Adolf Karchmer

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Prosthetic Joint Infection

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Joint replacement surgery is a remarkable medical advancement that dramatically improves the quality of life. In 2006, nearly 800,000 joint replacements were performed in the United States, involving hips and knees primarily. The shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints are also being replaced. It is estimated…

Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has prosthetic valve endocarditis? What should you expect to find? Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) presents at various times after the implantation of the prosthetic valve. The clinical presentations, while generally similar to those of native valve endocarditis (NVE), can be significantly impacted by…

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