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Table 1 Baseline profile, entire study population

From: Duration of antibiotic treatment and risk of recurrence after surgical management of orthopaedic device infections: a multicenter case-control study

Variable Cases Controls
n 59 210
Median age, years (IQR) 63 (48–71) 67 (55–73)
Gender, n (%)
 Male 42 (71) 106 (50)
 Female 17 (29) 104 (50)
Median BMI (IQR) 28 (25–32) 28 (25–33)
Smoker, n (%) 20 (34) 42 (20)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 10 (17) 49 (23)
ASA status, n (%)
 1 7 (12) 18 (9)
 2 28 (47) 98 (47)
  ≥ 3 24 (41) 94 (45)
Type of implant
 Total joint arthroplasty 28 (47) 157 (75)
 Fracture fixation device 31 (53) 53 (25)
Infection site
 Lower extremity 56 (95) 200 (95)
 Upper extremity 3 (5) 10 (5)
MRSA present, n (%) 3 (5) 6 (3)
Preferred antibiotics, n (%)
 Cefuroxime 19 (32) 106 (50)
 Moxifloxacin 13 (22) 66 (31)
 Clindamycin 7 (12) 38 (18)
  1. IQR interquartile range, BMI Body Mass Index, ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system, MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus spec