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Oral Antibiotics After 2-Stage Revision for Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified March 2017 by Craig J Della Valle, Rush University Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Craig J Della Valle, Rush University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 2, 2013
Last updated: March 8, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The primary purpose of this study is to compare the re-infection rates in patients undergoing 2-stage revision arthroplasty who receive additional oral antibiotic therapy to those patients who received in-hospital perioperative antibiotic only. Patients will be monitored for re-infection following hospital discharge, defined as deep infection of the joint space/capsule that requires return to the operating room within 24-months of the re-implantation procedure.

Condition Intervention
Prosthesis-Related Infections Other: Oral Antibiotics

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Utility of Oral Antibiotic Therapy Following 2-stage Revision Arthroplasty for Infected Prosthetic Hips and Knees

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Further study details as provided by Craig J Della Valle, Rush University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Infection Rate [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Oral Antibiotics
Oral antibiotics for 3 months; recommendation for antibiotics will be made by an infectious disease specialist.
Other: Oral Antibiotics
Oral Antibiotics will be prescribed for 3 months per recommendations of an infectious disease specialist.
No Intervention: No oral antibiotics
No oral antibiotics.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

Adult patients undergoing 2-stage revision arthroplasty of the knee or hip with the causative organism(s) identified using tissue culture and/or joint fluid analysis that is amenable to oral antibiotic therapy. Patients must be able to tolerate oral antibiotics and agree to participate in the study.

Exclusion criteria:

Patients with a fungal prosthetic joint infection, unable to tolerate or refuse to undergo oral antibiotic therapy, unable to follow-up at the specified intervals, allergic to the therapy of preference, or have an organism that is not amenable to oral antibiotic therapy.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01760863

Contact: Craig J Della Valle, MD 3124322350

United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60607
Contact: Craig Della Valle, MD    312-432-2468   
Contact: Chris Culvern    312-432-2470   
Principal Investigator: Craig J Della Valle, MD         
Central DuPage Hospital Recruiting
Winfield, Illinois, United States, 60190
Contact: Scott M Sporer, MD,MS   
Principal Investigator: Scott M Sporer, MD, MS         
United States, Pennsylvania
Rothman Institute Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Contact: Javad Parvizi, MD   
Principal Investigator: Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS         
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt Recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Contact: Gregory Polkowski, MD, MPH   
Contact: Julie Daniels    615-322-4506   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Craig J Della Valle, MD, Rush University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01760863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11040802
Study First Received: January 2, 2013
Last Updated: March 8, 2017

Keywords provided by Craig J Della Valle, Rush University Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prosthesis-Related Infections
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Anti-Infective Agents
Antitubercular Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017