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Is Post-Sternotomy Mediastinitis Still Devastating after the Advent of Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy?

By Marisa De Feo, Alessandro Della Corte, Mariano Vicchio, Francesco Pirozzi, Gianantonio Nappi and Maurizio Cotrufo

Abstract

In this study, we reviewed a 15-year experience with the treatment of a severe sequela of cardiac surgery: post-sternotomy mediastinitis. We compared the outcomes of conventional treatment with those of negative-pressure wound therapy, focusing on mortality rate, sternal reinfection, and length of hospital stay

Topics: Clinical Investigation
Publisher: Texas Heart Institute
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3147206
Provided by: PubMed Central
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