Katarzyna Zaborowska

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OBJECTIVES Sternal wound infections are serious postoperative complications that increase the length of hospital stay and healthcare costs. The benefit of implantable gentamicin-collagen sponges in reducing sternal wound infections has been questioned in a recent multicenter trial. We aimed to perform a comprehensive meta-analysis of studies assessing the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the benefits and risks of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) through a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and to investigate the relationship between outcomes and patient risk profile. METHODS PubMed, Embase, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health(More)
OBJECTIVES Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains the standard of care in patients with extensive coronary artery disease. Yet the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is believed to be a major determinant of perioperative morbidity. Novel techniques are sought to tackle the shortcomings of CPB, among them off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) and(More)
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