What tools (i.e., kidney, liver, index surgery, cemented prosthesis and C-reactive protein (KLIC) score) are available to help predict successful treatment with debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR)? What is the accuracy of these tools?

Authors: Ayman Ebied, Gregory Poljowski, Sameh Marei, William P. Abblitt, Adam C. Brekke, Lee K. Swiderek

RECOMMENDATION: Two prognostic scoring systems have been published and only one has been validated. While several studies exist confirming the significances of the variables utilized by the two scoring systems, the body of literature is heterogeneous and conflicted, such that general statements of their accuracy and applicability cannot be supported.


DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 91%, Disagree: 7%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)