Should early postoperative infection and acute hematogenous infection be treated and managed differently?

Authors: Marc Nijhof, Rudolf Poolman, Feng-Chih Kuo,N.J. In den Kleef, Ewout S. Veltman, Dirk Jan F. Moojen
RECOMMENDATION: There is no evidence to support the notion that early postoperative infection and acute hematogenous infection should be treated diff erently as long as the onset of symptoms is <4 weeks (favorable < 7 days), implants are well-fi xed, no sinus tract exists and the isolated infecting organism is sensitive to an antimicrobial agent.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 94%, Disagree: 5%, Abstain: 1% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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