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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 50(5-6). p.341-348
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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50
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5-6
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341 - 348
publisher
Taylor & Francis
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  • scopus:84969670578
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1401-7431
DOI
10.1080/14017431.2016.1180427
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English
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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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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5-6},
  pages        = {341--348},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal},
  title        = {Sternal wound infections following open heart surgery – a review},
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  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2016},
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