72 (95% confidence interval, 0.65 to 0.78) and 0.95 (0.93 to 0.97), respectively. Subgroup analyses revealed nonsignificant worse diagnostic performance for THA than for TKA (sensitivity, 0.70 versus 0.78; specificity, 0.94 versus 0.96). Preoperative aspiration culture has moderate to high sensitivity and very high specificity for diagnosing PJI.
|Alternate Journal||J. Clin. Microbiol.|