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Andreas Mavrogenis
1st Orthopedic Dept. Attikon
Athens, Greece

What’s new in the literature?

Orthopaedic device infections

Short- versus standard-course intravenous antibiotics for peri-prosthetic joint infections managed with debridement and implant retention: a randomised pilot trial using a desirability of outcome ranking (DOOR) endpoint


Manning et al. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2022;60:106598.


DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2022.106598


Cardiac device infections

Best Practices for Imaging Cardiac Device-Related Infections and Endocarditis: A JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Expert Panel Statement.


Dilsizian V et al. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022;15:891-911.


doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.09.029.


Vascular graft infections

Multicenter Retrospective Study of Vascular Infections and Endocarditis Caused by Campylobacter spp., France


Tinévez C et al.Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 ;29:484-492


doi: 10.3201/eid2903.221417


Neurosurgical implants

Internal Ventricular Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt for Adult Hydrocephalus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Infection Rate.


Ramasy Razafindratovo RM et al.Neurosurgery. 2022. Dec 2022


doi: 10.1227/neu.0000000000002301


Upcoming events

ESGIAI websymposium “Differences and similarities in diagnosis and treatment among cardiovascular, orthopaedic and neurosurgical implant-associated infections”


Taking place June 5, 2023, 10:00 - 14:30 CEST


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Past courses

ESGIAI Post-graduate Educational course Zürich, Switzerland, 28-29 May 2022

Glimpse of the course:

Lectures and case discussions on understanding the challenges associated with persisting biofilm-related bone and joint infections in daily practise.

Attendees will obtain new insights in the pathogenesis of these infections from basic researchers, as well as new clinical knowledge on how to best prevent, diagnose, and treat these infections.

Members of the ESGIAI Executive Committee

Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Tobias Kramer, Efthymia Giannitsioti, Jaime Esteban and Yvonne Achermann


ESGIAI Post-graduate Educational course Online, 2 June 2021

Implant associated infection: basic principles of diagnosis and treatment


Glimpse of the course:

This one day online course covered the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options for implant-associated infections along with 3 case discusssions.

Over 75 attendees from 27 different countries around the globe!

Faculty includes:


Yvonne Achermann, Eric Bonnet, Stephane Corvec, Jaime Esteban, Efthymia Giannitsioti, Andor Glaudemans, Tobias Kramer, Frederic Laurent, Jaime Lora-Tamayo, Anette Moter, Antonios Papadopoulos, Parham Sendi, Eric Senneville, Alex Soriano, Rihard Trebse and Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker.


ESGIAI Post-graduate Educational course Groningen, Netherlands, 12-14 June 2019

Glimpse of the course:

Lectures and case discussions on orthopaedic device related infections, vascular graft infections and cerebral shunt infections.

More than 20 nationalities present, including visitors from Australia, South America and United States!

Members of the ESGIAI Executive Committee

Alex Soriano, Antonios Papadopoulos (past members)

Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Tobias Kramer (new members)