Is the mapping of biofilm to a particular component or anatomical location an important consideration in management of implant related infections?

Authors: Karan Goswami, Paul Stoodley, Garth D Ehrlich, James P. Moley, Alex C. DiBartola, Joshua S. Everhart

RESPONSE: At present, mapping of biofilms is only possible in the laboratory, not in the clinical setting. Therefore, it is of unknown clinical importance in relation to management of implant-related infections.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

PRE-MEETING RATIONALE
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