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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic refractory osteomyelitis of the sternum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20417809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a 32-year-old woman with chronic refractory osteomyelitis of the sternum after multiple surgical procedures including a sternotomy with underlying colonic interposition that was successfully managed with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The clinical course is reviewed, and the complexities of this diagnosis are then discussed, including a brief review of the mechanisms of management with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Raymond C Shields; Francis C Nichols; William G Buchta; Paul L Claus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-26     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1661-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Follow-Up Studies
Hyperbaric Oxygenation / methods*
Osteomyelitis / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Sternotomy / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Surgical Wound Infection / complications*,  diagnosis
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing / physiology

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