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Sternal wound infections following open heart surgery – a review

Gudbjartsson, Tomas; Jeppsson, Anders LU ; Sjögren, Johan LU ; Steingrimsson, Steinn; Geirsson, Arnar; Friberg, Orjan and Dunning, Joel (2016) In Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal
Abstract

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are common complications after open heart surgery. Fortunately, most are superficial and respond to minor wound debridement and antibiotics. However, 1–3% of patients develop deep sternal wound infections that can be fatal. Late infections with sternocutaneous fistulas, are encountered less often, but represent a complex surgical problem. This evidence-based review covers etiology, risk factors, prevention and treatment of sternal SSIs following open heart surgery with special focus on advances in treatment, especially negative-pressure wound therapy.

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Cardiac surgery, prognosis, risk factors, surgical site infections, treatment
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Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal
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8 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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  • Scopus:84969670578
ISSN
1401-7431
DOI
10.1080/14017431.2016.1180427
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English
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yes
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37b0d816-6df9-4a74-872e-916008423df9
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2016-06-28 16:11:31
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  author       = {Gudbjartsson, Tomas and Jeppsson, Anders and Sjögren, Johan and Steingrimsson, Steinn and Geirsson, Arnar and Friberg, Orjan and Dunning, Joel},
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  series       = {Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal},
  title        = {Sternal wound infections following open heart surgery – a review},
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  year         = {2016},
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