Successful identification of pathogens by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based electron spray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ESI-TOF-MS) in culture-negative periprosthetic joint infection.
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The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, ISSN: 1535-1386, Vol: 94, Issue: 24, Page: 2247-54
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- Medicine; Rothman Institute of Orthopedics; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Aged; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Arthroplasty; Replacement; Hip; Knee; Chi-Square Distribution; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Prospective Studies; Prosthesis-Related Infections; Reoperation; Sensitivity and Specificity; Spectrometry; Mass; Electrospray Ionization; Orthopedics