[Treatment of postoperative mediastinitis with sucrose].

@article{Gebauer1997TreatmentOP,
  title={[Treatment of postoperative mediastinitis with sucrose].},
  author={R{\"u}diger Gebauer and Bohumil Hu{\vc}{\'i}n and Peter K Horvath and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Tl{\'a}skal and Martin Kostelka},
  journal={Rozhledy v chirurgii : mesicnik Ceskoslovenske chirurgicke spolecnosti},
  year={1997},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={196-9}
}
The authors describe the treatment of postoperative mediastinitis in cardiosurgery by the open method with local sucrose administration and subsequent delay of closure of the thorax. Universal antibacterial properties of sucrose are made use of. Sucrose dissolves in the wound in its crystalline form and creates a medium with low aqueous activity (high… CONTINUE READING