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Diagnostic accuracy of alpha-defensin in periprosthetic joint infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Authors
  • Yuan, Jun1, 2
  • Yan, Yufei1, 2
  • Zhang, Jiong1, 2
  • Wang, Bibo1, 2
  • Feng, Jianmin3, 4
  • 1 Department of Orthopaedics, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 197 Ruijin 2nd Road, Shanghai, 200025, People's Republic of China. , (China)
  • 2 Shanghai Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Shanghai Key Laboratory for Prevention and Treatment of Bone and Joint Diseases, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 197 Ruijin 2nd Road, Shanghai, 200025, People's Republic of China. , (China)
  • 3 Department of Orthopaedics, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 197 Ruijin 2nd Road, Shanghai, 200025, People's Republic of China. [email protected] , (China)
  • 4 Shanghai Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Shanghai Key Laboratory for Prevention and Treatment of Bone and Joint Diseases, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 197 Ruijin 2nd Road, Shanghai, 200025, People's Republic of China. [email protected] , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Orthopaedics
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
41
Issue
12
Pages
2447–2455
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-017-3647-3
PMID: 28963626
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In summary, this meta-analysis clearly lends support to the conclusion that alpha-defensin is a promising addition to the current methods for diagnosis of PJI.

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