Published Studies

March 4, 2019

Determining the utility of standard hospital microbiology testing: Comparing standard microbiology cultures with DNA sequence analysis in patients with chronic sinusitis

Results: Specimens were obtained from 29 female and 16 male patients with a mean age of 50 years. A total of 45 cultures were included in our final analysis; five cultures were excluded after inappropriate laboratory processing. Results from these patients were compared and analyzed. Cohen’s weighted kappa analysis showed agreement between the two testing

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March 4, 2019

General Assembly, Diagnosis, Pathogen Isolation: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic Infections

shown to be powerful tools in detecting prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) with negative cultures, although conflicting data exist on PCR. Sonication of explanted prosthetics can enhance both the sensitivity of conventional cultures and PCR.

Level of Evidence: Strong

Delegate Vote: Agree: 85%, Disagree: 9%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

Pablo S. Corona, Karan Goswami, Naomi Kobayashi, William Li, Adolfo Llinas Volpe, Oliver Marín-Pe~na, Daniel Monsalvo, Fernando Motta, Alexander Shope, Majd Tarabichi, Matias Vicente, Hamidreza Yazdi

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