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Measuring Outcomes: Pain and Quality of Life 48 Months After Acute Postoperative Total Knee Prosthetic Joint Infection.
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PMID:  24750640     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Measuring HRQOL is simple, inexpensive, permits the health status to be measured over time, and is useful to compare or initiate treatments and evaluate results, facilitating homogenization in patient inclusion.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate disease-specific and generic HRQOL and influence of associated factors in patients undergoing open debridement for acute postsurgical knee prosthetic joint infection after TKR at 12 and 48 months after completing antibiotic treatment and considered cured of infection.
METHODS: Health-related quality-of-life measures were administered at baseline (WOMAC) and 12 and 48 months (WOMAC and SF-36) in patients with prosthesis retention, no symptoms of infection, and CRP (≤ 1 mg/dL).
RESULTS: Thirty patients were included, and 24 were evaluated at 48 months. WOMAC scores improved significantly (P < 0.01) at 12 and 48 months. The effect size was 0.72 for stiffness, 2.01 for pain, and 2.15 for function. At 48 months, improvements were greater (P < 0.02) except for stiffness. The most frequently isolated microorganisms were Staphylococcus aureus (14 patients) and coagulase-negative staphylococci (9 patients). SF-36 physical role, bodily pain, emotional role, and mental health dimension scores at 12 and 48 months were significantly worse in patients with isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: Health-related quality-of-life measures detected significant differences in outcomes in patients infected by S. aureus compared with patients infected by other microorganisms. HRQOL measures may provide useful complementary information on outcomes after acute postoperative infection.
Montserrat Núñez; Felix Vilchez Cavazos; Esther Núñez Juarez; Juan Carlos Martinez-Pastor; Francisco Maculé Beneyto; Santiago Suso; Alex Soriano Viladomiu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-2500     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain Pract     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130835     Medline TA:  Pain Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 World Institute of Pain.
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