Location of Repository

Coronary artery bypass surgery in diabetic patients – risk factors for sternal wound infections

By Kristina Lenz, Michael Brandt, Sandra Fraund-Cremer and Jochen Cremer


The incidence of sternal wound infections (SWI) after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) as reported worldwide is low. However, it is associated with significant increase of postoperative mortality and treatment costs. The major risk factors discussed are diabetes mellitus and bilateral IMA harvesting of the internal mammary artery. This study analyses data of 590 patients receiving CABG concerning the risk factors for SWI. Sternal wound infections occur significantly more often in diabetic patients, one crucial and significant additional risk factor is obesity

Topics: coronary artery bypass surgery, CABG, diabetes mellitus, sternal wound infection, sternal osteomyelitis, Medicine, R, Surgery, RD1-811
Publisher: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.3205/iprs000097
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:f9fd805d7e4e466cb22287fa73e90d12
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • https://doaj.org/toc/2193-8091 (external link)
  • http://www.egms.de/static/en/j... (external link)
  • https://doaj.org/article/f9fd8... (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.