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Can post-sternotomy mediastinitis be prevented by a closed incision management system?

Dohmen, Pascal M; Markou, Thanasie; Ingemansson, Richard LU ; Rotering, Heinrich; Hartman, Jean M; van Valen, René; Brunott, Maaike; Kramer, Axel and Segers, Patrique (2014) In GMS hygiene and infection control 9(3). p.19-19
Abstract
Post-sternotomy mediastinitis is a serious complication after cardiothoracic surgery and contribute significantly to post-operative morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Negative pressure wound therapy is today's golden standard for post-sternotomy mediastinitis treatment. A systematic literature search was conducted at PubMed until October 2012 to analyse whether vacuum-assisted closure technique prevents mediastinitis after clean surgical incisions closure. Today's studies showed reduction of post-sternotomy mediastinitis including a beneficial socio-economic impact. Current studies, however included only high-risk patients, hence furthermore, larger randomised controlled trials are warranted to clarify the benefit for using... (More)
Post-sternotomy mediastinitis is a serious complication after cardiothoracic surgery and contribute significantly to post-operative morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Negative pressure wound therapy is today's golden standard for post-sternotomy mediastinitis treatment. A systematic literature search was conducted at PubMed until October 2012 to analyse whether vacuum-assisted closure technique prevents mediastinitis after clean surgical incisions closure. Today's studies showed reduction of post-sternotomy mediastinitis including a beneficial socio-economic impact. Current studies, however included only high-risk patients, hence furthermore, larger randomised controlled trials are warranted to clarify the benefit for using surgical incision vacuum management systems in the general patient population undergoing sternotomy and clarify risk factor interaction. (Less)
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GMS hygiene and infection control
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German Medical Science
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2196-5226
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10.3205/dgkh000239
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  abstract     = {Post-sternotomy mediastinitis is a serious complication after cardiothoracic surgery and contribute significantly to post-operative morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Negative pressure wound therapy is today's golden standard for post-sternotomy mediastinitis treatment. A systematic literature search was conducted at PubMed until October 2012 to analyse whether vacuum-assisted closure technique prevents mediastinitis after clean surgical incisions closure. Today's studies showed reduction of post-sternotomy mediastinitis including a beneficial socio-economic impact. Current studies, however included only high-risk patients, hence furthermore, larger randomised controlled trials are warranted to clarify the benefit for using surgical incision vacuum management systems in the general patient population undergoing sternotomy and clarify risk factor interaction.},
  author       = {Dohmen, Pascal M and Markou, Thanasie and Ingemansson, Richard and Rotering, Heinrich and Hartman, Jean M and van Valen, René and Brunott, Maaike and Kramer, Axel and Segers, Patrique},
  issn         = {2196-5226},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {19--19},
  publisher    = {German Medical Science},
  series       = {GMS hygiene and infection control},
  title        = {Can post-sternotomy mediastinitis be prevented by a closed incision management system?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3205/dgkh000239},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2014},
}