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Andreas Mavrogenis
1st Orthopedic Dept. Attikon
Athens, Greece

What’s new in the literature?

Orthopaedic device infections

Antibiotic Therapy for 6 or 12 Weeks for Prosthetic Joint Infection

Bernard et al. New England Journal of Medicine 2021; 384:1991-2001

DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2020198


Safety of Tedizolid as Suppressive Antimicrobial Therapy for Patients With Complex Implant-Associated Bone and Joint Infection due to Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Positive Pathogens: Results From the TediSAT Cohort Study

Ferry T et al. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 8, Issue 7, July 2021, ofab351


Cardiac device infections

Risk Factors for CIED Infection After Secondary Procedures: Insights From the WRAP-IT Trial

Tarakji KG et al. JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2021 Sep 18;S2405-500X(21)00766-0. 

doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2021.08.009


Vascular graft infections

Microbial evolution of vascular graft infections in a tertiary hospital based on positive graft cultures

Gouveia e Meto R et al. J Vasc Surg 2021 Jul;74(1):276-284.e4.

doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.12.071.

Other implants

Infectious Complication in Relation to the Prophylactic Mesh Position: The PRIMA Trial Revisited.

Van den Dop et al. J Am Coll Surg 2021 May;232(5):738-745. 

doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.01.014

Past courses

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)