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Role of Primary Bacterial Contamination of a Pulmonary Homograft for Ross Operation: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  22215504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a 43-year-old female, Ross operation was performed with annular reinforcement of the autograft and a cryo-fixed homograft that proved to be contaminated with enterobacter cloacae and klebsiella pneumoniae at the time of operation. Clinical course was unremarkable, perhaps due to effective antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment. In the literature, little is known about intraoperative bacterial contamination and early endocarditis. The authors report what they believe is the second reported case. Particular resistibilities of homograft and autograft might make early endocarditis unlikely.
Authors:
Alexander Blehm; Paulus Schurr; Artur Lichtenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
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