Negative-pressure wound therapy following cardiac surgery: bleeding complications and 30-day mortality in 176 patients with deep sternal wound infection.

  title={Negative-pressure wound therapy following cardiac surgery: bleeding complications and 30-day mortality in 176 patients with deep sternal wound infection.},
  author={J. Sj{\"o}gren and Ronny Gustafsson and Johan Nilsson and S. Lindstedt and S. Nozohoor and R. Ingemansson},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={12 2},
  • J. Sjögren, Ronny Gustafsson, +3 authors R. Ingemansson
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
  • Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been used for the treatment of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) with promising results. However, questions have been raised regarding the potential risk of right ventricle (RV) rupture during treatment. In the present study, we evaluate our clinical experience of NPWT focusing on RV rupture and major bleeding complications and its potentially negative impact on 30-day mortality during an 11-year period. Serious bleeding complications during NPWT… CONTINUE READING
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