Bacterial and fungal infections after cardiac surgery in children

@article{Wessel1987BacterialAF,
  title={Bacterial and fungal infections after cardiac surgery in children},
  author={Armin Wessel and Claus Simon and D. Regensburger},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={1987},
  volume={146},
  pages={31-33}
}
Of 245 children operated on for congenital heart diseases in 1983–1984, bacterial and fungal infections occurred in 3.6% compared to 17.8% of 469 in 1968–1972. Staphylococcal infections decreased from 3.4%–0.8% and those by gramnegative bacteria from 6.9%–0%;Candida albicans infections increased from 0%–1.2%. Perioperative prophylaxis was performed with cefotaxime plus piperacillin in 1983–1984 versus oxacillin plus ampicillin in 1968–1972. It is argued that reduction of the infection rate is… CONTINUE READING

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