Comparison between antibiotic irrigation and mobilization of pectoral muscle flaps in treatment of deep sternal infections.

@article{Scully1985ComparisonBA,
  title={Comparison between antibiotic irrigation and mobilization of pectoral muscle flaps in treatment of deep sternal infections.},
  author={Hugh E Scully and Yves Leclerc and Rainer de Martin and C P Tong and Bernard S. Goldman and Richard D. Weisel and Lynda L. Mickleborough and Ross J. Baird},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={523-31}
}
Between January of 1978 and December of 1983, 41 patients developed deep sternal infections with mediastinitis after cardiac operations. Between January of 1978 and December of 1981, 19 of these patients were treated with débridement, primary wound closure, and mediastinal antibiotic irrigation (Group I). Between January of 1982 and December of 1983, 22 patients were treated with débridement, open "clean" packing, and delayed wound closure by the technique of pectoral muscle flap mobilization… CONTINUE READING

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