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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/00365540802245146

Type

Journal article

Journal

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases

Publication Date

05/12/2008

Volume

40

Pages

973 - 977