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Strength of Recommendation and Quality of Evidence Category/Grade Definition Strength of Recommendation A Good evidence to support a recommendation for or against use. B Moderate evidence to support a recommendation for or against use. C Poor evidence to support a recommendation. Quality of Evidence I Evidence from ��� 1 properly randomized, controlled trial. II Evidence from ��� 1 well-designed clinical trial, without randomization; from cohort or case-controlled analytic studies (preferably from > 1 center), from multiple time-series, or from dramatic results of uncontrolled experiments. III Evidence from opinions of respected authorities, based on clinical experience, descriptive studies, or reports of expert committees. NOTE: Adapted and reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada Abbreviations CT, computerized tomography; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; IV, intravenous; PJI, prosthetic joint infection; PO, by mouth; TEA, Total Elbow Arthroplasty; THA, total hip arthroplasty; TKA, total knee arthroplasty; US, United States Source Osmon DR, Berbari EF, Berendt AR, Lew D, Zimmerli W, Steckelberg JM, Rao N, Hanssen A, Wilson WR. Diagnosis and Management of Prosthetic Joint Infection: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;56(1):e1-25. Disclaimer This Guideline attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. This Guideline should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool. PJI121201e 5740 Executive Drive��� Suite 218 Baltimore, MD 21228��� TEL: 410-869-3332��� ������ FAX: 410-744-2150��� For additional copies: orders@GuidelineCentral.com Copyright �� 2013 All rights reserved

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