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Sternal wound infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18831296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Deep sternal wound infections (DSWI) continue to be a relatively uncommon event occurring in about 1%-2% of all patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, the sheer number of cardiac surgery patients and the relatively high mortality associated with DSWIs makes them of clinical relevance. This review will describe the current incidence of DSWIs and their associated morbidity and mortality as well as risk factors for the development of this complication. The microbiology of DSWIs will be reviewed and strategies to prevent these complications will be discussed with a focus on interventions that may be undertaken by the clinical anesthesiologist.
William J Mauermann; Priya Sampathkumar; Rodney L Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1521-6896     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-03     Completed Date:  2009-01-14     Revised Date:  2011-04-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121446     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  423-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Mediastinitis* / microbiology,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Sternum / microbiology*
Surgical Wound Infection* / microbiology,  prevention & control
Wound Infection* / microbiology,  prevention & control

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