Clinical outcomes and costs among patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and orthopedic device infections
Lalani T., Chu VH., Grussemeyer CA., Reed SD., Bolognesi MP., Friedman JY., Griffiths RI., Crosslin DR., Kanafani ZA., Kaye KS., Ralph Corey G., Fowler VG.
We evaluated costs and outcomes of patients with S. aureus bacteremia and orthopedic device infections (ODI). Patients with ODI had higher relapse of S. aureus infection, compared to bacteremic patients without ODI. Costs and outcomes were similar among ODI patients undergoing device removal and those treated with debridement and retention.