Cost analysis of gentamicin-impregnated collagen sponges in preventing sternal wound infection post cardiac surgery.

@article{Joshi2016CostAO,
  title={Cost analysis of gentamicin-impregnated collagen sponges in preventing sternal wound infection post cardiac surgery.},
  author={Vijay Joshi and Ricky Vaja and David T. Richens},
  journal={Journal of wound care},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          22-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The use of antibiotic-impregnated sponges (Collatamp) during cardiac surgery is controversial. We analysed the cost-effectiveness of its selective use in patients at high-risk of sternal wound infection (SWI). METHOD Postoperative costs were analysed in two groups of patients undergoing heart surgery between 2011 and 2013: those with SWI (group 1) and in high-risk patients without SWI (group 2). The potential cost of gentamicin-impregnated collagen sponges (GCS) use in high-risk… CONTINUE READING
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