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Andreas Mavrogenis
1st Orthopedic Dept. Attikon
Athens, Greece

What’s new in the literature?

Orthopaedic device infections

Suppressive antibiotic therapy in prosthetic joint infections: a multicentre cohort study.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.09.007


Staphylococcus aureus Small Colony Variants (SCVs): News From a chronic Prosthetic Joint Infection.

DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00363


One- and two-stage surgical revision of infected elbow prostheses following total joint replacement: a systematic review


Cardiac device infections

Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis after TAVR and SAVR: Insights from the PARTNER Trials. Circulation



European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) international consensus document on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat cardiac implantable electronic device infections-endorsed (ESCMID endorsed)


Vascular graft infections

Listeria monocytogenes-associated endovascular infections: A study of 71 consecutive cases.


Other implants

Antibiotic or silver versus standard ventriculoperitoneal shunts (BASICS): a multicentre, single-blinded, randomized trial and economic evaluation.


Past courses

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)