Gentamicin collagen sponges for the prevention of sternal wound infection: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Mavros2012GentamicinCS,
  title={Gentamicin collagen sponges for the prevention of sternal wound infection: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Michael N. Mavros and Pantelis K. Mitsikostas and V. Alexiou and George Peppas and Matthew E. Falagas},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={144 5},
  pages={1235-40}
}
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to determine whether the application of gentamicin collagen sponges reduces sternal wound infections in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was performed. RESULTS Four randomized controlled trials were eligible for inclusion. By pooling data from 4 randomized controlled trials (4672 per-protocol patients), gentamicin collagen sponges reduced deep sternal wound infections (risk ratio, 0.62; 95… CONTINUE READING