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Prevention of sternal wound infections after coronary artery bypass graft surgery with use of insulin drug therapy: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19700961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diabetes is a disease that can increase the risks of developing cardiac problems, which can include coronary artery bypass graft surgery. These patients are at an increased risk of developing serious complications after this surgery, including deep sternal wound infections. In addition, nondiabetic patients may also develop this complication. Therefore, it is essential to monitor and maintain glucose levels after open heart surgery. This literature review discusses some of the studies in this area.
Authors:
Maggie Killian; Anne C Russell; Kathy J Keister
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1538-8646     ISO Abbreviation:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-24     Completed Date:  2009-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211489     Medline TA:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-203     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing & Health, FL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Cost of Illness
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Critical Care / economics,  methods
Diabetes Complications / complications,  prevention & control*
Drug Monitoring / economics,  methods
Humans
Hyperglycemia / etiology,  prevention & control*
Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use*
Insulin / therapeutic use*
Perioperative Care / economics,  methods
Risk Factors
Sternum
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology,  prevention & control*
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hypoglycemic Agents; 11061-68-0/Insulin

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