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    Are Leukocyte Esterase (LE) strip and Alpha-Defensin kit reliable enough to diagnose peri-prosthetic joint infection, intra-operatively?

    DOI Logo 10.17352/raoa.000014

    Published On: May 21, 2022 | Pages: 001 - 005

    Author(s): Usman Nazir Gill*, Adeel Hamid, Shuja Uddin, Naveed Ali Shair, Muhammad Qasim, Muhammad Hanif Mian and Irfan Mehboob
    Background: Despite improvement in sterilization techniques, peri-prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is the most fearsome complication after hip and knee arthroplasties. Various strategies have been devised from time to time to diagnose and treat PJI. Recently, Leukocyte esterase and alpha-defensin are identified as markers of active infection in synovial fluid. Therefo ... CrossMark Publons Harvard Library HOLLIS Search IT Semantic Scholar Get Citation Base Search Scilit OAI-PMH ResearchGate Academic Microsoft GrowKudos Universite de Paris UW Libraries SJSU King Library SJSU King Library NUS Library McGill DET KGL BIBLiOTEK JCU Discovery Universidad De Lima WorldCat VU on WorldCat
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